Job offer in london Lecturer/Senior Lecturer In Dynamics at Imperial College London

Campus: South Kensington, London

The Department of Mechanical Engineering wishes to appoint a lecturer/senior lecturer in dynamics. This is an opportunity for an enthusiastic and innovative academic to join a world-leading team of academic staff researching in the area of vibration, including its causes and consequences. The dynamics group has strong links with industry and hosts the Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre in Vibration. The UTC conducts numerical, experimental and analytical research, in the areas of aeroelasticity and non-linear dynamics with applications to turbomachinery and static structures. The new postholder will be expected to strengthen or complement these activities. Imperial College attracts high quality research students and postdoctoral research associates, and there is an excellent working environment in South Kensington, including recently refurbished laboratory and office facilities. 

Duties and Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be expected to undertake research and teaching in dynamics and to participate in the Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre in Vibration. Specifically you will.

  • Undertake a self-directed program of research and scholarship at an internationally recognised level.
  • Prepare grant applications and manage successful research projects.
  • Publish your work in academic journals and present at conferences.
  • Teach on the department’s M.Eng. course in Mechanical Engineering.
  • Supervise PhD students and manage postdoctoral research associates.
  • Promote the reputation of the Dynamics Group, the Department, and the College, through meetings, public outreach and other activities.

Skills, knowledge and experience


Essential requirements:

  • A PhD (or equivalent) in dynamics or a closely related discipline.
  • Expertise in research in dynamics, which may include aeroelasticity, computational dynamics, structural dynamics, or complementary areas such as data analysis.
  • A willingness to contribute to the work of the Rolls-Royce UTC in Vibration and to collaborate with the company.
  • Proven ability to conduct a personal research programme at the highest level and to attract competitive research funding.
  • A strong track record of publication in academic journals and conference proceedings.
  • Experience of teaching dynamics at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 

Key information: 

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

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