Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Design Engineering

Imperial College London Dyson School of Design Engineering

United Kingdom

Job summary

The Dyson School of Design Engineering is the 10th and newest engineering department at Imperial College London. It was founded in 2014 and was partly funded through a generous donation from the James Dyson Foundation. Our goal is to fuse together design thinking with rigorous engineering analysis and synthesis, to foster a culture of innovation and enterprise, to help solve global problems with emphasis on people, sustainability,...

Job listing information

  • Reference ENG02282
  • Date posted 13 September 2022
  • Closing date 14 October 2022

Key information about the role

  • Location South Kensington Campus (map)
  • Position type Full time, permanent
  • Salary £62,768 – £71,264 plus benefits
  • Department Dyson School of Design Engineering
  • Category Academic & Teaching / Non Clinical Academic & Teaching

Job description

Job summary

The Dyson School of Design Engineering is the 10th and newest engineering department at Imperial College London. It was founded in 2014 and was partly funded through a generous donation from the James Dyson Foundation. Our goal is to fuse together design thinking with rigorous engineering analysis and synthesis, to foster a culture of innovation and enterprise, to help solve global problems with emphasis on people, sustainability, entrepreneurship, and societal impact.

We are seeking to appoint two Faculty staff at Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (Assistant/Associate Professor equivalent) level to conduct high impact research and to deliver an outstanding teaching and student experience in areas applicable to Design Engineering, defined broadly, and to play a significant leadership role in both the School and the Faculty. We invite applications from candidates across all areas of design and engineering including, but not limited to, the following areas:

  • Human factors and human-centric design;
  • Design for sustainability;
  • Smart devices and robotics;
  • Distributed ledger technology and shared economy;
  • Sustainable and efficient manufacturing;
  • Ethical design and design psychology;
  • Augmented and virtual reality;
  • Design theory and methodology;
  • Enterprise, policy and innovation.

As Lecturer or Senior Lecturer, you are expected to have established an excellent track record in impactful research. You are expected to demonstrate the ability, curiosity, and strategic vision necessary to develop new research directions and partnerships that will help further establish the School as a global leader. You will be expected to innovate and deliver high-quality research-led teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. You will also be expected to engage with the UK’s Design and Engineering communities and beyond, building and sustaining internationally important research and interacting with industrial partners and other disciplinary areas within and outside of the university.

Duties and responsibilities

Key Responsibilities:

Research

  • To actively develop and lead your own research programme within the Dyson School of Design Engineering.
  • To undertake high quality research and publish in top quality journals/conferences in your field commensurate with your level of appointment.
  • To be active in the pursuit of external funding to support your research.
  • To enhance the reputation of the School in your external engagements.
  • To collaborate with colleagues in research within and outside of the School.

Teaching

  • To contribute to the School’s teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
  • To undertake the supervision of undergraduate and MSc projects.
  • To make contributions, as appropriate, to the development of new teaching materials at all levels.

Administration

  • To make a collegial contribution to the day-to-day running of the School when required.
  • To take on School-wide administrative role(s) commensurate with level of appointment.
  • To attend School-wide meetings and to contribute to student recruitment activities.
  • To promote equality, diversity and inclusion.
  • To undertake other duties appropriate to the grade as specified by Head of School.

Essential requirements

  • A PhD (or equivalent) in field related to Design Engineering.
  • An excellent track record in research demonstrated through strong publications and impact.
  • A track record, or demonstrated potential, in attracting external research funding.
  • Experience in high-quality teaching at university level.
  • Experience in interacting, communicating, and consulting effectively with a wide range of people and across different backgrounds, cultures and experiences. 

Further information

Please apply online, uploading any relevant supporting documents such as a cover letter and a full CV, which should include:

    • degrees (including subject, universities and dates);
    • past and present employment;
    • list of publications;
    • brief description of current and future research plans;
    • teaching statement and evidence of quality of teaching (e.g., student evaluations);
    • information on research grants and contracts which have been funded, RA/student supervision, etc;
    • information regarding public engagement undertaken related to the applicant’s research activities. 

All candidates will be contacted after the shortlisting is completed.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Professor Peter Cheung, Head of Dyson School of Design Engineering.

Email: p.cheung@imperial.ac.uk.

For further information on the recruitment process, please contact: Maria Monteiro, Senior Appointments and Welcome Service Manager.

Email: m.monteiro@imperial.ac.uk.

Applications Closing Date: 14th October 2022

Interview date: TBC

Interview format: in person, unless there are strong reasons not to.

Start date: from 1st January 2023 onwards, but not later than 1st September 2023 for the start of the new academic year.


In your application, please refer to Polytechnicpositions.com

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