Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering

Paisley, Renfrewshire
£36,914 - £49,552
Friday, 25 October 2019
End of advertisement period
Wednesday, 20 November 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

School of Computing, Engineering and Physical Sciences

Paisley Campus

Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering


£36,914 - £49,552 (Depending on experience)

Full-time: 35 hours per week           

The School of Computing, Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of the West of Scotland is well established in addition to being an internationally recognised multidisciplinary academic centre.  The Division of Engineering within the School is seeking to strengthen its teaching and research expertise through the appointment of a Lecturer in the area of Mechanical Engineering. The successful candidate will have experience in the Mechanics of Materials and Finite Element Analysis areas.

The successful candidate will contribute to the development, delivery and management of undergraduate and postgraduate modules and programmes in the Mechanical Engineering, Aircraft Engineering and the Graduate Apprenticeship Programme in Engineering as well as contributing to the other relevant engineering teaching activities in the engineering subject areas.

The prospective candidate should have an Honours degree in Mechanical Engineering from a professionally accredited Mechanical Engineering programme and be qualified to PhD level in a Mechanical Engineering subject. Full membership of an appropriate professional body such as the IMechE (or equivalent) and HEA is desirable.  The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate experience in curriculum development and potentially module leadership. They should aspire to take a lead role in developing new innovative teaching practice in the engineering areas outlined.

Relevant research and/or industrial experience in one or more of the fields of Mechanics and Materials and experience with recent developments in these areas with evidence of a proven track record of sustained high quality publications in leading journals are an essential requirement for the post.  The School’s research is organised into a close community of industry-focused inter-disciplinary research groups and the successful applicant should establish appropriate research and commercial activities in the aforementioned areas and proactively collaborate with colleagues across all disciplines to enhance the impact of their research and their contribution to UWS research development and ultimate impact in the REF process.

This position will be based at our Paisley Campus with some scheduled activities at our other campus locations such as the new Lanarkshire Campus.  The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to our outreach activities promoting STEM subjects and our international academic activities.

The University of the West of Scotland is committed to supporting your personal development and providing an inclusive working environment.  UWS has the Athena SWAN Bronze Award, is a Disability Confident employer, and welcomes applications from under-represented groups; as such we particularly encourage applications supporting our diversity agenda.

For informal enquiries about this post please contact Dr James Thompson, Deputy Dean, School of Computing, Engineering and Physical Sciences (Tel: 0141 848 3564; email:

Further information and details on how to apply are available at

Closing date for applications: 12 noon, 20 November 2019

Interview Date: 9 December 2019

UWS is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from underrepresented groups.

UWS is a “Disability Confident” employer.

University of the West of Scotland is a registered Scottish charity, no. SC002520.