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Assistant Professor in Aerospace Propulsion

Mechanical Materials & Manuf Eng

Location:  University Park
Salary:  £38,592 to £53,353 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.
Closing Date:  Tuesday 30 May 2023
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  ENG510622X1

The University of Nottingham seeks applications for an Assistant Professor in Aerospace Propulsion.  This role is offered as research & teaching where the person appointed would lead relevant research programs complementing and expanding existing capability. 

We welcome applications from individuals with teaching/research experience in any related areas of mechanical, manufacturing or aerospace engineering. We particularly welcome applications from individuals with academic research and teaching or industrial experience within aviation propulsion, including current or novel approaches to propulsion that are addressing decarbonisation and net zero future requirements. Previous experience relating to the thermofluids aspects of propulsion, including the teaching of this, is desirable. A track record of computational model development, experimental analysis or the development of design methods/approaches for propulsion is also desirable.  

You will take responsibility for delivering high quality teaching and will contribute to the planning, design, development and delivery of materials on our growing undergraduate taught programmes in mechanical, manufacturing and aerospace engineering.  The role will include the development of course curricula and teaching materials as required. 

The post holder may also make a significant contribution to their academic unit via leadership and/or administrative management and/or co-ordination of specific initiatives. 

The appointment will be within the G2TRC Research Group and to the Department of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering. 

Please add a list of your publications to the additional information section of your application.

At the University of Nottingham, we are committed to providing generous employment packages whilst supporting the well-being of our staff to help them reach their full potential. As a University employee, you will have an excellent choice of benefits and rewards, including access to fitness and health facilities, staff discounts and travel schemes, along with 30 days' holiday allowance, University closure days and a highly attractive pension scheme. 

This is a permanent, full-time post (36.25 hours). Arrangements for job share would be considered.

Please direct informal enquiries to Prof Ian Ashcroft (Head of department) ( or Prof Carol Eastwick (Head of G2TRC Research Group) ( Please note that applications sent directly to these email addresses will not be accepted.

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Our University is a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We warmly welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, see our Moving to Nottingham pages.

Please note that applicants for this post will be considered on an equal basis, subject to the relevant permission to work in the UK as defined by the requirements set out by UK Visas & Immigration.  Please visit: for more information.

For successful international applicants, we provide financial support for your visa and the immigration health surcharge, plus an interest-free loan to help cover the cost of immigration-related expenses for any dependents accompanying you to the UK. For more information please see the our webpage on Financial support for visas and the immigration health surcharge.



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