Senior Teaching Fellow/Teaching Fellow - Product Design

Glasgow, Glasgow City (GB)
11 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
15 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Senior Teaching Fellow/Teaching Fellow - Product Design

Department: Design, Manufacture and Engineering Management (
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering (
Staff Category: Teaching
Reference No: 89198
Reports To: Head of Department 
Grade: 8/9*  
Salary Range:    £39992 - £49149 - Teaching Fellow*
£50618 - £56950 – Senior Teaching Fellow    
Contract Type: Open Contract
FTE:1 (35 hours/week)
Closing Date    Sunday, 15 October 2017

The Department of Design, Manufacture and Engineering Management (DMEM) provides a unique offering of combining end-to-end multidisciplinary expertise from creative design, through engineering design, manufacture and management of the entire system. DMEM also houses the UK’s Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC), which is located off-campus at a dedicated site just outside Glasgow and is part of the UK’s High Value Manufacturing Catapult. 

DMEM has a strong, vibrant team of academics working across the field of design, ranging from industrial to engineering design and all aspects of design management. The vacancies currently being advertised aim to complement existing expertise with teaching staff that focus on product design including areas such as, but not limited to, interaction/ergonomics, form/aesthetics, design theory/models, creativity/creative models, user centred design and emotion/experience. 

We are part of the University of Strathclyde, our vision is bold and ground breaking, placing us amongst the world’s leading international technological universities. We are vibrant, dynamic and passionate about solving the challenges facing society and industry through our cutting-edge, multi-disciplinary research, education and knowledge-exchange with global partners. 

Successful candidates will be educated to PhD level (or equivalent experience) with an established track record of teaching at undergraduate and/or postgraduate levels, preferably in Product Design with research expertise in Product Design being desirable. Candidates will have extensive experience of student assessment activities and experience of curriculum experience. Experience of the use of Virtual Learning Environments and of online/distance learning would also be an advantage.  

Appointments will be made at a level appropriate to a successful candidate’s experience and career stage.

Application Procedure

Applicants are required to complete an application form including the name of three referees who will be contacted before interview without further permission, unless you indicate that you would prefer otherwise. Applicants should also submit a Curriculum Vitae and a covering letter detailing the knowledge, skills and experience you think make you the right candidate for the job. Applicants should also complete the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form.

Other Information

Further information on the application process and working at Strathclyde can be found on our website (
Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to Professor Alex Duffy, Head of Department ( 0141 548 3005).

Conditions of Employment

Conditions of employment relating to the Teaching staff category can be found at: Conditions of Employment.

Pre-employment health screening 

An offer of appointment will be subject to a medical assessment by Occupational Health. An individual who accepts an offer of employment must complete a confidential medical questionnaire and forward it to the Occupational Health Nurse within 5 days of receipt. If further information is required the individual may be contacted by the OHN or a Medical Advisor and a personal appointment with the individual may be arranged. An unconditional contract of employment will not be issued until Human Resources receives confirmation that applicant is fit to undertake the duties of the post.


Where applicable, the successful applicant will be required to serve a 12 month probationary period.


The successful applicant will be eligible to join the Universities' Superannuation Scheme. Further information regarding this scheme is available from Payroll and Pensions.


Where applicable, the University offers a relocation package to support new employees who meet the eligibility criteria. The relocation package is offered as a contribution towards costs incurred, and is designed to be flexible, allowing staff to use the financial support available in the way that will be most helpful to them. Further details are outlined in the Relocation Policy.


Formal interviews for this post will be held on Monday, 6 November 2017.

Equality and Diversity

We value diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

The University currently holds a Bronze Athena SWAN award, recognising our commitment to advancing women's careers in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) employment in academia.