|Salary:||£53,353 to £61,823|
|Placed On:||8th February 2023|
|Closes:||5th March 2023|
Are you an experienced and influential academic with a proven ability to carry out research on surfaces, interfaces and related topics and with an inspiring passion for training new generations of engineers? Do you have an excellent research record and proven success obtaining funding? Do you have the vision and drive to tackle new engineering challenges related to surfaces and interfaces that underpin the dual transition in Green and Digital technologies and the development of advanced healthcare technologies? Are you passionate about delivering an exceptional student experience in a research-intensive Russell Group University?
The Institute of Functional Surfaces (iFS), is one of four institutes in the School of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Leeds. It carries out interdisciplinary research across the length scales and at Technology Readiness Levels from fundamental science through to application and commercialisation in the field of 1) tribology and surface engineering, 2) biotribology and healthcare technologies and 3) corrosion and flow assurance.
In line with the University strategy of growing our capabilities to tackle global challenges, we are now seeking an experienced researcher at the level of Associate Professor to join the institute to continue to build research excellence in tackling global engineering challenges in surfaces and interfaces, to contribute to innovative training and student experience and to mentor new researchers in this area.
In line with the three main pillars of our university’s strategy – community, culture and impact – we are particularly interested in candidates that can demonstrate the potential synergy of their research vision with current research strengths in tribology, biotribology, surface engineering, corrosion and flow assurance to deliver new and internationally leading research and innovations with real impact to society and industry, both locally and globally.
Through the Functional Surfaces theme of the University’s Bragg Centre for Materials Research, you will have access to an advanced materials research infrastructure and the opportunity to build new collaborations with colleagues across the University.
Teaching duties will be in areas relevant to our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Mechanical, Aerospace and Automotive programmes and you will be expected to offer undergraduate and postgraduate projects. You will also contribute to the School’s continuing professional development and knowledge transfer activities and provide academic leadership to further enhance the international research and teaching reputation of the School of Mechanical Engineering.
Please read the ‘How to Apply’ section in the Candidate Brief on what documents to include as part of your online application.
To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, for example if you are applying directly from industry, please contact:
Professor Neil W. Bressloff, Head of School, School of Mechanical Engineering
Email: N.Bressloff@leeds.ac.uk OR
Professor Ardian Morina, Director of the Institute for Functional Surfaces
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