Closing Date: 18 February 2022 at Midnight (UK)
The Department of Engineering at Durham University is currently
undergoing a period of strategic growth and is looking to fill
eight new academic posts across a range of specialisations at
various academic levels. We welcome applications from outstanding
individuals with research and teaching interests in the following
- Signal Processing / Communications - Professor grade 10 (ref.
- Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure - Professor grade 10
(ref. ENGI22-3) / 2 x Assistant Professor grade 7/8 (ref. ENGI22-4
- Bioengineering - 3 x Assistant Professor grade 7/8 (ref.
ENGI22-6, ENGI22-7 and ENGI22-8*)
* ENGI22-8 is a joint post between the Departments of
Engineering and Biosciences, ref. BIOS22-2
- Flexible Electronics and/or Sensors - Professor grade 10 (ref.
This is an exciting opportunity to join an expanding, unified
Engineering Department which is recognised as being one of the very
best in the UK, with a reputation for excellence in teaching,
research and employability of our students. In the REF2014
exercise, 90% of the Engineering outputs were graded 3* or 4*, and
Durham was ranked 4th in the UK for impact in the General
Engineering unit of assessment. The Department is committed to an
ethos of research-led teaching at all levels of our taught
programmes. Durham University was ranked 4th in The Guardian
University Guide 2021, 6th in The Times and Sunday Times Good
University Guide 2021 and 4th in The Complete University Guide 2022
for General Engineering. We were ranked 2nd in Engineering behind
only Cambridge, in a recent Institute for Fiscal Studies report on
the difference in graduate earnings by UK university choice. We are
a scholarly community that is open, representative and diverse: our
commitment to this is expressed through work of the Department's
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Group, and our Athena Swan Bronze
The Engineering Department demonstrates significant depth of
research excellence across a range of disciplines, with activities
that are currently concentrated around three Research Challenge
namely Sustainable Infrastructure, Future Energy Systems and
Advanced Materials, Electronics and Communications. We are
particularly proud of the collaborative interdisciplinary nature of
our research, which also includes strong industrial partnerships.
This recruitment campaign strives to expand our existing Research
Challenges, with Bioengineering being developed strategically to
establish a new Research Challenge related to this area.
Opportunities exist to make multiple appointments in one or more of
the engineering specialisations included in this advert.
We are particularly keen to hear from candidates who have
already achieved Chartered Engineering status. As a minimum, if not
already professionally qualified, candidates will be expected to
demonstrate the ability and desire to become Chartered.