Teaching Assistant/Associate with research in Engineering Design (24 months)

Department of Design Manufacturing and Engineering Management, University of Strathclyde

Location: Glasgow, UK
Role: Teaching Associate/Assistant in Engineering Design with research
Salary: £29,619 - £42,155
Duration: 24 months
Application Closing Date: 30 November 2022


The Department of Design, Manufacturing and Engineering Management (DMEM), Faculty of Engineering, University of Strathclyde, located in the heart of Glasgow, wishes to appoint a highly motivated individual to the new and exciting role of Teaching Associate/Assistant in Engineering Design with research. The position in Engineering Design is for 2 years and includes support duties for the Head of Department. An appointment will be made at either Teaching Associate (Grade 7) or Teaching Assistant (Grade 6) depending on experience.

To be successful in the position you will be fluent in engineering design. This includes, but is not limited to, engineering design methods and processes, digital design, mechatronic design, mechanical component and system design, design for manufacturing processes. It might well be that you are versed in multiple disciplines and are able to provide expertise across the intersection of engineering design and management. In any case, please indicate your strengths clearly within your application.

In these roles, you will deliver teaching, teaching support and other activities to ensure that a world-class student experience is enabled for undergraduate and taught postgraduate students, through the delivery of lectures, other classes, workshops, tutorials and project supervision. You will also be expected to undertake scholarly and research activities aligned with teaching activities. You will be an ambassador of our Department, the Faculty of Engineering, and Strathclyde, and be responsible for developing our Department’s reputation in its teaching activities both internal and external to our University.

You will work as part of a team specifically focused on developing our students’ core professional engineering skills of design, experimentation, engineering management, and the ability to apply fundamental engineering principles to real-world engineering problems. The role requires the delivery of a variety of types of teaching within the core modules of our established portfolio of integrated engineering programmes. The key focus of the role is delivering the very best student experience and giving our graduates industrially-relevant engineering skills. You will be expected to teach both on-campus and online using the full range of university digital systems and tools.

We are looking for candidates who thrive on promoting engineering innovation with and for engineering leaders of the future.

In summary, the successful candidate will be required to undertake the independent development and delivery of classroom-based and online/blended learning teaching materials. You will have the pedagogical skills necessary to develop quality learning materials and assessment methods for classroom-based, online and distance learning programmes and the ability to ensure an enthusiastic and engaged audience. You will also be expected to centrally evolve and improve content and delivery methods, including suggesting the use of, researching and embracing new technologies and practices. You will have excellent time and project management capability, excellent communication and teamwork skills, and an ability to engage with a wide range of individuals. To be considered for this role you will be educated to PhD level in a relevant engineering discipline (or have significant relevant experience), as well as previous experience in the delivery of (independent) teaching, student support, and project supervision. You will have sound engineering design and/or engineering management knowledge in topics as mentioned above, and proven ability to collaborate well with colleagues and industry.

View vacancy details (486612) online. Apply online by 30 November 2022. 

For informal enquiries, please contact Professor Anja Maier, Head of Department anja.maier@strath.ac.uk


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