Lecturer (Academic) in Electronics

Bournemouth University

At BU our vision is to create a stimulating, challenging and rewarding University experience in a world class learning community, through sharing a unique fusion of education, research and professional practice and inspiring our students and staff to enrich the world.

The Faculty of Science and Technology is central to this vision.  As a Lecturer in Electronics within the Design and Engineering Department, you will deliver high academic standards through a fusion of excellent education, informed by a credible research profile and significant levels of professional engagement. 

Reporting to the Head of Department for Design & Engineering, you will contribute to the development of programme content and teaching in the area of electronics across the design and engineering programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

You will have a PhD qualification or equivalent as well as a Bachelors qualification in an electronics or relevant discipline, related industrial experience and a relevant teaching qualification.  You will also be professionally registered through a professional engineering institution or be committed to obtaining professional registration.

You must also have excellent skills in the areas of innovative teaching, learning and assessment strategies for electronics teaching and projects.  A track record of either working in the electronics industry or significant consultancy experience in a related area would be an advantage. You will be able to demonstrate the ability to work well with a diverse range of students and industrial contacts combined with a proactive and independent approach.

You will work with students primarily in the areas of supervising design and engineering projects, and teaching electrical and electronic principles at all UG and PG level.  Knowledge of utilising electronics simulation tools (e.g. Proteus), printed circuit board design/implementation and the implementation of small intelligent systems using microcontrollers for electronic design is essential.   You will work alongside workshop/laboratory staff to both develop relevant laboratory exercises and to enable students to undertake experiments, produce test rigs and/or prototypes as appropriate. You will be expected to inspire and motivate both current students and prospective students about design and engineering.

You will also be expected to engage with enterprise and research activities which will contribute the department’s REF2020 submission.  The department has a proven track record of applied research in a number of areas such as medical engineering, materials and tribology in collaboration with Royal Bournemouth Hospital, Poole Hospital, SKF, the RNLI and Ministry of Defence for example.   

For further information on this post please contact Philip Sewell, Head of Department of Design & Engineering on 01202 961294

A detailed job description and person specification are available from our website together with an online application form.  Alternatively, please telephone 01202 961133 (24 hour answerphone) quoting the appropriate reference. 

Closing date: (Midnight) Sunday 13 November 2016 

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