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Professor/Reader in Design, Manufacturing and Engineering Management

University of Strathclyde

Location: Glasgow
Salary: £59,828 +
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 2nd September 2019
Closes: 6th October 2019
Job Ref: 247684

Strathclyde Global Talent Programme

Hours: Full-time (flexible working considered)

Contract type: Open ended

Placed on: Monday 2 September 2019

Closes: Sunday 6 October 2019

Salary Range: Reader: £59,828 - £63,463           Professor: Competitive Professorial package commensurate with profile and experience.

Who we are

Be bold. Be innovative. Be a ‘Strathclyder’.

We are the University of Strathclyde. Our vision is bold and ground breaking, placing us amongst the world’s leading international technological universities. We are vibrant, dynamic and passionate about solving the challenges facing society and industry through our cutting-edge, multi-disciplinary research, education and knowledge-exchange with global partners.

We are seeking to appoint extraordinary Professors/Readers who align with our strategic priorities.

For more information visit the Strathclyde Global Talent Programme Website: or email

Our department

Design, Manufacturing and Engineering Management (DMEM) provides a unique offering -  combining end-to-end multidisciplinary expertise from creative design, through engineering design, manufacturing and management of the entire system. DMEM also houses the UK’s Advanced Forming Research Centre.

DMEM are looking for candidates with experience in the following areas:

  • Product Design Engineering/Engineering Design

     -    interaction/ergonomics, form/aesthetics, design theory/models, creativity/creative methods, user centred design and emotion/experience

  • Engineering Management

     -    business model development, decision making, modelling and optimisation, information and knowledge management, innovation management, forecasting, planning and control, performance measurement, quality and process management, supply chain and manufacturing sustainability assessment, systems engineering, operations management, through-life engineering

  • Digital Manufacturing including Manufacturing Robotics

     -    Industry 4.0, including reconfigurable manufacturing, Internet of Things and robotics for manufacture, smart decommissioning and remanufacture

Depending on the skills and experience of the applicant, this may be a cross disciplinary joint appointment, e.g. with the department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, or Computer and Information Sciences.

The opportunity

We would love to hear from you if you have an internationally recognised research portfolio in this area, are publishing in leading international journals, are actively pursuing funding whilst building impactful collaborative links with industrial and business partners and if you have a passion for leading on teaching and learning.  In keeping with our commitment to equality and diversity, we encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly those who can support our Athena SWAN activity, which inspires the advancement and representation of women in higher education. 

You’ll be rewarded with:

  • A generous remuneration package, with notable additional financial and non-financial benefits including pension and (where appropriate) a contribution towards relocation costs;
  • Excellent start-up support; and
  • Regular career review, with the opportunity to receive additional remuneration in recognition of outstanding contribution.

For further details and to apply to be a ‘Strathclyder’ in DMEM, impress us with your research plan here.

In your application, please indicate at which level you wish your application to be considered: Professor, Reader or both.

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