Early-Career Lecturer in Mechanical/Structural Engineering

Paisley, Renfrewshire (GB)
30 Sep 2016
End of advertisement period
24 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Early-Career Lecturer in Mechanical/Structural Engineering  
£34,956 – £41,709 per annum

TYPE      Permanent
HOURS      Full-time

Job ref      REQ000249

University of the West of Scotland is an ambitious, growing university and we are at an exciting stage in our development. We have renewed our academic and international focus and are growing our research and knowledge exchange. Our investment in Engineering and Computing now sees us recruiting a number of academic posts in the School. We are looking for engaged and talented individuals to make a real impact on the local, national and international communities we serve. This post is therefore part of a major investment in new talent and excellence to support our growth plans.

Our taught programmes are engaged with practice with scores reaching 100% NSS satisfaction in many programmes.  The School’s research is organised into a close community of industry-focused inter-disciplinary research groups in areas of composite materials, advanced concrete and energy & renewables we have a growing international reputation.  We are launching a set of new post-graduate programmes over the next two academic sessions to build on these successes.

We are looking to appoint outstanding future academics who can add to our profile. You will demonstrate a commitment to high quality, innovative teaching 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.

You should be qualified in a Mechanical/Structural/Civil related degree, preferably at Doctoral level. It would also be preferable to be a chartered engineer.  Relevant experience in one or more of the fields of Mechanics of Materials, Advanced Concrete Materials or Structural Analysis, is an essential requirement of the post. In addition, some experience in current practices and methods associated with these areas would be beneficial.

The successful candidate will be based at our Paisley Campus with some scheduled activities at our other campus locations. The West of Scotland boasts some of the most stunning countryside and coastline for outdoor and family life. We are close to Glasgow, Scotland’s largest city, with its rich heritage and vibrant cultural life, and just minutes from the International airport.

The University of the West of Scotland is committed to supporting your personal development and providing an inclusive working environment. UWS has an Athena SWAN bronze award, is a two-ticks employer and welcomes other under-represented groups, as such we particularly encourage applications to support our diversity agenda.

For informal enquiries about this post please contact  Dr. James Thompson, Assistant Dean (Education), School of Engineering and Computing, (Tel: 0141 848 3564; e-mail: ).

Further information, including details of how to apply please visit at

Closing date for applications: 24th October 2016
Interviews will be held week commencing 27th November 2016

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.

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