Assistant Teaching Fellow in Engineering Design & Manufacturing

Coventry University

United Kingdom

October 16, 2022


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Assistant Teaching Fellow in Engineering Design & Manufacturing

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Our strategy at Coventry University continues our drive to provide a high- quality, inclusive, and empowering global education to anyone who can benefit from it. It maintains our belief that, through education, people are empowered to grow and advance in society. We all want to make a difference, we would like you to join us.

Working in the School of Mechanical Engineering, you will be committed to contributing to our continued success. You will join a School recognised for its high-quality and real-world teaching, state of the art activity-led facilities and an approach guided by and focused on industry. You will deliver and develop courses which foster a first-class educational experience while nurturing and producing industry-ready graduates.

The School values forward thinking, student-centred learning experience and well-developed industry relationships while embracing different cultures, backgrounds, abilities, and experiences of our students, colleagues and partners to create opportunities for all. As result, we are currently ranked 7th in the Guardian University Guide 2022 for our courses in Mechanical Engineering, Automotive, Aerospace and Manufacturing. As a new member of staff, you will be joining a global institution at the forefront of teaching and innovation achieving several awards including the Gold Teaching Excellence Framework in 2017 and this year's Queen's Award for Enterprise and Innovation.

The successful candidate will have experience in Engineering Design to progress a product/system through key developmental phases. The candidate will have recent applied experience of Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and may also have experience of taking designs into production.

Within the role they should be able to relate current industrial best practice techniques into a manageable format that students can realistically engage with, to ensure a rigorous approach to the design discipline. The design curriculum includes (but not limited to); design methodology, CAD/CAM, Product Bill of Materials (PBoM), verification and validation techniques.

Applicants can expect to fulfil teaching responsibility in key areas of Engineering Design; design methodology (systems approach), design tools and techniques (e.g. FM, QFD, DFx, FMEA, etc), quality control, continuous improvement processes, product life-cycle, CAD/CAM and technical drawing.

You will need to share our passion for delivering a positive student experience that puts excellence in teaching and learning at the heart of everything we do and will be able to demonstrate significant knowledge in your area of specialisation. You will be expected to support design and delivery of teaching that is engaging, innovative and responsive, that achieves excellent student learning outcomes. You must be willing to work flexibly to promote and support international partnerships, as well as potentially deliver teaching onsite at one of our international partners.

This position is a teaching focused post that will appeal to you by allowing you to focus on pedagogic practice and curriculum development. The post will attract candidates from both academic and industrial backgrounds and the successful candidate should be qualified to Honours Degree in a relevant subject. Membership of a Professional Body, a recognised teaching qualification or participation in professional educational practice/consultancy will also be advantageous.

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Coventry University provides world-class education and concentrates on applied research. The courses at the university are efficiently designed to benefit the students. The college was started back in 1843 with the Coventry College of Design but later it united with...