Job summary

The Mechanical Engineering Department wishes to appoint a Senior Teaching Fellow to contribute to its teaching and to a programme of development of its taught undergraduate courses, specifically in Solid Mechanics and Design.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering has an outstanding international reputation for both its research and its teaching. Its undergraduate MEng degree course is a four-year programme, with an intake of 180 students per year; the course is delivered by about 50 teaching staff. The course comprises two years of core subjects, covering the full range of interests in Mechanical Engineering, compulsory for all students; in years 3 and 4 the students then have significant choice and are able to specialise according to their interests. The variety is enabled and strengthened by the world-leading research of the department.

­We are looking to appoint a Senior Teaching Fellow to develop the Solid Mechanics and Mechanical Design modules for our Undergraduate curriculum. The post-holder will be part of our Learning & Teaching Team, working closely with other Teaching Fellows and Academics to help us continue to offer an outstanding learning experience for our students; preparing them for their future careers in engineering.

Duties and responsibilities

The undergraduate teaching for this post will focus on solid mechanics and design based mechanical engineering modules. An understanding of these topics applied in mechanical engineering is vital.

As part of this role, you will be required to:

  • Develop and deliver teaching materials in lectures, tutorials, seminars and laboratory/workshop sessions
  • Identify where current provision is in need of revision or improvement and proactively address this
  • Contribute to the planning, design and development of the curriculum
  • Supervise student (UG and PG) individual and group projects
  • Be responsible for the pastoral care of students within a specified area
  • Contribute towards the organisation and marking of exams and coursework

A full list of responsibilities is available in the Job Description.

Essential requirements

A degree in a relevant subject area is essential. In addition, you must have an understanding, and experience in:

  • Stress Analysis
  • Materials
  • Mechanics and Dynamics
  • Systematic design approach
  • Engineering drawings
  • Production and Manufacture processes
  • Development of teaching programmes and provision of learning support

You should also have specialist knowledge, industrial or research experience in Mechanical Engineering design, as well as the applications of solid mechanics to engineering systems.

Further information

This is a fixed term position for up to 4 years.

Queries relating to the position should be directed to Dr Mike Bluck at .

To apply, please click “APPLY NOW” to go through to the online application form. Should you have any queries regarding the application process please contact ME-.

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We are committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment for all. We therefore encourage candidates to apply irrespective of age, disability, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion and belief, gender identity, sex, or sexual orientation. We are an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Disability Confident Leader and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.

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