Fixed Term Contract: 2 Years
WMG is seeking to appoint two Senior Teaching Fellows (STF) to develop a suite of short courses and CPDs, aligned with industrial skills needs and workforce requirements. As demand from companies for upskilling and/or reskilling grows, WMG is looking to use the rich education portfolio and link it back to our research groups to develop courses, modules and apprenticeships to address the needs. This is an exciting opportunity for you to develop your own professional profile and work as part of a successful team, contributing to the development of its teaching and learning activities, and work with our academic teams to design and deliver appropriate courses, mainly, but not exclusively, in areas of engineering and technology.
The emphasis for one of roles is advanced transport systems and the other is on digital technologies. The roles are funded by High Value Manufacturing (HVM) Catapult, therefore will work directly with the HVM Catapult’s Industrial Skills Lead as well as the Part-Time Programme Director.
Advanced Transport Systems role – you should have experience in one or more of the following areas – transport systems design, intelligent vehicles, advanced propulsion systems, electric machines, power electronics or systems and safety engineering. Your interest may be detailed at any level of transport systems design, intelligent vehicles systems, electrification and battery technology, electric machine technology or pushing the bounds of power electronics – all of which will help WMGs’ education portfolio to design and deliver curriculum for future transport systems. Industrial experience in any of these fields would be advantageous. You may be an experienced systems engineer or have worked in system integration or safety engineering for automotive, aerospace, rail or marine sectors
Digital Technologies role – you should have experience of implementing digital technologies, Automation Systems, Cyber Security, Data Science and/or digital solutions adoption at industrial level. Your interest may be detailed at any level of digital technologies, automation systems, Data Science, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning, Cyber Security, Visualisation and Virtual Reality (VR), or Control Systems with industrial context, preferably at SME level – all of which will help WMG and HVM Catapult deliver skills development programmes aimed at better performing and more cost effective digital technologies and solutions. You may be an experienced systems engineer or have worked in system integration or safety engineering for Transport sectors, Healthcare sector, or any other relevant field where tightly linked to digital technologies design and implementations.
You will have significant experience of designing curriculum for industry-oriented educational programmes and/or working with employers across a number of different sectors. A high level of self-motivation, coupled with a confident approach to negotiation and relationship management are essential, as is the ability to work with academic teams across a number of technical areas to help to design teaching and learning activities. In return we will provide a great range of benefits which include an attractive pension scheme, 30 days holiday plus bank holidays and Christmas closure, some fantastic savings on a wide range of products and services, and excellent learning and development opportunities.
At WMG we are committed to supporting staff to achieve their potential. We currently hold the Athena SWAN Bronze Award and the University of Warwick holds an Institutional Silver Award: a national initiative that recognizes the advancement of gender equality, representation, progression and success for all in academia. We are supportive of staff with caring responsibilities including a generous maternity/paternity/adoption/parental leave policy, and onsite childcare facilities. We will consider applications for employment on a part-time or other flexible working basis, even where a position is advertised as full-time, unless there are operational or other objective reasons why it is not possible to do so.
Responsibilities and Duties:
Duties and Responsibilities
- To understand the research and knowledge within WMG – with particular relevance to your dominion but with a good broad understanding.
- To work directly with HVM Catapult Skills programmes, industrial partners and/or relevant organisations and stakeholders to understand the sectors’ skills needs and how this could be provided by WMG.
- To coordinate communication between departmental academic and education and teaching teams as well as industrial partners/employers– from programme conception onwards.
- To design ,develop and deliver curriculum and teaching and learning materials required for such industrial short courses and relevant apprenticeship programmes
- To share learning and best practice with colleagues in WMG through relevant education and teaching teams (e.g. Education Innovation Group.
- To stay up-to-date with research developments, programme advancements, trends and industry changes and regularly benchmark with competitors.
Teaching and Learning Support
- To have academic ownership for modules, design teaching materials and deliver ‘Advanced Transport Systems’ or ‘Digital Technologies’ education/ teaching across a range of modules and courses.
- To use appropriate teaching, learning support and assessment methods for such courses and programmes
- To supervise undergraduate and postgraduate student projects as appropriate.
- To identify areas where current provision is in need of revision and contribute to continuous improvement of teaching and learning.
- To set, mark and assess work and assessments / coursework and provide timely and worthwhile feedback to industrial students.
- To be able to differentiate tasks set for different ability levels using the appropriate media.
- Where required act as the leader of an element of study (such as a course, module, programme, etc).
- To challenge thinking, foster debate and develop the ability of students to engage in critical discourse and rational thinking.
- To contribute to the quality assurance and enhancement of the programmes.
- To ensure reviews of delivery take place and feedback is acted upon.
- To contribute to the delivery of full time Undergraduate and Postgraduate programmes as required.
Research and Scholarship
- Apply subject, professional, pedagogic and practitioner research and other scholarly activities and extend, transform and apply knowledge acquired from WMG education teams to teaching and learning design for industrial courses.
- Where appropriate conduct individual or collaborative scholarly projects.
- To develop and produce learning materials and disseminate the results of scholarly activity.
- To work with academic teams to design short courses and workshops to meet needs of companies and possibly open market
Administration and Other Activities
- To contribute to the planning, design and development of objectives and resources.
- To participate in and develop internal and external networks, for example may contribute to student recruitment, facilitate outreach work and build relationships for future activities.
- To liaise with industrial tutors as required
- To undertake specific departmental roles as may be required.
- To engage and attend departmental meetings and to participate, as appropriate, in other committees and working groups within the department, the faculty and the University.
- To participate in relevant professional activities, for example non-teaching CPDs.
- Ensure compliance with health and safety in all aspects of work and, where appropriate, undertake risk assessments.
- To develop market intelligence (working with business development, marketing and senior management team) to identify potential areas for open workshops and industrial short courses
- Where required act as discipline group leader, usually to a limited degree
- To work with appropriate teams in WMG to cost and contract the work
- A degree (2.1 or above) or equivalent
- Masters, equivalent or higher qualification in a relevant field
- Qualification / Extensive experience in teaching or Learning and Development
- Possession of a teaching qualification or HEA accreditation, or willingness to complete Warwick APPTE or seek HEA accreditation when in post
- Technical knowledge and demonstrable experience in Advanced Transport Systems or Digital Technologies
- Highly organised with an ability to manage multiple projects in a deadline intensive environment
- Ability or willingness to use a range of techniques to adapt to the needs of industrial learners and familiarity with strategies to promote learning within an industrial community
- Experience or a willingness to use e-learning technologies to engage learners.
- Ability and willingness to work as a member of a team and contribute positively to a collegial team environment and to be able to work independently
- High level of self-motivation with ability to plan and deliver goals to deadlines under pressure
- Demonstrable project and relationship management skills, including personal and work organisation and the ability to ensure delivery of quality solutions on-time
- Excellent attention to detail
- Skilled communicator able to communicate persuasively in all media and to a wide range of audiences. To be able to present proposals and progress reports as required.
- Engaged in continuous professional development
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