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6335BR - Lecturer - Teaching and Research

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  • Full Time
  • £32,000 - £46,900
  • Cardiff University
  • Closes 3rd September 2017
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Lecturer - Teaching and Research


Cardiff School of Engineering

Teaching & Research

Lecturer – High-value Manufacturing (Laser Micro-Machining)
Cardiff School of Engineering

You will deliver high-quality and research-led teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate level and contribute to the research record of the School through commitment to carrying out research leading to the publishing of work in high-quality journals. In addition you will pursue excellence in research, teaching and enterprise and to inspire others to do the same. The post is available immediately.

This post is open-ended and full-time (35 hours per week).


£32,004 - £38,183 per annum (Grade 6)
£40,523 - £46,924 per annum (Grade 7)

For informal enquiries please contact Professor Rossi Setchi at Setchi@cardiff.ac.uk

For further details about working at Cardiff School of Engineering please contact Enginadmin@cardiff.ac.uk

Date advert posted: Thursday, 3 August 2017

Closing date: Sunday, 3 September 2017

It is anticipated that Interviews will be held on 12 and 13 September 2017.

The School of Engineering holds an Athena SWAN Bronze Award that recognises good employment practice and a commitment to develop the careers of women working in science. Cardiff University is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. For this vacancy we actively encourage women to apply. We will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share opportunities.

Please be aware that Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.

Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who have the ambition to create a University which seeks to fulfil our social, cultural and economic obligation to Cardiff, Wales, and the world. In supporting our employees to achieve a balance between their work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.

Job Description


  • To conduct research within Laser Micro-Machining in the context of High-value Manufacturing and contribute to the overall research performance of the School and University by the production of measurable outputs including bidding for funding, publishing in national academic journals and conferences, and the recruitment and supervision of postgraduate research students.
Grade 7: contribute to internationally recognised research performance.
  • To develop research objectives and proposals for own or joint research including research funding proposals.
Grade 7: independently develop research objectives, acting as PI as required.
  • To give conference/seminar papers at a local and national level.
Grade 7: present at international level.
  • To participate in School research activities.
  • To design and deliver teaching programmes for courses and contribute to module development as part of a module team.
Grade 7: independently contribute to module and course development and lead modules.
  • To carry out other forms of scholarship including work associated with examinations (setting and marking paper and providing constructive feedback to students), administration, participation in committee work, and the pastoral care of students of Cardiff University.
  • To inspire undergraduate and postgraduate students under the guidance of a mentor / module leader and develop skills in assessment methods and in providing constructive feedback to students.
  • To supervise the work of students including the supervision of Undergraduate and Master’s students and the co-supervision of Postgraduate Research Students.
Grade 7: Acts as a PGR progress review panel member as required.
  • To act as a Personal Tutor and provide pastoral support to students.
Other – all Grades
  • To engage effectively with industrial, commercial and public sector organisations, professional institutions, other academic institutions etc., regionally and nationally to raise awareness of the School’s profile, to cultivate strategically valuable alliances, and to pursue opportunities for collaboration across a range of activities. These activities are expected to contribute to the School and the enhancement of its regional and national profile.
  • To undergo personal and professional development that is appropriate to and which will enhance performance in the role of Lecturer.
  • To participate in School administration and activities to promote the School and its work to the wider University and the outside world.
  • Any other duties not included above, but consistent with the role.

Person Specification

Essential Criteria

Qualifications and Education

1. Postgraduate degree at PhD level in engineering or manufacturing (Grade 7) or be near completion (Grade 6).
Grade 7: Postgraduate Certificate in University Teaching and Learning or equivalent qualification or experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

2. An established expertise and proven portfolio of research and/or relevant industrial experience within the Laser Micro-Machining research field.

3. Teaching experience at undergraduate/postgraduate level.
Grade 7: significant experience.

4. Knowledge of current status of research in specialist field.
Grade 7: growing national reputation within field.

5. Proven ability to publish in national journals.
Grade 7: proven substantial record of publications in high-impact national journals.

6. Proven ability to be successful in competitive research funding.
Grade 7: strong portfolio of research grants.

7. Ability to contribute to the delivery and continued development of modules across the Schools teaching programmes.

Pastoral, Communication and Team Working

8. Proven ability in effective and persuasive communication.

9. The ability to provide appropriate pastoral support to students, appreciate the needs of individual students and their circumstances and to act as a personal tutor.

Desirable Criteria

1. Relevant professional qualification(s).
2. Evidence of collaborations with industry.
3. Proven ability to work without close supervision.
4. Proven ability to adapt to the changing requirements of the Higher Education community.
5. Evidence of ability to participate in and develop both internal and external networks and utilise them to enhance the teaching and research activities of the School.
6. A willingness to take responsibility for academically related administration.
7. Fluency in Welsh, written and oral.

Additional Information

IMPORTANT: Evidencing Criteria

Candidates should evidence that they meet ALL of the essential criteria as well as, where relevant, the desirable criteria.
As part of the application process you will be asked to provide this evidence via a supporting statement. Please ensure when submitting this document / attaching it to your application profile you name it with the vacancy reference number, in this instance, 6335BR.

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