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University Lecturer in Mechanics and Materials

University of Cambridge - Department of Engineering

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £42,149 to £53,348
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 20th September 2021
Closes: 30th November 2021
Job Ref: NM28097
Applications are invited for a University Lectureship in Mechanics and Materials Engineering, to be known as the 'Granta Design Lectureship in Engineering'.

The Lectureship is a primarily an experimental position for a mechanical engineer who will develop a leading international research profile in the mechanics of materials. Relevant fields include (but are not limited to) additive manufacturing, in-situ testing, mechanical meta-materials and energy materials for a low-carbon future. 

The lecturer will be expected to provide innovative teaching in the areas of mechanics and/or materials engineering, contributing to undergraduate courses, laboratory coursework, supervising undergraduate projects, examining and supervising of post-graduate students.

A start-up package is negotiable for the successful applicant. In exceptional circumstances, it may be possible to offer a supplement to the salary range stated for this role of up to 11%, £5500, for a five year period. Any such supplement would be awarded on the basis of a demonstrable history of exceptional achievement and is entirely at the discretion of the University.

The position is based in the Engineering Department in Cambridge.

We particularly welcome applications from women and /or candidates from a BME background for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in our department.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit :

In addition to this, please ensure that you upload the application documentation as follows:

- Curriculum Vitae (CV)

- A publication list

- Statement (no more than two pages total) of professional, teaching and research experience and describe your future research plans

- Covering letter

If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

The closing date for applications is 30th November 2021. If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact the HR Office (, +44 (0) 1223 332615.

The interviewing panel will meet soon after the closing date to produce a short-list; references may be solicited. Short-listed candidates will be invited to attend meetings with staff, give a short seminar/lecture and attend a formal interview, expected to be in January or February 2022.

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Michael Sutcliffe ( +44 (0) 1223 332996.

Please quote reference NM28097 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.
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