Lecturer in Engineering and Entrepreneurship (Education and Research)

University of Exeter - College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences

This new full-time post is available from April 2018 on a permanent basis. 

We are a Russell Group university boasting a vibrant academic community with over 21,000 students. Ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world, 98% of our research is rated as being of international quality and focuses on some of the most fundamental issues facing the world today. We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students.

As part of an ongoing drive to provide high quality education leading to significant opportunities in the workplace for our students, the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences (CEMPS), in conjunction with the Exeter Business School, is launching a new programme to empower entrepreneurial spirit within Engineering students. The Exeter Boyden Entrepreneurial Student Programme (Exeter BESt) will trail-blaze a new approach to entrepreneurship which will help mobilise an institution-wide transformation in all our faculties’ approaches to entrepreneurship education.

The role

The post of Lecturer will be to support the delivery of the Exeter Boyden Entrepreneurial Student Programme (Exeter BESt) being launched in September 2018. You will contribute to high quality research and informed teaching at both undergraduate and post graduate levels and help to further develop the provision of courses in the broad field of engineering entrepreneurship and/or innovation.

About you

For a Lecturer post you will have:

  • A first degree and/or be close to completing a PhD or equivalent in Engineering.
  • Knowledge in Engineering and Business Entrepreneurship to develop relevant teaching and research programmes.
  • A strong record in attracting funding for research, or demonstrate potential to attract such funding.
  • An active approach to inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary research.
  • Background in/knowledge of working with the Engineering Industry.
  • Enthusiasm for delivering high quality undergraduate programmes.

What we can offer you

  • Freedom (and the support) to pursue your intellectual interests and to work creatively across disciplines to produce internationally exciting research.
  • Support teams that understand the University wide research and teaching goals and partner with our academics accordingly.
  • An Innovation, Impact and Business directorate that works closely with our academics providing specialist support for external engagement and development.
  • Our Exeter Academic initiative supporting high performing academics to achieve their potential and develop their career.
  • A beautiful campus set in the heart of stunning Devon.

For an informal and confidential discussion about the post please contact Prof Paul Reynolds (tel: 01392 725820, email: p.reynolds@exeter.ac.uk).

The closing date for completed applications is Wednesday 31 January 2018.

Interviews are expected to take place in mid-February 2018. 

The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer. We are officially recognised as a Disability Confident employer and an Athena Swan accredited institution. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.

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