Senior Teaching Fellow (Mechanical Engineering – Dynamic Systems)
Vacancy Type/Job category: Teaching Only
Salary: £40,792 – £48,677 per annum
Location: University of Warwick, Coventry
Vacancy Overview: Indefinite position, 36.5 hours per week
Closing date: 29th August 2019
Interview date: 17th September 2019
Can you inspire the next generation of engineers, as part of an innovative Degree Apprenticeship programme? Do you have the ability to develop innovative teaching and learning practices?
Underpinned by the breadth, depth and quality of its research, WMG offers a wide range of courses at all levels for full time and part time students, and for company-based personnel from companies such as Airbus, BAE Systems, Dyson, HSE, JLR and Network Rail, resulting in a wide range of delivery to satisfy our broad client base.
With significant experience in the field of mechanical engineering and engineering simulation, you will join a rapidly expanding team in the delivery of innovative Degree Apprenticeship programmes, including the Applied Engineering Programme and Engineering Degree Apprenticeship (Dyson) Programme. Flexibility to contribute across other undergraduate and postgraduate programmes would be a distinct advantage, as well as a willingness to contribute to strategic growth of new programmes as required.
The teaching and learning environment is rapidly evolving, with a distinct shift to a greater level of engagement utilising technology enabled learning and lab-based sessions, as well as more traditional lectures. You will need to demonstrate flexibility to adapt and innovate your approach to teaching and learning to embrace this evolution. Some off-campus and overseas teaching may also be required.
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. 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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) as soon as possible.
To undertake teaching in the field of mechanical engineering of dynamic systems to undergraduate, postgraduate and post-qualification levels. This will include supervision of research students and student projects from undergraduate to doctoral level. There will be some requirement to teach off-campus and possibly also overseas.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. To deliver teaching in the field of mechanical engineering and the design of dynamic systems such as rotating machinery. Teaching activities include lectures, seminars and small group work, including assessment, preparing students for projects, project supervision, marking of presentations and dissertations using appropriate teaching, learning support and assessment methods in order to support the work of the department and develop and enhance its reputation, internally and externally.
2. Set, mark and assess work and examinations and provide timely feedback to students.
3. To supervise student projects and research students up to doctoral level.
4. To contribute to the planning, design, organisation and development of objectives and materials for courses, which includes identifying areas where current provision is in need of revision or improvement.
5. To teach overseas at WMG’s teaching centres or on company premises in the UK, as required.
6. To challenge thinking, foster debate and develop the ability of students to engage in critical discourse and rational thinking.
7. To participate in and develop internal and external networks, contribute to student recruitment, secure student placements, facilitate outreach work and contribute to the identification of sources of funding and the process of securing funds for scholarly activities.
8. To undertake any other duties, such as administration, as required.
The Person Specification focuses on the knowledge, skills, experience and qualifications required to undertake the role effectively. This is measured by (a) Application Form, (b) Test/Exercise, (c) Interview, (d) Presentation.
Essential Criteria 1
A PhD degree and/or postgraduate qualification with equivalent industrial research track record in a relevant engineering area (a,c)
Essential Criteria 2
A proven academic or professional track record in the field of mechanical engineering with a significant portion of this in the field of rotating machinery. (a,c,d)
Essential Criteria 3
Experience in the design of rotating machinery. (a,c,d)
Essential Criteria 4
High level of self-motivation and flexibility (a,c)
Essential Criteria 5
High level of interpersonal and written and oral communication skills. (a,c,d)
Essential Criteria 6
Ability to use a range of delivery techniques to enthuse and engage students and familiarity with strategies to promote learning. (a,c,d)
Essential Criteria 7
Experience or ability in design, development and delivery of teaching materials and programmes, including multimedia and online materials. (a,c)
Essential Criteria 8
Ability to work as a part of a team. (a,c)
Essential Criteria 9
Strong IT skills / computer literacy knowledge and experience of standard software packages. (a,c)
Essential Criteria 10
Understanding of diversity issues as they may impact on areas of teaching. (a,c)
Desirable Criteria 1
Knowledge of commercial packages relevant to CAE (CAD, CAM, FE and/or CFD), and some knowledge of mathematical modelling and computational approaches would be desirable (scripting in MATLAB, C, Java etc.). (a,c)
Desirable Criteria 2
Experience in defining GD&T and other DfM requirements for components and assemblies for dynamic systems. (a,c)
Desirable Criteria 3
A relevant doctoral or international management/business qualification. (a,c)
Desirable Criteria 4
Ability to keep abreast of new developments in the subjects or modules taught, by engaging and maintaining a research interest in the pedagogical development in conjunction with WMG research teams. (a,c)
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