UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL

Lecturer in Engineering – Equitable Education

Location
Bristol (City Centre), Bristol (GB)
Posted
Thursday, 1 April 2021
End of advertisement period
Wednesday, 28 April 2021
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Lecturer in Engineering – Equitable Education

Job Number: ACAD105148
Contract Type/Work Pattern: Open Ended / Full Time
Closing Date: 28 Apr 2021
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Engineering
Salary: Grade J £38,017 to £42,792 per annum & Grade K £44,045 to £49,553 per annum

The role
The School of Civil Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Bristol is committed to providing the highest level of education to  Engineers of tomorrow. An essential part of this learning experience is supporting students from a wide variety of educational backgrounds transition to university study.

The school is looking to enhance their capability in providing up to date and relevant education which supports students in the first years of study.  We are looking for someone who has a broad understanding or experience of pre-university qualifications in the UK and who can deliver taught elements of our Aerospace Engineering syllabus.

What will you be doing?
You will:

  • Prepare and deliver taught units covering engineering science, design, or experiment for engineering students in the first years of study.
  • Use your experience and knowledge of diverse educational backgrounds to design interventions that ensure all students receive an excellent learning experience.
  • Take responsibility of maintaining and enhancing academic standards in the relevant units to ensure that academic outcomes are reflective of student learning.
  • Serve as the first point of contact for undergraduate enquires with regards to transition to university study.
  • Represent the voice of students from diverse educational backgrounds within the department and to the wider school.
  • Pursue data-driven approaches to increasing the participation of underrepresented groups in Engineering.

You should apply if

  • You are excited about making the highest levels of engineering education open to all.
  • You have experience of STEM teaching at level 3 / 4 (A-level or equivalent / University year 1).
  • You understand the nature of the challenges of teaching in a highly academic setting.
  • You can build strong, effective relationships with a range of stakeholders within and beyond the University.
  • You have excellent communication skills and can clearly articulate verbally and in writing.
  • You understand the barriers to higher education faced by low participation groups.
  • You are someone who can get up to speed quickly, thrives on digesting lots of information, is mindful of competing priorities, and can drive activity forward in a sustainable manner.

Additional information

For informal discussion about the post, you are welcome to contact:
Dr Steve Burrow (stephen.burrow@bristol.ac.uk), (Head of Department)

Professor Simon Neild (simon.neild@bristol.ac.uk), (Head of School) 

To find out more about what it's like to work in the Faculty of Engineering, and how the Faculty supports people to achieve their potential, please see our staff blog: https://engineeringincludesme.blogs.bristol.ac.uk/  

We welcome applications from all members of our community and are particularly encouraging those from diverse groups, such as members of the LGBT+ and BAME communities, to join us.