Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering

Birmingham, West Midlands (GB)
£37,505 to £40,766 per annum
15 Dec 2020
End of advertisement period
17 Jan 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering

Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment

Location:  Birmingham, England
Salary:  £37,505 to £40,766 per annum
Closing Date:  Sunday 17 January 2021
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  122020-462

We invite applications to join our team in the School of Engineering and the Built Environment in a dynamic, multidisciplinary environment.  We are a practice-based school, our undergraduate programmes are delivered using the CDIO (Conceive, Design, Implement and Operate) framework, making our teaching and research relevant to the evolving world around us. We work in a collaborative and cross disciplinary culture where interacting freely across the school and with colleagues in other schools is encouraged to gain a unique insight into impactful problem domains.

You will have opportunity to demonstrate your expertise in undertaking research and in the delivery of our Engineering courses particularly related to undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Mechanical and Automotive engineering in the role of Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide an excellent student experience through appropriate learning, teaching, support and assessment methods, in particular for MEng, BEng, Msc Mechanical Engineering and MEng, BEng, Msc Automotive Engineering.
  • Participate in research activity in the subject area
  • Undertake personal tutoring
  • Participate in and develop external networks.

Skills and Experience


  • A good first degree and PhD, or willing to study for a PhD in the subject field
  • Teaching qualification or preparedness to work towards.
  • Evidence of excellent teaching identified by peer review. 
  • Contributed to high quality publications or other relevant outputs in research or leading edge practice. 
  • Proven post-graduate level mathematical and analysis skills and associated computational simulation, use of Matlab, Ansys, Adams, Catia, Solidworks or similar software

Subject expertise in:

  • Mechanical / Engineering Design and Modelling 
  • Structural mechanics


  • CDIO methodology & implementation 
  • Demonstrable ability to lead research projects, win bids and generate income
  • Track record of successful networking, for example as Link-Tutor.
  • Eligible for Fellow status under the Higher Education Academy’s Professional Standards Framework. (FHEA) 

With around 24,000 students from 80 countries, Birmingham City University is a large and diverse place to study. We put students at the heart of everything we do, giving them the best opportunities for future success. The University has an enviable reputation for providing quality, student-focused education in a professional and friendly environment. Our superb courses, state-of-the-art facilities, first-rate staff, and focus on practical skills and professional relevance is producing some of the country’s most employable graduates. Located in a modern £300m campus in the heart of Birmingham, at the City Centre Campus, the School of Engineering and the Built Environment is a thriving, vibrant, and inspiring learning community committed to excellence in research, high quality teaching and impactful industrial engagement.

Our staff and student community is defined by our core values, which outline who we are as a University and how we will work with each other. Our core values are Excellence, People focused, Partnership working and Fairness and integrity.

To apply for this role, please complete the online application and upload a copy of your CV.  Candidates are advised to remove personal information to ensure a fair and transparent process.


Further details:

The University is committed to internationalism and diversity and welcomes applications from all countries, faiths and backgrounds.

It is each individual successful applicants responsibility to ensure that they have permission to work in the UK. Some applicants may require sponsorship from the University and a visa from UKVI to take up the role if successful. More information on this can be found here:

Some roles are not capable of sponsorship because they do not meet the UKVI criteria relating to skill and salary level. If you are unsure as to whether you would require sponsorship if successful, or whether the role is capable of sponsorship, please contact us:

Please note on occasions where we receive a large number of applications, we may close the advert ahead of the publicised closing date. If this does happen, we will contact all candidates via email who have started but not yet completed their application, giving 48 hours’ notice.  We would therefore advise that you submit your completed application as soon as possible.

Birmingham City University are an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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