Our manufacturing jobs profile takes a look into the different academic career opportunities that fall into this subject area. Specialists in this field explore how to generate and develop materials for sustainable technologies and manufacturing methods.
Associate Professor of Sustainable Materials and Manufacturing
An associate professor is an experienced academic roughly equivalent to a senior lecturer.
- Teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels across engineering, technology and physical sciences
- Project managing research activities
- Planning and publishing high-quality research
- Supervision of doctoral students
- Curriculum and module development
- Strengthening links between sciences and engineering departments
- Partnering in research with chemical and materials industries
What qualifications and experience do you need?
A PhD in an area related to materials science or chemical engineering would be essential. You would also need to demonstrate extensive research and teaching experience within the subject specialism.
The ability to design and deliver teaching programmes which provide a crossover between departments and schools would also be essential.
What’s the pay?
An associate professor in sustainable materials and manufacturing can expect a starting salary of around £43,414 to £51,805 p.a., depending on research and teaching experience.
What can it lead to?
The next move up the academic career ladder would be a professorship. Promotion would depend on the visibility of your research and ability to develop innovative courses and programmes.
Where can I find jobs?
Senior lecturers and associate professors make up 10% of the academic opportunities advertised on jobs.ac.uk and most associate professorships are advertised as full-time and permanent.
You will find these types of jobs available in university faculties of engineering and physical sciences.
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