Lecturer / Senior Lecturer

University of Glassgow
July 31, 2024
Offerd Salary:£39,347- £44,263
Working address:N/A
Contract Type:Open-ended
Working Time:Full time
Working type:N/A
Ref info:N/A
Lecturer / Senior Lecturer

The James Watt School of Engineering (JWSE) at the University of Glasgow is an energetic and growing international centre of excellence for Engineering research and teaching. The School leads research in Autonomous Systems & Connectivity; Biomedical Engineering; Electronics & Nanoscale Engineering; Infrastructure & Environment; and Systems, Power & Energy. We have 172 academics and 176 post-doctoral researchers supported by 62 technicians and 33 professional services staff. We also have more than 500 research students working towards doctorates.

Our School has been working in partnership with the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China for over a decade and delivers a unique programme of engineering education to over 2,500 students each year. Whilst the base of operations is Chengdu in the west of China, we have recently established a second college in Hainan, south China. Our partnership is widely considered to be a flagship example of transnational education.

Our fundamental research, hosted on the Glasgow campus, is developed with the ambition to lead to industrial and academic impact. We expect the successful appointees to complement and synergise with existing activities and to develop a network of collaborations locally (across the James Watt School of Engineering and the University) as well as to liaise with industry to translate their research to the highest impact.

Whilst this post is based at the University's main campus in Glasgow, you will be required to live and work in Chengdu or Lingshui Li'an for the equivalent of a semester (18-20 weeks) each year, for the discharge of your teaching duties.

We are seeking to appoint multiple positions at Lecturer / Senior Lecturer (equivalent to Assistant and Associate Professor) who will contribute to teaching, research and scholarship in areas of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (e.g. in Microelectronics, Power Engineering, Engineering Design, Digital Design, Embedded Systems, Communications, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence, and other relevant fields).

We particularly welcome applications from women and other under-represented groups in engineering to deliver a balanced workforce.

For more information about these positions please contact:

Professor Muhammad Imran ([email protected]), Dean Transnational Engineering Education

Job Purpose

To deliver an excellent student experience through teaching and assessment; to undertake research and scholarship in a priority area within electrical and electronics engineering; to contribute to management and administration; to play a leadership role in your areas of academic and professional expertise.

The teaching responsibilities of this post will be delivered from the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC) campuses and will require you to live and work overseas in Chengdu and/or Lingshui Li'an, China, for the equivalent of at least one teaching semester per year (typically 18 - 20 weeks).

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. Contribute to the planning, organisation and delivery of high-quality teaching, supervision and assessment activities across under/postgraduate programmes within the Subject/School.

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

• Establishing and sustaining a track record of insdependent 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.

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 Glasgow College, as assigned by an Executive Dean, and the wider 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



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.

A3 Membership of a relevant professional body or commitment to achieving professional status within two years of appointment.

For appointment at Grade 9:

A4 An extensive and established reputation in research and teaching within the subject area to develop new knowledge and understanding within the field.

A5 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:

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.



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 Grade 8/9 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.

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

Further Information

Job Features

Multiple positions are available.

Whilst your post is based at the University's main campus in Glasgow the teaching responsibilities of this post will be delivered from the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC) campuses and will require you to live and work overseas in Chengdu and Lingshui Li'an, China, for the equivalent of at least one teaching semester per year (typically 18 - 20 weeks) and, if appropriate, at any other of the University's overseas bases, or elsewhere as may be required in order to discharge your duties.

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 three dual award EEE undergraduate BEng (Honours) programmes with specialisations in Information Engineering, Communications, and Microelectronics and has in the region of 2,500 students studying with our partner in China.


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 and confirming your flexibility to teach in China for the equivalent of one semester each year.

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 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: 148970

Closing date: 31st July 2024

Vacancy Ref : 148970 Close Date : 31-Jul-2024 23:45

From this employer

Recent blogs

Recent news