Professor of Polymer Engineering

Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

Job description

The School wishes to appoint a Professor of Polymer Engineering to augment and provide research leadership in this area.

The successful applicant will complement and strengthen the School’s research portfolio which encompasses six interrelated research themes: Clean Energy, Advanced Manufacturing and Processing, Biomaterials and Biomechanics, Composite Materials and Structures, Future Aircraft and Simulation Technologies. S/he will have an international reputation in a field related to Polymer Engineering, evidenced by a distinguished publication record and a sustained level of competitive research income. The individual will also be able to demonstrate evidence of high quality lecturing and will have experience of leading and mentoring postdoctoral researchers and supervising postgraduate research students. A clear vision on future research and development plans and how they will benefit the School is essential. Applicants with a research interest in emerging technologies in the field of Polymer Engineering are encouraged to apply.

Queen’s University Belfast is a member of the Russell Group (the UK’s leading research-intensive universities) and was ranked 8th (out of 154 UK Universities) in terms of Research Intensity in REF 2014. 88% of research output from the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering was rated as ‘internationally excellent’ or ‘world-leading’.

Informal enquires may be directed to Prof Brian G. Falzon, email:

Anticipated interview date: week commencing Monday 20 February 2017

How to apply

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For further information or assistance contact the Personnel Department, Queen’s University Belfast, BT7 1NN. Telephone (028) 9097 3044 or email on

The University is committed to equality of opportunity and to selection on merit. It therefore welcomes applications from all sections of society and particularly welcomes applications from women as females are underrepresented within the Professoriate.

As a member of the Russell Group of the UK’s 20 leading research-intensive universities, Queen’s is one of the leading universities in the UK and Ireland, providing world-class education underpinned by world-class research. Founded as Queen’s College in 1845, it became a university in its own right in 1908. Today, it is an international centre of research and education rooted at the heart of Northern Ireland.