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Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Materials Science (3 Posts) - QMUL18032

Department: School of Engineering & Materials Science
Salary: £41,682-£51,899 (grade 5/6, Lecturer) or £54,853 to £61,311 (Grade 7, Senior Lecturer) (Grade 5)
Reference: QMUL18032
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 02-Apr-2019
Closing date: 02-May-2019

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Overview:

Ranked in the top 10 in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, Queen Mary University of London, is one of the UK's leading research-intensive higher education institutions, delivering world class education and knowledge transfer across a wide range of subjects in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Medicine & Dentistry and Science & Engineering.

The School of Engineering and Materials Science (SEMS) have formed a Joint Educational Institute (JEI) with Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU) in Xi’an, China, with several joint programmes currently running in China. Applicants with teaching experience in the area of engineering and/or materials science are sought for key Teaching and Research roles.  These posts are development roles and post-holders may be expected to assume responsibility for leading one or more aspects of teaching in the JEI curriculum, as well as contributing to the administration of the Joint Programmes (JPs) and other QMUL activities, including contributing to the activities of our Joint Research Institute (JRI), between QMUL and NPU.

Candidates are sought with research strengths that would enhance the research portfolio of SEMS, the JRI with NPU, the Materials Research Institute or Institute of Bioengineering, as appropriate. Three posts are available at Lecturer/Senior Lecturer level: two in the field of Polymer Physics and one in the field of Composites.

Candidates for the Polymer Physics roles should be able to demonstrate research expertise in one or more of the following fields: synthesis, characterisation, processing, device design and modelling of functional polymer-based materials such as thermoelectric, ferroelectric, piezoelectric or triboelectric polymer systems.

Candidates for the Composites role should be able to demonstrate research expertise in one or more of the following fields:  Composite materials, including structural aerospace composites, smart composites including self-healing and self-sensing and nano-engineered composite systems, composite processing technologies. Expertise in both thermoplastic and thermoset based polymer composites would be desirable.

The roles will be based in London but it is expected that the postholder will spend significant blocks of time in Xi’an. The postholder will be required to deliver a full teaching load in Xi’an, PR China, as allocated by the Head of School.

It is expected that the successful candidate will possess a PhD in materials science, the physical sciences or engineering or related subjects and / or relevant professional qualification and / or equivalent professional experience.  At the Lecturer level some experience in teaching at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level in large or small group settings with the demonstrable ability to deliver teaching at both levels with some guidance is required, together with an appropriate track-record of high quality research in the field of materials science is required.

At the Senior Lecturer level, experience in teaching at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level in large or small group settings with the demonstrable ability to deliver teaching at both levels, and a proven track-record of high quality research in the field of materials science is required.

The post holder will be expected to act as subject lead with an extensive up-to-date knowledge of the field.  A commitment to high quality teaching is essential to support our thriving undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes in China. The successful candidate will be appointed as a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer, depending on experience outlined in the Job Profile.

Transnational education is a key feature of Queen Mary’s strategic plan and the THE University World rankings places QMUL in the top 25 universities for international outlook. The QMUL-NPU JEI is a flagship for best practice in international, research-lead university education. The development of the JEI presents an excellent opportunity to be part of this outstanding collaboration.

Your application must include a completed application form and CV plus relevant supporting documentation.

The posts are full time, permanent posts within the following salary range - £41,682-£51,899 (grade 5/6, Lecturer) or £54,853 to £61,311 (Grade 7, Senior Lecturer).


A generous academic support package will be available. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, an interest free season ticket loan and pension scheme.

Additional Information

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006, as well as their eligibility to work in China. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Andy Bushby, Executive Vice Dean of the JEI at a.j.bushby@qmul.ac.uk.  Further details about the University and School are available at: http://www.qmul.ac.uk and http://www.sems.qmul.ac.uk.

Application enquiries should be directed to recruitment@qmul.ac.uk

For a full job description and person specification please visit the Human Resources website on http://www.jobs.qmul.ac.uk

To apply, please click the link below.

Deadline for receipt of applications is 2 May 2019

Interviews are expected to be held shortly after the closing date.

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