Lecturer / Senior Teaching Fellow
Institute of Sound & Vibration Research
Location: Highfield Campus
Salary: £39,739 to £50,296 per annum
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date: Friday 15 July 2022
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Are you passionate about developing smart, sustainable and resilient
engineering solutions? Do you have expertise in the areas of maritime,
acoustic or control engineering? Can you inspire others to address society's
future needs? Then the School of Engineering is the place to make a real
difference. A world-renowned centre for education, research and enterprise, we
have brand new, world-class facilities, a vibrant academic community and
excellent collaborative opportunities across the School.
This is an opportunity for an academic with an interest in Acoustic
Engineering, (especially in underwater acoustics), Control Engineering,
Mechatronics or Robotics in relation to sound and vibration, to contribute to
the evolution of our successful teaching and research.
Engineering at Southampton has a strong international reputation for high
quality research and as part of the wider Faculty of Engineering & Physical
Sciences was ranked top in research power in the UK for General Engineering in
the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF). Due to its reputation for
excellence in education and research it has partnered with Harbin Engineering
University (HEU), China to deliver a Joint Education Institute at HEU. Part
of your role will be to help shape and deliver this exciting new initiative.
This is a full time permanent post with a requirement to spend 6 months per
year working in Harbin, China at our Joint Education Institute with Harbin
Engineering University (HEU) for the next few years. During the annual
period spent at HEU, you will undertake teaching, student support and
programme management roles in partnership with staff from HEU. You will be
joined periodically by members of our ‘flying faculty' teaching team. There
will also be opportunities to work on programme development (education
focussed appointments) or to undertake research (balanced appointments).
Accommodation in China will be provided free of charge during your stay.
Duties during the period when you are not in China will be managed to give you
every opportunity to meet your career ambitions.
Applications are invited from those interested in a balanced research and
education post or in a more education focused role.
You will be part of the world-renowned Institute of Sound and Vibration
Research which has been at the forefront of sound and vibration since its
inception nearly 60 years ago. You will have access to our excellent
specialist acoustics and vibration testing facilities and also to the wider
facilities in the School of Engineering and opportunities to forge
collaborations across the wider Faculty of Engineering and Physics Science.
Engineering education specialists will be encouraged and supported to
develop innovative approaches to engineering education delivery, working in
collaboration with others across the university such as our Centre for Higher
Education Practice. Our opportunities for career development and promotion for
teaching specialists match those for our more research-focussed colleagues.
Your contribution will shape the direction of our engineering programmes, by
inspiring our students to meet society's future needs in a sustainable manner.
To succeed in one of these roles, you will need a relevant PhD (or equivalent
professional qualifications and experience) in Engineering, a recognised HE
teaching qualification and a track-record of published research or education
development. Highly organised, with strong communication skills, you'll be
ready to manage and motivate others. It is essential that you are able to
achieve the appropriate visa requirements to travel to China to deliver
Join us and we'll encourage you to shape a role that's tailored to your
interests and makes the most of your unique perspective. We believe equality
and diversity are fundamental to creativity and innovation, in turn enabling
us to develop and grow towards our strategic ambitions.
As a university with an Athena SWAN Silver Award we are recognised for our
commitment to improving equality for all in science and engineering, so we'll
help you find a good work/life balance. Our comprehensive benefits package
also includes a contributory pension scheme, generous holiday allowance,
subsidised health and fitness facilities, a cycle-to-work scheme, access to
childcare facilities close to our UK campus and a range of discounts.
The University of Southampton is in the top 1% of world universities and in
the top 10 of the UK's research-intensive universities. The University of
Southampton is committed to sustainability and being a globally responsible
university and has recently been awarded the Platinum EcoAward. This commits
all of our staff and students to take responsibility for managing their
activities to minimise harm to the environment, whether this is through
switching off non-essential electrical equipment or using the recycling
You should submit your completed online application form at
https: // jobs.soton.ac.uk. The application deadline will be midnight on the
closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Holly
Shergold (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 5719, or email
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