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Lecturer in Aerospace Engineering

Department of Mechanical Engineering Sciences

Location:  Guildford
Salary:  £40,792 to £42,036 per annum
Post Type:  Full Time
Advert Placed:  Monday 22 July 2019
Closing Date:  Sunday 25 August 2019
Interview Date:  Friday 20 September 2019
Reference:  052219

The Department of Mechanical Engineering Sciences at the University of Surrey is seeking to recruit a member of academic staff to support its research and teaching in Aerospace Engineering.  The Department benefits from extensive national and international collaboration, excellent facilities, and strong links with industry. 

Research activity in Aerospace Engineering in the Department currently includes aeronautical and environmental aerodynamics, turbulent flows, turbo-machinery, and wind power. The group includes the Rolls-Royce supported Thermo-Fluid Systems University Technology Centre, which specialises in advanced computer modelling of turbomachinery for aeroengine and power generation, and the Environmental Flow Research Centre (EnFlo), which is an NERC National Centre for Atmospheric Science Facility. The Departmental facilities include a number of wind tunnels and high performance computer clusters. The appointee would be expected to have an appropriate engineering (or related discipline) background, and to undertake high quality research in one of these areas, or to establish new complementary areas. Research may also complement other departmental research areas in Automotive, Biomedical or Materials engineering.

The appointee will be expected to teach students on our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Aerospace Engineering, and wider programmes in the Department. These are well established programmes which attract high calibre students. An ability and enthusiasm for delivering a high quality student experience are essential and experience in and enthusiasm for supervising design projects would be welcome. Chartered Engineer status would also be desirable.

The Department holds an Athena Swan Bronze Award and is committed to building a culturally diverse organisation and strongly encourages applications from female and minority candidates. The Department wishes to ensure an inclusive interview process and will reimburse up to £250 towards any additional care costs (for a dependent child or adult) incurred as a result of attending an interview for this position.

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Nick Hills, (T: +441483 682356, E: For further information about the University of Surrey, please visit

Please enclose with your application:

• Full CV, publications list, latest remuneration details and details of two referees

• A cover letter of not more than two pages summarising your research plans and teaching experience.

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