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Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering


Associate Professor (Tf-University): £50,300 - £67,541 per annum

Closing date

Jun 06, 2023 12:00PM





Department of Engineering Science

in association with Trinity College


The Department of Engineering Science intends to appoint an Associate Professor of Engineering Science (Mechanical Engineering) from 1 September 2023 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 Trinity College under arrangements described in the Job Description. The salary will be on a scale currently from £50,300-£67,541 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 research in Mechanics and Materials engineering.  Applicants are sought with demonstrated research expertise in solid mechanics and its application. In particular we are seeking candidates with expertise in Micromechanics and Engineering Microscopy but other candidates in the general field of Mechanics and Materials engineering will be considered. 



The successful candidate will have a doctorate in the field of Mechanical and Materials engineering or a cognate discipline, a proven record of high-quality research 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 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: DF23TRI/162631. Please quote this in all correspondence.  The closing date for applications is 12:00 noon on Tuesday 6 June and interviews are expected to take place during week commencing 10 or 17 July.


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 Steve Sheard on


Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford. The Department is committed to equality and valuing diversity and holds an Athena Swan Bronze award, highlighting its commitment to promoting gender equality in academia.  The University is a Living Wage Employer, holds an Athena Swan Bronze Award, HR Excellence in Research and a Race Equality Charter Bronze Award and is a Stonewall Diversity Champion.  Our staff and students come from all over the world and we seek to create a friendly and inclusive culture. Diversity is positively encouraged, through our EDI Committee, working groups and networks, for example, as well as a number of family friendly policies.

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