Senior Teaching Fellow - AEP - Engineering Materials (80100-037)

Updated: 5 months ago
Location: Warwick, ENGLAND
Deadline: 01 May 2017

Vacancy Type/Job category
Teaching Only
£39,324-£46,925 per annum
The University of Warwick - Coventry
Vacancy Overview
Permanent Position
Are you an expert in the use of materials within an engineering environment? Can you lead innovation of teaching and learning in this field?
Underpinned by the breadth, depth and quality of its research, WMG offers a wide range of courses at all levels for full time and part time students, and for company-based personnel from companies such as Airbus, BAE Systems, HSE, JLR and Network Rail, resulting in a wide range of delivery to satisfy our broad client base.
With significant experience in the field of engineering materials, you will join a rapidly expanding team in the delivery of innovative Degree Apprenticeship programmes, including the established Applied Engineering Programme and the forthcoming Dyson programme. Flexibility to contribute across other undergraduate and postgraduate programmes would be a distinct advantage, as well as a willingness to contribute to strategic growth of new programmes as required.
The teaching and learning environment is rapidly evolving, with a distinct shift to a greater level of engagement utilising technology enabled learning and lab-based sessions, as well as more traditional lectures. You will need to demonstrate flexibility to adapt and innovate your approach to teaching and learning to embrace this evolution. Some overseas teaching may also be required.
This is an exciting opportunity for you to develop your own professional profile and work as part of a successful team, contributing to the development of its teaching and learning activities.
For further information about this opportunity, please contact Professor Steve Maggs (
Job Description
Job Purpose
To undertake teaching in the field of engineering materials to undergraduate, postgraduate and post-qualification levels. This will include supervision of research students and student projects from undergraduate to doctoral level. There may be some requirement to teach overseas.
Duties and Responsibilities
1. To deliver teaching in the field of engineering materials. Teaching activities include lectures, seminars and small group work, including assessment, preparing students for projects, project supervision, marking of presentations and dissertations using appropriate teaching, learning support and assessment methods in order to support the work of the department and develop and enhance its reputation, internally and externally.
2. To supervise research students and student projects up to doctoral level. Set, mark and assess work and examinations and provide timely feedback to students.
3. To contribute to the planning, design, organisation and development of objectives and materials for courses, which includes identifying areas where current provision is in need of revision or improvement.
4. To teach overseas at WMG’s teaching centres or on company premises in the UK, as required.
5. To challenge thinking, foster debate and develop the ability of students to engage in critical discourse and rational thinking.
6. To participate in and develop internal and external networks, contribute to student recruitment, secure student placements, facilitate outreach work and contribute to the identification of sources of funding and the process of securing funds for scholarly activities.
7. To undertake any other duties, such as administration, as required.

Person Specification

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) Presentation.

Essential Criteria 1
A bachelor degree (2:1) and/or postgraduate qualification or equivalent in a relevant engineering area (a,c)
Essential Criteria 2
A proven academic or professional track record in the field of engineering materials (a,c,d)
Essential Criteria 3
Background and knowledge of advanced engineering materials and applications, ideally gained within an industrial context (a,c,d)
Essential Criteria 4
An understanding of the interaction between the design and manufacturing processes and the ability to understand and convey the impact of material selection on the manufacturing process (a,c,d)
Essential Criteria 5
High level of self-motivation and flexibility (a,c)
Essential Criteria 6
High level of interpersonal and written and oral communication skills (a,c,d)
Essential Criteria 7
Ability to use a range of delivery techniques to enthuse and engage students and familiarity with strategies to promote learning (a,c,d)
Essential Criteria 8
Experience or ability in design, development and delivery of teaching materials and programmes, including multimedia and online materials (a,c)
Essential Criteria 9
Ability to work as a part of a team (a,c)
Essential Criteria 10
Strong IT skills / computer literacy knowledge and experience of standard software packages (a,c)
Essential Criteria 11
Understanding of equal opportunity issues as they may impact on areas of teaching (a,c)
Desirable Criteria 1
A relevant doctoral or international management/business qualification (a,c)
Desirable Criteria 2
Ability to keep abreast of new developments in the subjects or modules taught, by engaging and maintaining a research interest in the pedagogical development in conjunction with WMG research teams (a,c)
Further Particulars
For further information about the University of Warwick, please read our University Further Particulars .
For further information about the department, please visit the departmental website .
We believe there should be no barriers to continuing education, and we strive to ensure that the future workforce has the skills they need to become the UK's upcoming engineers and inventors.
Our unique approach to undergraduate education enables full-time students, Higher Apprentices, and full-time employees to gain an engineering degree.
Our teaching staff deliver educational programmes not just at Warwick, but internationally, and the knowledge we can leverage from our research excellence enables our students to reach their highest possible standards.
Full details of our range of undergraduate and Degree Apprenticeships can be found via the following link:

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Closing Date
1 May 2017
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