Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Engineering

Fulltime Permanent University of Birmingham
  • Post Date : June 4, 2021
  • Salary: £41526 - £49553
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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Engineering – Engineering – 97253 – Grade 8/9

– (210000NF)

Position Details

College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, School of Engineering

Location: University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham UK

Lecturer – Grade 8 – Full time starting salary is normally in the range £41,526 to £49,553, with potential progression once in post to £55,750

Senior Lecturer – Grade 9 – Full time starting salary is normally in the range £51,034 to £59,135, with potential progression once in post to £77,108

8 vacancies available

Full Time/Permanent

Closing date: Open advert taking two submission deadlines: 6th June 2021 and 9th September 2021

Background

This is an exciting time to be an engineer at the University of Birmingham. Following the creation of the School of Engineering in 2016, combining the disciplines of Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Electronic, Electrical & Systems Engineering, we are in Phase 2 of our renaissance.

We are investing significantly in our people and our infrastructure to support our ambition to pursue and share knowledge through outstanding teaching and world-leading research.

The School has a history of undertaking world-class research. We are proud of our strong and extensive links with industry, ensuring that our innovative research is rapidly translated into practice. We are seeking to appoint up to eight motivated and highly research active engineers to join our dynamic, inclusive and diverse team to help us achieve our aspirational goals.

We are interested in applicants who demonstrate ambition, innovation, inclusivity and leadership as well as a background in Railways, Communications, Sensing, Industrial Design, Automation, Infrastructure and Asset Management. However, all areas will be considered.

The University of Birmingham is in the midst of one of the most transformational campus redevelopments since the first phase of building on our Edgbaston campus was completed in 1909. You will be joining our team at a time when three outstanding new facilities have opened for our Engineering community. Our new £65M signature School building, our £28M UK Rail Research and Innovation Network (UKRRIN) Centre of Excellence for Digital Systems and our world-leading £26M National Buried Infrastructure Facility have recently opened their doors to welcome students, staff, industry, policymakers and the local community.

Summary of Role

The successful candidate will contribute to research, teaching and administration:

Research will involve initiating, conducting and disseminating original research.

Teaching will include a substantial contribution to: (a) the management, development (including programme/module review) and delivery of teaching and assessment; and (b) enhancement of the student experience or employability. The role will typically also involve developing and advising others, including providing expert advice to staff and students, as well as supervising and examining PhD students.

Management and administration will involve contributions at Departmental and School level, and/or making an important contribution to some managerial/leadership activities within the University. This may include developing and making substantial contributions to knowledge transfer, enterprise, business and public engagement, widening participation, outreach, or similar activities.

Main Duties

Lecturer

Research:

To plan and carry out research, using appropriate methodology and techniques. This may include, where appropriate to the discipline:

  • Pursue personal research including developing research ideas and winning support, including financial support.
  • Plan, publish and execute high quality research
  • Project manage research activities, and supervise other research staff
  • Present findings in high quality publications and conference proceedings
  • Develop novel methodologies and techniques appropriate to the type of research being pursued
  • Supervise and examine PhD students, both within the institution and externally
  • Provide expert advice to staff and students within the discipline
  • Apply knowledge in a way which develops new intellectual understanding
  • Develop and make substantial contributions to knowledge transfer, and enterprise (including business engagement, public engagement) and similar activity that is of manifest benefit to the College and the University.

Learning and Teaching

To use a variety of methods in teaching and advising individuals and groups of undergraduates, postgraduates, or CPD students. Where appropriate to the discipline this may include:

  • Teach and examine courses at a range of levels

• Plan and review own teaching approaches and act as a mentor to encourage others • Develop programme proposals and make substantial contributions to the design of teaching more widely in the Department or School, as appropriate

  • Where appropriate, undertake and develop the full range of responsibilities in relation to supervision, marking and examining (including summative assessment, assessed work, contributing to the final award – as a mark or as credit – such as unseen examinations and assessments.
  • Use appropriate approaches to learning and teaching in their field
  • Disseminate appropriate practices through suitable media
  • Develop and advise others on learning and teaching tasks and methods
  • Develop and make substantial contributions to knowledge transfer, enterprise, business engagement, public engagement activities or similar on own specialism that enhances the student experience or employability and is of manifest benefit to the College and University
  • Devise and supervise projects, student dissertations and practical work

Management/Administration

To contribute to Departmental/School administration or have a high level of responsibility for others. This may include:

  • Contribute to the administration/management of research and teaching across the Department and School
  • Lead and manage a team to devise and implement a new and revised process (e.g. new programme or a recruitment drive)
  • Advise on personal development of others
  • Make a major contribution to some administrative activities within the University (e.g. appeals panels, working groups)
  • Manage enterprise, business development, and public engagement activities
  • Develop and make substantial contributions to knowledge transfer, enterprise, business engagement, public engagement, widening participation, schools outreach.

Senior Lecturer

Research:

To pursue sustained research activity through original research and scholarship, including other research-related contributions through conference papers and presentations and consultancy projects and advice. This may include some but not all of the responsibilities listed below:

  • Make a major contribution to the management of research activities
  • Lead successful funding bids which develop and sustain research support for the specialist area
  • Publish leading research that results in a sustained, highly respected reputation of international quality in the subject area and/or designing and developing innovative underpinning technologies
  • Provide expert advice internally and externally
  • Provide leadership of research that contributes to the progression of the discipline
  • Referee and peer review articles for peer reviewed academic journals and grant applications by research councils and other major funding bodies
  • Lead sustained high value impact activity in knowledge transfer and enterprise (including business engagement, public engagement) that is of manifest benefit to the College and University, and: a) makes a significant contribution to policy development at a national and international level; and/or b) involves development of industrial links and comparable networks and initiatives.
  • Supervise and examine PhD students, both within the institution and externally
  • Manage research activities and/or supervise other research staff
  • Develop novel methodologies and techniques appropriate to the type of research being pursued

Learning and Teaching

To contribute at a senior level on a sustained basis in learning and teaching. Where appropriate for the discipline, this may include some but not all of the responsibilities listed below:

  • Lead the development of new and appropriate approaches to learning and teaching. This may be underpinned by research and evaluation of teaching methods and systems.
  • Act as adviser for teaching and learning methods through excellent practice and mentoring other colleagues
  • Lead the design and/or co-ordination of programmes or equivalent activities across the School or Department
  • Contribute to the development of teaching and learning policy, methods and standards, more widely than the School
  • Contribute to debate nationally about policy, methods and practices through publications, conference activity and roles that advance quality in the discipline
  • Lead the development and management of assessment strategies within the School/Department
  • Lead substantial and sustained high value impact activity in knowledge transfer and enterprise (including business engagement, public engagement) that enhances the student experience and/or employability and is of manifest benefit to learning and teaching in the College and the University. This may include the development of industrial links and comparable networks and initiatives.
  • Teach and examine courses at a range of levels
  • Plan and review own teaching approaches and act as a mentor to encourage others to do the same
  • Develop programme proposals and make substantial contributions to the design of teaching programmes more widely in the Department or School, as appropriate
  • Undertake and develop the full range of responsibilities in relation to supervision, marking and examining
  • Use appropriate approaches to learning and teaching in their field
  • Disseminate appropriate practices through suitable media
  • Develop and advise others on learning and teaching tasks and methods

Management/administration

To chair and/or lead activities in the Department/ School and representation on University committees or working groups. Where appropriate to the discipline, this is likely to include some but not all of the responsibilities listed below.

  • Make an important contribution to the development and running of the Department or School, for example, leading activity on teaching assessment and/or on research
  • Develop and manage staff and resources in support of major research and/or teaching activities
  • Make important contributions to the development of the Department/School/Principal Academic Unit’s research strategy and/or learning and teaching strategy
  • Contribute significantly to the development and delivery of knowledge transfer, enterprise, business engagement and public engagement activities with a sustained high value impact of manifest benefit to the College and the University
  • contribute to the administration/management of research and/or teaching across the Department/School
  • Lead/project manage a team to devise and implement a new and/or revised process (e.g. new programme or a recruitment drive)
  • Advise on personal development of staff and students
  • Make a sustained contribution to widening participation, schools outreach and/or public understanding of the discipline
  • Contribute to administrative activities within the University (e.g. appeals panels, working groups)

Develop and manage staff and resources in support of major research and/or teaching activities

Person Specification

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer

  • A first degree in engineering or an allied subject
  • A relevant doctoral qualification

Lecturer

Research:

  • Experience and achievement reflected in a growing reputation
  • Extensive experience and demonstrated success in planning, undertaking and project managing research to deliver high quality results
  • Extensive experience of applying and/or developing and devising successful models, techniques and methods
  • Experience and achievement in knowledge transfer, enterprise and similar activity

Teaching

  • Ability to design, deliver, assess and revise teaching programmes
  • Extensive experience and demonstrated success in developing appropriate approaches to learning and teaching, and advising colleagues
  • Experience and success in knowledge transfer, enterprise and similar activity that enhances the student experience or employability

Management Administration

  • Ability to contribute to School/Departmental management processes
  • Ability to assess and organise resources effectively
  • Understanding of and ability to contribute to broader management/administration processes

Senior Lecturer

Demonstrated competence in Research; Learning and Teaching; and Management and Administration; and excellence in at least two of these areas.

Research

  • Excellent reputation in the UK and often internationally, reflected in sustained high quality output, level of innovation, impact on subject and recognition

o An excellent and sustained record of peer reviewed research publications

  • Successful and sustained supervision of doctoral students to completion
  • Substantial and sustained research income generation, e.g. through research grants, contracts, research consultancy or other external funding
  • Sustained high value impact knowledge transfer and enterprise that is of manifest benefit to the College and University

Learning and teaching

  • High national reputation for the development of teaching and learning excellence within the discipline
  • Successful and sustained use of a range of appropriate teaching methods, and assessment strategies that promote high quality learning, including learning that is flexible, distinctive and current and stimulates learners’ natural curiosity
  • Significant and sustained contribution to one or more of the following: strategic development of new programmes; approaches to learning; the development of learning resources
  • High quality and sustained contributions to fostering excellence in teaching activities more widely, i.e. in the Department/School or College and/or externally
  • Track record of substantial and sustained high value impact on the enhancement of the student experience, and/or employability
  • Mentoring and expert advice which develops the skills of colleagues in teaching and in fostering learning

Management and administration

  • Successful and sustained performance in significant administrative/managerial role (s) (e.g. exams officer)
  • Significant and sustained high quality innovative contributions to the management/administration of the Department/School/College or University
  • Successful and sustained contribution to the corporate life of the School/College/University, displaying willingness to contribute actively to committees, collaborative teaching and administrative tasks

Informal enquiries can be made to Clive Roberts – C.roberts.20@bham.ac.uk

It is the University of Birmingham’s mission to foster an inclusive, diverse climate, which ensures equality in our working, learning, research and teaching environment. The School of Engineering strongly endorses the principles of Athena SWAN, including supportive and flexible working environment.

We are committed to promoting gender and race equality at all levels within the School; we therefore particularly welcome applications from women and all groups who are traditionally under-represented in Engineering.

Primary Location GB-GB-Birmingham
Job Academic Non-clinical
Organization Engineering
Schedule Regular
Full-time
Job Posting 14.05.2021, 10:29:25 AM
Grade (for job description) Grade 8
Salary (Pay Basis) 41,526.00
Maximum Salary 77,108.00
Advert Close Date 06.06.2021, 5:59:00 PM

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