Associate Professorship of Engineering Science (Mechanical Engineering)

University of Oxford
Department of Engineering Science
Closing Date
WorkplaceOxford, South East England, UK


The Department of Engineering Science intends to appoint an Associate Professor in Engineering Science (Mechanical Engineering) from 1 January 2019 or as soon as possible after that. The successful candidate will work at the Department of Engineering Science (Central Oxford) and will be offered a Tutorial Fellowship at Keble College under arrangements described in the Job Description. The combined university and college salary will be on a scale from £47,263 p.a. plus substantial additional benefits including a housing allowance of £9,645 p.a. and an academic allowance of £1,346 p.a. (please see the job description for details of all allowances). The post of Associate Professor can be an entry-level permanent academic position, and can also be held by more senior academic staff, some of whom hold the title of Full Professor for which an allowance of £2,754 p.a. is payable.

This appointment will add further strength to the Departmentís internationally-renowned research in Combustion and Engines. This post is linked to the Centre of Excellence for Compression Ignition Engine Combustion Research, funded by Jaguar Land Rover. The Associate Professor will build a research group developing engine analytics in association with the Centre of Excellence. The appointment will be initially for five years at which point, upon completion of a successful review, the post-holder will be eligible for reappointment to the retiring age.

The successful candidate will be expected to engage in original research in the field of combustion and engines, to secure research funding and to assist in the teaching of their subject at both undergraduate and graduate level. Undergraduate teaching may include lectures and practical classes, and the supervision of undergraduate design and project work.

She or he will have a strong background applicable to research in mechanical engineering, including a doctorate in the subject or a cognate discipline, a proven research record of high quality at international level, significant future research potential, and the ability to attract research funding and develop an independent programme of research. The successful candidate will have the ability to teach effectively, both at undergraduate and graduate levels, and have excellent interpersonal skills for undertaking tutorial teaching.

Further Particulars, containing full details of the application procedure and duties, may be obtained from: ?" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> The job ref is: DF18KBL/136996. Please quote this in all correspondence.

Queries about the post that are not answered in the further particulars should be addressed to Professor Lionel Tarassenko CBE FREng FMedSci, Head of Department of Engineering Science using the contact details below.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 12 October 2018. It is expected that the interviews of the shortlisted candidates will take place in the week commencing 12 November 2018.

Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford..

Professor Lionel Tarassenko CBE FREng FMedSci, Head of Department of Engineering Science

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