Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering Design

University of Nottingham Department of Engineering

Assistant Professor in Engineering Design (Part time)

Closing Date
Thursday, 11th August 2022
Job Type
£37467 to £51799 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.

The University of Nottingham seeks applications for a Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering Design to contribute to teaching on our undergraduate taught programs in Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering and Product Design and Manufacture.  

This role is offered as teaching and learning (T&L) only. This post is offered at Level 5 as it is expected that the successful candidate will have expertise in Mechanical Engineering Design and applications are particularly welcome from individuals with experience of teaching and industrial practice in this area.  Experience in undergraduate programme accreditation by professional bodies and ability to teach core modules at university level would also be an advantage. 

The role will see the applicant directly supervising small student group design activities and will require close observation and guidance of students through the process of conceptual design, concept evaluation, concept selection, design embodiment and ultimately manufacture and audit. A successful applicant will need to provide detailed reviews of students’ progress throughout the process, both at individual and group level, and provide formative and summative assessment with detailed feedback and where required guide students in effective teamworking and team conflict resolution. A successful candidate will be expected to engage with module conveners, acting within their guidance and at all times to follow all applicable University guidance and policies. 

The post holder may also make a significant contribution to the Department/Faculty via leadership and/or administrative management and/or co-ordination of specific initiatives. 

This is a permanent, part time role of 2.18 hours per week.

In return, we can offer you an excellent range of employee benefits and rewards, on-site fitness and health facilities, staff discounts and travel schemes, along with a generous holiday allowance of 30 days.

Please direct informal enquiries to Dr. Simon Lawes (Programme Director for Mechanical Engineering) ( or Prof. Ian Ashcroft (Head of Department of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering) ( Please note that applications sent directly to these email addresses will not be accepted.

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