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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Mechatronics, Control and Autonomous Systems

Kingston University

Location: Roehampton
Salary: £39,343 to £52,761
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 12th October 2021
Closes: 21st November 2021
Job Ref: 461694

The Role

This is a career-defining opportunity at the heart of a department that promotes problem-based learning and interdisciplinary work with excellent facilities. You will work with a talented team to deliver a vibrant real-world education and assess a range of undergraduate and postgraduate modules for the degrees taught within the department. You will be expected to contribute to the following subject areas; mechatronic systems, robotics and control, autonomous systems, applied artificial intelligence and deep learning and computer vision.

You will engage actively in applied research and contribute to the University’s objective of securing an outstanding reputation for research-informed teaching, innovation and integrated academic practice. You will also be expected to participate in consultancy, pursuing opportunities that will generate income and support students with placements.

The Person

You will hold a degree in Mechanical Engineering or other relevant engineering discipline. A recognised teaching qualification would be an advantage. Applicants will be required to demonstrate that they meet the Kingston University standards in learning and teaching, and research. By the end of the probation period, you must have achieved the relevant level of UKPSF recognition (if this has not already been obtained). For those new to teaching, this will be through our accredited Introduction to Learning and Teaching and for those experienced in teaching, through our Kingston Academic Practice Standards Framework.

You will need to show passion for delivering high-quality teaching using innovative active learning strategies with high practical hands-on contents. Work experience in applied artificial intelligence and intelligent control and the ability to teach with simulation packages and hardware will be advantageous. You will be expected to engage in pastoral care of a diverse range of students, academic leadership, management and administration and to develop your research.

The Faculty

We have a dedicated campus for our aerospace, aircraft and mechanical engineering courses at Roehampton Vale, on the outskirts of Kingston town centre and close to Richmond Park. Collaboration between academia and industry is integral to study at Kingston, and the delivery of courses is supported by the Industry Advisory Board and other professional bodies.

Further information

This is a full time, permanent position.

We are looking to appoint at a starting salary of £39,932 per annum for a Lecturer or £44,614 per annum for a Senior Lecturer, depending on the skills and experience of the successful applicant.

Interviews are expected to be held on Monday 13th December 2021.

For informal enquiries, please contact Olga Duran, Head of Department of Mechanical Engineering.

Kingston University values the diversity of its student and staff body. We are committed to providing a fully inclusive environment to ensure consistent and holistic support for our whole community, including staff, students and visitors. We recognise our duty under the Equality Act 2010 to prevent discrimination, advance equality of opportunity and foster good relations between different people when carrying out their activities.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required, this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme. 

To apply click on ‘Apply Now’. If, for accessibility reasons, you need to apply in an alternative format, please email or call the HR Shared Services team on 020 8417 3118.

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