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Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Design Engineering and Product Design

Engineering & Technology

Location:  Aston University Main Campus
Salary:  £33,797 to £59,135 Grade 8/9/10
Contract Type:  Continuing
Basis:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours GMT on Sunday 14 March 2021
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  R210040
Release Date:  Tuesday 09 February 2021

Applications are invited for the post of Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Design Engineering and Product Design within Aston University’s Mechanical, Biomedical & Design subject group. Successful candidates will demonstrate a student-centred teaching focus with an enthusiasm for design 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 Product Design, Design Engineering 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 related to teaching and learning. These might include year or programme leadership, strategic initiatives at department, school or university level, and infrastructure development.

Applicants must have a first degree in product/industrial design 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 do so in post.

We are particularly keen to hear from applicants with experience of teaching in areas such as BSc design practice, design language, drawing, design for manufacture, CAD and engineering principles and Adobe software. Applicants should be familiar with VLE software such as Blackboard or Moodle.

Informal enquires about this post may be made to Dr Timothy Whitehead ( or Dr Laura Leslie (

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.

Redeployees will be given priority consideration for vacancies.

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