Lecturer/Senior Lecturer - Product Design

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

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer - Product Design
Department: Design, Manufacture and Engineering Management (
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering (
Staff Category    Academic
Reference No: 89178
Reports To    Head of Department 
Grade:    7/8/9*
Salary Range:    £34520 - £49149 – Lecturer
£50618 - £56950 – Senior Lecturer    
Contract Type:    Open Contract
FTE:    1
Closing Date    Sunday, 8 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), part of the UK’s High Value Manufacturing Catapult. 

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 a minimum of PhD level. Candidates will have a proven ability to collaborate well with colleagues and with industry, understanding and meeting its needs and promoting innovation. Candidates with an academic background will have a track record of relevant publications in good academic journals; those who have spent much of their career in industry should show an ability deliver projects showing significant originality and an ability to disseminate findings in well-written, well-referenced publications. Applicants will be excellent educators and mentors and will show leadership in identifying key research questions and attracting funding support. Applicants will have sound engineering knowledge, good judgment in and experience of successfully leading a team/s, with experience of developing engineering solutions and clearly communicating research findings.

Appointments will be made at a level appropriate to a successful candidate’s experience and career stage. In addition to the positions described here, the Global Talent Programme makes clear the University’s commitment to attracting world leading academics to Scotland. The University is also committed to developing the next generation of leaders, nurturing talented individuals through the early stages of their career and providing the opportunities for professional rewards and ‘making a difference’.

Furthermore, the University’s commitment to the development of teaching and research with relevance to industry, commerce and public bodies and to drawing on expertise from those environments and embedding it within the academic community is shown through the establishment of the position of “Professor of Practice”. Candidates for such positions are encouraged. Further information can be found at:

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 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 as well as a Research Plan outlining your research strategy for the next 5 years. 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 Academic 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 3 year 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, 23 October 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.