Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Design

Queen Mary University of London School of Engineering and Materials Science

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Design (Teaching and Scholarship) 

Department: School of Engineering & Materials Science
Salary: £42,433 - £52,833/ £55,840 - £62,415 (Grade 5)
Reference: QMUL24866
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 20-Apr-2021
Closing date: 19-May-2021


About the Role

The School runs a specialised programme in Design, Innovation and Creative Engineering (DICE), in addition to a strong focus on professional design and manufacturing throughout our teaching.

We are seeking an individual able to drive forward the teaching of design, manufacturing or systems engineering approaches across the school, as part of our on-going programme development and focus on professional engineering practice.

About You

Applicants should have a PhD in a relevant area, and/or equivalent track record in engineering professional practice.

A commitment to the development of a high-quality student education is also essential, in addition to evidence of pedagogical activity associated with engineering education, with increasing expectations of experience associated with appointment level.

About the School

This post is within the School of Engineering and Materials Science, a large School with 70-80 academics and a similar number of postdoctoral research staff. There are around 1000 undergraduate and taught postgraduate students and 220 PhD students, with additional core staff associated with our Joint Educational Institute and Joint Research Institute with Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU) in Xi’an China. These are supported by an administrative and technical staff team of 45. The staff and student body are international in make-up.

We have invested over £35M in our facilities over the last few years, and house state-of-the-art teaching and research space, with experimental facilities covering cell and tissue laboratories, chemistry labs, materials synthesis, testing and characterisation, robotics laboratories, wind tunnels, heat transfer laboratories, and extensive design and workshop facilities. We also have a strong tradition in computational research, with access to a range of high performance computing facilities.

About Queen Mary

At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable.

Throughout our history, we’ve fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence. And we continue to live and breathe this spirit today, not because it’s simply ‘the right thing to do’ but for what it helps us achieve and the intellectual brilliance it delivers.

We continue to embrace diversity of thought and opinion in everything we do, in the belief that when views collide, disciplines interact, and perspectives intersect, truly original thought takes form.


We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata for part-time/fixed-term), a season ticket loan scheme and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.

The post is based at the Mile End campus in London. It is a full time, permanent appointment with an expected start date of August 2021. The starting salary will be Grade 5/6, in the range of £42,433 - £52,833 per annum for those appointed as Lecturer, or in Grade 7, in the range of £55,840 - £62,415 as Senior Lecturer, in both cases inclusive of London Allowance. A generous academic support package will also be available.

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly.  We particularly welcome applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or Other Minority Ethnic groups and women at Senior Lecturer level as these groups are underrepresented at this level at Queen Mary.

How to Apply

Your application must include a completed application form and CV plus additional supporting documentation as follows

  • A professional practise or design portfolio.
  • A brief statement on both your teaching and scholarship aspirations (1 page max each)

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Hazel Screen, Head of School at h.r.c.screen@qmul.ac.uk.

Further details about Queen Mary University and School are available at: www.qmul.ac.uk and www.sems.qmul.ac.uk

To apply for the role, please click the ‘apply’ button below.

The closing date for applications is 19 May 2021.

Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

The School of Engineering & Materials Science hold a Bronze Athena SWAN Award and is a registered member of WISE.   As part of the School’s commitment to the Athena SWAN and the WISE principles we strongly encourage applications from women. 

Valuing Diversity & Committed to Equality

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