Senior Teaching Fellow in Manufacturing Engineering
Engineering & Technology
Location: Aston University Main Campus
Salary: £51,034 to £59,135 per annum
Grade: Grade 10
Contract Type: Continuing
Basis: Full Time
Closing Date: 23.59 hours BST on Sunday 08 August 2021
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Release Date: Monday 19 July 2021
Applications are invited for the post of Senior Teaching Fellow in
Manufacturing and Systems Engineering within Aston University's Professional
Engineering Centre, a department within the College of Engineering and
Physical Sciences, which delivers a broad range of work-based learning
programmes, including Foundations Degrees, Degree Apprenticeships and
Professional Engineering programmes. The common theme of all these programmes
is the emphasis on working with employers to produce graduates who, in
addition to all the normal academic abilities, have demonstrated the
competencies and capabilities required for accelerated employment success.
With our emphasis on promoting greater access, diversity and inclusion our
students come from a wide range of ages, backgrounds and educational
experiences, for whom our blended, work-based, distance learning programmes
offer the best opportunity for their professional development. For suitable
applicants this position role may also the role of Programme Director for the
MSc Professional Engineering programme a role as a Programme Director.
Applicants for this post must be a Chartered Engineer, with working experience
as a professional engineer, and have a first degree in
general/manufacturing/mechanical engineering or a related discipline and
desirably an MEng/MSc or EngD/PhD qualification in a
general/manufacturing/mechanical engineering or a related discipline. We would
also expect applicants to hold a formal teaching qualification such as a PGCHE
and / or have achieved FHEA or above, or be willing to achieve this once in
We are particularly keen to hear from applicants with experience of teaching
in one or more of the following areas: Manufacturing Engineering; Systems
Engineering; Computer Aided Manufacturing; Electro-mechanical Engineering;
Robotics; Lean Manufacturing and Continuous Improvement. Applicants who in
addition also have, or would like to develop, teaching experience related to
sustainability and the zero-carbon agenda would be very welcome.
It is essential that applicant either have experience of designing,
delivering, and managing work-based learning programmes, or alternatively are
fully committed to developing their teaching delivery in this approach, as
this constitutes the major part of our work and the successful applicant will
be expected to develop, innovate, and teach with such learning materials, in
both the role of Module Owner and as a co-deliverer supporting other Module
Owners. The successful applicant will also be expected to work with colleagues
to innovate and improve our delivery and assessment tools at both
undergraduate and postgraduate levels as we continue to expand our range of
programmes and innovate with their formats. Excellent communication and
cooperation with other members of the teaching, coaching and administration
teams, as well as strict adherence to quality assurance measures are therefore
all essential to the role.
Applicants should be familiar with VLE software such as Blackboard or Moodle,
and be able to demonstrate a record of positive student feedback.
In addition, the successful applicant will be expected to be play a key role
in all the operational aspects of the Centre including engagement with
employers and professional bodies, acting as either academic or professional
supervisor to students, and taking part in open days and helping with outreach
activities. Where appropriate, there will also be opportunity for involvement
in, or leadership of, key operational areas.
Informal enquires about this post may be made to Bill Glew
Please note: Redeployee will be given prior consideration for vacancies.
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