Job summary

The Mechanical Engineering Department wishes to appoint either a Teaching Fellow or 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. This position will be committed to the teaching activities of the Department and contributing to the long-term mission of our student experience.

­We are seeking a new member of our Teaching team 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.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering has an outstanding international reputation for teaching. Its undergraduate MEng degree course is a four-year programme, with an intake of 180 students per year; the course is delivered by approx. 50 Teaching and Academic staff. The course comprises two years of core subjects, covering the full range of interests in Mechanical Engineering before offering significant choice and specialisation in years 3 and 4. The variety is enabled and strengthened by the world-leading research of the department.

Appointment as Teaching Fellow or Senior Teaching Fellow will be determined by the hiring panel.

Duties and responsibilities

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

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.

  • A degree in a relevant subject area is essential.
  • You must have an understanding, and experience in Stress Analysis, Materials and Mechanics and Dynamics
  • You should have specialist knowledge, industrial or research experience in Mechanical Engineering design, as well as the applications of solid mechanics to engineering systems.
  • Teaching experience in, or a clear understanding of, UK universities is highly desirable.

Further information

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

Queries relating to the position should be directed to Dr Janet Wong 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-.

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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