Lecturer/Associate Professor in Active Noise and Vibration Control in the University of Southampton

Closing Date
30 November 2022

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Pursue your research interests and inspire the next generation with a boundary-pushing University.

Are you an expert in active noise and vibration control or related area? Whether you’re pursuing a new career path in higher education, returning to work after a career break or looking to develop existing lecturing skills, the University of Southampton is the place to do something truly unique with your expertise.

Join us, and you’ll have the scope to create your own opportunities. Ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide, we’re bold, progressive and keen to push the boundaries of what we’re teaching our students – and what we’re learning alongside them. So we actively encourage and support our staff to pursue their research and other activity within their fields of interest. After all, when everyone brings and shares their own ideas and findings, it helps us to stay at the forefront of thinking in sound and vibration.  The Institute of Sound and Vibration research has been at the forefront of sound and vibration research and education since its inception nearly 60 years ago. We have built an international reputation through pioneering academic research, strong and enduring collaborations with industry, and generations of graduates who have spread throughout the acoustics profession making our reputation for teaching, research and enterprise exceptional.  We have excellent experimental facilities including anechoic and reverberation chambers, a 6-axis motion simulator and multiple audio focused laboratories. In addition, we are currently making substantial investments to refurbish our research facilities and teaching laboratories for the next generation.

To apply, you’ll need a PhD, or equivalent professional qualifications, with extensive research experience and a collaborative approach to working across research areas and disciplines. It’s not essential that you have teaching experience*, but you must have the confidence and presence to inspire students – through both group lecturing and one-to-one mentoring. Whatever you bring to the team, we’ll support you to develop your presentation skills and keep making progress in our forward-thinking department.

Athena SWAN bronze award recognised, we’re committed to improving equality for women in science and engineering, so we’ll help you find a good work/life balance with flexible or even part-time working hours. And, with access to onsite childcare facilities, our comprehensive benefits package also includes a contributory pension scheme, generous holiday allowance (44 days), subsidised health and fitness facilities, a cycle-to-work scheme and a range of discounts.

We look forward to receiving your application.

*experience of teaching is essential for Associate Professor role


All applicants must 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.

For informal enquiries, please contact Head of Group, Dr Jordan Cheer j.cheer@soton.ac.uk.

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 Michelle Joe (HR Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 4043 or email recruitment@soton.ac.uk  Please quote reference 2014022DA on all correspondence