Teaching Fellow in Engineering Mathematics

Employer: UCL
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£39,353 - £42,701 per annum inclusive of London Allowance.
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The Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering is looking to appoint a Teaching Fellow in Engineering Mathematics. It is anticipated that the successful candidate will take up the position by the start of the first term of the 2019-2020 academic year.

UCL is one of the foremost universities in Britain and the world. The Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering at UCL is recognised as one of the leading Departments for research in its subject area, worldwide. Current broad research areas in the Department include Communications and Information Systems; Electronic Materials and Devices (including Nanotechnology); Optical Communications & Networks; Photonics and Sensors, Systems and Circuits.

The Department also has an extensive teaching programme, both at undergraduate (BEng and MEng) and masters levels. The Department launched new BEng and MEng degrees in Engineering (Electronic and Electrical) in 2014. They include a range of new departmental and cross-faculty modules, incorporating problem and scenario-based learning at all stages. This creates a highly engaging learning environment where students put their theoretical knowledge to practical application. The Department has also launched a number of MSc degrees over the years, the latest in Integrated Machine Learning Systems. All programmes encompass the execution of major projects where students work on various engineering or research topics.

Main purpose of the job

The purpose of this post is to support the Department in undergraduate teaching in topics related to Engineering Mathematics and programming. This will include developing teaching materials, delivering classes and workshops in Mathematics and mathematical modelling as well as supporting programming classes and workshops. Collaboration with the faculty led mathematics modules will be required. In addition the role will involve working with module leads throughout the degree programmes in the department to ensure the provision of the underpinning mathematics of the degree programmes. The role will also include contributing to the development of new modules as options in the later years as well as any foundation provision for both undergraduate and MSc students. It is also expected that the role will include supporting the supervision of project students, as well as other planning, tutoring, and assessment activities. It will also provide the opportunity to enhance the research profile of the department in relevant areas of research, in part via students’ project work. The role will also involve working closely with academics in the Department, and with appointed postgraduate teaching assistants (PGTAs).

Duties and responsibilities

  • Contribute, organise, assess, or deliver specific aspects to existing modules in the department related to Mathematics and modelling. This includes leading and assisting with workshops, programming classes and design projects.  Duties will also include after-lecture support to students (revision sessions, answering student's questions in office hours and on the Q&A online forum for the module). Supervise and train Post-graduate teaching assistants (PGTAs) who are assisting with workshops.

  • Lead or contribute to the development of modules with the Faculty-led Integrated Engineering Programme and with other members of staff in Electronic and Electrical Engineering.

  • Lead or assist in the development of new week long design or development projects, based on the use of problem based learning for first or second year students, where mathematical modelling or programming is included as an element of the project.

  • Supervise undergraduate project students in the BEng and MEng third and fourth years in Electronic and Electrical Engineering. Supervision of MSc projects could be undertaken as appropriate.

  • Organise, oversee and run tutorials involving small groups of undergraduate students.

  • Participate in the Departmental Teaching Committee and attend other staff meetings as required.

  • Maintain their own continuing professional development including some research in the area of Engineering Mathematics and modelling and related areas. (A maximum of 20% of time is available for direct research activities).  In addition, keep up to date with developments in teaching methods and techniques.

  • Actively follow and promote UCL policies, including Equal Opportunities.

  • Carry out any other duties as are within the scope, spirit and purpose of the job, the title of the post and its grading as requested by the Head of Department and Head of Teaching.

In addition the candidate will be encouraged:

  • To publish outcomes of work in relevant recognised journals, both specialist technical journals and engineering education journals.

  • To apply for additional funding from internal and external sources to support and extend their work.

The post-holder is expected to take responsibility for their work, duties and results.  Please note that, within reason, the duties and role of the post-holder may be changed after appropriate consultation in response to changing organisational requirements. The post-holder is required to follow actively all UCL policies including Equal Opportunities policies.

Applicants should have a degree in degree in electronic engineering, applied mathematics,  or equivalent qualifications and/or experience as well as a PhD in electronic engineering or in an area involving engineering mathematics or equivalent qualificatinos and/or experience. Knowledge of computer programming to a high level of at least one of Python , C and Java is also essential  and experience of supervising project students is desirable.

All applications should be submitted via UCL online recruitment system at the following link:


Job Reference: 1817141

If you have any queries regarding the application process please contact Vicky Coombes at v.coombes@ucl.ac.uk quoting reference  1817141