University Assistant / Associate Professor in Fluid-Structure Interaction

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University Assistant: £42,149 – £53,348, or

Associate Professor: £56,587 – £60,022, per annum

Applications are now invited from suitably qualified candidates for a University Assistant/Associate Professorship. The particular specialty of the appointee is not prescribed, but is expected to lie in the broad area of Fluids-Structure Interaction (FSI) as applicable to Aerospace, Civil Engineering or Biomedical Engineering. 

The appointee will be based in the Fluid Dynamics Group of the Department of Engineering. The group has a long-established reputation for experimental, computational and theoretical research in fluid mechanics across a wide range of application areas from Aerospace, civil engineering, environment to healthcare. It possesses state-of-the-art shared laboratories and facilities and collaborates widely across Engineering, the University and elsewhere. The successful candidate should establish an independent theme within the broad area of FSI, as well as collaborating with others in related fields, especially with colleagues performing research in civil engineering/structures and the rapidly growing bioengineering activity across the Department.

The duties of the post mainly concern research and teaching, and research activity is expected to account for 60% of time whereas teaching and administration is expected to account for 40% of time. For research, the primary requirement will be to develop a record of world-class research commensurate with the Department’s international reputation. The successful candidates will play a full part in ensuring that the Department maintains its top-rank research rating. Responsibilities will include teaching within fluid dynamics and mechanics throughout the four-year Engineering Tripos and at post-graduate level.

The successful candidate will be based at the Department of Engineering’s Trumpington Street site in Central Cambridge. The appointment will be for a probationary period of five years and, subject to satisfactory performance, with appointment to the retiring age thereafter.

We particularly welcome applications from women and /or candidates from a BME background for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in our department.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit :

In addition to this, please ensure that you upload the application documentation as follows:

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • A publications list
  • Statement of professional, teaching and research experience and describe your future research plans (no more than two A4 pages)
  • Cover letter

If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

The closing date for applications is Monday 1 August 2022. If you have any questions about the application process, please contact the HR Office ([email protected]), +44 (0) 1223 332615).

The interviewing panel will meet soon after the closing date in order to produce a short-list; references may be solicited. Short-listed candidates will be invited to visit the Department, give a short seminar/lecture and attend a formal interview. It is anticipated that this process will take place in September/October 2022.

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Anurag Agarwal ([email protected])

Please quote reference NM30720 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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