The University of Warwick- WMG
Assistant or Associate Professor, Human Factors or Social Implications for Future Mobility
Assistant Professor: £40,792 – £48,677 pa or Associate Professor: £50,132 – £58,089 pa
Advert closing: 5th May 2019
Interview Date: Interviews will be held on 21st May 2019
Can you work with external partners to turn their complex issues into academically robust programmes of research? Can you use your research to help organisations respond to the future of connected and autonomous vehicles, of autonomous manufacturing, and new product and systems design?We are continuing our search for top-flight talent to join our diverse department by inviting applications for the role of Assistant or Associate Professor with expertise and vision in human factors or user-focussed design. Selection of candidates will be based on candidates’ experience and the level to which this fits with the criteria in the job specification. Applicants must specify whether they are applying for Assistant or Associate Professor.
We are looking for an enthusiastic, committed yet collegial individual who will contribute to the existing research streams and develop their own research portfolio in WMG. In particular, our growth in Intelligent Vehicles research provides immediate opportunities, with a focus on improving the design of new technology and intelligent mobility applications.
We especially welcome applications from individuals whose research will contribute to the department’s research agenda in terms of top quality publications, research income and evidence of research impact. The ability to teach across undergraduate, MSc and executive programmes is also required for this post to engage the next generation of talent.
The successful candidate will have substantial experience in academia, and will have gained a good honours degree or equivalent professional qualification in a field such as psychology, social science or user-focused design, along with a PhD or equivalent qualification in a relevant field.
This is an exciting opportunity to develop your own career and profile in this successful department, and applications for flexible working will be considered. In return, we will provide you with a great range of benefits, which include an attractive pension scheme, 30 days holiday plus Christmas closure, some fantastic savings on a wide range of products and services, and excellent learning and development opportunities.
WMG has engaged the services of Search Higher to manage this recruitment. If you wish to apply for this role, please submit a CV and covering letter directly by email to Kaye Matthews, Search Higher Recruitment Manager (email@example.com) as soon as possible. Please do not submit an on-line application for this role.
This is an exciting opportunity for you to develop your own career and profile by supporting the work of WMG and its partners in the area of Human Factors and user-focused design for future mobility technology and services. You will lead research, teaching and administration in addition to providing innovative solutions to complex industrial problems by creating a bridge between WMG and interested parties.
Duties and Responsibilities
Research and scholarship
- Identify, develop and manage research and act as principal investigator and project leader making a full contribution to the departmental objective of obtaining four 3 star minimum papers in the forthcoming REF
- Work with senior executives to translate their complex industrial problems into academically robust programmes of research.
- Contribute to the research activities of the department by developing own research programme, planning and co-ordinating a broad research activity or programme, sustaining an extensive track record of published research findings, maintaining an expert reputation in own subject area at least at national, and usually international level, and providing guidance to staff and students on own specialist area.
- Apply for, negotiate and manage research funds to the benefit of the individual’s or others’ research activity and the research standing of the University as measured by, for example, the REF.
- In managing research projects, manage and develop research staff and students, technical and other support staff engaged in research.
- Publish research outcomes in appropriate refereed journals of international standing, and publish and disseminate the results of research and scholarship in other outlets.
- Engage in external academic activities in accordance with the department’s research strategy and which enhance the school’s national/international research profile. Such activities may include, for example, delivery of research papers at conferences, membership of committees of academic bodies, external examining, participation in knowledge transfer, development of industrial links and other related activities, and journal editorships.
Teaching and Learning Support
- Engage in teaching at all levels using relevant teaching methods, e.g. lectures, seminars, tutorials, etc, working as part of the teaching team.
- Develop and apply appropriate teaching techniques and materials, which may be novel or innovative, which create interest, understanding and enthusiasm amongst students. This will include contribution to regular reflection on the enhancement of departmental curricula.
- Undertake curriculum design and deliver material across a range of programmes of study at various levels, using appropriate teaching, learning support and assessment methods, reviewing and improving as required.
- Supervise research students (PhD, M Phil, MSc).
- Supervise UG student projects and, where appropriate, placements and field trips.
- Take responsibility for academic duties (i.e. setting examination questions, marking, invigilation and pastoral support of students) required to sustain the delivery of high quality teaching. Coordinate and undertake pastoral support for students within the programme, course or modules for which the post holder is responsible, liaising where necessary with other University agencies such as the Senior Tutor’s Office. Provide first line support for colleagues, referring them to sources of further help if required.
Administration and Other Activities
- Contribute to the efficient management and administration of the department by performing administrative duties as allocated by the Chair and by taking on appropriate departmental responsibilities. Such duties may include, for example, Head of Teaching Programme, Admissions Officer or Year Head.
- Provide leadership to those working within programme areas, as course leader or equivalent, by for example co-ordinating the work of others to ensure that courses are delivered effectively or organising the work of a team by agreeing objectives and work plans.
- Likely to contribute to the management or monitoring of budgets (either project-based or departmental) and/or may contribute to the establishment and management of programme/departmental financial plans and budgets, in collaboration as appropriate.
- Contribute to the development of teams and individuals through the appraisal system and by providing advice on personal development.
- Act as a personal mentor to peers and colleagues.
The postholder must be able to demonstrate:
DESIRABLE (D) REQUIREMENTS
a) application form
|Honours degree (2.1 or above) in a relevant subject, e.g. psychology, social sciences or user-focused design||E||a|
|A PhD in a relevant area||E||a|
|At least nationally, and usually internationally recognised authority in the subject area with major achievements in research and scholarship||E||a, c, d|
|Excellence in published work at national and international, with the ability to initiate, develop and deliver high quality research, combining qualitative and quantitative methods||E||a, c, d|
|Ability to identify and liaise with external collaborators to turn their complex issues into academically robust programmes of research||E||a, c, d|
|Ability to initiate and develop relationships with external contacts in order to achieve successful funding applications||E||a, c|
|Proven ability in teaching, and able to use a range of innovative delivery techniques to engage the interest and enthusiasm of students and inspire them to learn||E||a, c, d|
|Ability to develop the curriculum and take responsibility for effective and efficient delivery of MSc, Executive Education and other teaching programmes, and industry workshops using appropriate assessment techniques||E||a, c, d|
|Ability to work as a strong team member using leadership and excellent communication skills (both verbal and written) with the aim to encourage the next generation of talent||E||a, c|
|Understanding of equal opportunity issues||E||a, c|
|Engagement in continuous professional development||E||a, c|
|Record in attracting grant income (for Associate Professor a track record of substantial external funding)||E||a, c|
|Possession of a teaching qualification or HEA accreditation, or willingness to complete Warwick APPTE or seek HEA accreditation when in post||E||a, c|
For further information about WMG, please visit our website:
Full details of the work of the Intelligent Vehicles Research Group and the research facilities available to support this role can be found via the following link:
Please apply below, or for a confidential conversation please call Kaye Matthews on 02467528936.