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Product Designer - Teaching Role

Employer
TEDI-LONDON
Location
London (Greater) (GB)
Salary
£35,000 to £65,000 inclusive of London Weighting - dependent on experience
Closing date
19 Apr 2024

We have an opportunity for an enthusiastic Product Designer who wishes to share their knowledge and expertise with other budding designers and we are open to candidates at any stage in their career.

Salary

Teaching Fellow: £35,000 - £45,000
Assistant Professor: £45,000 – £55,000
Associate Professor: £55,000 – £65,000
inclusive of London Weighting - dependent on experience

Hours of Work

35 Nominal Weekly hours. We actively encourage agile/flexible working in line with the delivery requirements of each of our roles. As this is a teaching role, this role will be largely based on Campus.

Contract
Permanent

Responsible to
Kay Bond, Academic Director

Primary Place of Work
Canada Water, London

Ideal Start Date
September 2024 but we are open to candidates who are able to start before then

About Us

TEDI-London is an innovative new Higher Education institution in London co-founded by Arizona State University, King’s College London, and UNSW Sydney.

Our vision is to transform engineering education to transform lives – both for students and for the users of the products they design and make.

Our mission is to attract and empower individuals and partners from diverse backgrounds and perspectives to develop the skills and confidence to create practical real-world solutions that advance how we live as a global community.

We will inspire, disrupt, and transform.

Our values:

  • Inclusive
  • Courageous
  • Inspiring
  • Collaborative
  • Integrity

Our values underpin our culture, ethical focus, and approach to decision-making. You will be able to act as a role model and champion our values along with all colleagues within TEDI-London, facilitating collegiate challenge and open discussion to ensure we continue to do so all the time.

Your role

This is an exciting opportunity for a passionate engineering design educator who relishes the opportunity to join our learning and teaching function as an academic in delivering an innovative, relevant and inclusive curriculum. In particular, we are looking for individuals who have qualifications and experience in Product Design and Manufacture.

We welcome applications from those who are at the start of their career.

Key responsibilities:

About you

  • Passionate about what you do.
  • Dedicated to best practice.
  • Kind, thoughtful and highly communicative.
  • A team player able to support a small and developing team.

You will be instrumental in:

  • Facilitating the learning of our students through creating a vibrant learning environment and demonstrating your passion for engineering education.
  • Developing and implementing new and emerging approaches to higher education.
  • Using your well-developed digital skills to create engaging, interactive content for our Virtual Learning Environment.
  • Training students in the use of CAD/CAE systems such as SolidWorks and associated software.
  • Developing students’ understanding of the role of human factors/ergonomics in user-centred design.
  • Leading and participating in student workshops and tutorials.
  • Coaching students, including impromptu learning opportunities, ensuring you proactively meet student learning needs.
  • Promoting entrepreneurship in product design involving harnessing creativity, adaptability, and a forward-thinking approach to creating innovative solutions.
  • Setting and marking student assessment.
  • Training students in professional skills.
  • Providing pastoral support to students and relevant signposting.
  • Ensuring the learning outcomes of our programmes are understood and delivered.
  • Maintaining the standards required for innovative, inclusive, high-quality programmes.
  • Participating in open days, visit days and outreach activities.
  • Promoting TEDI-London locally, regionally, nationally and internationally – participating in e.g., conferences, subject interest groups, industry events and professional body activities.

Essential - Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications, Experience

  • A passion for engineering education.
  • An interest in entrepreneurship.
  • The ability to teach a diverse cohort of students with a broad range of backgrounds.
  • An understanding of sustainable development goals and social awareness, particularly within product design & development.
  • Demonstrable competency in providing student support – both academic and pastoral.
  • Excellent communication skills – written and verbal – combined with excellent influencing skills.
  • A willingness to be hands-on and involved in activities that may not be within the role on a day-to-day basis – essential in a start-up environment.
  • A collaborative approach combined with excellent team working skills, within and across other disciplines and functions.
  • The ability to thrive in a fast-paced, vibrant environment with a high level of ambiguity – working across a number of activities concurrently whilst maintaining poise, pace and control.
  • A first degree.
  • Membership of a relevant professional body and/or a willingness to work towards this.
  • Fellowship of the HEA (or equivalent) and/ or a teaching qualification and/or prepared to study towards.

Desirable

  • A passion for identifying and implementing new and innovative approaches of impactful delivery with the curriculum.
  • A role within an external/ industrial organisation related to engineering.
  • The ability to contribute to programme validation, accreditation and/or quality
    assurance.

How to Apply

Please apply by clicking 'Apply' where you will be guided to send your CV and a supporting statement explaining how you meet the essential criteria in the person specification.

This role will close at 12 noon on Friday 19th April 2024.

Please note we will be reviewing applications week commencing 22nd April 2024 and envisage on-campus interviews to take place approximately late April 2024 to early May 2024. Longlisted candidates may be required to provide a short instructional video before shortlisting. All candidates will be notified regarding the outcome of their applications and at least a week's notice is provided for notice of interviews.

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