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Principal Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering

Nottingham Trent University - School of Science & Technology

Location: Nottingham
Salary: £51,034 to £59,139 Grade J
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 20th November 2020
Closes: 3rd January 2021
Job Ref: 008157

Closing date: 03/01/2021

Salary : Grade J (£51,034 - £59,139 p.a.)

Employment type: Permanent

We seek a Principal Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering who will contribute to leading and delivering our ambitious plans to continue to grow the Department of Engineering at Nottingham Trent University.

The Department is characterised by an innovative approach to education in partnership with industry, emphasising innovation and project delivery on a foundation of core engineering expertise. You will be an inspiring educator, who aims to develop project-based teaching in the context of real world applications, and thrives in a collegiate Department.  The department has recently been recognised as a member of CDIO.

You will have a PhD in a relevant Engineering discipline and expertise in Engineering scholarship.  Preferred areas of expertise include Sustainability Engineering, Engineering Design and Product Development, CAD/CAM/CAE, Human Factors / Ergonomics, Advanced Manufacturing and Smart Materials.  You will have a proven track record of delivering engaging and effective learning across undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, with an up-to-date expertise in blended learning.  You will have an appreciation of quality processes in higher education in the UK, and expectations from industry and accrediting bodies.  You will have experience of developing new modules and programmes, and working alongside colleagues to ensure success for students. 

This is an exciting opportunity to help shape new developments in both teaching and research in a new department with new purpose-built facilities. Our plans include parallel investments in a number of other academic posts and a Medical Technology Research Centre.  Our new dedicated Engineering building opened in September 2019.  The successful candidate will have opportunity to develop teaching capability in these purpose-built new facilities.

Nottingham Trent University has been awarded ‘University of the Year’ (Times Higher 2017), ‘Modern University of the Year’ (Sunday Times 2018), and ‘University of the Year’ (The Guardian 2019).  It received the highest possible award of ‘Gold’ in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). 

The Department of Engineering launched new programmes in Biomedical Engineering, Electronic Engineering and Sport Engineering in 2017, and a new programme in Mechanical Engineering in 2018.  It launched a Foundation in Engineering and Mathematics in 2019. 

Please submit a single document to include a full CV, a Teaching Statement, a Research Statement and a Covering Letter addressing your suitability for the role outlined in the associated Job Description and Person Specification.

Closing Date: 03 January 2021

Interview Date: To be determined, likely conducted remotely via MS Teams 

If you have any specific queries in relation to this position, please contact Professor Neil Mansfield, Head of Engineering via email at or Dr Ben Simpson via email at

Applications from candidates who require sponsorship to work in the UK will be considered alongside other applications. For further information on this please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

Nottingham Trent University prides itself on being an inclusive employer. We value and celebrate diversity and welcome applications from people who reflect the diversity of our local communities.

Successful applicants will usually be appointed to the base of the advertised salary grade, except in justifiable circumstances.

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