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Lecturer in Mechanical Power Transmissions

Requisition ID:  1073

Newcastle, GB

Contract Type:  Open Ended
Posted Date:  31-Oct-2019

We are a world class research-intensive university. We deliver teaching and learning of the highest quality. We play a leading role in economic, social and cultural development of the North East of England. Attracting and retaining high-calibre people is fundamental to our continued success.

Salary: £35,845 - £55,750 

Closing Date: 30 November 2019





The School of Engineering is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Mechanical Power Transmission Engineering with a strong or emerging track record in research. This is an exciting opportunity to join one of the leading Engineering Schools in the UK. Applicants will be expected to support and inspire the next generation of Newcastle University engineering graduates. 


The School is widely recognised for the quality of its teaching and research, and aspires to grow its capability with strategic appointments that support world-leading research.


The post will be based in the Design, Manufacture and Materials Group, and closely aligned with the Design Unit, which is the UK’s largest research group focussed on gearing. The Design Unit has world leading facilities for manufacture, performance evaluation and failure analysis, and a significant portfolio of funding from UK and International research funders and industry. You will be expected to contribute to the further development of the Design Unit through supporting existing research programmes and developing new programmes, and will contribute to teaching on our UG and PG Mechanical Engineering and Engineering programmes, and relevant industry focussed CPD programmes.


You will have growing international visibility, and contribute to the full spectrum of academic activities, including research, teaching and leadership, in a School that is committed to creating an inclusive environment, where staff and students are valued and respected and have equal opportunities to succeed.


For informal enquiries contact Prof Kenny Dalgarno, Group Leader:

Group Webpage:

Further information on the School of Engineering can be found here.



The University has developed an Academic Job Summary Guidance document which summarises the range of activities that academic staff may be expected to perform.


Key Accountabilities


Based in the School of Engineering, you will be part of a thriving team that is widely recognised for the quality of its teaching and research. You will join the Design, Manufacture and Materials Group which is closely aligned with the Design Unit, the UK’s largest research group focussed on gearing. The Design Unit has world leading facilities for manufacture, performance evaluation and failure analysis, and a significant portfolio of funding from UK and International research funders and industry.


Expertise in your research field should be matched by a strong research record, or potential to develop into an applied researcher of national/international quality. This position provides a significant opportunity for a highly motivated and productive individual to develop his/her research and teaching career within a successful and supportive environment.


We are committed to a diverse, inclusive and supportive environment. We therefore welcome applications from any aspiring talented individual within our domain.


You will be expected:


  1. To undertake and publish independent research of an international standard in collaboration with, or in an area compatible with, the research interests of other academic staff in the group; and to seek external funding for this work.
  2. To lead and coordinate teaching development and delivery of mechanical engineering modules;
  3. To contribute to the development and delivery of the Mechanical Engineering & Engineering degree programmes;
  4. To contribute to the recruitment and supervision of students and to the expansion and creation of new programmes
  5. To carry out appropriate impact and engagement activities with academic, educational, learned/professional and industry partners and the general public, for the benefit of the University and the discipline.
  6. To represent the group on School, Faculty or University committees/groups
  7. Any other duties as required by the Head of School and/or academic group leader.





  • In-depth subject knowledge/expertise in a relevant area
  • Publications in leading peer-reviewed journals
  • Leadership potential
  • Ability to establish and lead a research team.
  • Highly developed planning and organisational skills.
  • Track record of successful project completion.


  • Evidence of the ability to win funds to support research from major funding agencies.
  • A developing international reputation in the discipline.
  • Counselling skills and pastoral care where appropriate.
  • Experience of teaching relevant subjects to undergraduate and postgraduate students.


Attributes and Behaviour



  • Ability to communicate complex oral and written information clearly.
  • Ability to develop and deliver innovative and effective teaching and learning materials.
  • Ability to create ideas for attracting undergraduate and postgraduate students for the Engineering degree programmes
  • Effective time management and prioritisation skills to balance the potentially conflicting demands of teaching and administration; and the ability to meet deadlines.
  • Ability and willingness to work in interdisciplinary environments
  • Ability to meet the University’s standard for submission to the Research Excellence Framework (REF) and Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).
  • Collegiate, with ability to work in a team and willingness for co-creation
  • Willingness to be involved in degree programme management and delivery.


  • Previous success in developing innovative research proposals and securing research funding.
  • Evidence of having brought new insights to the teaching area.
  • A clear, ambitious yet realistic pedagogic vision.
  • A demonstrable network of professional contacts in field of expertise





  • A good degree and PhD in a relevant area


  • Academic teaching qualification or equivalent.
  • A relevant professional qualification.
  • A relevant Masters degree







Newcastle University is committed to being a fully inclusive Global University which actively recruits, supports and retains staff from all sectors of society.  We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all our employees and the communities they represent.  We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from everybody, regardless of race, sex, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital status/civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, as well as being open to flexible working practices.

Requisition ID: 1073


The School holds a bronze Athena SWAN award in addition to the University’s silver award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality.  The University also holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers, and is a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe.


Please be advised that due to the minimum salary thresholds imposed by the UKVI, this post may not qualify for University sponsorship under Tier 2 of the points based system.