Chair in Composites Manufacture and Design

Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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Job description

The Queen’s School of Engineering (Civil, Aerospace and Mechanical) is seeking to make two appointments to the positions of Chair and Senior Lecturer/Reader in Composites Manufacture and Design. These posts are part of the recently launched Bristol Composites Institute (ACCIS), and align with the University’s involvement in the EPSRC Future Composites Manufacturing Research Hub, the EPSRC Industrial Doctorate Centre in Composites Manufacture and the National Composites Centre (NCC).

Suitable candidates for the posts will have a strong academic and/or industrial background in research, preferably with experience in the engineering industry. Applicants must demonstrate an excellent knowledge of their research specialism and demonstrate plans to develop their research and how this will link to and expand existing activities. Both positions require an excellent track record of research, with the Chair also demonstrating a high international profile and proven leadership experience.

The successful candidates will be expected to pursue research in areas related to composites manufacture and design, for example in data rich manufacturing, automation, increased deposition and cure rates, in-process inspection and monitoring, process modelling, sustainable manufacturing, design for manufacture or advanced design methodologies, and to collaborate widely across the internationally leading Bristol Composites Institute (ACCIS), the Engineering and Science Faculties, and the NCC.

How to apply

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Job reference for Chair ACAD102813.

The closing date for applications is 23:59 on 29th October 2017.

Interviews are expected to be held in the week beginning 20th November 2017

For an informal discussion please contact:

Professor Michael Wisnom
Head of Bristol Composites Institute ACCIS

OR

Professor Kevin Potter
Professor in Composites Manufacture

OR

Prof Ian Bond
Head of Queen’s School of Engineering (Civil, Aerospace and Mechanical)

Founded in 1872, and receiving its Royal Charter in 1909, the University has had plenty of time to build and maintain its strong reputation as a teaching and research institution. At Bristol we have students and staff from well over 120 countries who contribute strongly to the international feel of the institution. The cosmopolitan nature of the University is mirrored in the city too, with its restaurants, food shops, cultural societies and festivals all stemming from a large, permanently resident and highly participative international community.