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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Electrification

Requisition ID:  25225

Newcastle, GB

Contract Type:  Fixed Term
Working Pattern:  Full Time
Posted Date:  17-Mar-2023



Lecturer Grade F: £33,348 to £43,155 per annum

Lecturer Grade G: £44,414 to £52,841 per annum

Senior Lecturer: £54,421 to £63,059 per annum


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.


Closing Date: 16 April 2023



The Role


The School of Engineering is seeking to appoint x2 new Lecturer/Senior Lecturers in Electrification (Teaching & Research). We are widely recognised for the quality of our teaching, research, and industry engagement. As a School that strives to provide an outstanding educational experience, rooted in strong engineering disciplines, this position provides a significant opportunity for a highly motivated and productive individual to develop his/her academic career, within a supportive and successful environment.

This an exciting opportunity for an ambitious emerging electrical and/or control engineer to join our well established electrical power research and teaching community. You will be expected to conduct research into power electronics, drives and control that addresses the major challenges of the “electric revolution”, and to deliver research-led teaching in the School of Engineering.  You will also be expected to support 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.

We welcome applications from any areas of power electronics, electric drives, and control systems, and we are particularly interested in an academic who can contribute to our existing strengths in industry-facing sustainable engineering.

The positions are offered on a full-time, fixed-term basis with an immediate start date, tenable until 31st July 2025.


To apply, please provide the following documents:


(i)    A cover letter detailing how you meet the Person Specifications for a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer appointment and how a position at Newcastle University will foster your academic career and how your research or background complements the relevant research area.
(ii)   A full curriculum vitae including details of your qualifications and publications, including any relevant research funding, post-graduate supervision, technical or teaching experiences and citizenship.
(iii)  A research statement of no more than two-sides of A4. Your statement should include details of your proposed research area and your research goals.
(iv)  A Teaching Statement of no more than two sides of A4. Your statement should include details of your existing or proposed teaching area(s) and a description of your teaching philosophy.
(v)  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


Presentations will be held on Wednesday 10th May 2023 with Interviews following on Tuesday 23rd May 2023.


Please    direct    informal enquiries to    Dr Matthew Armstrong at:


Key Accountabilities

⦁    Initiate and implement a programme of research of a national standard (with growing international standard for appoint at SL level); communicate, publish, and promote research outputs and impact
⦁    Identify and obtain funding from appropriate sources to support the programme of research
⦁    Contribute to the delivery of core modules using appropriate instruction, assessment and pedagogic methods 
⦁    Supervise students’ projects and dissertations and supervise students and staff engaged on higher degree work by research
⦁    Undertake curriculum development work, planning, development and evaluation of courses and course materials, and supervise course provision
⦁    Participate in the administrative and management processes of the School
⦁    Carry out appropriate impact, outreach and engagement activities with academic, educational, learned/professional and industry partners and the general public, for the benefit of the University and the discipline
⦁    Represent the group/discipline on School, Faculty or University committees

Knowledge, Skills, and Experience

⦁    Subject knowledge of Power Electronics, Drives, and Control Systems
⦁    Research experience and reputation commensurate with career stage, including publications in high quality and nationally/internationally recognised research journals, grant capture and typical esteem indicators
⦁    Clear and feasible plans to secure research income from a variety of funding streams
⦁    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
⦁    Effective time management and prioritisation skills to balance the potentially conflicting demands of teaching, research and administration; and the ability to meet deadlines
⦁    Excellent skills in communication, both verbally and in written forms, including the ability to create, organise and present teaching and learning materials effectively for both large group and small group teaching

Desirable - Essential for appointment at SL level

⦁    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 Power Electronics, Machines and Drives manufacturing
⦁    Experience in course development at undergraduate and postgraduate levels
⦁    Experience of successful leadership of funded research and taught programme components
⦁    Experience of recruiting, supervising and motivating different types of students
⦁    Excellent knowledge of a variety of strategies to promote and assess learning
⦁    Experience of marking assignments to agreed criteria, assessing progress, and providing feedback
⦁    Evidence of introducing new insights to the content, delivery, or assessment of educational programmes
⦁    Evidence of effective management of individual or team projects, and successful task completion
⦁    Experience in delivering laboratory/field sessions and technology enabled learning

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 organization
⦁    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: recognizing and limiting bias, showing empathy and perceptiveness, cultural sensitivity, emotional control



⦁    A good honors degree and PhD in Electrical, Mechanical, Production or Manufacturing Engineering


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


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.


We are 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.


The University holds a silver Athena Swan award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality. The University is also a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe.


Requisition ID: 25225