We are looking to expand our vibrant Mechanical Engineering community through recruitment to a number of academic positions. We are looking for individuals who will contribute to maintaining a welcoming, inclusive, diverse and inspiring environment for our students and whose expertise will complement and enhance our existing research capabilities.
A key part of this role will be developing and supporting staff and students at earlier stages of their careers, meaning we are looking for individuals with a passion for leadership and people development. You will have a clear idea of your research vision, how this builds upon our current departmental portfolio, and the ways in which it may influence our future direction. You will be equally passionate about teaching, with a willingness and enthusiasm for accepting and implementing new approaches in this area.
Mechanical Engineering has been a major discipline in the University of Sheffield since its foundation in 1905 and is a thriving department within the University’s Faculty of Engineering. We are one of the UK’s leading departments of Mechanical Engineering, and are home to over 1000 students (Undergraduate, Postgraduate Taught and Postgraduate Research), over 60 academic staff. The year 2020 is an exciting time for you to join our department, as we shall be moving into our new £50m home – the Engineering Heartspace!
You will be an internationally renowned academic or senior industrial technologist with experience of delivering high-quality research in either Experimental Fluid Mechanic; Fuels and Combustion; or Computational Biomechanics You will have a good first degree and a PhD in a relevant discipline. You will be able to provide effective leadership and you will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and experience of developing and delivering high-quality teaching at a variety of levels. Based here in the department you will continue to develop your own academic career, contributing strongly in teaching, research and scholarship that is recognised internationally for its originality, significance and rigour.
In return we offer a total reward package that includes a highly competitive salary, and a generous pension scheme and annual leave entitlement. Specific facilities and other benefits to support your research and professional development may be discussed as during the appointment process.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
Contribute fully as researcher, educator and leader, in line with the ACP – Academic Career Pathway www.sheffield.ac.uk/hr/careerpathways/frameworkoverview
We’re one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The University’s Total Reward Package includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development.
We build teams of people from different heritages and lifestyles from across the world, whose talent and contributions complement each other to greatest effect. We believe diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact through research, teaching and student experience.
To find out what makes the University of Sheffield a remarkable place to work, watch this short film: www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LblLk18zmo.
Will be on the Professorial pay scheme structure: www.sheffield.ac.uk/hr/reward/professorial/structure/html
Terms and conditions of employment: Will be those standard for Professorial staff.
The University is committed to supporting and promoting the wellbeing of our staff and offers an excellent benefits package including: generous annual leave, the opportunity to join a final salary pension scheme and opportunities for professional development and progression.