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Professor and Head of Mechanical Engineering and Design

Edinburgh Napier University - School of Engineering and the Built Environment

Location: Edinburgh
Salary: £64,603 to £73,630 (Grade 8)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 10th February 2020
Closes: 8th March 2020
Job Ref: 0000009632

The School of Engineering and the Built Environment is delighted to be able to offer a new post for a Professor and Head of Mechanical Engineering and Design (MED). We are seeking to appoint an outstanding applicant to help lead and shape the future of our School. The role as Head of Subject is for three years in the first instance and renewable by mutual agreement. The substantive post is Professor.

The School of Engineering & the Built Environment (SEBE) offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes that are widely recognised for their academic quality, innovation and close ties to the industries in which our graduates work. Mechanical Engineering is one of the School's largest undergraduate programmes and we are looking to diversify our teaching into Design and Manufacturing. MED has a strong background in energy, materials, automation and robotics, particularly how they can used to meet the goals of Industry 4.0, sustainability and the next generation of electric vehicles. All of our programmes are accredited by the relevant professional body, including the IET, IoM3 and Energy Institute.

We are currently undertaking a review of all of our activities, so now is a great time to join and help shape the future of our School.

The role

As a Professor and Head of Subject, you will be an academic leader overseeing the delivering of high quality, student-centred teaching, underpinned by academic scholarship within the general areas of Mechanical Engineering, Energy, Materials and Design. You will also be an established researcher with an international profile and a strong track record in attracting research funding.

The School is currently updating its undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, so there is an opportunity to lead the introduction of new programmes to the portfolio.

Informal enquiries about the position can be made to Professor Simeon Keates, Dean of School, at or 0131 455 2614.

Who we are looking for

If you are a professional, inclusive, innovative and ambitious individual with a proven track record in research and/or pedagogical excellence, who wants to bring leadership and direction to our community, we would be delighted to hear from you.


  • Qualification in relevant discipline to PhD level 
  • Evidence of a professional academic and research profile alongside a commitment to sustained continuous professional/academic development
  • Sufficient breadth and depth of experience in either Mechanical Engineering, Energy, Materials and Design to develop high quality teaching/learning and research programmes
  • Demonstrable evidence of commitment to high quality teaching
  • Ability to demonstrate a level of achievement appropriate to the post being applied for, including international and national standing, research track record of high quality outputs, external income generation and academic leadership


  • HEA, ICE, IStructE, CIHT, CIWEM membership

For a detailed list of the requirements, you can read the full role profile for the Professor post Here and Head of Subject here.

Benefits we offer

In return, we offer a great working environment where we support ambition, recognise achievement and offer an attractive benefits package. This includes a minimum of 46 days annual leave (including bank holidays), a generous pension scheme, professional development opportunities and a wide range of other staff discounts

Salary: £64,603 - £73,630 (Grade 8)

Application Closing Date: 8th March

Interviews will be held on: 2nd April

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