Job Posting - Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Engineering Design and Innovation

The University of Bath are advertising for a new lecturer in Engineering Design and Innovation to support a new studio-based MEng programme in Integrated Design Engineering.

Mechanical Engineering
Salary: Starting from £38,511, rising to £45,954
Closing Date: Friday 14 July 2017
Interview Date: To be confirmed

The Department of Mechanical Engineering is seeking to recruit a talented and enthusiastic lecturer in design, innovation and management. The candidate’s research record should be in area of mechanical engineering or technology development, and could be supplemented with some experience in industry or entrepreneurship.

There are eight research centres within the Department broadly covering the activities of staff associated within four academic groups: Design and Manufacturing; Solid Mechanics and Materials; Thermo-Fluids and Energy; and Dynamics and Control. Ideally, the candidates will be expected to bring expertise which aligns with the Design and Manufacturing group and enable collaboration with the activities of the other groups.

The applicants must be able to demonstrate the capability to conduct independent and collaborative research within the scope of Engineering, Design, Manufacturing or Management, obtain external research funding, and publish high-quality research papers.

Applicants must provide a four-page outline of a potential research grant application and be prepared to discuss this at interview. Typically this application would be aimed at the EPSRC First-Grant Scheme and it would be expected that the successful lecturer submit this within the first year of the appointment.

The candidate’s major role in teaching will be to contribute to the new studio-based MEng programme in Integrated Design Engineering. The programme covers a broad range of knowledge and skills (e.g. core mechanical and electronic/electrical engineering, systems theory, design integration, information technology, social science, creativity, innovation and business) while providing a strong emphasis on the delivery of designed solutions to technical problems. The appointee will also contribute to MSc programmes in Mechanical Engineering such as MSc in Innovation and Technology Management.

Applicants must provide a one-page statement describing the candidate’s areas of expertise and any previous experience of teaching- including some indication of the number of students involved and examples of assessment activities undertaken.

The successful applicants will work in a progressive academic environment, and will benefit from the supportive, collaborative and well-organised Department and Faculty system at the University. The candidates will hold a PhD with clear evidence of an academic career. There is a strong culture of providing newly-appointed lecturers with the necessary training and freedom to develop their academic careers in terms of both research and teaching.

We encourage the development of a diverse and inclusive workforce and offer excellent benefits, with options for flexible working.

Informal enquiries about the post may be made to:
Professor Gary Lock, Head of Department Tel: +44(0)1225 386854 Email:
or Dr Elies Dekoninck, Associate Professor of Design and Programme Leader for the MEng Integrated Design Engineering Tel: +44 (0)1225 384029 Email: