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Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK


Job Summary

We are looking for talented and highly motivated individuals to join our Institute of Mechanical, Process and Energy Engineering contributing to research efforts in Energy and Advanced Manufacture. Successful candidates will also support teaching and learning activities in the Mechanical Engineering discipline of the School of Engineering and Physical Sciences (EPS). The role will also include academic administration and course development and enhancement. Future opportunities may be available for the development of an independent research portfolio.

Contract: Open Ended  Closing date: Midnight on 11th February 2022

Key Duties and Responsibilities (follow link below for full list)

Work activities will vary according to the requirements of the job and individual areas of teaching and research responsibility, however general responsibilities are typically, but not restricted to, the following:

  • Leading and engaging in research and actively contributing to the university’s research profile, including managing, and supervising and mentoring research-active staff where appropriate.
  • Actively pursuing research funding through the submission of high-quality grant proposals.
  • Establishing collaborative research and teaching links outside the university via funding councils, industry, business, and public bodies.
  • Developing cross-Research Institute, School, University, and external research links and networks, with a view to maximising research funding opportunities and associated activities.
  • Contributing to School, Institute and research group strategic planning where required, as well as carrying out general research administration.

Essential Criteria 

  • First degree in mechanical engineering or chemical engineering (or a closely related discipline) 
  • PhD and research expertise in either:
    • Renewable Energy Engineering or Energy-related area; Hybrid energy systems; Renewable technologies; Energy storage and materials for energy; Renewable Energy Systems Integration; Low Carbon Cooling & Refrigeration
    • Advanced Manufacturing, Design theory/principles; Manufacturing processes; System design and implementation; Production operations and management; Digital manufacturing (including knowledge capture and serious games), Laser-based manufacturing, and microsystems
  • Demonstrated initiative in obtaining research funding.
  • Has an active research portfolio in one or more of the areas outlined above.

For all criteria, further details and how to apply:

Heriot-Watt University is committed to securing equality of opportunity in employment and to the creation of an environment in which individuals are selected, trained, promoted, appraised and otherwise treated on the sole basis of their relevant merits and abilities.  Equality and diversity are all about maximising potential and creating a culture of inclusion for all.

Heriot-Watt University values diversity across our University community and welcomes applications from all sectors of society, particularly from underrepresented groups. For more information, please see our website and also our award-winning work in Disability Inclusive Science Careers

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