Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering (FM11381R)

University of Bath
July 03, 2024
Offerd Salary:£45,585
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Contract Type:Open-ended
Working Time:Full time
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Job title Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering

Department Mechanical Engineering

Salary Starting from £45,585, rising to £54,395

Grade Grade 8

Contract Type Full Time, Open Ended

Placed on Wednesday 05 June 2024

Closing date Wednesday 03 July 2024

Interview date Tuesday 20 August 2024

Reference FM11381R

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About the role

The Department of Mechanical Engineering is seeking to recruit academic staff to undertake high-quality research and teaching. Two Lecturer appointments will be made and the department is particularly interested in expertise in the following areas:

  • Dynamics and Mechatronics
  • Fluid power and control
  • You will be expected to publish high-quality research papers, supervise postgraduate research students, and have the potential to obtain significant external research funding. You'll conduct original and rigorous world-leading research of significance to the academic field and of potential use to engineering practitioners.

    Teaching is expected to particularly support our well-established and highly successful Mechanical Engineering MEng undergraduate degree programmes, including our Aerospace, Automotive, Manufacturing and Management, Integrated Design Engineering, and Integrated Mechanical and Electrical Engineering degrees, as well as new MSc programmes under development. Our degree programmes have an exceptional reputation built on industry-linked teaching, rigorous academic standards, placement-provision, and graduate employability.

    Teaching will be expected in one or more of the following areas:

  • Engineering dynamics
  • Robotics/mechatronics engineering
  • Control/autonomous systems
  • As well as class teaching, you will be expected to fully participate in supervising students undertaking significant individual and group projects encompassing research or design activities.

    Further information

    As part of the selection process, you will normally be required to give a presentation to academic staff in the Department before being shortlisted for formal interview.

    Informal enquiries about the post may be made to:

  • Professor Patrick Keogh, Head of Department, Tel: +44 (0)1225 385958, [email protected]
  • Dr Sabina Gheduzzi, Senior Lecturer, Tel: +44 (0)1225 384560, [email protected]
  • Please ensure you submit your application through our website. As well as your online application, you must provide the following uploaded as additional documents (these are mandatory):

  • A CV of no more than 4 pages, covering current and key previous employment, education including degree titles/departments/universities, published journal papers, and a brief summary of research and teaching experience. Note that this may be distributed widely within the Department for comment as part of the recruitment process and please ensure that personal contact details (address/phone/email) and any other sensitive information are not included. The document should be called ‘4-page CV'.
  • A four-page outline of a potential research grant application and be prepared to discuss this at interview. Typically for Lecturer grade applicants, this application would be aimed at the EPSRC New Investigator Award and it would be expected that the successful candidate submits this within the first year of the appointment. The document should be called ‘Research proposal'.
  • As part of the selection process, you will normally be required to give a presentation to academic staff in the Department before being shortlisted for formal interview.

    About you

    Appointees will have a PhD and a developing research track record.

    You will need to be able to contribute to one or more of our priority research areas, which are:

  • Integrated systems engineering (including robotics, control, data, and design)
  • Energy (generation, transmission and storage)
  • Net zero transport
  • Advanced materials and structures
  • Biosensors/biomedical engineering
  • Sustainability
  • Climate change adaptation
  • You will be a kind and culturally aware leader who fosters an environment where every individual is valued and respected, regardless of their background or identity. You will proactively seek out diverse perspectives, recognising the richness and creativity this brings to decision-making and problem- solving. You will remain optimistic in the face of challenges, seeing them as opportunities for growth and innovation. You will understand that change is inevitable and necessary, actively encouraging your team to adapt and evolve. By promoting a culture of openness and inclusivity, coupled with a willingness to listen as well as a readiness to embrace change, you will create a dynamic and empowered team that can thrive in today's rapidly changing world.

    About the Department:

    We are one of the leading Mechanical Engineering departments in the UK and provide a progressive academic environment. You will benefit from the supportive, collaborative and well-organised Department and Faculty system at the University. There is a strong culture of providing newly appointed staff the necessary support and freedom to develop their academic careers.

    What we can offer you:

  • a very generous employer contributory pension scheme
  • generous annual leave allowance with an additional 5 discretionary days so that you can enjoy a positive work life balance
  • we are a family-friendly University and with an increasingly agile workforce, are open to flexible working arrangements
  • an excellent reward package that recognises the talents of our diverse workforce
  • a wide range of personal and professional development opportunities
  • a number of support options available for new and existing staff to help with the cost of some immigration expenses which you may be eligible for: Relocation allowance, Visa Reimbursement, Interest-Free Loan.
  • Find out more about our benefits.

    We consider ourselves to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We have an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations and have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds will lead to a better environment for our employees and students, so we encourage applications from all genders, backgrounds, and communities, particularly from under-represented groups, and value the positive impact that will have on our teams.

    We are very proud to be an autism friendly university and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

    Find out from our staff what makes the University of Bath a great place to work. Follow us @UniofBath and @UniofBathJobs on Twitter for more information.

    Further details:
  • Job Description & Person Specification

  • Terms and Conditions of Employment

  • We are constantly seeking to reduce the unconscious bias that enters any assessment process, with the goal of creating an inclusive and equal assessment process. To support this, personal details will be removed from application forms at the initial shortlisting stage.

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