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Lecturer in Advanced Materials

UWE, Bristol

Location: Bristol
Salary: £37,099 to £44,263 per annum, pro rata
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 24th November 2023
Closes: 9th January 2024
Job Ref: R06790

This role is offered as a part time appointment (0.6FTE) and presents a fantastic opportunity to shape the future of engineering education within traditional disciplines including Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering. The successful candidate will be responsible for designing and delivering both fundamental knowledge and cutting-edge engineering content, providing mentorship to students, and contributing to research initiatives. We are particularly interested in candidates who not only possess a strong academic background, but also have practical experience in relevant industries. The basis for the role is expertise in Materials Science and Engineering, but we additionally appreciate expertise in related areas such as Structural Design, Mechanics of Materials, Process Simulation, and Manufacturing.

Candidates should have, or be near to the completion of, a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering or a related discipline, and already be employed within academia. We also welcome applicants from a professional practice or industry background, with a qualification equivalent to degree level in a subject relevant discipline, together with demonstrable relevant professional experience within the Aerospace and Automotive sectors. Whilst not mandatory, a teaching qualification and prior experience in higher education instruction are highly desirable.

Individuals with a research-oriented mind-set will have the opportunity to explore their passions within the Advanced Materials & Structures team, a dynamic team of research active staff within the School of Engineering. You will have opportunity to link with existing projects with the support of senior staff, plus contribute to scholarly activities including publications and proposal writing. If you have a portfolio of research, or clear plans to develop one, related to Advanced Materials and especially Ceramic Matrix Composites, Metal Matrix Composites, or Nanocomposites, we encourage you to apply.

Join us to inspire the engineers of the future, to advance cutting-edge research, and collaborate with industry leaders to shape the future.

About you

We require candidates that have a broad set of skills but who can teach an in-depth knowledge of academic theory and / or practice in a relevant discipline related to Advanced Materials; ideally with expertise in Material Science and Engineering, including Design, Selection, and Testing. Capability in the following is also welcome: Mechanics of Materials; Process Simulation; Manufacturing; and Structural Design.

The successful applicant will have a Doctoral-level qualification in Materials Science and Engineering, or a related discipline. If from a professional practice / industry background, the successful applicant will have a qualification equivalent to degree level (or above) in materials engineering or a related discipline, together with relevant professional / industry experience.

A teaching qualification and experience of teaching in higher education is desirable. Experience of working in or collaborating with relevant industry is desirable and there will be opportunities to work with industry on knowledge exchange projects. A portfolio of research that can relate to sustainability and digital transformations, and in line with the University’s ethics is desirable.

 This post is based at our lively Frenchay campus

Why UWE Bristol?

We are one of the largest providers of Higher Education in the South-West of England, with 36,000 students and 4,200 staff from right across the globe. Based in Bristol, one of the UK’s most exciting and forward-thinking cities, we are regionally embedded and globally connected, with an established network of employer and academic partners.

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