Lecturer/Associate Professor in Automotive Engineering

University of Leeds School of Mechanical Engineering

United Kingdom

Lecturer or Associate Professor in Automotive Engineering

Are you an experienced and ambitious researcher and teacher looking for your next challenge? Do you have a strong research background in Automotive Engineering? Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading Universities? Are you passionate about delivering an exceptional student experience in a research-intensive Russell Group University?

We are looking for an outstanding candidate to play a key role in the research and taught provision relevant to our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Automotive Engineering.

Joining the , your research will contribute to advancing understanding in the general area of Automotive Engineering. Within this role is the provision for developing laboratory based studies, to both support and drive predictive understanding, and developing computational modelling methodologies.

The University of Leeds and Southwest Jiaotong University (SWJTU) have established a Joint School at the SWJTU campus in Chengdu, China. You will have the academic or industrial experience and capability to deliver outstanding teaching, both in Leeds and in Chengdu (typically 2 weeks a year in China), with the vision and drive to tackle new challenges in electric and autonomous vehicle technology. You will also contribute to the School’s continuing professional development and knowledge transfer activities and provide academic leadership to further enhance the international research and teaching reputation of the School of Mechanical Engineering.

For appointment at Grade 8 Lecturer, you will be able to demonstrate a track record of successful and substantive grant applications, a strong track record of high quality publications in one or more of the research areas listed above and the capacity to deliver an outstanding student experience. For appointment at Grade 9 Associate Professor, you will also be able to demonstrate international standing in your field, and an ability to undertake successful academic leadership.


To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, for example if you are applying directly from industry, please contact:

Head of School, School of Mechanical Engineering

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 2136 or email:

Location: Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service: Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences
School/Institute: School of Mechanical Engineering
Section: Institute of Design, Robotics and Optimisation
Category: Academic
Grade: Grade 8 to Grade 9
Salary: £41,526 to £59,135 p.a.
Working Time: 37.5 hours per week
Post Type: Full Time
Contract Type: Ongoing
Release Date: Friday 25 June 2021
Closing Date: Sunday 25 July 2021
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Reference: EPSME1047


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