Senior Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering

Paisley, Renfrewshire (GB)
£51,034 - £59,135 (depending on experience)
Nov 01, 2019
End of advertisement period
Nov 24, 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

School of Computing, Engineering and Physical Sciences

Paisley Campus

Full-time: 35 hours per week          

University of the West of Scotland is an ambitious, growing university and we are at an exciting stage in our development.  This post is therefore part of a major investment in experienced talent and excellence to support our growth plans.  We are looking for engaged and talented individuals to make a real impact on the local, national and international communities we serve.

We are looking to appoint an experienced academic who can add to our profile. You will demonstrate a leadership capability in the subject, and will be expected to contribute to leadership roles within the Division of Engineering. The successful candidate will have extensive experience in the Mechanics of Materials and Finite Element Analysis areas.

Your experience will demonstrate a commitment to high quality, innovative education with a global outlook. You will augment our commercial and / or research activities, and will exhibit an entrepreneurial and collaborative mindset to enhance the impact of your work. The School’s research is organised into a close community of inter-disciplinary research groups in areas, with growing interests in future energy, manufacturing and engineering technologies. 

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.  A proven track record in commercial practice and / or research with a strong research profile along with considerable experience of lecturing in the appropriate engineering disciplines is expected.

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: Sunday 24th November 2019

Interviews Date: Monday 16th December 2019    

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

UWS is a “Two Ticks” employer.

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