Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Thermofluids Division



£56,321 + See advert text for details.
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Salary: Lecturer – £56,321 to £66,700
Senior Lecturer – From £63,938
Campus: South Kensington, London

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Imperial College London invites applications for a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer academic position in the area of Thermofluids. Candidates with expertise in thermodynamics and fluid mechanics applied to energy conversion systems are welcome to apply, preferably with emphasis on any of the following: waste heat recovery, thermal management and energy storage.

Examples of research include waste heat recovery from industrial processes, air charge and thermal management in thermal propulsion systems, organic Rankine cycles and supercritical systems with optimisation of components, and advanced thermal storage systems. The ability to undertake combined experimental and computational studies at both fundamental and applied levels is an important aspect of this post.

About the Department & Division
The Thermofluids Division at Imperial has, over five decades, established an internationally leading record in pure and applied research into heat and mass transfer and fluid flow. In-house facilities include cutting-edge laboratories and accompanying advanced instrumentation. The ability of the Division to undertake combined experimental and computational modelling studies is a distinct feature of our capabilities. We are seeking candidates able to collaborate with one or more groups within the Thermofluids Division.

Our Department is committed to fostering interdisciplinary research that can address grand challenges facing our society. We seek extraordinary candidates who will provide inspiration and leadership in research, contribute proactively to both undergraduate and master level teaching in Mechanical Engineering and add to the diversity of the current strength of the Thermofluids Division. Our future colleague will contribute to a climate that embraces excellence and diversity, with a strong commitment to teaching and mentoring. The Department provides strong support for teaching and research, with particular structure in place to assist new lecturers.

Skills, knowledge and experience

  • Applicants are required to have a doctorate (or equivalent) in a relevant field as well as having a strong background and education in thermal sciences and fluid mechanics.
  • An outstanding research record, as demonstrated by publications is essential.
  • Successful applicants will be excellent communicators, have the ability to initiate and lead teaching activities, and will be able to demonstrate innovation in teaching delivery, course design and assessment.
  • You will be expected to take an active role in the organisation of the Department’s teaching activity across all years and subject areas.

We particularly encourage applications from women, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates. The Department currently holds a Bronze Athena SWAN award and is committed to equality of opportunity, diversity and inclusion at every level.

Key information:

Our preferred method of application is via our website. Please visit our website here for more information about the post and the application process.

Committed to equality and valuing diversity, we are an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and work in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.

The College is a proud signatory to the San-Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), which means that in hiring and promotion decisions, we evaluate applicants on the quality of their work, not the journal impact factor where it is published. For more information, see https://www.imperial.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/about-imperial-research/research-evaluation/

The College believes that the use of animals in research is vital to improve human and animal health and welfare. Animals may only be used in research programmes where their use is shown to be necessary for developing new treatments and making medical advances. Imperial is committed to ensuring that, in cases where this research is deemed essential, all animals in the College’s care are treated with full respect, and that all staff involved with this work show due consideration at every level. http://www.imperial.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/about-imperial-research/research-integrity/animal-research/

Location: London
Salary: £56,321 + See advert text for details.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 1st October 2020
Closes: 31st December 2020
Job Ref: ENG01396