Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer/ Reader

University of Glassgow
February 28, 2023
Offerd Salary:£37,474 - £42,155
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Contract Type:Open-ended
Working Time:Full time
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Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer/ Reader

Job Purpose

To carry out research and scholarship in the areas of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (e.g. in Microelectronics, Power Engineering, Engineering Design, Digital Design, Embedded systems, Communications and other relevant fields).

To deliver an excellent student experience through teaching and assessment as well as contribute to management and administration. At Grade 7 to 9, demonstrate leadership and contribute to academic and strategic management of our collaborative teaching programmes with China.

For consideration at Reader level:

To provide strategic leadership and operational management oversight of academic and any other activities associated with the University of Glasgow Partnership with UESTC (Chengdu and Hainan), promote coordination between colleagues in Glasgow and China, and develop research activity and external relations within China and East Asia.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

Perform the following range of activities

1. Develop, lead and sustain personal and group research aligned appropriately with the teaching and the School/College/University.

2. Enhance your research profile, reputation and esteem through;

  • Establishing and sustaining a track record of independent and joint publications of international quality in high quality refereed journals, generating research impact in terms of economic/societal benefit;
  • Presentation at international and national conferences and at internal/external seminars, colloquia and workshops;
  • Identification of potential funding sources and the development of proposals to secure funding from internal/external bodies to support future research;
  • Developing and maintaining collaborations with colleagues across the School/College/University and external Academic and Industrial Partners;
  • Contribution to team/group meetings/seminars/workshops and activities to enhance the wider knowledge, outputs and culture of the School/College.
  • 3. Contribute to the planning, organisation and delivery of high-quality teaching, supervision and assessment activities across under/postgraduate programmes within the Subject/School.

    4. Contribute to the ongoing development and design of under/postgraduate curricula, to ensure a research led approach to student learning and assessment in the discipline and/or profession.

    5. Manage a variety of academic administrative activities, including timely delivery of effective and constructive feedback on assessment, and provision of pastoral support.

    6. Contribute to the management and organisational duties of the School, as assigned by the Head of School.

    7. Engage in personal, professional and career development.

    8. Contribute to the enhancement of the University's international profile in line with the University's Strategic Plan.

    Knowledge, Qualifications, Skills and Experience


    For appointment at Grade 7:


    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 A developing national / international reputation, evidenced by esteem indicators, in a field that matches or enhances existing activities within the School.

    For appointment at Grade 9/Reader:

    A3 An extensive and established reputation in research and/or teaching within the subject area to develop new knowledge and understanding within the field.

    A4 An extensive and established reputation in research and/or teaching within an existing area in the School as evidenced by esteem indicators.


    B1 Knowledge of the higher education environment in China and East Asia.


    For appointment at Grade 7:


    C1 Ability, drive and influence to develop 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 Good team leadership skills including demonstrable supervisory skills.

    C8 A strong commitment to high quality, research led, student orientated teaching and proven ability to engage students to inspire learning, and to provide pastoral care to students.

    For appointment at Grade 8/9/Reader:

    C9 Excellent leadership skills, able to develop early career academic colleagues and manage a research team.

    C10 Excellent influencing and collaboration skills to facilitate shaping the research agenda of the academic community and funders.

    C11 Exceptional commitment to high quality teaching, enthusing students and inspiring learning.


    For appointment at Grade 7:


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

    E2 Evidence of an emerging track record of presentations and publications.

    E3 Experience in undertaking independent research and contributing to successful funding applications.

    E4 Excellent track record of development and delivery of teaching, tutoring or demonstrating at undergraduate or postgraduate level.

    For appointment to Grade8/9/Reader the following criteria should also be met:

    For appointment at Grade 8:

    E5 Demonstrate enhanced leadership, academic responsibility and strategic management, particularly through internationally leading research, outputs and funding.

    E6 Strong track record of undertaking research, publishing in high impact journals at national and international level, and in attracting external research funding.

    E7 Excellent track record of contribution to academic and administration activities in a research-led institution.

    For appointment at Grade 9:

    E8 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.

    For appointment at Grade 9/Reader:

    E9 Evidence the above criteria to a higher degree, particularly in generation of research, outputs, funding, supervision, and knowledge exchange/impact.

    For appointment at Reader:

    E10 Excel significantly in generation of research, outputs, funding, supervision, and knowledge exchange/impact.

    Further Information

    Two positions are available.

    Candidates with prior experience in research and teaching in the area of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (e.g. in Microelectronics, Power Engineering, Engineering Design, Digital Design, Embedded systems, Communications and other relevant fields) are encouraged to apply.

    This post is based at the main campus of the University of Glasgow, but it is a requirement that the appointee will travel regularly to the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China UESTC in Chengdu and Hainan, PR China. It is expected that the appointee will travel to China (both Chengdu and Hainan) around 4-6 times per annum for visits typically of 14 to 21 days duration, but longer or more frequent visits may be required to meet operational demands.

    Terms and Conditions

    Salary will be Grade 7/8/9 £37,474 - £42,155 / £46,047 - £53,353 / £54,949 - £61,823 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.

    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: 107508

    Closing date: 28 February 2023

    Vacancy Ref : 107508 Close Date : 28-Feb-2023 23:45

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