Vacancy Type/Job category
School of Engineering
Mechanical, Materials and Process Stream
£32,348 - £42,155 per annum
University of Warwick, Coventry
2 x Permanent positions, 1.0 FTE.
The School of Engineering is seeking to appoint up to two Teaching Fellows to
undertake development, delivery and administration of teaching and learning in
Mechanical Engineering Design. Successful candidates will support teaching,
learning and assessment activities on several design-focussed modules offered
by the School on our undergraduate, taught masters and degree apprenticeship
courses. They will contribute to the Engineering Build Space facility,
supporting student work and supervising projects. They will be members of the
Mechanical, Materials and Process Engineering Discipline Stream and may give
lectures and tutorials, and will supervise student laboratory work. Their
high-quality teaching will ensure a high-quality student experience while
maintaining academic rigour. They will contribute to open days and outreach
All applicants must include both a curriculum vitae (no length restriction)
and a statement not exceeding five pages of how they meet the person
specification for the post. The statement should include some examples of
previous mechanical design projects they have worked on along with some
comments on how they were (or could be) applied to teaching Mechanical
Engineering Design. Applicants should not upload additional documents (e.g.
theses, research papers, research proposals, certificates) which have not
been specifically requested, and applications should focus on the candidate's
experience for a teaching-focussed post.
You will have a good honours degree in a relevant subject. You may be working
towards, or may have been awarded, a doctoral level qualification in a
relevant area. You will have subject expertise in design and manufacturing
beyond that in your undergraduate degree. You will have experience in teaching
in higher education or in an appropriate industrial context.
You will have strong communication, IT, time management and organisational
skills, along with excellent interpersonal skills with relevant experience of
working independently and as part of a team. You will have an understanding of
equal opportunity issues and practical health and safety concerns in a
teaching or industrial context. You must have the capacity to contribute
collegiately to the life and community of the School by undertaking a variety
of duties, such as supporting offer holder days and outreach activities which
may occasionally require evening and weekend work.
Applications from candidates in groups under-represented in the Engineering
sector are particularly welcome.
The University aims to promote work life balance for all employees and the
School of Engineering will consider a range of possible flexible working
arrangements in order to recruit the best candidate.
Informal enquiries can be made to Prof. John Murphy (Discipline Stream Leader
for Mechanical, Materials and Process Engineering,
firstname.lastname@example.org) or Prof. Georgia Kremmyda (Head of Teaching,
School of Engineering, email@example.com).
Interview Date: TBC.
To undertake design, delivery and administration of teaching at undergraduate,
postgraduate and degree apprenticeship level in Mechanical, Materials and
Process Engineering within the School of Engineering. To provide professional
support for teaching, learning and assessment activities, including practical
and computational work in the area of Engineering Design and Manufacturing. To
supervise and support student projects, and to provide academic and pastoral
support to students in the School of Engineering. To contribute to the
development of high-quality teaching and the provision of a positive student
experience. To contribute to open days and outreach activities.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
1. To contribute to the educational goals of the School of Engineering,
including appropriate management and administrative responsibilities related
to programme delivery and curriculum development.
2. To develop and apply teaching, learning and assessment approaches which
may be novel or innovative, which create interest, understanding and
enthusiasm among students. This may be across a range of modules, within a
specific subject area or in relation to the School's Engineering Build Space
3. To contribute to aspects of teaching, learning and assessment, design and
delivery, including the creation of materials to support the full range of
activities, including laboratories and project work.
4. To contribute to curriculum design and review, at a module and course
level as required.
5. To transfer novel or innovative teaching approaches to other teaching
staff as required.
6. To be an active and collegial member of the Engineering Build Space
community, working effectively with relevant academic colleagues, the
Facilities Manager, and relevant technical staff.
7. To fulfil a range of student facing roles associated with the School's
Engineering Build Space facility including project support and student design
8. To maintain an excellent level of technical awareness and technical
competency in relation to current technologies and engineering practice in
relation to Engineering Design and Manufacturing.
9. To undertake relevant training and pursue opportunities to work towards
professional teaching qualifications (if not already held).
10. To undertake specific departmental roles, and contribute to departmental
activities such as outreach work, student recruitment, or open days, as
11. To be active in the academic environment including attending Stream and
School meetings, participating in committees and working groups within the
School of Engineering, the Faculty and the University.
12. To ensure compliance with health and safety in all aspects of work and
other University regulations and good practice in all aspects of work and,
where appropriate, undertake risk assessments.
13. To support and comply with the University and School of Engineering
teaching quality assurance standards and procedures, including the provision
of such information as may be required by the School or the University.
14. To engage in external academic activities in accordance with the School
of Engineering strategy and which enhance our national/international
reputation. Such activities may include: membership of committees of academic
bodies; external examining; working with relevant professional institutions;
participation in knowledge transfer; development of industrial links and other
related activities; and publishing in journals.
You will not be required to undertake research activities, although there may
be opportunities to do so when compatible with teaching-related commitments.
You will be encouraged to support the ongoing research activities of the
School where possible.
The duties and responsibilities outlined are for guidance on the main aspects
of the job. The post holder will be expected to be flexible in their duties
and may be assigned other duties at the discretionary of their line manager.
Occasional weekend, evening and overseas working may be required.
The Person Specification focuses on the knowledge, skills, experience and
qualifications required to undertake the role effectively. This is measured by
(a) Application Form, (b) Test/Exercise, (c) Interview, (d)
Essential Criteria 1
Good honours degree in a relevant discipline. (a)
Essential Criteria 2
Postgraduate qualification or proven teaching or industrial experience in a
relevant area. (a, c)
Essential Criteria 3
Sufficient breadth and depth of specialist knowledge in Mechanical Engineering
to develop learning, teaching and assessment activities relevant to the School
of Engineering's teaching programmes. (a, c, d)
Essential Criteria 4
Proven experience, ability and achievements in teaching in higher education or
an appropriate industrial context. (a, c, d)
Essential Criteria 5
Familiarity with relevant aspects of mechanical engineering design, including
computer-aided design, and suitable manufacturing techniques. (a, c, d)
Essential Criteria 6
Hands-on experience with working with a substantial number of manufacturing
techniques relevant to the Engineering Build Space (e.g., forming, laser
cutting, 3D printing, CNC machining). (a, c)
Essential Criteria 7
Strong time management and organisational skills. (a, c)
Essential Criteria 8
Demonstrable ability to work collaboratively and effectively with academic and
administrative colleagues, including those external to the University, to
promote and contribute towards a collegial environment. (a, c)
Essential Criteria 9
Demonstrable capacity to contribute collegiately to the life and community of
the School by undertaking a variety of duties, such as supporting offer holder
days and outreach activities, which will occasionally require evening or
weekend work. (a, c)
Essential Criteria 10
Strong communication skills including the ability to communicate effectively
in English, both verbally and in writing. (a, c, d)
Essential Criteria 11
Excellent interpersonal skills with relevant experience of working
independently and as part of a team. (a, c, d)
Essential Criteria 12
Understanding and practical health and safety experience in a teaching or
industrial context. (a, c)
Essential Criteria 13
Good IT skills, including Microsoft Office, and proven ability to use IT to
write technical papers and presentations. (a, d)
Essential Criteria 14
Understanding of equal opportunity issues as they may impact on areas of
teaching and a commitment to promoting an inclusive teaching and learning
environment. (a, c)
Desirable Criteria 1
Award of a PhD or equivalent doctoral-level qualification. (a, c)
Desirable Criteria 2
Evidenced experience of research in mechanical engineering design,
manufacturing or engineering pedagogy. (a, c, d)
Desirable Criteria 3
Experience with conducting projects in collaboration with industry or relevant
experience gained working in industry. (a, c, d)
Desirable Criteria 4
Evidence of progress towards a relevant professional teaching qualification.
The School of Engineering at the University of Warwick is a multidisciplinary
department with strengths in research and teaching. The School teaches a range
of undergraduate and taught Masters courses, and usually has > 1,200 students
on taught courses with an annual Year 1 undergraduate intake of > 320
students. Students on our conventional undergraduate programmes follow a
common programme of study in Year 1 and the first term of Year 2. After this,
most students choose to join specialised engineering courses for the remainder
of their degrees. Mechanical Engineering is usually the most popular
specialism and can be studied at BEng or MEng level. The School has also
recently launched a Degree Apprenticeship course in Electromechanical
Engineering (EMDA), which will grow significantly over the next few years.
The School is divided into four Discipline Streams (Civil and Environmental
Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Mechanical, Materials and
Process Engineering, and Systems and Information Engineering). The successful
applicant will join the Mechanical, Materials and Process Discipline Stream,
which is the largest in the School with around 30 academic staff. The post
will support teaching of Mechanical Engineering Design, in which there are
currently four main modules. ES192 (Engineering Design), ES2D2 (Mechanical
Engineering Design), ES3C2 (Advanced Mechanical Engineering Design) run in
the first three respective years of our undergraduate programmes. ES1B1
(Engineering Design and Application) is part of our EMDA programme. Details
of the modules can be found in the University of Warwick's module catalogue.
Most design teaching takes place in the School's Engineering Build Space area.
The postholder will become an active member of the Engineering Build Space
community and is likely to contribute to teaching across the suite of our
design teaching activities. They will also support undergraduate project
activities and will perform general teaching and administrative activities as
expected for a teaching-focused member of academic staff in the School.
For further information about the University of Warwick, please read our
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The School of Engineering is committed to the principles of the Athena SWAN
Charter, which recognises work undertaken to address gender equality,
representation and progression for all staff working in an academic
environment. The School currently holds the Athena SWAN Silver award and the
University holds an Institutional Silver award. Further information about the
work of the School in relation to Athena SWAN can be found here.
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dignity, promoting a welcoming, diverse and inclusive working and learning
environment. We recognise that everyone is different in a variety of visible
and non-visible ways, and that those differences are to be recognised,
respected, and valued. Where possible, we go beyond legislation to provide a
place where everyone can thrive, supporting all staff to achieve their full
potential. We aspire to remove economic, social and cultural barriers that may
otherwise prevent people from succeeding.
We therefore welcome and encourage applications from all communities
regardless of culture, background, age, disability, sex/gender, gender
identity or expression, ethnicity, religion/belief, or sexual or romantic
orientation. To find out more about our social inclusion work at Warwick visit
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EUTOPIA European University alliance, whose aim is to become by 2025 an open,
multicultural, confederated operation of connected campuses.
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