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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Human-Systems Interaction

Newcastle University

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Salary: £35,845 to £64,959
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 13th January 2021
Closes: 9th February 2021
Job Ref: 5627

The role
We have an exciting opportunity to join one of the leading Engineering Schools in the UK where you will be expected to support and inspire the next generation of Newcastle University engineering graduates.

As a Lecturer/Senior lecturer in Human-Systems Interaction, you will have a strong record on user-centred design and applied ergonomics to enhance our design expertise. You will be expected to carry out significant research in areas related to cognitive performance, sociotechnical systems design, human-robotic and human-automation interaction, and human performance modelling, as well as teaching our engineering students. Preference will be given to candidates whose expertise bridges fundamental and applied aspects of engineering design.

Based in the Mechanical Engineering & Marine Technology Discipline, joining the Future Mobility Academic Group, you will be part of a vibrant research and teaching community that is widely recognised for its contributions to advanced manufacturing processes, the design of power transmission systems, bioengineering, mechatronics/robotics, fluid dynamics and thermal systems and transport engineering. There will be particular focus on aspects related to railway systems as well as decarbonisation. The School aspires to grow its capability with strategic appointments that support world-class research.

Expertise in your research field should be matched by a strong research record, or potential to develop into a researcher of national/international quality, that builds on our strengths in Transport Systems in particular, and Digital Manufacturing and Bioengineering more generally.

You will have growing international visibility, and contribute to the full spectrum of academic activities, including research, teaching and leadership, in a School that is committed to creating an inclusive environment, where staff and students are valued and respected and have equal opportunities to succeed.

We believe that a rich mix of people with different backgrounds will help us to create a Discipline in which intellectually ambitious academics will want to work and create a collegiate environment. Our diverse staff attracts a broad range of bright, active and engaged students.

Specifically, a greater diversity in our staff will:

  • bring new ideas and different perspectives to both teaching and research;
  • refresh our engagement and challenge our thinking;
  • enhance our collegiate experience and make us a more effective team;
  • provide more diverse role models, attract a wider range of students and enhance our pastoral care.

We are keen to attract applicants who:

  • will actively contribute to all aspects of the Discipline, and the School;
  • have a strategic approach and see a wide range of options in their own work and the work of the School;
  • are enthusiastic and committed to new ventures and innovations in teaching.

For informal enquiries, contact Dr Roberto Palacin, Director of Mechanical Engineering and Marine Technology:

Our research can be found here.

Further information on the School of Engineering can be found here.

The University has developed an Academic Job Summary Guidance document which summarises the range of activities that academic staff may be expected to perform.

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