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Lecturer/ Associate Professor of CFD for Aerospace Engineering

Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering

Location:  Boldrewood Campus
Salary:   £39,739 to £65,107 per annum
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Friday 12 August 2022
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1850722DA

Lecturer (Assistant Professor)/Associate Professor in Computational Fluid Dynamics for Aerospace Engineering  

The Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at the University of Southampton is seeking to appoint a Lecturer/Associate Professor in numerical simulations of reacting and/or multiphase flows. Candidates should have expertise in development and application of novel numerical tools and data-driven modelling strategies to explore particle, heat, scalar and mass-transfer in fluid flows. We welcome applicants with background/experience in the following topics:

  • High-speed reacting flows including aerothermochemistry and development of relevant flow/chemistry models
  • Multiphase flows including particle-turbulence interactions, atomisation, and phase-change
  • Heat-transfer, noise and aerothermodynamics relevant to next generation of propulsion systems including turbomachinery, rockets, ramjets, scramjets etc.

Individuals with expertise and experience in multiple above-mentioned areas are particularly encouraged to apply.    

The department has research strength in Aerodynamics, Astronautics and Computational Engineering and the successful candidate would sit at the interface of all three groups. The department is part of the School of Engineering with inter-disciplinary research interests across different application areas. We have complementary strengths in aerodynamics and aeroacoustics, astronautics, additive manufacturing, autonomous vehicles, battery technologies, design and optimisation, fluid-structure interactions, materials science, and mechatronics. The University is home to IRIDIS5, which is one of the largest computational facilities in the UK. Further details on the supercomputing facility are available here: https://www.southampton.ac.uk/isolutions/staff/iridis.page

We are seeking applications from candidates whose interests, background, experience, and identity can broaden and enhance the diversity of our department. All applications should include a research statement, a teaching statement highlighting areas of interest in education and a diversity statement addressing your commitment to equality, diversity, and inclusivity. You can enter these statements in the textboxes provided in the online application form. Alternately, upload documents (no more than 1 page per statement) and provide a summary of these statements in the textboxes. All three statements are required for your application to be considered. As part of these statements, candidates should evidence: 

  • experience and future plans in your research area (including grant capture)
  • reputation demonstrated by journal publications or equivalent industry experience 
  • that they can work well in a diverse team and can contribute to building an inclusive department
  • their interest/ability to develop and deliver modules with innovative teaching and assessment approaches 
  • that they are caring and approachable and can support students (UG/PG) and colleagues 
  • that they can participate in collegial activities relevant to the department (administration, outreach activities etc). 

For details about the department and the different research groups, please visit: https://www.southampton.ac.uk/engineering/what_we_do/aeronautics_and_astronautics.page#overview

For more information about our undergraduate programmes, please visit:    https://www.southampton.ac.uk/courses/aeronautics-and-astronautics-degree-meng#modules

For informal enquiries, please contact Head of Department, Prof. Bharathram Ganapathisubramani, g.bharath@soton.ac.uk.

 The University of Southampton is in the top 1% of world universities and in the top 10 of the UK’s research-intensive universities. Equality, diversity and Inclusion is central to the ethos in the University and within School of Engineering. We particularly encourage women, Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME), LGBTQ+ and disabled applicants to apply for this position. In recognition of our continued commitment to improving equality for women in science we were awarded an Athena SWAN bronze in 2013 and 2016. We also give full 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 (subject to qualifying criteria) and onsite childcare facilities.

You should submit your completed online application form at https://jobs.soton.ac.uk. The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Holly Shergold (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 5719, or email recruitment@soton.ac.uk. Please quote reference 1850722DA on all correspondence.

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We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.


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