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University Academic Fellow in Advanced Manufacturing Processes

Are you an experienced and ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge? Do you have a strong research background in Manufacturing Processes? Do you want to further your career in a World-Leading research group and a research-intensive Russell Group University?

With a vision and drive to contribute to a World-Leading research portfolio, as well as a passion for undertaking research-led teaching, you will make a significant impact on the performance, stature and profile of research and student education at The University of Leeds. 

The Future Manufacturing Processes Research Group explore how novel methods of manufacturing can provide new capabilities in products and services across a wide range of industrial applications. The group have a large portfolio of externally funded research projects, in addition to significant flexible funding for long-term strategic research initiatives. The group have recently been recognised, by extensive external peer review, to be World Leading. Your research will complement and augment our research activities in manufacturing processes.

The group’s research is conducted from an original baseline, which allows us to explore novel hypothesis and paradigms of new manufacturing capabilities. This means that a large proportion of our work involves the design, engineering, and creation of unique electro-mechanical apparatus that operates under computer-control. This involves multiple aspects of engineering. Consequently, we are looking for an outstanding candidate that will make contributions to new manufacturing processes, with specialised areas of study that may include (but not exclusive to):

  • Machine design and engineering

  • Materials engineering for manufacturing processes

  • Non-conventional manufacturing processes

  • Computer-aided-manufacture

  • Robotics, mechatronics, and automation

This University Academic Fellowship (UAF) is for future academic leaders, providing an excellent opportunity to establish an academic career at a research intensive university and play a key role in our ambitious plans for the future. 

You will embark on a structured five year development programme, successful completion of which will lead to your appointment as a grade 9 Associate Professor. 

We are looking for a motivated and proactive individual to strengthen and enhance our current and future research activities. This varied role will include developing new concepts of manufacturing processes, communicating and convincing of their merits to a range of stakeholders, and contributing to our practice in research management through the mentorship and supervision of our researchers. Along with the structured programme of academic development provided by the University, the appointed will also benefit from the direct mentorship of the group leader, Professor Russell Harris.

You will have a PhD (or equivalent qualification), the ability to teach at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, as well as outstanding post-doctoral research experience in a relevant subject area. You will also have the significant potential to obtain competitive research funding, along with the initiative, motivation and enthusiasm for supporting and advancing the Universities research and student education goals.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Professor Russell Harris, Head of the Future Manufacturing Processes Research Group, School of Mechanical Engineering


Further information

The Faculty of Engineering is proud to have been awarded the Athena Swan Silver Award from the Equality Challenge Unit, the national body that promotes equality in the higher education sector. Our equality and inclusion webpage provides more information.

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Engineering
School/Institute:  School of Mechanical Engineering
Section:  Future Manufacturing Processes
Category:  Academic
Grade:  Grade 8
Salary:  £40,792 to £48,677 p.a.
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Ongoing
Release Date:  Monday 08 July 2019
Closing Date:  Sunday 01 September 2019
Reference:  ENGME1215
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  

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