Lecturer/Associate Professor – Dynamics (ISVR)

Posted on Mar 17, 2021 in Job Opportunities in Acoustics

Closing date for applications: 13 April 2021

The Institute of Sound and Vibration Research (ISVR) has been at the forefront of sound and vibration since its inception nearly 60 years ago. We have built an international reputation through pioneering academic research, strong and enduring collaborations with industry, and the generations of graduates who have spread throughout the acoustics profession. We have excellent vibration testing facilities including a large 6-axis motion simulator, and a suite of anechoic and reverberation chambers. In addition, we are currently making substantial investments to refurbish our research facilities and teaching laboratories for the next generation.

We welcome applications from a broad range of disciplines and application areas that complement our existing strengths, which include:

  • Structural wave propagation
  • Vibration control
  • Vibro-acoustics
  • Nonlinear vibration
  • Railway noise and vibration
  • Non-destructive testing
  • Condition monitoring of infrastructure
  • Biodynamics

As a department within the School of Engineering, working at the ISVR offers unparalleled opportunities to collaborate with academics from different engineering disciplines and access to state-of-the-art facilities such as material and structure testing machines, wind tunnels and the µ-VIS X-ray imaging centre. The School has recently completed occupation of a new £122m innovation campus which is shared with Lloyds Register and home to the National Infrastructure Laboratory.

You will have a PhD or equivalent professional qualifications and experience in Dynamics along with a proven track record in publishing quality papers in international journals. Ideally, you will already have demonstrated the ability to secure external research funding, and this will be a requirement for appointment at Associate Professor level. You will have clearly devised ideas for future research programmes, the drive to attract external funding and versatility to branch out into new areas. You will enjoy working in and contributing to a supportive and collegiate environment within the ISVR but will also seek opportunities to collaborate across the University, and with other world renowned institutions. Interdisciplinary research interests are strongly encouraged.

You will have excellent communication skills and be enthusiastic to embrace innovative teaching practices to enhance students’ experience and foster independent learning. Working alongside colleagues in the ISVR and the School of Engineering, you will contribute to large taught modules in mechanics related subjects but may also act as module lead, taking responsibility for curriculum design, module level assessment and quality assurance. Student projects form a key part of our engineering programmes and you will be required to propose and supervise innovative and exciting projects that provide excellent learning opportunities for our students.

Please include a Curriculum Vitae, a three-page research statement, which includes research vision and grant capture over the next five years and a one-page teaching statement highlighting the areas of interest and ideas for innovation in education.

Interviews are scheduled to take place at the end of April or early May.

For informal enquiries, please contact Head of Department, Prof. Stefan Bleeck, s.bleeck@soton.ac.uk, or Head of Dynamics Group, Dr. Tim Waters, tpw@soton.ac.uk.

Equality, diversity and Inclusion is central to the ethos in the School of Engineering. We particularly encourage women, Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME), LGBT and disabled applicants to apply for this position. In recognition of our continued commitment to improving equality for women in science we were awarded an Athena SWAN bronze in 2013 and 2016.   We give full consideration to applicants that wish to work flexibly including part-time and due consideration will be given to applicants who have taken a career break. The University has a generous maternity policy* and onsite childcare facilities.

The University of Southampton is in the top 1% of world universities and in the top 10 of the UK’s research-intensive universities. The University of Southampton is committed to sustainability and being a globally responsible university and has recently been awarded the Platinum EcoAward.  Our vision is to embed the principles of sustainability into all aspects of our individual and collective work, integrating sustainable development into our business planning, policy-making, and professional activities.  This commits all of our staff and students to take responsibility for managing their activities to minimise harm to the environment, whether this through switching off non-essential electrical equipment or using the recycling facilities.

*subject to qualifying criteria

Application Procedure

You should submit your completed online application form at https://jobs.soton.ac.uk. The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Sam Stubbs (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 2380 592750 or email recruitment@soton.ac.uk  Please quote reference 1350421DA on all correspondence.

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