Associate Professor in Computational Mechanics

Updated: 4 months ago
Location: Durham, ENGLAND
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 19 Feb 2024

19 Jan 2024
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Recognised Researcher (R2)
First Stage Researcher (R1)

United Kingdom
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19 Feb 2024 - 00:00 (UTC)
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Offer Description

The Department of Engineering at Durham University is currently undergoing a period of strategic growth and now seeks to appoint a talented individual to the role of Associate Professor in Computational Mechanics. We welcome applicants with research and teaching interests in one or more of the following Computational Mechanics application areas: fracture / fatigue, coupled problems, multi-physics problems, contact and friction, plus other areas that focus on solving / understanding solid mechanics problems using computational methods. We are open to candidates that specialise in the development of new numerical methods as well as those that focus on applying existing techniques to solve challenging engineering problems. The successful candidate will also be involved in research-led teaching in engineering.

This is an exciting opportunity to join an expanding, unified Engineering Department which is recognised as one of the very best in the UK, with a reputation for excellence in teaching, research and employability of our graduates. In the REF2021 exercise, 95% of our Engineering outputs were graded 3* or 4* and the Department is committed to an ethos of research-led education at all levels of our taught programmes. Engineering at Durham University was ranked 5th in The Guardian University Guide 2024, 7th in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023 and 5th in The Complete University Guide 2024. We were ranked 2nd in Engineering behind only Cambridge in a recent Institute for Fiscal Studies report on the difference in graduate earnings by UK university choice. We are a scholarly community that is open, representative and diverse: our commitment to this is expressed through work of the Department's Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Group, and our Athena Swan Bronze award.

The Department of Engineering demonstrates significant depth of research excellence across a range of disciplines, with activities that are currently concentrated around three Research Challenge areas: Sustainable Infrastructure, Future Energy Systems and Advanced Materials, Electronics and Communications. Thematically, our research is split into eight Research Nodes which group together our day-to-day activities and expertise, with this role nominally falling into the Computational Mechanics node . We are particularly proud of the collaborative interdisciplinary nature of our research, which also includes strong industrial partnerships.

We are keen to hear from candidates who have already achieved Chartered Engineer status. As a minimum, if not already professionally qualified, candidates will be expected to demonstrate the ability and desire to become Chartered.

Department: Engineering

Responsible to: Head of Department

Salary Grade: Associate Professor (Grade 9) - £57,696 - £64,914

Working arrangements: Full Time (we will consider requests for flexible working arrangements)

Closing date: 19 February 2024

Start Date: Ideally 1 September or 1 October 2024

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United Kingdom
Durham, United Kingdom

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Durham, United Kingdom


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