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Welcome from our Head of Department


to The Department of Mechanical Engineering; I’m thrilled you’re considering joining our community here at The University of Sheffield.  

Our students are great and we're a welcoming department with a fun, friendly and vibrant community.  We offer a combination of real-world experience, academic and research expertise, a dedication to teaching excellence and a commitment to our staff and students.

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Professor Elizabeth Cross
Head of Department of Mechanical Engineering

Our department was established in 1917 and has gained a strong international reputation for research and teaching. We’re one of the UK’s leading departments of Mechanical Engineering and ranked amongst the UK's top five for research. Our research vision is to apply our core strengths in mechanical engineering science, addressing key societal challenges, to advance fundamental science and to achieve stakeholder impact.

We truly believe that this expertise should translate into research-led teaching that is an inspiration for future generations. Our learning and teaching vision is to recruit high calibre students, inspire them and provide a challenging curriculum that will ultimately equip them with the skills to compete globally. With a strong team spirit and collegiate approach, we seek to create such opportunities for our students whilst simultaneously providing a rich and rewarding environment for our academic staff.

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Lectureship opportunities

We are looking to expand our vibrant Mechanical Engineering community through recruitment to a number of academic positions.  We are looking for individuals who will contribute to maintaining our welcoming, inclusive, diverse and inspiring environment for our students, and whose expertise will complement and enhance our existing capabilities through cross-disciplinary research.

Our priority in this recruitment call is to bring in excellent individuals working in emerging areas within their discipline who are also able to contribute to our cross-disciplinary efforts in tackling global challenges.


We are currently recruiting for 4 lectureship roles within our Department, within the areas of Bio Engineering (2 roles), Tribology, and Manufacturing & Structural Integrity.

To find out more and apply, follow these links:

Lectureships in Biomechanics

Lectureship in TribologyLecturer in Manufacturing & Structural Integrity