Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering and Design

Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh (GB)
£40,322 to £49,553 per annum (Grade 6)
Apr 08, 2021
End of advertisement period
May 06, 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering and Design,

Full Time, Permanent

Job reference    0000012694

Date posted    08/04/2021

Application closing date   06/05/2021

Salary: £40,322 to £49,553 per annum (Grade 6) 

Package  Excellent benefits package  


Job description

Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering and Design, Full Time, Permanent 

The School of Engineering and the Built Environment (SEBE) is delighted to offer a new Lecturer post in Mechanical Engineering and Design. SEBE offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes widely recognised for their academic quality, innovation and close ties to the industries in which our graduates work. Mechanical Engineering is one of the School's largest undergraduate programmes. We are currently undertaking a review of all of our activities, so now is a great time to join and help shape our school's future.

The role

Mechanical Engineering and Design (MED) subject has a strong background in energy, materials, manufacturing, design, automation and robotics, mainly how they can be used to meet the goals of Industry 4.0. Our programmes are accredited by the relevant professional body, including the IET, IoM3 and Energy Institute.

Within this role, you will be lecturing in MED in one or more subject areas on undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.  The selected candidate will be responsible for developing, designing and delivering teaching and student-centred learning underpinned by academic scholarship and professional practice. You will also be required to conduct individual and collaborative research projects, contributing to SEBE's research profile, leading to the production of high-quality research outputs/outcomes.

Please note that you will be required to work overseas and to contribute to the international academic reputation of Edinburgh Napier University. The successful candidate shall be expected to assist in developing our expanding portfolio of programmes and contribute to the growing international standing of our research. Research is strongly encouraged. You will be expected to either continue with an established research topic compatible with the School's interests or launch new projects in collaboration with School/University colleagues.

Essential Requirements:

  • A doctoral-level qualification or equivalent
  • An established record of accomplishment in a research area closely related (publications at REF 3* level)
  • Experience in teaching and developing programme content in that area and of delivering excellent teaching in an engaging way 
  • Experience in improving the effectiveness of the teams you have worked within
  • Evidence of excellent communication at all levels

Desirable Requirements:

  • Experience in undergraduate and postgraduate programme leadership
  • Maintain national and international networks in industry and academia related to your area of expertise 
  • Research and teaching experience in Mechanical engineering 
  • HEA membership or a strong willingness to achieve membership within 2 years of appointment
  • Chartered Engineer

Informal enquiries should be directed to Prof. Islam Shyha (Head of MED). For a detailed list of the requirements, please click here.

Benefits we offer

In return, we offer a great working environment where we support ambition, recognise achievement and offer an attractive benefits package. This includes a minimum of 46 days annual leave (including bank holidays), a generous pension scheme, professional development opportunities, discounted access to onsite sports facilities and a wide range of other staff discounts.

Salary: £40,322 to £49,553 per annum (Grade 6)

Further information about our benefits can be found here 

Application closing date is 6 May 2021 (midnight) 

Interviews will be held from 24 May 2021

The University is committed to inclusion, demonstrated through our work in respect of our diversity awards and accreditations (Advance HE's Athena SWAN Charter) and hold Disability Confident, Career Positive and Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champion status. More details can be found here 

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