Assistant Professor, Teaching and Scholarship, Chemical Engineering

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
18 Jun 2019
End of advertisement period
19 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Closing date 19 Jul 2019 23:00 (UK time)
Salary £32,236–£39,609 (Grade 7)
Location Edinburgh
Category Academic
Status Full Time
Duration 12 months fixed-term

About Heriot-Watt University

Heriot-Watt University has five campuses: three in the UK (Edinburgh, Scottish Borders and Orkney), one in Dubai and one in Malaysia. The University offers a highly distinctive range of degree programmes in the specialist areas of science, engineering, design, business and languages.

With a history dating back to 1821, Heriot-Watt University has established a reputation for world-class teaching and practical, leading-edge research, which has made it one of the top UK universities for business and industry. We connect with industry at every level and develop programmes to match their needs – so employers get work-ready industry-fit graduates.

Heriot-Watt is also Scotland's most international university, boasting the largest international student cohort.

We have an established set of values that help us to nurture innovation and leadership, and show our commitment to continuous improvement and development in all our activities.

For full details on our University please view our Careers at Heriot-Watt http://www.hw.ac.uk/about/careers-at-heriot-watt.htm
About our Team

The School of Engineering & Physical Sciences has an international teaching and research reputation and close connection with the professional and industrial world of science, engineering and technology.

We deliver teaching across 6 programmes: Chemistry; Physics; Electrical, Electronic & Computer Engineering; Chemical Engineering; Mechanical Engineering and Brewing & Distilling. In the recent 2020 Complete University Guide, Heriot-Watt University was ranked 35th in the UK and 6th in Scotland. At subject area level the School ranked 2nd in Scotland for Chemical Engineering.

Our research ranges from fundamental sciences through to engineering applications, all of which are supported by strong external funding.  We have around 150 full-time academic staff who drive this research activity and are based in 5 research institutes:  the Institute of Chemical Sciences, the Institute of Photonics & Quantum Sciences, the Institute of Mechanical, Process & Energy Engineering, the Institute of Sensors, Signals & Systems and the Institute of Biological Chemistry, BioPhysics & BioEngineering. REF2014 named Heriot-Watt in the top 25% of UK universities, with 82% of our research ranked as world-leading or internationally excellent. Heriot-Watt ranked 9th university in the UK and 1st in Scotland for research impact.

Detailed Description

We are looking for a talented and highly motivated individual to join our teaching activities in the Chemical Engineering discipline of the School of Engineering and Physical Sciences (EPS).

You will deliver and assess courses in Chemical Engineering on-campus and will collaborate with colleagues at our overseas campuses. The role may also include academic administration and course development and enhancement.

Potential candidates are encouraged to contact Gregor Colville to discuss the post informally (email: G.Colville@hw.ac.uk or telephone 0131 451 8339)
Key duties and responsibilities

Contribute to the teaching (lectures, tutorials and workshops) of up to 4 courses at SCQF levels 7, 8 and 9, covering topics in the area of chemical and process engineering. Undertake assessment of coursework and examinations, under the supervision of senior academic staff. Undertake basic administrative duties. Be required to register as a University teacher.
Education, qualifications and experience

Essential Criteria

  • A first degree in Chemical Engineering or cognate discipline essential, with an MSc or PhD in Chemical Engineering or cognate discipline desirable.
  • Experience of undergraduate teaching in Chemical Engineering or cognate discipline.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to prepare clearly written and presented learning and teaching materials.
  • Ability to engage with students in the delivery of lectures and tutorials.
  • Versatility, flexibility, and willingness to work collaboratively with colleagues in Edinburgh and overseas.
  • Excellent team working and communication skills.
  • Ability to work to deadlines.
  • Experience of using Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Desirable Criteria

  • Experience in the preparation and delivery of lectures, tutorials and web based assessment.
  • Familiarity with learning management software such as Blackboard, or equivalent.
  • Experience of providing academic support to student groups.
  • Experience of computer programming in MATLAB and VBA.

How To Apply

Applications can be submitted up to midnight (UK time) on 19 July 2019.

At Heriot-Watt University we understand that being diverse makes us better which is why we support a culture of respect and equal opportunity, and value diversity at the heart of what we do. We want to increase the diversity of our workplace to underpin a dynamic and creative environment.

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