Assistant Professor (Teaching Focussed) in Electric Machines Manufacturing (106608-1122) . Job Reference: 1889095

University of Warwick
December 14, 2022
Offerd Salary:£43,414 to £51,805
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Contract Type:Fixed Term Contract
Working Time:Full time
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£43,414 to £51,805 per annum


University of Warwick, Coventry

Vacancy Overview

Fixed Term Contract (Ends 30/09/2024), 36.5 hours per week (1.0 FTE)

WMG is a vibrant, cutting-edge research institution at the University of Warwick. We have a great opportunity to join our Power Electronics and Electric Machines Group. You will be working in a multi-disciplinary team with many industrial collaborations delivering projects with varied funding schemes, related to the latest technological developments in high performance electric machines and power electronics systems.

Within a 2-year dedicated project, our ambition is three-fold with: re- skilling the work force working currently on combustion engines, educating the next generation of engineers, and widening participation to STEM courses. We are looking for a talented teacher to develop and deliver industry workshops on electric machines and their manufacturing, improve our current modules in the MSc Sustainable Automotive Engineering by including hands-on activities and develop a new MSc program on Power Electronics and Electric Machines across their wide range of applications and contribute to WMG's outreach activities.

We welcome applicants with teaching experience on electric machines or manufacturing in academia , and those with significant industry experience of manufacturing or electric machines programmes who are seeking a career change to an academic teaching role. You will gain a high degree of expertise on both aspects, using intensively the research facilities, especially the DER Winding Centre of Excellence.

This is an exciting opportunity for you to develop your own professional profile and work collaboratively, while opening a wide range of opportunities for future career steps, either in the research or teaching teams at WMG and School of Engineering or externally. 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 Silver Award, and the University of Warwick holds an Institutional Silver Award: 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, develop and deliver industry workshops for re-skilling the UK supply chain about Electric Machines and their Manufacturing, up-skilling the next generation of engineers and widening the recruitment of students to STEM courses.


Teaching and Learning Support

1. To design teaching materials and deliver workshops and hands-on activities about electric machines and their manufacturing for a wide range of audience.

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 electric machines 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 teaching and/or industry programmes in one of the following areas: Electrical machines, Manufacturing. (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 presenting technical content to a wide range of audiences and/or mentoring and supporting learners. (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 and practical activities 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 in a new area of expertise. (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 engineering 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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