Senior Teaching Fellow in Manufacturing Engineering (R210281)

Aston University

United Kingdom

August 8, 2021


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 Reference: R210281 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 post.

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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