University Assistant Professor in Applied Mechanics

University of Cambridge Engineering Department

United Kingdom

Applications are invited for a University Assistant Professorship in Applied Mechanics. Relevant research fields include, but are not limited to, dynamics and vibrations, impact mechanics, computational mechanics, "green machines", robotics and sustainability.

The role-holder will be expected to provide innovative teaching in mechanics, contributing to undergraduate courses, laboratory coursework, supervising undergraduate projects, examining and supervising of post-graduate students.

The post is linked with Churchill College, and the successful applicant will be expected to take up a Fellowship at Churchill College, making contributions to their college teaching.

In exceptional circumstances, it may be possible to offer a small supplement to the salary range stated for this role for a five-year period. Any such supplement would be awarded on the basis of a demonstrable history of exceptional achievement and is entirely at the discretion of the University.

The position is based in the Engineering Department in Central Cambridge.

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.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

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

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)

  • A full publications list

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

  • A covering 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 Sunday 30 October 2022. If you have any questions about the application process, please contact the HR Office (, +44 (0) 1223 332615).

The interviewing panel will meet soon after the closing date to produce a short-list; references may be solicited. Short-listed candidates will be invited to the Department to take part in informal meetings with staff, give a short seminar/lecture and attend a formal interview. This process is expected to take place in January or February 2023.

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Michael Sutcliffe ( +44 (0) 1223 332996.

Please quote reference NM32039 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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