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6343BR - Lecturer in Energy Materials

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  • Full Time
  • £32,000 to £40,500
  • Cardiff University
  • Closes 3rd September 2017
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Lecturer in Energy Materials

Cardiff School of Engineering

Applications are invited for a Lecturer position in the Cardiff School of Engineering. We are looking for a highly-motivated and excellent scholar in the areas of Energy Materials to undertake research activities in manufacturing and characterization of advanced materials and devices for energy conversion applications. Candidates with experience of manufacturing nanostructured materials for energy applications would be particularly welcomed. You are expected to become an internationally leading researcher in the developments of energy materials, and to build up a strong research portfolio that includes publication in world-leading journals and making applications for research grants and funding. Your teaching role will include the teaching of undergraduate and postgraduate students. A key expectation is that you will be able to teach our core engineering educational programmes that cover mechanical, electrical and electronic, civil and integrated engineering. Applicants should have a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering or relevant research area. The successful candidate is required to have a strong publication record, the enthusiasm and drive to carry out research and teaching, in an exciting, highly professional, multidisciplinary environment.

The Cardiff School of Engineering is a leading school of its kind in the UK, with an international reputation for world-leading research across many engineering aspects. We have superb facilities and our research have been ranked among the highest in the UK. The School is committed to providing inclusive environment and equal opportunities and holds an Athena Swan Bronze Award. We particularly welcome applications from women who are under-represented within Cardiff University in this field. The post is open ended and available immediately.

This post is open-ended and full-time (35 hours).


£32,004 - £38,183 per annum (Grade 6)
£40,523 - £46,924 per annum (Grade 7)

For informal enquiries about the post please contact Professor Gao Min at Min@cardiff.ac.uk

For further details about working at Cardiff School of Engineering please contact Gaynor James at Enginadmin@cardiff.ac.uk

Date advert posted: Thursday, 3 August 2017

Closing date: Sunday, 3 September 2017

It is anticipated that Interviews will be held on 29 September 2017.

The School of Engineering holds an Athena SWAN Bronze Award that recognises good employment practice and a commitment to develop the careers of women working in science. Cardiff University is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. For this vacancy we actively encourage women to apply. We will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share opportunities.

Please be aware that Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.

Job Description

To deliver high-quality and research-led teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate level and contribute to the research record of the School through commitment to carrying out research leading to the publishing of work in high-quality journals. To pursue excellence in research, teaching and enterprise and to inspire others to do the same.


• To conduct research within Materials Science and Engineering for Energy Devices and contribute to the overall research performance of the School and University by the production of measurable outputs including bidding for funding, publishing in reputable academic journals and conferences, and the recruitment and supervision of postgraduate research students.
Grade 7: contribute to internationally recognised research performance.

• To develop research objectives and proposals for own or joint research including research funding proposals.
Grade 7: independently develop research objectives, acting as PI as required.

• To give conference/seminar papers at a local and national level.
Grade 7: present at international level.

• To participate in School research activities.


• To design and deliver teaching programmes for courses and contribute to module development as part of a module team.
Grade 7: independently contribute to module and course development and lead modules.

• To carry out other forms of scholarship including work associated with examinations (setting and marking paper and providing constructive feedback to students), administration, participation in committee work, and the pastoral care of students of Cardiff University.

• To inspire undergraduate and postgraduate students under the guidance of a mentor / module leader and develop skills in assessment methods and in providing constructive feedback to students.

• To supervise the work of students including the supervision of Undergraduate and Master’s students and the co-supervision of Postgraduate Research Students
Grade 7: Acts as a Postgraduate Research Student progress review panel member as required.

• To act as a Personal Tutor and provide pastoral support to students

Other- All grades

• To engage effectively with industrial, commercial and public sector organisations, professional institutions, other academic institutions etc., regionally and nationally to raise awareness of the School’s profile, to cultivate strategically valuable alliances, and to pursue opportunities for collaboration across a range of activities. These activities are expected to contribute to the School and the enhancement of its regional and national profile.

• To undergo personal and professional development that is appropriate to and which will enhance performance in the role of Lecturer.

• To participate in School administration and activities to promote the School and its work to the wider University and the outside world

• Any other duties not included above, but consistent with the role.

Person Specification

Essential Criteria:

1. Postgraduate degree at PhD level in Material Science and Engineering or a related subject area or relevant industrial experience.
Grade 7: Postgraduate Certificate in University Teaching and Learning or equivalent qualification or experience.

2. An established expertise and proven portfolio of research and/or relevant industrial experience within the following research fields:
 Preparation and characterisation of energy materials
 Fabrication of renewable energy devices and systems.

3. Teaching experience at undergraduate / postgraduate level.
Grade 7: significant experience.

4. Knowledge of current status of research in materials sciences and energy devices.
Grade 7: growing national reputation within field.

5. Proven ability to publish in reputable journals.
Grade 7: proven substantial record of publications in high-impact national journals.

6. Proven ability to be successful in competitive research funding.
Grade 7: strong portfolio of research grants.

7. Proven ability in effective and persuasive communication.

8. Ability to contribute to the delivery and continued development of modules across the School’s teaching programmes.

9. Ability to supervise the work of others to focus team efforts and motivate individuals.

10. Proven ability to demonstrate creativity, innovation and team-working within work.

Desirable Criteria:

11. Relevant professional qualification(s).

12. Evidence of collaborations with industry.

13. Proven ability to work without close supervision

14. Proven ability to adapt to the changing requirements of the Higher Education community.

15. Evidence of ability to participate in and develop both internal and external networks and utilise them to enhance the research activities of the School.

16. A willingness to take responsibility for academically related administration.

17. Fluency in Welsh, written and oral.

Additional Information

IMPORTANT: Evidencing Criteria

Candidates should evidence that they meet ALL of the essential criteria as well as, where relevant, the desirable criteria.
As part of the application process you will be asked to provide this evidence via a supporting statement. Please ensure when submitting this document / attaching it to your application profile you name it with the vacancy reference number, in this instance, 6343BR.

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