Welcome to the University of Glasgow

The James Watt School of Engineering at the University of Glasgow delivers world-class engineering education and research and has shaped the modern world through notable engineers such as James Watt and William Rankine. We aim to pioneer frontier technologies through our research, underpinning industrial innovation both today and tomorrow. Through our UK-based and international degree programmes, we aim to educate students with the analytical and creative skills to adapt, thrive and lead in an ever-changing world. The School is set to grow and receive major infrastructure investment, so this is a tremendous opportunity for emerging research leaders and World Changers to join us.

It is the University of Glasgow’s mission to foster an inclusive climate, which ensures equality in our working, learning, research and teaching environment. The James Watt School of Engineering strongly endorses the principles of Athena SWAN, including a supportive and flexible working environment, with commitment from all levels of the School in promoting gender equality.

We would therefore particularly welcome applications from women and other groups who are currently underrepresented in these positions in JWSE. Details of JWSE's Athena SWAN Award and activities can be found here.

The School’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Group is happy to answer questions from applicants on gender equality in representation, progression and success (Professor Cindy Smith: Cindy.Smith@glasgow.ac.uk or Debbie Goldie: Debbie.Goldie@glasgow.ac.uk).

Featured Jobs

The James Watt School of Engineering has a number of opportunities from lecturer up to senior professorial posts currently available and you will find here a brief description of the research areas where we are keen to welcome ambitious academic staff who will complement and strengthen our existing activities. We welcome applicants with research expertise that complements our strengths in both our research areas and in our world-class facilities:

Salary for all Professorial appointments is negotiable and enhanced relocation packages are available.

Applicants should click on a position of interest for further details, or contact the Head of research for informal enquiries.

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Reader

The JWSE is making 12 academic appointments at Lecturer, Senior Lecturer and Reader level across all five divisions. We are looking for early career through to experienced researchers to make a substantial and positive contribution to the strategic direction of the School/College through leading and contributing to research of international standard and high-quality teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Further details for these posts are available in the Academic tab of our jobs page. Salary range for the positions is £35,845 – £40,322 / £44,045 – £51,034 / £52,560 – £59,135 per annum and relocation assistance is available.

Shoda Chair in Aerospace Science

The JWSE is seeking to appoint a Professor who will provide leadership in research and research-led education in Aerospace Systems as a member of the Division of Aerospace Sciences.

The successful candidate may be considered for the vacant Shoda Chair of Aerospace Systems. The Shoda Chair was established in 1995 with a gift from the family and friends of (Paul) Taizo Shoda (c 1893-c 1988), a graduate of the University who became a leading figure in Japanese aerospace industry, and is reserved for outstanding academics of international standing.

We are particularly interested to hear from candidates with proven expertise in conducting research related to aerospace in one or more of the following areas: avionics, ATM, aerospace autonomous, robotic or AI systems, technologies for electric and hybrid aircraft, design optimisation and uncertainty quantification, computational cognitive modelling.

Professor: Civil Engineering – Mechanical

The JWSE is seeking to appoint a Professor who will provide leadership in research and research-led education in Civil Engineering/Engineering Mechanics as a member of the Division of Infrastructure and Environment.

We are particularly interested in the areas of computational mechanics (including fluid-structure interaction or the modelling of complex materials), smart materials and data-driven modelling for infrastructure and environment. We will, however, consider outstanding applicants whose research fits within our four themes. The successful candidate will be expected to grow an internationally leading research group that is self-sustaining.

Professor: Manufacturing

The JWSE is seeking to appoint a Professor who will provide leadership in research and research-led education in Manufacturing of electronic, photonic and quantum devices and sub-systems as a member of the Division of Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering.

The Division of Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering has strong research groups in nano-engineering, and electronic, photonic and quantum devices and systems. We are seeking to appoint a professor to complement or expand our existing activities. We are particularly interested in the individuals with research experience in improving the productivity of end-to-end fabrication process for high-mix, high-value device manufacturing. This includes areas such as Digital Manufacturing and Artificial Intelligence for device fabrication, human machine interactions, device reliability and endurance, and design, simulation and processes for manufacturability.

The successful candidate will be expected to grow an internationally leading research group that is self-sustaining.

Professor: Quantum Technology

We are seeking to appoint a Professor to provide leadership in Quantum Technology. The post aligns with the Nano & Quantum World at the University of Glasgow (one of our Research Beacons) and Glasgow has been a leading partner in all four of the Hubs in the UK Quantum Technology programme. The position requires an individual with a track record on delivering world class research in Quantum Technologies that will develop strength in the School. We encourage applications from candidates with an outstanding track record whose research programme will be synergistic with the research activities of the School and College.

Professor: Semiconductor Nanotechnology

The JWSE is seeking to appoint a Professor who will provide leadership in research and research-led education in semiconductor nanotechnology as a member of the Division of Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering.

The Division of Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering has strong research groups in nano-engineering, and electronic and photonic devices and systems. We are seeking to appoint a professor to complement or expand our existing activities. We are particularly interested in the areas of electronic/photonic/phononic device engineering and fabrication. The successful candidate will be expected to grow an internationally leading research group that is self-sustaining.

Professor: Cyber-Physical Systems

The JWSE is seeking to appoint a Professor who will provide leadership in research and research-led education in Cyber-Physical Systems, as a member of the Division of Systems, Power and Energy. This leadership could be in a wide range of applications, including Autonomous Systems (for example, Autonomous Energy Systems and Autonomous Vehicles and Transport), Applied Communication Systems, and Networked Robotics.

The Division of Systems Power and Energy works with other Divisions in the School and has strong research groups in Communications, Sensing and Imaging; Space and Exploration Technologies; Energy and Sustainability; Materials and Manufacturing; and Medical and Industrial Ultrasonics. We are seeking to appoint a professor to complement and / or grow our existing activities, including in partnership with other Divisions in the School. We are particularly interested in individuals who will enhance our expanding activity in Communications and Sensing. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a self-sustaining internationally leading research group.