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Teaching and Scholarship Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering

Electronic Engineering
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University of York - Heslington Campus
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Fixed term
39,60948,677 a year
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Role Description

The Department of Electronic Engineering at the University of York has an international reputation for excellence in teaching and research.  In line with the Department's long-term plans for expansion we seek to appoint two outstanding Teaching and Scholarship Lecturers to enhance its teaching in the areas of mechanical engineering, fluid mechanics, manufacturing & fabrication and materials and to contribute to the teaching and administration in support of our new suite of Engineering degree programmes.

You will contribute to the Department's programmes by designing, developing and delivering undergraduate teaching across a range of related subjects.

Key requirements for the post are:

  • A PhD in mechanical engineering or equivalent experience;
  • Appropriate academic professional and teaching qualification or a willingness to complete the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice;
  • A good general knowledge in mechanical engineering sufficient to design & develop teaching programmes and the provision of learning support across different levels of academic activity with a detailed knowledge of one [or more] of the following: Thermodynamics and Fluid Dynamics, Manufacturing and Fabrication, MEMS, Microfluidics, Composite Materials;
  • Knowledge of a range of teaching techniques and methodologies;
  • Ability to manage and deliver own teaching;
  • Candidates with relevant industrial experience are welcomed;
  • Highly developed communication skills.

The role requires you to:

  • Have the ability to innovate in teaching and learning;
  • Teach at any level within the area of expertise, present specialist material in a logical, coherent and interesting manner;
  • To contribute to the development of new teaching approaches and module proposals and to the design of curricula which are academically excellent, coherent and intellectually challenging;
  • Use different delivery techniques to enthuse and engage students;
  • To investigate innovative teaching, learning and assessment methods, and techniques in the sector generally, bringing new insights to the Department;
  • To disseminate excellent teaching practices, e.g. through discipline or inter-disciplinary groups both within and beyond the University; and
  • Undertake, effectively, a range of administrative responsibilities.

This is a full time position (37 hours per week), fixed-term for a period of 4 years and the salary will be within the range of £39,609 - £48,677 per annum on Grade 7 of the University of York’s salary scales.

For an informal discussion regarding this post, please contact the Head of Department, Prof Andy Tyrrell (, or Dr Jude Brereton (, if you would like to learn about working in the Department of Electronic Engineering at York.

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