Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer/ Reader in Composites Engineering

University of Glassgow
June 30, 2024
Offerd Salary:£39,347- £44,263
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Contract Type:Open-ended
Working Time:Full time
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Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer/ Reader in Composites Engineering

Job Purpose

To carry out research and scholarship in the area of composites engineering, deliver an excellent student experience through teaching and assessment, contribute to management and administration, demonstrate leadership, and contribute to academic and strategic management.

For appointment at Reader you will have an outstanding track record of national and international distinction and leadership in research, including publications, income, and awards, bringing external recognition and distinction to yourself and the University.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

1. Pursue and deliver independent research proposals and/or collaborative research projects, project managing research activities, supervising and taking responsibility for the research team. Securing external resources to support research individually and/or jointly, as appropriate to the subject area.

2. Develop an expert reputation in the field by effective dissemination and publishing of research findings in leading journals and conferences, and where appropriate undertaking knowledge exchange activities.

3. Make a substantial contribution to developing and enhancing the research profile of the School/College. Establishing and leading research collaborations with appropriate individuals and groups within the University, including multi-disciplinary links, and developing external research collaborations both nationally and internationally, to ensure that research activities are at the forefront of the field.

4. Actively contribute to the effective management and administration of the College/School, assuming responsibility for the management of allocated resources and contributing to the wider organisation of the subject area.

5. Carry out course administration within required timescales ensuring effective communication of information, in particular assessment requirements and criteria and timely and constructive feedback on assessment.

6. Develop effective approaches which enhance intellectual understanding and innovation in the field and support and enhance course delivery, course organisation, feedback and assessment. This may involve blended and/or online provision.

8. Develop effective working relationships with students and early career staff in the subject specialism, providing specialist advice, support and academic leadership. Work in partnership with relevant student services teams, respond appropriately to the diverse range of learning approaches and learner needs.

9. To supervise project work at undergraduate and Masters levels and take forward the supervision and training of postgraduate research students.

10. Take on administrative or management roles within the subject/School as assigned by the Head of School or designated authority.

11 Engage in personal, professional and career development as appropriate.

12. Undertake any other reasonable duties as required by the Head of School.

13. To contribute to the enhancement of the University's international profile in line with the University's Strategic Plan, World Changers Together.

Knowledge, Qualifications, Skills and Experience



A1 Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework level 12 PhD or equivalent in related discipline with a growing reputation for scholarship within the subject area.

A2 An extensive and established reputation in research and/or teaching within the subject area to develop new knowledge and understanding within the field.



C1 Ability, drive and influence to develop and sustain an international research profile.

C2 Research creativity and strong cross discipline collaborative ability as appropriate.

C3 Excellent communication skills, with ability to communicate complex data/concepts clearly and concisely.

C4 Excellent interpersonal skills and a collegiate approach.

C5 Appropriate workload/time/project/budget/people management skills.

C6 Extensive IT and data analysis/interpretation skills.

C7 Excellent leadership skills, able to develop early career academic colleagues and manage a research team.

C8 Exceptional commitment to high quality teaching, enthusing students and proven ability to engage students to inspire learning, and to provide pastoral care to students.

C9 Excellent influencing and collaboration skills to facilitate shaping the research agenda of the academic community and funders.



E1 Sufficient depth of relevant research experience including postdoctoral experience, appropriate to an early career academic.

E2 Strong track record of undertaking research, publishing in high impact journals at national and international level, and in attracting external research funding.

E3 Excellent track record of development and delivery of teaching, tutoring or demonstrating at undergraduate or postgraduate level.

E4 Excellent track record of contribution to academic and administration activities in a research led institution.

For appointment to higher grades the following criterial should also be met.

For appointment at Grade 9:

E5 In addition, demonstrate a distinctive contribution to the academic community through a leading role nationally and internationally e.g. shaping research agendas, advising review panels and funders.

E6 A track record in successfully funded projects as a principal investigator.

For appointment at Grade 9/Reader:

E7 Evidence the above criteria to a higher degree, particularly in generation of research, outputs, funding, supervision, and knowledge exchange/impact.

For appointment at Reader:

E8 Excel significantly in generation of research, outputs, funding, supervision, and knowledge exchange/impact.

Job Features

We are one of the most research-intensive Engineering Schools in the UK with an annual research income of more than £30M. In the 2021 Research Excellence Framework, we were ranked top in Scotland for engineering research excellence and joint 12th in the UK. The dissemination of our research results ranked 5th in the UK. The School has a collegiate and interdisciplinary vision to tackle societal challenges in Healthcare technologies, Quantum and Nanotechnologies, Net Zero and Connecting People. It operates the James Watt Nanofabrication Centre, a £50M research asset; major capabilities for the UK National Wind Tunnel Facility; the Centre for Advanced Electronics (CAE); the Centre for Medical and Industrial Ultrasonics (CMIU); the Scottish Government Centre for 5G technology; the Centre for the Cellular Microenvironment (CeMI), the Glasgow Computational Engineering Centre (GCEC) and the Glasgow Centre for Sustainable Energy. All our Research Divisions support a broad range of research, led by our world-leading academics. All our research is carried out in our extensive laboratory and computing facilities.

The School offers 20 undergraduate programmes in Aeronautical, Biomedical, Civil, Electrical and Mechanical disciplines leading to B.Eng. and M.Eng. degrees. Our programmes provide for both single discipline and interdisciplinary studies to meet the needs of employers, and most are in the top-10 of UK league tables. The School also offers a range of taught postgraduate Masters programmes including interdisciplinary studies with Computing Science, Earth Sciences, Physics and Life Sciences. The School leads two Centres for Doctoral Training and is a partner in two more. Opportunities to study for a Ph.D. are available in every Division.


It is the University of Glasgow's mission to foster an inclusive and collegial climate, which ensures equality in our working, learning, research and teaching environment. The James Watt School of Engineering strongly endorses the principles of Athena SWAN, including a supportive and flexible working environment, with commitment from all levels of the School in promoting gender equity.

We particularly welcome applications from women and other under-represented groups in engineering to deliver a balanced workforce. It is widely reported that prospective candidates evaluate their fit with essential criteria differentially by gender. If you are unclear whether you meet the essential criteria, you are encouraged to contact us informally for a confidential discussion.

Details of JWSE's Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Group and our Athena SWAN Silver Award, Action Plan and activities can be found at: gla.ac.uk/schools/engineering/aboutus/equalitydiversityandinclusion/

The School's Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Group is happy to answer questions from applicants on gender equality in representation, progression and success (Dr Rair Macedo: ([email protected]).

How to apply

Please note that as part of your application you must supply the following documents appended to your cover letter. A failure to do this may mean that you are not shortlisted for interview.

(i) A point-by-point summary indicating how you meet the essential and desirable criteria listed in the job description. This must address and demonstrate how you meet EACH of the essential / desirable criteria, e.g., “A1: I graduated with a PhD in Engineering, specialising in the area of X, from the University of Y in 2010.”

(ii) A one-page research statement outlining your vision for research.

(iii) A one-page teaching statement outlining what you think matters for teaching.

Terms and Conditions

Salary will be Grade 7/8/9 £39,347- £44,263 / £48,350 - £56,021 / £57,969 - £64,941 per annum.

This post is full time and open ended.

As part of Team UofG you will be a member of a world changing, inclusive community, which values ambition, excellence, integrity and curiosity.

As a valued member of our team, you can expect:

1 A warm welcoming and engaging organisational culture, where your talents are developed and nurtured, and success is celebrated and shared.

2 An excellent employment package with generous terms and conditions including 41 days of leave for full time staff, pension - pensions handbook https: // www. gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/payandpensions/pensions/, benefits and discount packages.

3 A flexible approach to working.

4 A commitment to support your health and wellbeing, including a free 6-month UofG Sport membership for all new staff joining the University https: // www. gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/staff/healthwellbeing/.

We believe that we can only reach our full potential through the talents of all. Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of our values. Applications are particularly welcome from across our communities and in particular people from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community, and other protected characteristics who are under-represented within the University. Read more on how the University promotes and embeds all aspects of equality and diversity within our community https: // www. gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/humanresources/equalitydiversity/.

We endorse the principles of Athena Swan https: // www. gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/humanresources/equalitydiversity/athenaswan/ and hold bronze, silver and gold awards across the University.

The University of Glasgow has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK. If you require a Skilled Worker visa to work in the UK, you will be required to meet the eligibility requirements of the visa route to be assigned a Certificate of Sponsorship.

Please note that this post may be eligible to be sponsored under the Skilled Worker visa route if tradeable points can be used under the Skilled Worker visa rules. For more information please visit: https: // www. gov.uk/skilled- worker-visa

We are investing in our organisation, and we will invest in you too. Please visit our website https: // www. gla.ac.uk/explore/jobs/ for more information.

Vacancy reference number: 146031

Closing date: 30th June 2024

Vacancy Ref : 146031 Close Date : 30-Jun-2024 23:45

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