Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering (Transport Systems)

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Job Description

If you are in the early stages of an academic career and are considering joining NTU, then our Early Career Academic Development Programme could be just right for you.

If you are considering joining NTU as a Senior Lecturer you will benefit from our Senior Lecturer Career Framework, which recognises and rewards you based on your performance, contribution and achievement, and offers the opportunity of faster salary progression compared to the industry average.

We seek Lecturers/Senior Lecturers in Mechanical Engineering, with broad expertise in Transport Systems, Transport Management or Transport Modelling, who will contribute to our ambitious plans to continue to grow the Department of Engineering at Nottingham Trent University.

The Department is characterised by an innovative approach to education in partnership with industry, emphasising innovation and project delivery on a foundation of core engineering expertise. We are looking for someone with a proven ability in Transport Systems. You will be an inspiring educator, who aims to develop project-based teaching in the context of real-world applications and thrives in a collegiate Department. The department has recently been recognised as a member of CDIO.

You will have a PhD in a relevant Engineering discipline and an emerging record in research. Preferred areas of expertise include one or more of Transport Systems, Transport Management, Transport Modelling, Transport Control Systems, Sustainable Mobility.

This is an exciting opportunity to help shape new developments in both teaching and research in a new department with new purpose-built facilities. The new dedicated Engineering building opened in September 2019. The successful candidate will have opportunity to develop research and teaching capability in these purpose-built new facilities that include simulation labs, a dedicated vehicle lab, and aircraft cabin simulation facility.

The successful candidate will work as part of the Digital Innovation Research Group in the Department of Engineering and be expected to contribute to teaching at UG and PG levels across the Mechanical Engineering and related programmes. Nottingham Trent University has been awarded ‘University of the Year’ (Times Higher 2017), ‘Modern University of the Year’ (Sunday Times 2018), and ‘University of the Year’ (The Guardian 2019). In 2020 NTU was ranked among the top five most sustainable universities in the world. It received the highest possible award of ‘Gold’ in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

It is renowned for leading edge research, strong links with industry and its excellent teaching that shape lives and society. Research in the School of Science and Technology is extremely strong in terms of high quality outputs, funding income, and international impact. The Department’s research strengths are clustered into groups comprising: Human Factors and Performance, Digital Human, Smart Materials, Medical Engineering Design, Smart Wearables and Biomedical Interfaces, Digital Innovation. The Department maintains strong international links in both research and teaching.

The Department of Engineering launched new programmes in Biomedical Engineering, Electronic Engineering and Sport Engineering in 2017, and a new programme in Mechanical Engineering in 2018. It launched a Foundation in Engineering and Mathematics in 2019.

You can apply on-line using links from www.ntu.ac.uk/vacancies. Please submit a single document to include a full CV, a Teaching Statement, a Research Statement and a Covering Letter addressing your suitability for the role outlined in the associated Job Description and Person Specification. If the 1MB file size restriction makes this difficult or impossible, please email all your supporting documentation to CSTHR@ntu.ac.uk.

If you have any specific queries in relation to this position, please contact:

Prof Neil Mansfield, Head of Engineering neil.mansfield@ntu.ac.uk or Dr Matthew Watkins matthew.watkins@ntu.ac.uk
NTU prides itself on being an inclusive employer. We value and celebrate equality in opportunities, and we welcome applications from people who reflect the diversity of our communities.

This role is open to non-UK/Irish applicants subject to current UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) rules. Please ensure that you have the appropriate right to work in the UK for this role and consult the Home Office website for further information.

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