Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Sustainable Composite Materials Discovery – Bristol

Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Sustainable Composite Materials Discovery

University of Bristol



The role

The Department of Aerospace Engineering and Bristol Composites Instituteat the University of Bristol wishes to recruit a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer who can support and complement our research and educational portfolio in the area of Sustainable Composite Materials Discovery. We will especially welcome experience in one or more of the following areas: polymer chemistry, nanocomposites, multifunctional composites, materials in extreme environments. The Department is a part of the School of Civil, Aerospace, Mechanical and Engineering, renowned for delivering both high quality teaching and world-class research; attracting the highest calibre of students and providing an intellectually stimulating environment for academic staff.

You will join an active group of around 30 academics in the Bristol Composites Institute, a world-leading institute for composites research and education, combining cutting-edge fundamental science with strong industrial and international links for exploitation and technology transfer. BCI has been awarded multiple large EPSRC grants and industrial projects, supporting a team of well over 200 researchers. Key elements of the role also include close collaboration and interaction with the National Composites Centre.

What will you be doing?

  • You will conduct world leading research in Sustainable Composite Materials Discovery.
  • Applying for funding and supervising research students, supported by our established research team and facilities.
  • You will be responsible for devising and delivering undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in sustainable composite materials in topics such as sustainability, LCA and LCE, materials engineering and science as well as materials discovery.
  • You will be presenting your research at international conferences in your field and publishing high quality peer-reviewed journal papers.
  • You will be building research collaborations with industry.
  • You will support students through our tutorial system and supervising student projects.
  • You will contribute to academic administration within the Department and School.

You should apply if

  • You can create new knowledge through novel and insightful research and understand how to translate research through to application.
  • You can deliver inspiring teaching across all levels of our teaching programme.
  • You can maintain a consistent output of published work and funding applications to support your research.
  • Your personal research ambition includes the desire to work collaboratively and support the research of other academics in your research group and beyond.
  • You enjoy supporting students to learn and are willing to continually develop your teaching skills within a supportive academic community.

Additional information

For informal discussion about the post, you are welcome to contact:

  • Steve Burrow, (Head of Department)
  • Ole Thybo Thomsen, (BCI co-director and NCC Chair of Composites Design and Manufacture)
  • Stephen Hallett(BCI co-director and Professor in Composite Structures)
  • Simon Neild, (Head of School)

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