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Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering

School of Digital, Technologies and Arts

Location:  Stoke campus
Salary:   £34,804 to £49,553 per annum
Tenure:  Full time permanent, working 1.0 fte
Release Date:  Monday 16 November 2020
Closing Date:   Monday 23 November 2020
Interview Date:   Friday 04 December 2020
Reference:  CAE19-17

Please note: this job is only available to current employees of the University

The School of Design, Technologies and Arts has been established to provide high calibre education with full time and part time courses offered at undergraduate, postgraduate, professional and doctoral levels which are delivered flexibly to enable students to continue their education at the same time as working.

We are keen to play our part in the university’s commitment to the design and delivery of new apprenticeships that will meet the needs of 21st Century employers. 

This is an exciting stage in the development of our apprenticeship provision, and work has already begun on the siting of a new, state-of-the-art Apprenticeship and Skills Hub, which is set to open in 2020.

The Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering role will be a key role in the design and development of new apprenticeship programmes to match the needs of local industry. monitoring the progress and assessment of learners, undertaking apprenticeship programmes within the Engineering Department.

To consider this post ideally you will have previous experience supporting apprentices or other relevant professional experience.

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. You will teach and assess students across a range of levels and courses. You will need to look for opportunities to contribute to our teaching and learning strategies to explicitly enhance the student experience through the use of digital technology. You must be an enthusiastic, reliable and resourceful academic with ambition to engage with local industry and support the University’s strategy on apprenticeships.

Additionally, you should have vocational experience of assessing qualifications including compiling learner portfolios, delivering and assessing management qualifications. Knowledge of working with relevant professional bodies will be an added benefit. You must have a driving licence and access to a vehicle, as travel is a requirement of the role.

The University is keen to support staff in achieving high standards of pedagogy in order to facilitate effective student learning. All newly appointed full-time and fractional contracted members of academic staff who have less than three years teaching experience and do not have the equivalent qualification from another University, are required to undertake and complete the most appropriate route from either the Academic Professional Apprenticeship (APA), Post Graduate Certificate in Higher and Professional Education (PgCHPE) or Post Graduate Diploma in Professional Education in Healthcare (PgDPEH). This must be commenced within 24 months of appointment as a condition of their employment with Staffordshire University. If you are shortlisted, the chair of the interview panel will explain this further. All members of academic staff will be expected to achieve Fellowship of the HEA within an agreed timescale after commencement.

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


  • Competitive incremental rates of Pay
  • Starting from 29 days Annual Leave (depending on job grade) 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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