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Lecturer in Digital Manufacturing

Salary:   £35,210 to £48,676
Closing Date:   Sunday 13 January 2019
Interview Date:   Tuesday 05 February 2019
Reference:  A2456

The Engineering Department at Lancaster University wishes to appoint a visionary candidate, with genuine motivation and the desire to develop new research themes in digital manufacturing in support of the Industry 4.0 vision.  

This is a full-time, permanent lectureship appointment. You should have a PhD in a relevant research field, a publication record commensurate to the lectureship post and the willingness to be a research leader and teach at the highest levels of quality.  Candidates with relevant industrial backgrounds are also encouraged to apply. Evidence of an ability to attract external grant income to support your research is highly desirable.

Engineering is a strategically important area of investment for Lancaster University. A £50M ten-year expansion plan is in place for bridging our successful Engineering department toward a world leading School of Engineering. It will substantially strengthen all areas of Engineering, by attracting high calibre staff and establishing new cutting-edge spaces and facilities. The phase 1 was concluded in 2015 with the opening of an award-winning £13 million new Engineering building, providing world-class environment and facilities base for teaching and research. The phase 2 is in progress with an ambitious ten-year recruitment plan and a second state of the art engineering building to be opened in August 2021. These new world-leading expertise and facilities will foster widespread academic collaborations across a number of HEIs and research centres, adding value to current and future large investments in UK research and will greatly enhance our ability to form strategic partnerships with large industrial partners.

You will be pivotal in building our success and opening new topical exciting research routes.

The Engineering Department is recognised for international excellence and world-leading research. The Department is ranked highly in national league tables; in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, 91% of research and 100% of impact in General Engineering was assessed as internationally excellent and world leading. The Department is 8th in the UK and 112th in the world for paper citations in QS World Ranking 2018. The Department has strong links with industry nationwide and works with a portfolio of hundreds of SMEs in the north-west of England alone, supported by the in-house Lancaster Product Development Unit (LPDU).

Lancaster University is campus-based, and is situated adjacent to the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), and proximate to another AONB and two National Parks in the north-west of England. Lancaster is one hour from international airports. The town and the region are home to a variety of excellent schools and enjoy excellent public transport and national rail links. A wide selection of facilities is available on campus including a large variety of social facilities, eateries, a new sports centre, and a highly regarded pre-school centre.  A wide range of benefits is available for staff.

We are committed to family-friendly and flexible working policies on an individual basis, as well as the Athena SWAN Charter, which recognises and celebrates good employment practice undertaken to address gender equality in higher education and research.

For informal enquiries please contact Professor Claudio Paoloni or Dr. Sarah Green in the first instance. 

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