Lecturer in Engineering


London, Strand Campus


  • Posted on: 01st Feb 2021
  • Salary: £46,292 - £54,534 per annum including London Weighting Allowance
  • REF: 014844
  • Closes: 10th March 2021
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Hours: Full Time

Job description

As part of the growth of the Department of Engineering, we are seeking applications for a Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering in Fluid Mechanics with areas of particular interest being (but not limited to) micro-fluidics, fluid interaction with nanostructured surfaces, multi-scale computational fluid dynamics, complex fluids/multi-phase flow, fluid mechanics applied to energy conversion systems, and environmental applications of fluid dynamics.

We are creating a vibrant Department that looks to lead innovation in education and research at one of the world’s leading universities. To support our ambition, King’s is investing in new multi-million pound teaching and research laboratories in excess of 3000 sqm for the Department at heart of its Strand campus.

In moving our ambition forward, we are appointing academics to join us in shaping the future of education and research for King’s Engineering.

Our courses incorporate an innovative pedagogy involving integrated design and project-based teaching while embedding team-working, leadership and system thinking into our students to prepare them for their future careers. It is essential that applicants have the enthusiasm and commitment needed to ensure the success of these programmes.

We welcome applicants who will actively pursue new research opportunities and collaborations within the Department and externally. We are developing a strong research profile with existing activities in mechatronics, sensors, signal and information processing, control, and wireless communications. Recent appointments have broadened our portfolio to include manufacturing, energy, systems engineering, and heat transfer. We have research links across the College and beyond. King’s is part of the London Centre for Nanotechnology with shared research and facilities between King’s, UCL and Imperial. All of these foster an active, vibrant, and collaborative research environment.

Information on the Department of Engineering and the Faculty of Natural and Mathematical Sciences can be found at the following links:



This post will be offered on an indefinite, full-time contract.

Key responsibilities

  • Contribute to the development of Mechanical Engineering in the Department
  • To help lead the design, development, and delivery of our educational programmes.
  • Provide teaching and administrative support within the Department as and when required.
  • Enhance the research profile of the Department, through maintaining a consistent high-level output of publications and portfolio of research projects.
  • Engage actively and regularly in the pursuit of research funding through grant applications to Research Councils, etc., and to support other members of the department in the development of research proposals.
  • Supervise and train postgraduate students and postdoctoral research staff to ensure their effective development.
  • Lead/contribute to service activities within the Department, Faculty and College.
  • Actively promote and participate in equality and diversity.

The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post.
Skills, knowledge, and experience

Essential criteria

Education/qualification and training

  • PhD degree with a subject-specific qualification in one or more engineering disciplines


  • Ability to define and lead a research area
  • Ability to make a significant contribution to administrative work
  • Ability to develop and teach undergraduate and postgraduate modules in engineering


  • Research experience and a growing reputation

Personal characteristics/other requirements

  • Ability to work in a demanding environment with excellent task management skills for self and others – ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to manage and interact with staff and students at all levels
  • Ability and willingness to work effectively on personal initiative as well as in a team

Desirable criteria


  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Chartered engineer or ability to register as a professional engineer


  • Knowledge of UK research funding


  • Experience in teaching and examining
  • Experience in attracting external research funds


  • Ability to build durable networks with colleagues and stakeholders across the University and externally

Further information

Our staff and students come from all over the world and the Department is proud of its friendly and inclusive culture. Diversity is positively encouraged with a number of family-friendly policies, including the operation of a core hours policy, the right to apply for flexible working and support for staff returning from periods of extended absence, for example maternity leave. The Department of Engineering is committed to ensuring an inclusive interview process and will reimburse up to £250 towards any additional care costs (for a dependent child or adult) incurred as a result of attending an interview for this position.

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