Graduate Teaching Assistant (Engineering)

University of Northampton - Faculty of Arts, Science and Technology

Location Avenue Campus

0.5FTE, Fixed Term 3 Years

The Faculty of Arts, Science and Technology is a world leading specialist for the study of vertical transportation technology, non-destructive testing, leather and biomaterials technology and resource efficiency.  The Faculty is located in the recently refurbished Newton building and will be relocating to the purpose-built Waterside Campus in 2018.  We are proud of our curriculum portfolio that has been tailored to meet industry demand. The Faculty has an expanding research portfolio and has ambitious plans to increase research activity, including more collaborative bids in the Faculties key subject areas.

We are seeking to appoint a Graduate Teaching Assistant in Engineering.  

Reporting to the Subject Leader for Engineering, the post holder will be expected to deliver and/or support on a range of Engineering “core” modules. These include electrical/electronic principles, mechanical principles, engineering mathematics, materials science, design using CAD and simulation, manufacturing and business. You must have a relevant UK degree in Engineering.

A further commitment for this role will be successful enrolment and study for an engineering-related PhD (part time) which the University will support.

For an informal discussion please contact Dr Jonathan Adams, Subject Leader for Engineering on 01604 893074.

Interview Date: Week Commencing 15 January 2018

The University of Northampton’s focus on a personalised learning experience for our students was recently cited by HEFCE as a reason for our Gold award in the Teaching Excellence Framework 2017. To augment this approach further we have adopted an ‘Active Blended Learning’ (ABL) approach which places greater emphasis on student-centred activities that support the development of subject knowledge, understanding, independent learning and digital fluency. Successful candidates for academic posts at the University of Northampton will be expected to adopt ABL as standard in their teaching practice.

This is an exciting time to join our University as we prepare to relocate in September 2018 to a new purpose-built, town-centre campus designed to adapt to 21st century teaching and the ABL model.  We are looking to recruit individuals who share our passion for innovation, creativity and social impact and who will play a key role as we realise our ambition of transforming lives for the better and inspiring positive change.

The University of Northampton is one of only two Ashoka U Changemaker Campuses in the UK, and in 2017 was awarded the Social Enterprise Gold Mark, an independent guarantee that we have proven to our employees, students and stakeholders that we are committed to continuous improvement across our business in order to consistently deliver a positive impact on people and planet. 

All candidates will be asked to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK at interview. Due to the requirements laid out by UK Visas and Immigration regarding Right to Work in the UK, the University can only accept applications from individuals who currently have a status allowing them to work in the UK for this position. Due to this criteria we regret that we are unable to offer sponsorship at this time.

The University of Northampton as an employer strives to achieve diversity among its staff which reflects the communities it serves.

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