Lecturer (Teaching) in Engineering Design

Job title Lecturer (Teaching) in Engineering Design

Department Electronic & Electrical Engineering

Salary Starting from £42,149, rising to £50,296 per annum

Grade Grade 8

SOC Code - Visa Requirements 2311

Additional Information N/A

Placed on Tuesday 12 October 2021

Closing date Tuesday 09 November 2021

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference CF8781

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Are you an engineer with a strong background in electronic, electrical or mechatronic engineering and an interest in teaching engineering design? We have an opportunity within our department to provide leadership and teaching contributions on our degree programmes.

About the role:

You will provide teaching leadership of engineering design throughout our degree programmes and contribute to the development and delivery of teaching, ranging from fundamental electronic and electrical engineering material to advanced modules in your area of expertise. A major part of this role is to coordinate and support the full-time Group Design and Business Project (GDBP), which occupies the entire second semester of year 3 of our MEng programmes. In the GDBP, students learn to integrate business tools and methods in large technical design and development projects to solve problems, often set by industry.

You are expected to design and deliver high quality teaching of undergraduate and/or taught postgraduate modules which is informed by significant experience gained via practice, research/study and teaching experience. The role will include:

  • preparation of teaching material; delivery of lectures, seminars, tutorials and group work 
  • assessment and marking of coursework and dissertations
  • providing advice and support to students
  • pastoral care of students, in line with Department and University policy
  • supervision of undergraduate or taught postgraduate student projects
  • teaching-related management and administration duties
  • effective contribution to University wide developments and innovation in the design and delivery of teaching.

Whilst it is expected that teaching will be informed by research/professional expertise, there is no research component to this role. 

About you:

Our ideal applicant will have:

  • a strong engineering background, with a particular interest in design, gained through academic or industry experience
  • teaching experience or the desire to develop such, based on professional practice
  • excellent communication, organisational and administrative skills
  • the ability to form positive working relationships and to work in teams

 About us:

The Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering is a successful and expanding department with over 30 academic staff. In addition to a range of electrical and electronic engineering programmes, our undergraduate degrees include Integrated Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (a joint programme with Department of Mechanical Engineering) and Robotics Engineering. Support towards obtaining a higher education teaching qualification is provided by the Pathway to HEA Fellowship programme for new lecturers. 

The Department holds a Bronze Award for the Athena SWAN scheme, which promotes gender equality among all disciplines. We particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups.

In addition to a full CV, applicants must provide a separate teaching statement of up to 4 pages to cover their teaching background and/or relevant industrial design experience. Prior to drawing up a shortlist, applicants may be invited to give an online presentation on their teaching interests.

For informal enquires please contact Professor Adrian Evans, Head of Department (a.n.evans@bath.ac.uk) or Dr Despina Moschou, Chair of Department Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity Team (d.moschou@bath.ac.uk).

What we can offer you:

Our campus is surrounded by beautiful countryside, and the City of Bath with its historic charm and social activity only a short distance away creates an excellent environment in which to work. 

We are:

  • a family friendly workplace 
  • open to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit you and the University. 
  • recognising of the talents of our diverse workforce through an excellent reward package 
  • encouraging of your personal and professional development

Find out from our staff what makes the University of Bath a great place to work. Follow us @UniofBath and @UniofBathJobs on Twitter for more information.

We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds leads to a better environment for our employees and students, creating a learning environment and organisational culture that enhances health and wellbeing across our community. We are very proud to have recently received Ambassadors for Autism certification and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

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Further details:

If you think you may require a visa to work in the UK you should refer to our guidance on the Skilled Worker Visa before embarking on a job application to ensure that you understand the requirements for sponsorship. You may be eligible to work in the UK via other alternative visa routes such as the Global Talent Visa or by having Settlement / ILR, please refer to our Staff Immigration webpages for further details.

The University of Bath is an equal opportunities employer and has an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations.  We have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award. We are a family-friendly University, with an increasingly agile workforce, we are open to flexible working arrangements. We’re also proud to be a disability confident employer and are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments you may require.