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Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Engineering Design and/or Manufacturing (2 posts)

Job title Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Engineering Design and/or Manufacturing (2 posts)

Department Mechanical Engineering

Salary Salary for a Lecturer is £43,414 rising to £51,805 per annum. Salary for a Senior Lecturer is £53,353 rising to £61,823 per annum.

Grade Grade 8 to Grade 9

SOC Code - Visa Requirements 2311

This role is sponsorable

Placed on Tuesday 20 September 2022

Closing date Tuesday 11 October 2022

Interview date Friday 04 November 2022

Reference CF9820

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The Department of Mechanical Engineering is seeking to recruit Lecturers or Senior Lecturers to undertake high quality research and teaching in the broad areas of design and/or manufacturing.  Two appointments will be made.

Candidates may have expertise in areas such as computational or optimised product design, digital manufacturing, computer aided design/manufacturing, new manufacturing processes and technologies, advances in existing processes (CNC machining, additive manufacturing, forming technologies), the design process, mechatronic design, or minimising environmental impact of products and processes.  Candidates with other research expertise which complements existing strengths in the Department are welcome to apply, but will need to demonstrate an ability to teach in engineering design or manufacturing. 

Teaching is expected to support our well-established and highly successful Mechanical MEng undergraduate degree programmes.  All our degrees have an exceptional reputation for their engineering design foundations and we are looking for candidates who can support - and potentially lead - elements of the design or manufacturing curriculum. We also welcome candidates with specialist teaching contributions for our Mechanical with Manufacturing and Management degree. In addition, you will be expected to fully participate in supervising students undertaking significant individual and group projects encompassing research or design activities.

The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate the ability to conduct independent and/or collaborative research, publish high-quality research papers including journal papers, and demonstrate the potential to obtain significant external research funding. An ability to collaborate with industrial partners is expected. You will hold a PhD and have an emerging or established track record in research in a relevant subject.

About the Department

We are one of the leading Mechanical Engineering Departments in the UK, and provide a progressive academic environment. 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. 

Application requirements

As well as your online application, you must provide the following uploaded as additional documents (these are mandatory):

  1. A CV of no more than 2 pages, covering current and key previous employment, education including degree titles/departments/universities, selected published journal papers, and a brief summary of research and teaching experience.  Note that this may be distributed widely within the Department for comment as part of the recruitment process and please ensure that personal contact details (address/phone/email) and any other sensitive information are not included.  The document should be called ‘2-page CV’.
  2. A four-page outline of a potential research grant application and be prepared to discuss this at interview. Typically for Lecturer grade applicants, this application would be aimed at the EPSRC New Investigator Award and it would be expected that the successful candidate submits this within the first year of the appointment. The document should be called ‘Research proposal’.

You may upload additional documents if you wish.

As part of the selection process, you will normally be required to give a presentation to academic staff in the Department before being shortlisted for formal interview. 

Informal enquiries about the post may be made to either: 

Professor Andrew Plummer, Head, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tel: +44 (0)1225 386140,

Dr Elies Dekoninck, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tel: +44 (0)1225 384029,

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.
  • a number of support options available for new and existing staff to help with the cost of some immigration expenses which you may be eligible for. Please visit the following webpages for more information:

     - Relocation Procedure

     - Visa Reimbursement Scheme

     - Interest-Free Loan Scheme

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.