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Departmental Lecturer in Engineering Science (Formula Student)


Grade 8 £41,526 - £49,553 per annum

Closing date

Aug 20, 2021 12:00PM


We are seeking a full-time Departmental Lecturer to join the Department of Engineering Science. The post is fixed term for a period of 4 years.


The main teaching focus of this role is to lead the Department’s activity in the Formula Student competition. There will also be opportunities to contribute to other departmental teaching activities. The post is intended as a career development opportunity to enable someone to develop an independent research career, alongside the Formula Student activity. You will provide the academic lead for the department’s annual entry to the Formula Student competition, organise and supervise the students taking place in the competition, as well as engage in advanced research and other activities consistent with an early career development post in the department. 


You should hold a PhD/DPhil with post qualification research experience at a higher level, including a strong publication record, the ability to develop and to lead a research group, and an aptitude and interest for teaching. The skills and experience to lead Oxford’s Formula Student team is essential. 


Informal enquiries may be addressed to the Associate Head of Department (Teaching), Prof Thomas Adcock. 


Interviews are expected to take place on the 3rd September 2021


For more information about working at the Department, see


Only online applications received before midday on the 20th August 2021 can be considered. You will be required to upload a supporting statement, including a statement of research interests (describing how past experience and future plans fit with the advertised position), a full CV, and a statement demonstrating how your skills and experience make you suitable for leading the Department’s Formula Student team. The application may be up to 8 pages in length.


The Department holds an Athena Swan Bronze award, highlighting its commitment to promoting women in Science, Engineering and Technology.

Contact name

Prof Thomas Adcock

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