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Assistant Professor in Human Factors

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:  Wednesday 14 December 2022
Reference:  ENG529922

The University of Nottingham seeks applications for a full-time Assistant Professor in Human Factors. This role is offered as research & teaching where the person appointed would lead relevant research programs complementing and expanding existing capability. 

Applications are invited from individuals with teaching/research experience in human factors/ergonomics/human-computer interaction (HCI). The successful candidate will have a PhD in ergonomics, human factors, HCI, or other relevant area. 

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

You will take responsibility for delivering high quality teaching and will contribute to the planning, design, development and delivery of materials on our undergraduate and post-graduate taught programmes. The role may include the development of course curricula and teaching materials as required. 

You may also make a significant contribution to your academic unit via leadership and/or administrative management and/or co-ordination of specific initiatives.

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 full time (36.25 hours), permanent post. Job share arrangements may be considered.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Glyn Lawson (Human Factors Course Director) ( or Prof Gary Burnett (Head of Human Factors Research Group) ( Please note that applications sent directly to these email addresses will not be accepted.

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