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Teaching Fellow/ Senior Teaching Fellow

Engineering & Technology

Location:  Aston University Main Campus
Salary:  £34,304 to £60,022 per annum
Grade 8 to 10
Contract Type:  Continuing
Basis:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Wednesday 20 July 2022
Interview Date:  Friday 12 August 2022
Reference:  R220372
Release Date:  Monday 20 June 2022

Applications are invited for the post of Teaching Fellow / Senior Teaching Fellow within Aston University’s Professional Engineering Centre, (APEC), a department within the School of Engineering and Technology.

APEC delivers a broad range of work-based learning programmes, including Foundations Degrees, Degree Apprenticeships and Professional Engineering programmes. The common theme of all these programmes is the emphasis on working with employers to produce graduates who, in addition to all the normal academic abilities, have demonstrated the competencies and capabilities required for accelerated employment success. With our emphasis on promoting greater access, diversity and inclusion our students come from a wide range of ages, backgrounds and educational experiences, for whom our blended, work-based, distance learning programmes offer the best opportunity for their professional development. 

Applicants for this post must be a Chartered Engineer, with working experience as a professional engineer, and have a first degree in general/manufacturing/mechanical engineering or a related discipline and desirably an MEng/MSc or EngD/PhD qualification in a general/manufacturing/mechanical engineering or a related discipline. We would also expect applicants to hold a formal teaching qualification such as a PGCHE and / or have achieved FHEA (SFHEA for Senior Teaching Fellow level), or be willing to achieve this once in post.

We are particularly keen to hear from applicants with experience of teaching in one or more of the following areas: Renewable Energy Engineering; Sustainability Engineering; Systems Engineering; Computer Aided Manufacturing; Electro-mechanical Engineering; Robotics; Lean Manufacturing and Continuous Improvement. 

Applicant should have experience of designing, delivering, and managing work-based learning programmes. This constitutes the major part of our work and the successful applicant will be expected to develop, innovate, and teach with such learning materials, in both the role of Module Owner and as a co-deliverer supporting other Module Owners. The successful applicant will also be expected to work with colleagues to innovate and improve our delivery and assessment tools at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels as we continue to expand our range of programmes and innovate with their formats. Excellent communication and cooperation with other members of the teaching, coaching and administration teams, as well as strict adherence to quality assurance measures are therefore all essential to the role. 

Applicants should be familiar with VLE software such as Blackboard or Moodle, and be able to demonstrate a record of positive student feedback.

In addition, the successful applicant will be expected to be play a key role in all the operational aspects of APEC including engagement with employers and professional bodies, acting as either academic or professional supervisor to students, and 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. 

The successful candidate will receive guidance, mentorship and support with their own professional and personal development.

Informal enquires about this post may be made to one of the APEC co-directors, Stephen Luke s.p.luke@aston.ac.uk  or Carol Winder c.winder@aston.ac.uk, or with the Head of School, Laura Leslie l.j.leslie@aston.ac.uk.  

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Aston University is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.  It promotes equality and diversity in all aspects of its work. We are committed to the principles of the Athena SWAN Charter http://www.ecu.ac.uk/equality-charter-marks/athena-swan/, recognised by a silver award, and we are a Disability Confident Employer Level 2. We strive to have robust inclusivity strategies in place, including race and sexual orientation, to encourage colleagues to have the confidence and freedom to be themselves in the workplace. For more information, visit: https://www2.aston.ac.uk/about/inclusive-aston

As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.

If you require the job details document or an application form in an alternative format please contact the recruitment team at recruitment@aston.ac.uk.



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