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Teaching Fellow (International Programmes) - 80910

University of Birmingham - College of Engineering and Physical Sciences - School of Civil Engineering

Location: Birmingham
Salary: £30,395 to £39,609 per annum, with potential progression once in post to £42,036 a year
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 19th March 2019
Closes: 24th April 2019
Job Ref: 80910

Full time starting salary is normally in the range £30,395 to £39,609. With potential progression once in post to £42,036 a year.

Based at the Edgbaston campus, the Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education (BCRRE) is home to the largest railway research and education group outside China and Russia.. At any one time, the Centre supports some 500 students, of which 200 are taught in Singapore by ‘flying faculty’ from Birmingham.

This role has been established to respond to the increasing global demand for high quality postgraduate education in railway systems and railway safety. The future post holder will have a strong interest in education in railway systems. A major role will be in supporting the delivery of postgraduate study in South East Asia as flying faculty at least twice a tear for a set period. The role will also involve supporting and contributing to rail related teaching and projects at partner Universities around the UK. Experience of working in an international context and willing ability to travel are essential criteria for this flying faculty post

The post holder is expected to teach, advise and assess undergraduate, postgraduate and CPD students within their own subject area. They will also manage and support the contributions of others to the programmes. They will be supervised by a member of academic staff with ultimate responsibility for the design, delivery and assessment of the teaching programmes. Specifically, the postholder will support the conception, design and delivery of postgraduate programmes within the Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education. They will assist in creating and delivering programmes for international audiences, with a focus on developing the Singapore-based PG Cert in Urban Railway Engineering into the MSc programme and on delivering it to a wider audience. The post holder will also contribute to the delivery, management and development of other existing and new programmes, working alongside key stakeholders to conceive, design and contribute to high-quality educational courses. The postholder will contribute to designing  and delivering CPD programmes for clients external to the University and initiate and manage the creation of new academic programmes of study, guided by an academic supervisor. They will also contribute to public understanding of the discipline by delivering public lectures and relevant academic papers.

Skills and Experience Required:

  • Must hold higher degree relevant to research or teaching area (e.g. MEng or MSc) or equivalent qualifications.
  • Documented background in engineering, transport studies, railway systems or railway safety.
  • Experience of working in an international context and willing ability to travel internationally are essential criteria for this flying faculty post
  • Demonstrable high level analytical capability.
  • Demonstrated ability to design and deliver taught module materials successfully.
  • Proven ability to work in a team and to contribute to its operation.
  • Understanding of and ability to contribute to broader management / administration processes within their sphere of influence.

Closing date: 24 April 2019                  Reference: 80910

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