DTA22-04-R – Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Electrical Engineering

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Staffordshire University


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School of Digital, Technologies and Arts

Stoke Campus


£36,386 to £51,805
Per Annum- Full time Permanent

Release Date:  

Thursday 18 May 2023

Closing Date:  

Thursday 25 May 2023



Please note: this job is only available to current employees of the University

Who is Staffordshire University?  

We are the Connected University with 100 years of experience and ambition in becoming the UK’s foremost digital Institution. Our main campus is located in Stoke on Trent alongside our Centres of Excellence in Healthcare Education located in Stafford and Shrewsbury. Staffordshire University London’s Digital Institute is our first campus outside the Midlands.

With more than 10,000 Full Time Undergraduate and Postgraduate students on campus, we continue to drive innovation and change, aiming to positively disrupt our sector. For our University, it is about so much more than the numbers. In fact, if there’s one thing that sets us apart, it’s our people who are all #ProudToBeStaffs. Every one of our employees goes above and beyond to deliver on our connected mission, responding to the needs of our students, academic partners, businesses and society.  

Over the past 5 years, we have transformed ourselves into a Gold standard provider of teaching and learning, gaining historically high positions in the UK league tables. With digital skills being at our core, we strive for diversity in all its forms and play an important role in our local communities and regional economies.

About the role 

Engineering at Staffordshire University has a well-established reputation for providing an innovative portfolio which includes Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Higher and Degree Apprenticeships and academic courses. We wish to complement our existing, experienced and very successful academic team with a suitably experienced, enthusiastic and motivated candidate seeking to further their career in Higher Education.

As Electrical Engineering subject expert, you will be expected to contribute to the University’s research outputs by attracting research funding/consultancy work and leading high-quality research.

You will teach and assess students across a range of levels and courses. You will need to look for opportunities to contribute to our teaching and learning strategies to explicitly enhance the student experience through the use of digital technology. 

You must be an enthusiastic, reliable and resourceful academic with ambition to undertake research, consultancy and income generating activities. Successful candidates would join an established teaching team based at our Stoke-on-Trent campus.

The role would include such activities as:

  • Preparing and delivering teaching and learning activity on various aspects of our Engineering courses including project supervision at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.
  • Delivery of Electrical Engineering skills, theory teaching, personal tutoring, and assessment.
  • Enhancement of the student experience and facilitating ongoing course evaluation and development.
  • Engaging with and developing innovative and effective teaching methods to enhance student engagement and achievement.
  • Contributing to the University’s research outputs by attracting research funding/consultancy work and leading high-quality research in the areas of electrical energy and power systems engineering.
  • Contributing to student recruitment and ongoing promotion of the course.

The ideal applicant will have extensive experience and knowledge in two or more of the following areas: power systems analysis and protection, electrical machines and drives, power electronics, HVDC, transmission systems, and/or renewable energy for power sector. Knowledge of Ofgem regulations will be beneficial. Effective teamwork and excellent communication skills are essential.

The University is keen to support staff in achieving high standards of pedagogy in order to facilitate effective student learning. All newly appointed full-time and fractional contracted members of academic staff who have less than three years teaching experience and do not have the equivalent qualification from another University, are required to undertake and complete the most appropriate route from either the Academic Professional Apprenticeship (APA), Post Graduate Certificate in Higher and Professional Education (PgCHPE) or Post Graduate Diploma in Professional Education in Healthcare (PgDPEH). This must be commenced within 24 months of appointment as a condition of their employment with Staffordshire University. If you are shortlisted, the chair of the interview panel will explain this further. All members of academic staff will be expected to achieve Fellowship of the HEA within an agreed timescale after commencement. 

In return for your dedication, we have a competitive benefits package available

  • Competitive incremental rates of Pay
  • 37 days Annual Leave plus 11 days Bank Holiday and Discretionary days
  • Excellent Pension Scheme
  • Access to continued professional and personal development
  • An opportunity to become part of the wider University community
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Programme
  • Discounted Health & Fitness Facilities on site at the Stoke Campus
  • Discounted Travel by Rail or Bus, with the option of season tickets loans

We reserve the right to close any vacancies when we are in receipt of sufficient applications. All applicants are advised to complete and submit your applications as soon as possible.

Further details:

Staffordshire University is committed to promoting and enabling a positive culture where staff, students and visitors are confident to be their authentic selves. We focus on inclusion as a way to ensure equality of opportunity for all our people and to demonstrate our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Human Rights.

We promote applications from all sections of the community, regardless of background, belief or identity, recognising the benefits a diverse organisation can bring for the University. 

We particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) people, who are currently under-represented in the University workforce.

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