Assistant Professor (Teaching Focussed)(Automotive Powertrain Electrification) (105279-1122) . Job Reference: 1889161

University of Warwick
December 14, 2022
Offerd Salary:£43,414 to £51,805
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Vacancy Type/Job category

Teaching Only




£43,414 to £51,805 per annum


University of Warwick, Coventry

Vacancy Overview

Previous Candidates Need Not Apply

Permanent Position, 36.5 hours per week (1.0 FTE)

Two positions available

The Future Mobility: Energy education group within WMG continue to see rapid growth in our undergraduate, post-graduate, degree apprenticeship and industry short courses. We now have a vacancy for a new post, teaching across our vehicle electrification programmes and specialising in Automotive Powertrain Electrification.

This is a teaching focussed role, and your primary aim will be the successful design and delivery of our education programmes. You will work with key stakeholders within WMG, the wider Warwick community and partners in industry to update courses and teaching materials and deliver teaching, tutoring and project supervision across our full range of courses. We welcome applicants with teaching experience from a similar role elsewhere in academia, and also those with significant industry experience of systems engineering, simulation modelling or vehicle integration who are seeking a career change to an academic teaching role.

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 Sliver Award, and the University of Warwick holds an Institutional Silver Award also: a national initiative that recognises 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.

Interview Date: TBC

Job Description


To undertake high quality teaching, provide academic leadership and supervise modules in Automotive Powertrain Electrification and to develop and enhance the reputation of vehicle electrification teaching and learning at WMG, both internally and externally.


Teaching and Learning Support

1. To have academic ownership for modules, design teaching materials and deliver Automotive Powertrain Electrification education/ teaching across a range of modules.

2. To use appropriate teaching, learning support and assessment methods.

3. To supervise undergraduate and postgraduate student projects as appropriate.

4. To identify areas where current provision is in need of revision and contribute to continuous improvement of Automotive Powertrain Electrification teaching and learning.

5. To contribute to the planning, design and development of objectives and resources.

6. To set, mark and assess work and examinations and provide timely and worthwhile feedback to students.

7. To be able to differentiate tasks set for different ability levels using the appropriate media.

8. Where required act as the leader of an element of study (such as a course, module, programme, etc).

9. To challenge thinking, foster debate and develop the ability of students to engage in critical discourse and rational thinking.

Research and Scholarship

1. To engage in and apply subject, professional, pedagogic and practitioner research and other scholarly activities and extend, transform and apply knowledge acquired from scholarship to teaching and share excellent practice within the teaching team.

2. Where appropriate conduct individual or collaborative scholarly projects.

3. To develop and produce learning materials and disseminate the results of scholarly activity.

Administration and Other Activities

1. 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.

2. To act as a personal tutor and where necessary be responsible for the pastoral care of students within a specified area.

3. To undertake specific departmental roles as may be required.

4. 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.

5. To participate in relevant professional activities, for example non- teaching CPD.

6. Ensure compliance with health and safety in all aspects of work and, where appropriate, undertake risk assessments.

7. Where required act as discipline group leader, usually to a limited degree.

Person Specification

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

Honours degree or equivalent (2.1 or above) in a relevant field. (a,c)

Essential Criteria 2

Masters, equivalent or higher qualification in a relevant field. (a,c)

Essential Criteria 3

Significant proven experience in academic and/or industrial teaching in one or more of the following areas: Systems Engineering, Simulation Modelling, Vehicle Integration, Batteries, Electric drivetrain, Power Electronics, and Grid Integration. (a,c,d)

Essential Criteria 4

Possession of a teaching qualification or HEA accreditation, or willingness to complete Warwick APPTE or seek HEA accreditation when in post. (a,c)

Essential Criteria 5

Significant proven experience in designing teaching materials in Automotive Powertrain Electrification. (a,c,d)

Essential Criteria 6

Proven experience of project supervision and/ or mentoring of professional staff. (a,c)

Essential Criteria 7

Ability to use a range of techniques to adapt to the needs of the learners and familiarity with strategies to promote learning. (a,c,d)

Essential Criteria 8

Experience or a willingness to use e-learning technologies to engage learners. (a,c)

Essential Criteria 9

Understanding of diversity equal opportunities as they may impact on areas of teaching. (a,c)

Essential Criteria 10

Effective engagement and facilitation skills with proven ability to quickly gain credibility and competence. (a,c)

Essential Criteria 11

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. (a,c)

Essential Criteria 12

Good interpersonal skills; the ability to relate well to colleagues and different kinds of students'. (a,c,d)

Essential Criteria 13

Engaged in continuous professional development. (a,c)

Desirable Criteria 1

A relevant doctoral qualification. (a,c)

Desirable Criteria 2

Understanding of scholarly activity within Automotive Powertrain Electrification education/ general education. (a,c)

Desirable Criteria 3

Experience of teaching and learning administration. (a,c)

Further Particulars

For further information about the University of Warwick, please read our University Further Particulars.

For further information about the department, please visit the departmental website.

We believe there should be no barriers to continuing education, and we strive to ensure that the future workforce has the skills they need to become the UK's upcoming engineers and inventors.

Our unique approach to undergraduate education enables full-time students, Higher Apprentices, and full-time employees to gain an engineering degree.

Our teaching staff deliver educational programmes not just at Warwick, but internationally, and the knowledge we can leverage from our research excellence enables our students to reach their highest possible standards.

Full details of our range of undergraduate and Degree Apprenticeships can be found via this link.

If you would like further information about the HEA accreditation or APPTE requirements, these links should help.

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Warwick is committed to building an organisation of mutual respect and dignity, promoting a welcoming, diverse and inclusive working and learning environment. We recognise that everyone is different in a variety of visible and non-visible ways, and that those differences are to be recognised, respected, and valued. Where possible, we go beyond legislation to provide a place where everyone can thrive, supporting all staff to achieve their full potential. We aspire to remove economic, social and cultural barriers that may otherwise prevent people from succeeding.

We therefore welcome and encourage applications from all communities regardless of culture, background, age, disability, sex/gender, gender identity or expression, ethnicity, religion/belief, or sexual or romantic orientation. To find out more about our social inclusion work at Warwick visit our webpages here.

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As an organisation using the (DBS) Disclosure and Barring Service to assess applicants' suitability for positions of trust, the University of Warwick complies with the DBS Code of Practice and undertakes not to discriminate unfairly against any subject of a Disclosure on the basis of a conviction or other information revealed. More information is available on the University's Vacancy pages and applicants may request a copy of the DBS Code of Practice.

Closing Date

14 Dec 2022

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