Reader in Mechanical Engineering

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: London, ENGLAND
Deadline: 26 Jul 2019

Department: School of Engineering & Materials Science
Salary: £54,853 to £61,311 (Grade 7)
Reference: QMUL19132
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 26-Jun-2019
Closing date: 26-Jul-2019

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About us

Queen Mary University of London is one of the UK's leading research-focused higher education institutions, a member of the elite Russell Group of UK universities. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), the School’s General Engineering submission was ranked 7th in the country out of 62 UK universities based on World Leading (4*) overall research performance, and 4th in the country for outputs (quality of publications).

This post is within the School of Engineering and Materials Science, a large School with approximately 70 academic staff and 45 postdoctoral research staff. There are around 1000 undergraduate and taught postgraduate students and 220 PhD students. Circa 40 administrative and technical staff support the staff and students. The staff and student body are international in make-up.

About the role

The School of Engineering and Materials Science (SEMS) are seeking to develop and strengthen their internationally regarded engineering research activity as part of the School’s on-going investment in research excellence.

We currently seek applicants with research interests that will enhance and complement our existing strengths. Applicants with research interests in the areas of engineering solid mechanics, energy systems and thermo-fluids engineering are particularly encouraged. The successful applicant will have a PhD in Engineering related to solid mechanics or energy systems or thermo-fluids engineering and / or relevant professional qualification and / or equivalent professional experience as well as a proven track record in refereed journal publications. 

A commitment to high quality education is also essential to support our thriving undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes. We are looking in particular for candidates with experience in developing and supervising chemical engineering group design projects.

The School has access to high performance computing as well as state-of-the-art experimental facilities incorporated within laboratories for Chemical Engineering, Material Science, Electro-hydrodynamics, Aeronautical Engineering and Thermo-fluids.

Your application must include a completed application form and CV plus additional supporting documentation as follows:

  • full refereed journal papers listed clearly (in reverse chronological order)
  • indicate the 4 papers you believe are the most significant to date
  • research grant income.
  • a brief statement on both your research and teaching aspirations (1 page max each)

The post is a full time, permanent post with salary range £54,853 to £61,311. A generous academic support package will be available. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, interest-free season ticket and pension scheme.

Additional Information

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor John Stark, Head of School at or Professor Huasheng Wang, Chair of the Mechanical Engineering Division at Further details about Queen Mary, University of London and SEMS are available at: and .

Application enquiries should be directed to .

To apply, please click the link below.

Deadline for receipt of applications is 26th July 2019. Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

The School of Engineering & Materials Science hold a Bronze Athena SWAN Award

and is a registered member of WISE.   As part of the School’s commitment to the Athena SWAN and the WISE principles we strongly encourage applications from women.

Valuing Diversity & Committed to Equality

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