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Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering (Education and Scholarship)

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

Location: Exeter
Salary: The starting salary will be from £34,520 up to £42,418 on Grade F, depending on qualifications and experience.
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 8th August 2018
Closes: 6th September 2018
Job Ref: P63410

The above part time post (0.4FTE) is available on a fixed term basis from 1st September 2018 to 30th September 2019.                        

The University of Exeter is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities. We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, and have achieved a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017. The University of Exeter has over 22,000 students and 4600 staff from 180 different countries and has been rated the WhatUni2017 International Student Choice. Our research focuses on some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today, with 98% of our research rated as being of international quality in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. 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.

The College of Engineering Mathematics and Physical Sciences (CEMPS) is one of six Colleges/Schools within the University of Exeter. CEMPS is comprised of 8 disciplines, one of which is Engineering. As a Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering you will be part of an enthusiastic and dedicated team of academics responsible for challenging and inspiring tomorrow’s mechanical and materials engineers. You will also be part of a forward-looking team of academics seeking to drive innovation in engineering education.

The role

The post of Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering will be to support the delivery of education including control engineering, thermofluid engineering, structural analysis and mathematical modelling of engineering systems. The role will also involve the supervision and support of student projects. The post will include the delivery of lectures and tutorials, setting and marking of coursework/examinations, production of high quality teaching materials and contributing towards the discipline’s end of year assessment activities.

About you

For Lecturer post you will:

  • Possess sufficient breadth or depth of specialist and core knowledge in the discipline, demonstrated by a PhD (obtained or nearing completion) or equivalent in mechanical engineering to develop teaching materials, and teach and support learning;
  • Use a range of delivery techniques to enthuse and engage students;
  • Participate in and develop external networks, for example, to contribute to student recruitment, secure student placements, facilitate outreach work, generate income, obtain consultancy projects, or build relationships for future activities;
  • Will have evidence of excellent teaching identified by peer review and have made an impact at discipline programme level beyond their own teaching;
  • Be expected to work towards Fellow of the HEA status and to attend formal CPD relating to this.

What we can offer you:

  • Freedom (and the support) to pursue your intellectual interests and to work creatively across disciplines;
  • Support teams that understand the University wide 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 supports high performing academics to achieve their potential and develop their career;
  • A multitude of staff benefits including sector leading benefits around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), Paternity leave (up to 6 weeks full pay), and a new Fertility Treatment Policy;
  • A beautiful campus set in the heart of stunning Devon 

Applications should be made via our website. For more information and to apply online please go to Please quote reference number P63410 in any correspondence.

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