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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Electrification

Requisition ID:  23003

Newcastle, GB

Contract Type:  Fixed Term
Working Pattern:  Full Time
Posted Date:  25-Feb-2023


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.


What’s in it for you? Newcastle University is a great place to work, with excellent benefits. We have a generous holiday package; plus the opportunity to buy more, great pension schemes and a number of health and wellbeing initiatives to support you.


Newcastle is an inclusive global University community where everyone is treated with dignity and respect.  As a University of Sanctuary, we aim to provide a welcoming place of safety for all, offering opportunities to people fleeing violence and persecution.


Newcastle University is committed to being a fully inclusive Global University which actively recruits, supports and retains colleagues 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.



Lecturer Grade F: £36,382 to £40,927 per annum

Lecturer Grade G: £42,149 to £50,296 per annum

Senior Lecturer Grade H: £51,799 to £60,022 per annum


Closing Date: 26 March 2023


The Role


Do you have the passion and drive we need to educate and train future generations of talented engineers? The School of Engineering is recruiting a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (Teaching & Scholarship) in Advanced Manufacturing. This is an exciting opportunity to join one of the leading Engineering Schools in the UK.

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

Depending on level of appointment, the successful candidate will take the lead for the development and/or contribute to the delivery of programmes, modules, and a range of high- quality teaching and learning resources for the Newcastle University Institute of Electrification and Sustainable Advanced Manufacturing (IESAM).


IESAM is a consortium which will develop and deliver flexible, high-quality Advanced and Digital Manufacturing training modules for the Power Electronics, Machines and Drives (PEMD) sector. The consortium, led by Newcastle University, consists of the North East Institute of Technology (a partnership of Further Education colleges, Newcastle University and industry led by New College Durham) and other universities and colleges in the region.

You will work as part of a team to ensure the development and success of IESAM. The Senior Lecturer will also be expected to provide learning support and pastoral care to students, and to use your subject expertise to contribute more widely to the school’s teaching activities.

The successful candidate will join a renowned team of experts in the School of Engineering who lead and hold key roles in providing teaching and skills training on Power Electronics, Machines, Drives and Industrial Automation.


The University has developed an Teaching and Scholarship Role Profiles document which summarises the range of activities that colleagues may be expected to perform.


The position is offered on a full-time, fixed-term basis with an immediate start date, tenable until 31st March 2025.


To apply, please complete an online application and upload a CV and Cover Letter. Please state in your application whether you are applying to be considered for Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, or both. You should use the criteria outlined in ‘The Person’ specification below to structure your response.

To apply, please provide the following documents:

1)    A cover letter detailing how you meet the Person Specifications for a Lecturer appointment and how a position at Newcastle University will foster your academic career.
2)    A full curriculum vitae including details of your qualifications and publications, including any relevant teaching or research funding, technical or teaching experience, student supervision experience, and citizenship.
3)    A Teaching Statement which defines what constitutes excellent teaching to you. Your statement should include details of your existing or proposed teaching area(s) and a description of your teaching philosophy.
4)    Your top 5 scholarship and/or research outputs (accounting for career breaks) in which you have had a significant input. This may include journal publications and other forms of output relating to impact. For multi-author works, describe your contribution AND research funding applied for or received.
5)    Your past contributions to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) and what your contributions to EDI at Newcastle will be


Please note any ‘additional documents’ that you upload may be redacted and therefore not considered by the reviewing panel.


Presentation Date: 26/04/2023; Interview Date 17/05/2023 


Please direct informal enquiries to Dr    Matthew Armstrong at


Knowledge, Skills and Experience

•    Sufficient subject knowledge/expertise in advanced manufacturing, as well as industrial automation, digital manufacturing, and software for hardware control
•    Demonstrable understanding of current and future challenges in Advanced Manufacturing, Electrification and Sustainable Manufacturing areas
•    Evidence of experience in lecturing and/or delivering practical skills training
•    Demonstrable knowledge of teaching and learning methods, techniques, including online approaches
•    Experience in developing high-quality resources
•    Excellent communication and networking skills

•    Awareness of Power Electronics, Drives, and Machines and an appreciation of how Advanced Manufacturing applies to this sector
•    Awareness of the Electric Revolution, and the technical challenges associated with enabling electrification across multiple sectors
•    Experience of university-level teaching (essential for grade G)
•    An interest in course development at undergraduate and postgraduate levels (essential for grade G)

Essential for Senior Lecturer

•    Ability to manage the planning and design of teaching materials by programme and modules teams
•    Demonstrable experience of contribution to strategic planning activity related to learning and teaching
•    Excellent knowledge of a variety of strategies to promote and assess learning
•    Experience of marking assignments to agreed criteria, assessing progress, and providing feedback
•    Experience of supervising undergraduate and postgraduate taught projects
•    Experience in managing and mentoring junior staff and students and offering pastoral support
•    Evidence of undertaking a senior role in the management of an academic unit


Attributes and Behaviour

•    Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and to encourage the commitment of others
•    Professionalism: care and diligence, investing in self-development, taking responsibility, acting with integrity, championing the organisation
•    Independence: challenging the status quo, seeking clarification, questioning assumptions, encouraging diverse views
•    Performance focus: focus on goals and priorities, an entrepreneurial spirit, setting high standards
•    Ethical outlook: expressing the University’s values, displaying high standards of conduct, managing institutional and individual priorities, identifying, and managing conflicts of interest, treating others fairly and showing commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion
•    Awareness of self and others: recognising and limiting bias, showing empathy and perceptiveness, cultural sensitivity, emotional control


•    Potential or evidence of providing leadership to teaching teams (essential for grade G)
•    Evidence of teaching impact and engagement (essential for Grade G)

Essential for Senior Lecturer

•    The ability to persuade and influence at all levels to foster and maintain relationships, resolving tensions/difficulties as they arise
•    The ability to mentor junior staff
•    Evidence of an exceptional standard of academic support and pastoral care towards students, engaging counselling skills where appropriate



•    A good honours degree and PhD in Electrical, Mechanical, Production or Manufacturing Engineering

Essential for Senior Lecturer

•    Relevant (academic) teaching qualification, including professional body membership



The University holds a silver Athena SWAN 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.


Requisition ID: 23003