University Assistant/Associate Professor in Energy Technologies

University of Cambridge
January 16, 2023
Offerd Salary:£58,284-£61,823
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University Assistant/Associate Professor in Energy Technologies

Applications are now invited from suitably qualified candidates for a University Assistant/Associate Professorship. The particular specialty of the appointee is not prescribed, but specialties related to energy use such as power generation, transport, systems, and storage are of interest in this search.

The appointee will be based in the Energy Group of the Department of Engineering. The group has a long-established reputation for experimental, computational and theoretical research in thermofluids across a wide range of application areas. Candidates with research in the following areas are especially encouraged to respond to this call: (a) fundamentals of thermofluids related to energy transformation and use with applications such as reacting flows, combustion, low-carbon fuels, nuclear, fuel cells, batteries, chemical, electrochemical; (b) cross-disciplinary research in ionic and reacting flows, surface reaction and catalysis, mass and heat exchange across interfaces and porous media, as well as electrical interactions at the interface of engineering, chemistry, materials science; (c) engineering and science areas ranging from traditional reacting flow measurements and modelling to heterogeneous catalysis, electrochemistry and two-phase flows with applications in materials, surface and catalytic science; (d) research considering multiscale analysis of energy systems, from device level upwards . It possesses state-of-the-art shared laboratories and facilities and collaborates widely across Engineering, the University and elsewhere. The successful candidate should establish an independent theme within the broad area of energy, as well as collaborating with others in related fields, especially with colleagues related Energy Technologies.

The duties of the post mainly concern research and teaching, and research activity is expected to account for 60% of time whereas teaching and administration is expected to account for 40% of time. For research, the primary requirement will be to develop a record of world-class research commensurate with the Department's international reputation. The successful candidates will play a full part in ensuring that the Department maintains its top-rank research rating. The successful candidate is expected to develop material and contribute to teaching in thermodynamics, heat transfer and power generation. Responsibilities will include teaching within Energy Technologies MPhil and throughout the four-year Engineering Tripos. The department would especially welcome applications from candidates not traditionally well represented in engineering.

The successful candidate will be based at the Department of Engineering's Trumpington Street site in Central Cambridge. The appointment will be for a probationary period of five years and, subject to satisfactory performance, with appointment to the retiring age thereafter.

We particularly welcome applications from women and /or candidates from a BME background for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in our department.

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In addition to this, please ensure that you upload the application documentation as follows:

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV);

  • A publications list;

  • Statement of professional, teaching and research experience and describe your future research plans (no more than two A4 pages);

  • Cover letter

  • If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

    The closing date for applications is Monday 16 January 2023. If you have any questions about the application process, please contact the HR Office (hr- [email protected]), +44 (0) 1223 332615).

    The interviewing panel will meet soon after the closing date in order to produce a short-list; references may be solicited. Short-listed candidates will be invited to visit the Department, give a short seminar/lecture and attend a formal interview. It is anticipated that this process will take place in March 2023.

    Informal enquiries may be made to Ms Elizabeth Howard (Fluids- [email protected])

    Please quote reference NM33334 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

    The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

    The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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    16 November 2022

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