Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Space Electronic Systems Engineering

United Kingdom
Jul 09, 2018
Aug 08, 2018
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time

Job Purpose

In collaboration with the School of Metallurgy and Materials the School of Engineering has introduced two new Aerospace Engineering programmes (BEng and MEng) and we seek to appoint a lecturer/senior lecturer with research experience in electronic space systems and the space environment.

The post will focus on the engineering of space/aerospace systems: addressing the development of new systems and sensors to deliver beneficial societal impact through innovative satellite applications.

The role entails the creation and dissemination of knowledge through initiating and conducting original research, through publication and through developing and delivering undergraduate, postgraduate and CPD programmes, as appropriate to the disciplinary area. In addition, the role will contribute to the department/school through management/leadership, and enterprise activities, as appropriate.


Person Specification

For the Lecturer position:
• Normally, a higher degree relevant to the research/teaching area (usually PhD) or equivalent qualifications
• Research/teaching experience and scholarship within subject specialism
• Proven ability to devise, advise on and manage learning/ research
• Skills in managing, motivating and mentoring others successfully at all levels

Additionally, for the Senior Lecturer position:
• Demonstrated competence in Research; Learning and Teaching; and Management and Administration; and excellence in at least two of these areas.
• Chartered Engineering status, or working towards this

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

Additionally, for the Senior Lecturer position:
An excellent national reputation and a developing international profile through significant original research work and a clear record of impact. Evidence of success under the following headings, as appropriate to the discipline:
• High level peer esteem as evidenced by
o 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 benefit to the College and University

Teaching and Learning
For the Lecturer position:
• Ability to design, deliver, assess and revise teaching programmes
• 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

Additionally, for the Senior Lecturer position:
An excellent teaching profile and performance in terms of both impact and quality. Evidence of success under the following headings:
• 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
• 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
For the Lecturer position:
• 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

Additionally, for the Senior Lecturer position:
Demonstrated significant achievement in management and administration-related activities, which may include leadership of activities/initiatives. Evidence of success under the following headings
• 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

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