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Lecturer (Teaching)- Part Time

Job title Lecturer (Teaching)- Part Time

Department Mechanical Engineering

Salary Starting from £43,414, rising to £51,805 per annum pro rata

Grade Grade 8

SOC Code - Visa Requirements 2311

This role is potentially sponsorable subject to candidates meeting the tradeable points criteria

Placed on Tuesday 26 July 2022

Closing date Tuesday 23 August 2022

Interview date Tuesday 06 September 2022

Reference CF9609

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We require an individual to design and lead a course on our new MSc programme Zero Carbon Futures, starting 2023. The aim of this unit is to enable students to identify innovative zero carbon initiatives with real impact; a challenge requiring both creativity and rigorous evaluation. Students will be expected to apply a variety of methods for ideation (idea generation), creativity, evaluation and development.  As part of the role you will also:

  • Provide input to our future teaching activities and support student learning at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels
  • Foster a network of industrial partners with whom we collaborate in our educational activities.
  • Play a key role in the developing the teaching culture and student experience of the University.

The successful applicant will be experienced in creativity and strategic design, someone who is able to effectively develop these skills in both engineers and non-engineers. Ideally you will have an awareness of strategic zero carbon challenges in organisations and design of organisational strategy support this.

Additional Information

This is a part time permanent role working 20 hours per week.  

Informal enquiries about the post may be made to either:

  • Professor Andrew Plummer, Head, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tel: +44 (0)1225 386140,
  • Mrs Debbie Janson, Deputy Head, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tel: +44 (0)1225 385964,
  • Dr Steve Cayzer, Senior Lecturer, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tel: +44 (0)1225 386533,

About the Department

The Department of Mechanical Engineering provides an inclusive and supportive environment for all to study and work in. We have a reputation for outstanding teaching, innovative research and collaborative links with industry. We have over 100 academic and research staff, 1000 undergraduate students and 200 postgraduate students.

Our teaching is ranked 2nd in the country by the Guardian University Guide 2022 (teaching satisfaction) and the Times Good University Guide (student experience). 

We are one of the leading Mechanical Engineering Departments in the UK, consistently near the top in league tables, with about 70 academic staff. You will benefit from the supportive, collaborative and well-organised Department and Faculty system at the University. There is a strong culture of providing newly appointed staff the necessary support and freedom to develop their academic careers. Please be aware that during the shortlisting process we only see the responses to your questions, and supplementary information is only available to us after shortlisting.

What we can offer you

We are an equal opportunities employer and have 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

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 leader and are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments you may require. 

We offer:

  • a very generous employer contributory pension scheme;
  • generous annual leave allowance with an additional 5 discretionary days so that you can enjoy a positive work life balance;
  • an excellent reward package that recognises the talents of our diverse workforce; 
  • a wide range of personal and professional development opportunities.

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. 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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Visa information:

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.

Update to our application process:

We are constantly seeking to reduce the unconscious bias that enters any assessment process, with the goal of creating an inclusive and equal assessment process. To support this the personal details of all applicants will be withheld at the initial shortlisting stage.