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Lecturer in Manufacturing

Engineering & Technology

Location:  Aston University Main Campus
Salary:  £33,797 to £49,553 Grade 8/9
Contract Type:  Continuing
Basis:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours GMT on Sunday 14 March 2021
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  R210039
Release Date:  Friday 12 February 2021

Applications are invited for the post of Lecturer in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering within Aston University’s Mechanical, Biomedical & Design subject group. Successful candidates will demonstrate a student-centred teaching focus with an enthusiasm for manufacturing research. 

The successful applicant will be expected to develop materials, teach and assess students using a variety of formats including lectures and tutorials together with whole class and individual projects. An effective and evidenced track record in learning and teaching using these modes is essential as is a record of positive student feedback. The successful applicant will also be expected to be active in research in industrial, smart or digital manufacturing, robotics or related discipline, with a well-established or developing reputation.

In addition, applicants may be expected to be play a key role in the operation of the subject group including acting as personal tutor to students, taking part in open days and helping with outreach activities. Where appropriate, there will also be opportunity for involvement in, or leadership of, key operational areas.

Applicants must have a first degree in general/manufacturing/mechanical engineering or a related discipline and we would also expect applicants to hold a formal teaching qualification such as a PGCHE and / or have achieved FHEA or above, or be willing to achieve this once in post.

We are particularly keen to hear from applicants with experience of teaching in areas such as Industrial Manufacturing, Smart Manufacturing, Digital Manufacturing, Mechatronics, Control Electronics, Control and Automation, Smart Systems, Autonomous Systems, and/or Robotics. Applicants should be familiar with VLE software such as Blackboard or Moodle.

We would particularly like to encourage applications from those returning to research after a period of absence and women seeking to progress their academic careers. Aston University is committed to the principles of the Athena SWAN Charter, recognised recently by a prestigious Silver Award to EAS, and we pride ourselves on our vibrant, friendly and supportive working environment and family atmosphere.

Informal enquires about this post may be made to Dr Yuchun Xu ( or Dr Laura Leslie (

Redeployees will be given priority consideration for vacancies. 

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