We are seeking an enthusiastic individual with appropriate disciplinary experience for post of Lecturer on the King’s Academic Education Pathway (AEP) with a focus on Experiential Learning and Practical Engineering Education. The post-holder will design, deliver and coordinate practical teaching and learning as well as undertaking action-based pedagogic research to enhance the student experience.
We are a general Engineering department with undergraduate courses in Electronic and General Engineering. The role-holder will ideally be an experienced problem-based learning practitioner able to develop and deliver practical Engineering education in a specialist area such as (but not limited to) computer-aided design, analogue and digital electronics, reverse engineering, rapid manufacturing, and design of experiments.
This role will work in partnership with the Professor of Engineering Teaching and Learning and the Senior Lecturer in Engineering Design as well as engaging with students in co-creation activities. You will work in conjunction with our new 1500 sqm engineering student learning spaces at the heart of the Strand Campus and contribute to the ongoing development of these spaces.
As well as the delivered teaching, the role-holder will build scholarship which enhances the student experience across the department: identifying and leading initiatives to enhance our education offering beyond the curriculum including areas such as employability, wellbeing, undergraduate research, student competitions, exchanges and citizenship. The Academic Education Pathway offers a framework for recognition, reward and opportunities for advancement for exceptional educators.
Information on the Department of Engineering and the Faculty of Natural and Mathematical Sciences can be found at the following links:
This post will be offered on a full-time, indefinite contract.
- To design, coordinate, deliver and assess Practical Engineering activities such as engineering laboratories and multi-disciplinary design and build student projects
- To develop academic leadership in Practical Engineering Education through curriculum development, research, scholarship and practice and to support colleagues in their own practice
- To carry out research activity which enhances Experiential Learning in the department and contribute to national and international Practical Engineering Education pedagogy
- To carry out initiatives to evaluate and improve student experience across the department with an emphasis on equality and diversity
- To support ongoing quality assurance activities such as accreditation and act as a member of departmental committees, working groups and through internal and external networks.
- To run workshops, training sessions and discussion groups on developing teaching and learning practice in Engineering Practice open for all staff and teaching assistants.
The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post.
Skills, knowledge and experience
- Subject-specific qualification in one or more engineering disciplines
- PhD degree
- Industrial or research experience to inform a general engineering curriculum
- Knowledge of a variety of approaches to teaching and learning
- Knowledge of issues relating to student experience, engagement, progression and achievement
- Commitment to diversity and inclusion in practise and activity
- Experience of working with individual students through supervision of undergraduate projects and/or personal tutoring and mentoring
- Experience of design and delivery of practical engineering teaching activities
- Evidence of successful teaching and learning
- Personable, open and collaborative
- An understanding of, and desire to enrich, the student experience
- Excellent task management skills both for self and others – ability to meet deadlines
- Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
- Knowledge of UK academic standards and quality frameworks
- Detailed knowledge of one or more areas of practical engineering education
- Experience of delivering successful problem-based and/or practical learning in Engineering
- Ability to build durable networks with colleagues and stakeholders across the University and externally