Associate Professor (Electromechanical Engineering Degree Apprenticeship (EMDA) programme)

Employer: University of Warwick
Job location
Job salary
£51,034 - £59,135 per annum
Job term
Permanent Full Time Position, 36.5.hours per week
Job closing date

We are seeking to appoint a permanent full-time teaching-focussed Associate Professor to join the Mechanical and Process Engineering Stream in the School of Engineering. This is a new post created primarily to support a new Electromechanical Engineering Degree Apprenticeship (EMDA) programme, although there may also be opportunities to contribute to other degree programmes in the School.

You will have the experience necessary to develop, deliver and manage modules on the mechanical side of the EMDA programme, with initial requirements in statics, dynamics, and engineering design. As the course progresses there will be a need for further courses in thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and other topics. You will teach to a high standard in a way compatible with the degree apprenticeship teaching model, which is expected to involve teaching in week-long blocks combined with blended learning at other times. You will use a range of teaching methods, including lectures, tutorials, seminars and laboratories. You will supervise and co-ordinate group and individual projects, including projects in collaboration with companies. You may also support teaching activity on established courses running in the School of Engineering, particularly relating to our BEng/ MEng courses in Mechanical Engineering.

This is a leadership role in the EMDA programme. Working with the Director of Studies in Mechanical and Process Engineering, you will manage relationships with other engineering disciplines, departments, and employers of EMDA students. You will have responsibility for the development of the course and the curriculum, and you will ensure relevant accreditation requirements are met.

You will have academic or industrial research experience in the broad area of mechanical and process engineering, or engineering / technology teaching pedagogy. You are expected to engage in higher education pedagogy and be willing to develop and apply novel teaching methods, embracing changes in teaching technology and expectations.

All applicants must include both a curriculum vitae (no length restriction) and a statement not exceeding five pages of how they meet the person specification for the post. Applicants should not upload documents (e.g. thesis, research papers, certificates) which have not been specifically requested.

You will have a PhD or equivalent in a relevant field. You will have significant professional experience gained in a relevant technical area or engineering-related education. You will have the knowledge required to teach a broad variety of topics in mechanical and process engineering. You may have experience working with industry, or in industry. You will engage with higher education pedagogy.

Applications from candidates in groups under-represented in the Engineering sector are particularly welcome.

The University aims to promote work life balance for all employees and the School of Engineering will consider a range of possible flexible working arrangements in order to recruit the best candidate.

For full details of the job description, person specification and to apply visit the advert on the University of Warwick webpage.