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Lecturer in Chemical Engineering

Swansea University

Swansea, United Kingdom

Main Purpose of the Post

The College welcomes applications from highly talented individuals with a developing portfolio of teaching excellence. Applicants must have the potential to play a significant role in the future development of the discipline.

The post requires high quality delivery of teaching and student learning, project supervision and a commitment to enhancing the overall student experience.

Academics within the College’s Learning and Teaching Enhancement Centre (LTEC) are responsible for identifying and driving strategic activities to enhance the learning and teaching provision. These currently include areas such as Technology Enhanced Learning, Blended Learning, the College assessment strategy and student retention and progression.

For this position, the College is seeking someone who to deliver high quality teaching and enhance the learning experience within the Chemical Engineering Portfolio.

Applicants should be in a position to teach any of the cognate subjects within our Chemical Engineering undergraduate curriculum, and may contribute to MSc programme development.

The successful applicant will be expected to closely work with other academics within the University to develop, deliver and disseminate innovations in learning and teaching. This may include but is not limited to: blended and flipped learning, problem-based learning, technology-enhanced learning and authentic assessment.

Applicants must have a first degree in chemical engineering with relevant teaching experience in chemical engineering design projects. In addition, candidates should have, or be working towards, chartered status.

Main Duties

Teaching

  • Contributing to courses within the Chemical Engineering portfolio, reviewing and updated own course materials and delivered sessions using the most appropriate mode of delivery. To include delivery of design modules;
  • To drive innovation in learning and teaching in line with the University's TEF strategy;
  • Responsibility for planning and managing own teaching, workload and competing priorities, and of having taken action to ensure that overall timescales are met;
  • Demonstrating awareness of current research and knowledge in the field and integrating this into teaching by developing practice in the light of this activity;
  • Holding Professional recognition OR a professional teaching qualification;
  • Responsibility for advancing personal teaching practice.

Management

To contribute to College management duties, for example:

  • Attending and contributing to appropriate committees and related activities;
  • Participating in promotional activities such as open days, clearing and school visits;
  • Participating in activities of the College aimed at enhancing employability, skills and student engagement;
  • Carry out relevant managerial duties associated with academic posts, for example, duties in relation to student recruitment, induction, teaching and assessment.

Research

  • Demonstrating awareness of current research and knowledge in the field and integrating this into teaching by developing practice in the light of this activity;
  • Undertaking research or other systematic investigations into learning and teaching or of engagement in pedagogic and professional practitioner innovation and applying it to curriculum development and delivery;
  • Making applications for resources a year to secure the resources necessary to underpin research activity, with success as appropriate to the discipline;
  • Delivering presentations at a conference, seminar or workshop with external reach/impact.

General Duties

  • The University has adopted a position where quality assurance procedures are integrated throughout all its activities and all staff must conform to these procedures;
  • Members of staff are encouraged to maintain and enhance links with the professional institutions. Engaging with other academics in the field, through networking at conferences, involvement in formal groups, or participation in professional activity;
  • The development of industry/university partnerships and new research projects is an important part of the role;
  • Managing personal administrative tasks related to own work. Planning, prioritising and progressing own work, to fit the achievement of own priorities around the requirements of others;
  • To fully engage with the University’s Performance Enabling and Welsh Language policies;
  • To promote equality and diversity in working practices and maintain positive working relationships;
  • To conduct the job role and all activities in accordance with safety, health and sustainability policies and management systems, in order to reduce risks and impacts arising from the work activity;
  • Staff appointed to Academic positions will be expected to develop and deliver a range of teaching material and will work closely with the Swansea Academy of Learning and Teachin. SALT aims to enhance the student learning experience through sharing and promoting good practice;
  • To ensure that risk management is an integral part of any decision making process, by ensuring compliance with the University’s Risk Management Policy.

Essential Criteria

  • First degree in Chemical Engineering;
  • A commitment to deliver teaching in chemical engineering design projects;
  • A commitment to deliver teaching in laboratory base modules;
  • The ability to design, deliver and adapt own teaching using appropriate style/method to meet the identified learning objectives across the subject area, and to contribute to teaching in the College;
  • Evidence of inspiring students and of enhancing the learning experience;
  • Demonstrate awareness of current research in the field and/or current practice within the relevant field;
  • Evidence of research or other systematic investigations into learning and teaching or of engagement in pedagogic and professional practitioner innovation and applying it to curriculum development and delivery;
  • Evidence of making applications for resources necessary to underpin research activity, with success as appropriate to the discipline;
  • Presenting at a conference, seminar or workshop with external reach/impact per year;
  • Evidence of implementing innovative practice including evaluation and positive outcome based on current research and knowledge in the field;
  • Evidence of advancing professional or teaching practice demonstrating a commitment to CPD;
  • Evidence of the ability to contribute to a working group in an area of college management such as recruitment or employability etc.

Desirable Criteria

  • PhD or equivalent degree in Chemical Engineering or a closely related discipline;
  • A recognised teaching qualification and be working towards HEA Fellowship (Higher Education Academy or willingness to apply for this during probationary period);
  • Professional Chartered Engineer Status or qualifications/experience that could lead to Professional Status.

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