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Lecturer / Associate Professor in Additive Manufacturing

Engineering Mats & Surface Engineerg Gp

Location:  Highfield Campus
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:   Friday 07 October 2016
Interview Date:   Tuesday 15 November 2016
Reference:  777216BX

Faculty of Engineering and the Environment

Engineering Materials 


Associate Professor: £47,801 per annum rising in annual increments to £60,081

Lecturer: £36,672 per annum rising in annual increments to £46,414

The Faculty of Engineering and the Environment at the University of Southampton is seeking outstanding candidates to fill an open position in the area of Additive Manufacturing/Multifunctional Materials/3D printing.

The successful applicant will join the Engineering Materials group in the Faculty but is expected to work across discipline boundaries in the Faculty & University. The objective is to strengthen our capabilities in the field of innovative materials development based on 3D printing technologies. This fast-growing manufacturing technology opens up new and unexplored territories in materials system development for many applications e.g. multifunctional materials, self-healing materials, batteries, tissue scaffolds and bone. The Faculty already has significant expertise in many of these application areas and the full exploitation and application of new facilities in 3D printing is a focus for this appointment. We are looking for someone with strong materials science expertise to develop and extend our capabilities in this area – expertise in polymers and/or metallic 3D printing processes would be welcomed (but other profiles are also of interest). The successful applicant will have a strong track record of publications and research funding and will see the move to Southampton as a way to grow his/her career in a strong academic environment. The quality of the individual is more important than their particular research speciality, although we are looking for synergy with existing activities.

Candidates must hold a doctorate in an appropriate field and have a developing international reputation for research excellence. The successful candidate will be expected to establish an externally funded research program as well as contribute fully to both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching across the faculty. Salary and level of appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

You will join one of the UK’s most dynamic centres for engineering and environmental research and education rated number one for research power in REF2014.  We have an excellent record of collaborative research with industry and academic institutions in the UK and abroad. The Faculty has nearly 200 academic staff working in a number of research themes ( We have exceptional research facilities particularly in our state-of-the-art facilities at our new Boldrewood Innovation Campus (fluids and structures/infrastructure).

The University of Southampton is in the top 1% of world Universities and one of the UK’s top 15 research-intensive universities.  We have an international reputation for research, teaching and enterprise activities. Current research at Southampton, specifically within the Faculty of Engineering and the Environment, has a strong emphasis on interdisciplinary initiatives that bridge traditional groups to address challenging problems. The Faculty has invested heavily in additive manufacture and design laboratories supporting a growing activity e.g. in autonomous aircraft systems design. Unique facilities such as the µVIS X-ray CT centre ( and the TSRL laboratory offer world-class capabilities that form a fertile environment for the characterisation and performance evaluation of additive manufactured systems.

In recognition of our continued commitment to improving equality for women in science and engineering we were awarded an Athena SWAN bronze award in September 2013 and have submitted an application for Silver in Spring 2016.  The Faculty will give due consideration to applicants that wish to work flexibly including part-time and due consideration will be given to applicants who have taken a career break.The University has a generous maternity policy*, onsite childcare facilities and employees are able to participate in the childcare vouchers scheme. 

The University of Southampton is committed to sustainability and being a globally responsible university and has recently been awarded the Platinum EcoAward.  Our vision is to embed the principles of sustainability into all aspects of our individual and collective work, integrating sustainable development into our business planning, policy-making, and professional activities.  This commits all of our staff and students to take responsibility for managing their activities to minimise harm to the environment, whether this through switching off non-essential electrical equipment or using the recycling facilities.

For informal enquiries, please do not hesitate to contact Prof. Philippa Reed (, Head of the Engineering Sciences Academic Unit and/or Prof. Fabrice Pierron (, Head of the Engineering Materials Group.

Application procedure:

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Georgie Warren (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 7749. Please quote reference 777216BX on all correspondence. 

*subject to qualifying criteria

Athena SWAN Bronze Award holder: Faculty of Engineering and the Environment 



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