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Departmental Lecturer in High Speed Flows


Grade 8: £42,149 - £50,296 per annum with a discretionary range up to £54,943 per annum

Closing date

Feb 18, 2022 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 5 years.


The post holder will engage in advanced study and academic research, to lecture and teach undergraduate and graduate students, and contribute to the teaching, research, and academic administration of the Department.


The teaching focus of this role will be within Thermofluids engineering panel, spanning from lecturing, labs and final year undergraduate projects. The main research focus of the role is to lead a team of Postdoctoral Research Assistants and DPhil students within the Hypersonics Group in a range of research programmes from fundamental to applied. We invite applications of candidates with an expertise in high speed flows, particularly experiments within short duration hypersonic wind tunnels.


As well as supervising the work of the other team members and managing some of these projects, this job involves helping to develop the long-term strategy of the high-speed flow group, establishing and answering new research questions and providing both thought and technical leadership.


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.  


Informal enquiries may be addressed to Prof Matthew McGilvray at the email address provided below.


Interviews are expected to take place in the week commencing 21st March 2022.


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Only online applications received before noon 12.00 on Friday 18th February 2022 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 meet the selection criteria. 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 Matthew McGilvray

Contact email