Teaching Fellow (Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering)

University of the West of Scotland - Engineering and Computing

Part-time: 0.6 FTE (21 hours per week)

Fixed-term contract (2 years)

University of the West of Scotland is a leading edge modern University at an exciting stage of development, driving a strong strategy for teaching and research quality and global engagement. The School of Engineering and Computing at UWS is well established and an internationally recognised multidisciplinary academic centre. The School is seeking to strengthen its teaching expertise through a part-time appointment of a Teaching Fellow in the area of Mechanical and Manufacture Engineering.

The successful candidate should have a first degree in an appropriate engineering discipline and preferably be qualified to postgraduate PhD level in Mechanical Engineering, Manufacture, Automation & Control, or associated discipline, and/or relevant higher education or industrial background or experience. The Teaching Fellow will support the face-to-face teaching of the existing subjects in the mechanical engineering and manufacturing areas as well as to support, develop, and deliver the online teaching methods particularly for the Graduate Level Apprenticeships in Engineering. The candidate should have skills in one or more areas of the automation and manufacturing, mechanics of materials, thermodynamics, and fluid mechanics. Excellent communication skills are required, both verbal and written, that will benefit the development of online, blended, and face-to-face teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

The successful candidate will also undertake appropriate administration and other activities to support the University. There may also be an opportunity to support the research and knowledge exchange activities in the School as part of the role.

This position will be based at our Paisley Campus with some scheduled activities at our other campus locations such as Hamilton and the new Lanarkshire Campus to be opened in 2018. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to our international activity as required.

The University of the West of Scotland is committed to providing a supportive and inclusive working environment. We are working to improve the gender balance in the School, and as such we particularly welcome applications from women. UWS has an Athena SWAN bronze award, is a Disability Confident employer, and welcomes other under-represented groups; as such we particularly encourage applications to support our equality and diversity agenda.

Scotland has some stunning countryside and coastlines for outdoor and family life. We are close to Glasgow, Scotland's largest city, with its rich heritage and vibrant cultural life, and Glasgow International Airport is very close to the Paisley campus.

For informal enquiries about this post please contact Dr Tugrul Comlekci, Engineering, Design and Manufacturing Subject Group Lead, School of Engineering and Computing (Tel: 0141 849 4249; email: tugrul.comlekci@uws.ac.uk).

Further information, including details of how to apply, is available at http://www.uws.ac.uk/about-uws/jobs.

Closing date for applications: 12 November 2017.

Interview Date: 8 December 2017.

UWS is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from underrepresented groups.

UWS is a “Disability Confident” employer.

University of the West of Scotland is a registered Scottish charity, no. SC002520.

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