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Strategic Hires in Science and Engineering

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We warmly welcome all applications from candidates who consider they are a good fit to one (or more) of the research areas. 

We have opportunities at different academic levels.  The job profiles including main responsibilities and person specification can be found below:

Lecturer (Teaching and Research) [PDF 762KB] (starting salary is in the range of £44,931-£50,047 per annum and up to £60,592 for exceptional performance)

Senior Lecturer (Teaching and Research) [PDF 755KB] (the salary range is £58,949-£65,823 and up to £73,562 for exceptional performance)

Reader (Teaching and Research) [PDF 764KB] (the salary range is £58,949-£65,823 and up to £73,562 for exceptional performance)

Professor (Teaching and Research) [PDF 764KB] (Professorial salaries are competitive, starting at a minimum of £73,500)

How to apply

We especially invite applications from candidates in the above areas who identify with under-represented groups, which includes those who identify as Black, and /or female and/or as having a disability.

Candidate applications should consist of a completed online application form and accompanying CV of no more than four A4 sides.

Within the character limit for online applications, applicants should provide the following:

Academic Level: Please indicate whether you are applying for this position at Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Reader or Professorial level. 

Research Experience: How long have you been working in research since complication of your PhD? (please adjust for periods of part time work, family or personal leave or time working outside of research)

Grant Income: Please provide the total grant income you have been awarded as a Principal Investigator (PI) or Co-Investigator (CoI) (or Researcher CoI where this is recognised by the funder)

Publications: Please tell us how many peer reviewed full journal publications you have had published

Teaching Expertise: Please provide a list, of up to four, typical core undergraduate subjects/modules you could teach

Host School at Queen Mary: Identify in which of our 5 schools your teaching and research expertise could be most easily accommodated / aligned (select 1 school) from:

The selection panel will comprise staff from across the Faculty’s disciplines but will include at least one specialist relevant to the candidate’s broad research area. Where applicants are already in possession of an external funded scholarship, they may bring the scholarship to Queen Mary University of London with a view to obtaining a permanent post, and this should be made clear within the application form.

More information and the specific application forms can be found here:

Please note, if the shortlisting panel with their expert understanding of the research groupings consider your application fits elsewhere they will re-route it to one of the other six areas.

The deadline for all applications is 23:59 on Sunday 4 December 2022.

Interviews are expected to be held from 25 January through to 15 February 2023.

If there are any questions, please contact us at

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. We particularly welcome applications from individuals who identify as Black, candidates with a disability, and from women in all stages of life, including pregnancy and maternity leave, as these groups are currently under-represented in these academic fields at Queen Mary. While the roles are full time, we positively welcome applications from those who wish to work part time.  Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. Job share requests for this post will be considered, so please state this clearly on your application if appropriate. We are also open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly.


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