Graduate Tutor in Engineering Management

University of the West of England, Bristol - Department of Engineering Design & Mathematics

The Graduate Tutor role is an academic development scheme providing the opportunity to register for a PhD alongside teaching. The scheme has been specifically designed to develop highly motivated, high performing graduates into academic leaders of the future, by providing them with a structured career pathway set within a supportive yet challenging environment.  Doctoral tuition fees are included in the remuneration package for this role.

The Department is currently seeking to appoint a Graduate Tutor in Engineering Management to contribute to our research. The post is open to graduates with an interest in the management of digital technologies and their potential for the disruption of well-established industries.

In the traditional commercial operation, delivering high-quality product and/or service with the least cost is the key driver to success. However, in the last decade the business environment is experiencing fast technological changes offering smart networks along the whole of the business value chain. 

This research aims to investigate the strategic and operational implications on an industry of choice in relation to the disruptive challenge of the Internet of Things (IoT). It offers a vision into innovation management in terms of the operational infrastructure, business model and organisational capabilities needed to facilitate the shift to a new business operation.

This post is a standard Fixed Term contract for 3 years with potential for a 2 year extension subject to a satisfactory 3 year review.

This post is based at our lively Frenchay campus where we have invested in the latest facilities and resources to give our students access to everything they need to succeed – with £200m being spent on new state-of-the-art learning spaces and accommodation between now and 2020 to enhance our offer even further. Frenchay campus is within close proximity to excellent motorway links and within walking distance of two train stations, making UWE Frenchay Campus the ideal place to work for those wishing to commute to Bristol.

You will work in an environment where talent and career aspirations are nurtured and supported to be achieved. In addition to progressive pay rates, UWE Bristol offers a wide range of staff benefits including:

  • a generous holiday allowance of 27 days;
  • up to 12.5 bank holiday/closure days per year in addition;
  • flexible working;
  • excellent pension schemes;
  • option to participate in the cycle to work scheme;
  • family friendly policies;
  • onsite nursery at our Frenchay Campus;
  • option to purchase childcare vouchers.

If you would like an informal discussion, please contact Catherine Hobbs on 01173283231 or email to:

As part of the selection process for the post, applicants must provide a two-page outline of a potential research proposal for their PhD project and be prepared to discuss this at interview.

Please contact Dr Hadi Abulrub (, who will advise on the focus of your initial research proposal. You will subsequently have up to six months from enrolment to explore and confirm the focus for your research.

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