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Associate Professor of Engineering Science


Associate Professor (Tf-University): £48,835 to £65,574

Closing date

Feb 24, 2022 12:00PM


The Department of Engineering Science intends to appoint an Associate Professor of Engineering Science (Mechanical Engineering) from 1 September 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter. The successful candidate will work at the Department of Engineering Science (OX1 3PJ) and will be offered a Tutorial Fellowship at Somerville College under arrangements described in the Job Description. The salary will be on a scale currently from £48,835 to £65,574 per annum plus additional benefits as indicated in the Job Description. 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. 


 This appointment will add further strength to the Department’s internationally renowned portfolio of thermofluids research imbedded within the Oxford Turbomachinery Institute (OTI) and the Thermal Propulsion Systems Research Group (TPSRG). Applicants are sought with demonstrated research expertise in the CFD modelling of turbulent reacting (e.g., combusting) flows with applications to automotive, aerospace, energy, and environmental engineering. The Associate Professor will build a research group that addresses fundamental challenges in combustion common to both groups with a particular focus on emerging engine technologies and green fuels.


 The successful candidate will have a doctorate in the field of mechanical engineering or a cognate discipline, a proven research record of high quality at international level, significant future research potential, and the ability to attract external funding and develop an independent programme of research. They will have the ability to teach effectively at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and have excellent interpersonal skills for undertaking tutorial teaching. Undergraduate teaching may include lectures and practical classes as well as the supervision of undergraduate design and project work.

A job description, containing full details of the application procedure and duties, may be obtained below or by clicking ‘apply’. The job ref is: DF22SOM/155208. Please quote this in all correspondence. The closing date for applications is 12:00 noon on Thursday 24 February and interviews will be held on Friday 8 April 2022.


 For queries about the post that are not answered in the job description, please contact the department on or telephone: +44 (0) 1865 273003. Candidates who wish to speak to someone informally about the College post may contact Professor Richard Stone ( Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford. The University is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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