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Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering (Undergraduate Programme)

JOB SUMMARY

Company Lancaster Uni...
Industry Education
Category Education/Tra...
Location Accra
Job Status Full-time
Salary GHS
Education PhD
Experience 5 years
Job Expires Feb 10, 2019
Contact ...
 
Company Profile

We are a dynamic, ambitious and growing university community.  We offer a friendly working environment and are committed to developing:

  • An excellent student academic and social experience;
  • Students’ employability and enterprise skills;
  • World-class academic staff, with strong links with industry;
  • Research activities in collaboration with other higher education institutions in Ghana and elsewhere.

Job Description

Lancaster University Ghana/Transnational Academic Group Ghana is looking for a dynamic, enthusiastic and self-motivated individual with a passion for teaching, research, technical support and a commitment to excellence for Lectureship and Laboratory Assistant role in the university.

We are looking to appoint an outstanding candidate for Lectureship  position in the following area: Undergraduate Programme - Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering

 

Duties and Responsibilities

To participate in the University’s teaching and research activities in the Engineering Department as follows:

  1. To contribute to the teaching commitments of the Department by carrying out:
    • Teaching, examining, and administrative duties on undergraduate and postgraduate programmes within the Department as and when required;
    • Contribute to the curriculum development and the design of individual courses offered by the Department;
    • Mentoring and supervision of project dissertations undertaken by students;
  2. To engage in research, teaching and scholarly activity in Mechanical Engineering and associated areas including the public and engagement and debate on Mechanical engineering, and its role and applications in the industrial sector throughout the world;
  3. Contribute significantly to the life and continued success of the Department including assisting with implementation of Engineering’s expansion plan;
  4. Design and implement health and safety procedures for students and colleagues working within the Mechanical Engineering department;
  5. To contribute regularly to Departmental seminars, discussion groups and collaborative research groups;
  6. To contribute to the Department’s academic and pastoral care of its students and to the enhancement of their learning, personal development and achievement;
  7. To participate fully in Department’s Committees and  contribute administratively to running of the department;
  8. To contribute as appropriate to programme management and related activities;
  9. To maximise the impact of Engineering in Mechanical  Engineering  research, development and application , and to complement and enhance related activities of the department;
  10. To develop and maintain links with relevant professional bodies and academic groupings;
  11. To promote equality, diversity and inclusion and be committed to your own professional development;
  12. To contribute to the development of the interface with external organisations;
  13. Provide cover for colleagues on leave where necessary;
  14. Undertake other duties as required;
  15. To contribute to the wider objectives of the Engineering Department (including participation in Open Days, Student recruitment, School visits, Career support, Student experience, raise the profile of the Programme, raise the profile of LUG and TAG

 

Required Skills or Experience

Required Academic Qualifications and Competencies

Essential/Desirable

*CV/ Supporting Statement/Interview/Presentation

A PhD or equivalent in a subject relevant to Mechanical Engineering. Substantial industrial experience and demonstrated  leadership may be accepted in lieu of a PhD.

Essential

CV/References

Chartered Mechanical  Engineer

Desirable

CV

Evidence of a strategic approach to research impact and successful track record in external engagement across  academic and /or industry, nationally  and internationally, and/or policy networks relevant to Mechanical Engineering

Essential

CV/Interview

High level expertise and an international and national reputation in research and a significant track-record of research publications.

Essential

CV/Interview

A clear track record in delivering a high quality student experience through teaching and supervising undergraduates, postgraduates. Please state your teaching experience and record of supervising students to successful completion.

Essential

CV/Interview

To convey an appropriate rationale and interest in applying for this particular post

Essential

Cover Letter to CV

Experience of teaching in Higher Education (both undergraduate and postgraduate)

Essential

CV/Supporting Statement/Interview/Presentation

Experience of module design, curriculum development and quality assurance, using pedagogical research to develop the learning experience

Desirable

CV/ Supporting Statement/Interview/Presentation

Experience or good understanding of the issues involved in transnational education

Desirable

Interview/ Supporting Statement/ Presentation

A high degree of motivation within the Engineering discipline and a strong desire to work towards embedding a research culture

Essential

CV/ Supporting Statement/Interview

Experience of working co-operatively and flexibly with colleagues including undertaking appropriate administrative responsibilities

Essential

Interview/Supporting Statement

Evidence of the ability to take an effective leadership role

Desirable

Interview/ Supporting Statement

Evidence of leadership of large, multi-partner research projects. Please list the composition of the groups that you have either led or been part of in the last 5 years.

Desirable

Cover Letter to CV

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