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Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering

University of Leicester - Engineering

Location: Leicester
Salary: £40,322 to £49,553 per annum, Grade 8
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 14th May 2021
Closes: 13th June 2021
Job Ref: 3111

Hours per week: 37.5

Advert closes midnight on: 13 Jun 2021

About the role

We are looking for a Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering to join the School of Engineering at the University of Leicester. You will be expected to undertake research in the School of Engineering, and your research field must have the prospect of attracting sufficient funding to be self-sustaining and you will be expected to actively seek such funding.

You will also be expected to undertake teaching across a range of engineering courses as well as performing administrative duties. A particular expectation is that you will contribute to the delivery of teaching in China under the auspices of the Dalian Leicester Institute. You will join other colleagues as part of our ‘flying faculty’ team who will travel to China and deliver intensive teaching in short blocks of time for up to 15 weeks per year.

The Leicester International Institute, Dalian University of Technology is a Sino-foreign cooperative educational institution (CEI), jointly established on 29th March 2017 by Dalian University of Technology (DUT) in China and the University of Leicester (UoL) in the United Kingdom with the approval of the China Ministry of Education. As a CEI, the Dalian Leicester Institute combines the essence of both prestigious parent institutions. For more information on the Institute please visit

About you

You will hold a PhD and postdoctoral research experience in an area relevant to the activity of the School of Engineering. You will also hold a high quality publication profile and be able to evidence your potentially fundable research ideas. Ideally you will have experience in the delivery of teaching to undergraduates and evidence of supervision/co-supervision of PhD students in a research-led environment.

For more information on the role and its responsibilities please see the Job Summary Form.

Additional information

Informal queries are welcome and can be made to Professor Stephen Garrett, Head of the School of Engineering on

The University of Leicester has been changing the world, and changing people’s lives, for 100 years. When you join us, you’ll become part of a community of Citizens of Change, which includes not only our staff and our current students but also thousands of Leicester graduates around the world.

As a diverse and forward-thinking employer, we embed the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion into everything we do. That includes not just our core missions of teaching and research, but also our support for staff, students and our local community.

We’re committed to the wellbeing of all our staff and to the sustainability of our environment, on our campus and beyond. We offer a competitive salary package, excellent pension scheme and a generous annual leave allowance, along with opportunities to develop your career in a supportive and collaborative environment.

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