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Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Advanced Materials and Innovation

School of Creative Arts and Engineering

Location:  Stoke campus
Salary:   £34,804 to £49,553 per annum (Dependent Upon Experience)
Tenure:  Full time Fixed Term for 12 Months, working on a 1.0fte Basis
Release Date:  Friday 21 February 2020
Closing Date:   Wednesday 25 March 2020
Interview Date:   Thursday 16 April 2020
Reference:  CAE19-06

Staffordshire University is on a journey to become the foremost modern higher education institution in the UK, with an international reputation for excellence, and we are looking for inspirational and effective people to take us to the next stage.

In 2018 we broke in to the World University rankings for the first time and were named as a top 50 UK university by the Guardian. The quality of our student experience has placed us in the top 10 for teaching quality in the Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018 and in 2019  we achieved a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework.

Many of our students come from areas with low rates of participation in higher education and we continually strive to ensure the courses we offer meet the needs of people and employers. We are expanding our non-traditional, flexible study options, particularly in apprenticeships serving the public sector.

You can join us at a time when we begin the next step of our transformation journey. The new £40m Catalyst Building will deliver 6,500 new apprentices in the next decade, boosting both the local and national economy. The development of our offer to new academic areas and geographic locations will see us expand our reach and make an innovative offer to a new generation of students.

We are a university of and for our community: local, national and global. If you share our values and have the skills to deliver our vision, we want to hear from you.

Staffordshire University is leading the development of the ‘Staffordshire Advanced Materials Incubation and Accelerator Centre’ (SAMIAC) to take advantage of the unique regional business base and the research capacity residing at Staffordshire University. SAMIAC will be the regional flagship one-stop-shop facility for innovation, product development and growth in advanced materials. SAMIAC consists of four distinctive areas:

  • Dedicated physical incubation space for business.

  • Research, Prototyping and Innovation laboratory workspace.

  • Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Academy.

  • Incubation technical and support services.

Engineering at Staffordshire University has a well-established reputation for providing an innovative portfolio which includes Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Higher and Degree Apprenticeships and academic courses. We wish to complement our existing, experienced and very successful academic team with a suitably experienced, enthusiastic and motivated candidate seeking to further their career in Higher Education in a business facing role.

As Senior Lecturer/Lecturer and subject expert, you will be expected to contribute to the University’s research outputs by attracting research funding/consultancy work and leading high-quality research in the areas of advanced materials and innovation. Your expertise will be essential for the support of the incubator in providing guidance to business on innovation in advanced materials. A PhD in a relevant subject area is essential for this role.

In return for your dedication we have a competitive benefits package available:

  • Competitive incremental rates of Pay

  • 37 days Annual Leave plus 11 days Bank Holiday and Discretionary days

  • Excellent Pension Scheme

  • Access to continued professional and personal development

  • An opportunity to become part of the wider University community

  • Access to an Employee Assistance Programme

  • Discounted Health & Fitness Facilities on site at the Stoke Campus

  • Discounted Travel by Rail or Bus, with the option of season tickets loans

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

Further details:

At the University we celebrate diversity and promote equality and inclusion amongst our staff and students. As such, we welcome applications from all, regardless of personal characteristics or background. We particularly welcome applications from Women and Black and Asian Minority Ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within the University at a senior level.

To apply, you will be required to complete an online application form and submit a copy of your CV quoting the relevant reference number for the role you are applying for.

Please note: All correspondence at each stage of the process for employment within Staffordshire University will be sent to you via the email address you applied from, please ensure you check your emails regularly. Please check your junk / spam email folders for any further communication from us.


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