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Senior Teaching Fellow - Engineering Foundation Year

Foundation Year

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £39,152 to £45,361
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Monday 07 December 2020
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1307320DA

The School of Engineering at the University of Southampton is a world-class centre for education, research and enterprise. Our Engineering Foundation Year has been running for nearly thirty years and plays a key role in diversifying the student intake to the Schools of Engineering, Electronics & Computer Science, Physics and Mathematics. We are looking for someone committed to a career in engineering education to join our Foundation Year team. 

You will contribute to the educational delivery of the Foundation Year as well as the pastoral care of students. Your role will include opportunities for external engagement, and for developing leadership and management experience. Our Engineering programmes are all highly ranked within the leading UK league tables and the School has a culture of supporting education innovation to enhance the learning experience of our students. 

You will use your experience in engineering educational delivery at foundation level to invigorate the programme content and will demonstrate a commitment to delivering a range of teaching, assessment and feedback methods in a well-organised and structured learning environment. You will possess excellent interpersonal skills and be able to communicate complex information effectively, engaging the interest and enthusiasm of students. You will take a role in the management and organisation of the programme, including coordination of the response to feedback from our students. You will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the process of research,  by having achieved a PhD or equivilant professional qualification in a relevant subject.

Please include a Curriculum Vitae detailing your experience as an educator and a one-page teaching statement with your ideas for educational development of our programme. Details of our programmes can be seen here: 

This position is offered as a permanent full time post. It is anticipated the commencement date will be in early February 2021.

Equality, diversity and Inclusion is central to the ethos in the School of Engineering. We particularly encourage women, Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME), LGBT and disabled applicants to apply for this position. In recognition of our continued commitment to improving equality for women in science we were awarded an Athena SWAN bronze in 2013 and 2016.   We give full consideration to applicants that wish to work flexibly including part-time and due consideration will be given to applicants who have taken a career break. The University has a generous maternity policy*, onsite childcare facilities

 The University of Southampton is in the top 1% of world universities and in the top 10 of the UK’s research-intensive universities. The University of Southampton is committed to sustainability and being a globally responsible university and has recently been awarded the Platinum EcoAward.  Our vision is to embed the principles of sustainability into all aspects of our individual and collective work, integrating sustainable development into our business planning, policy-making, and professional activities.  This commits all of our staff and students to take responsibility for managing their activities to minimise harm to the environment, whether this through switching off non-essential electrical equipment or using the recycling facilities.

 *subject to qualifying criteria

 Your application will be treated in the strictest confidence. For informal inquiries, please contact the Foundation Year Director: Prof Anna Barney (

 Application Procedure 

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Annabelle Trimm (HR Recruitment Team) on 02380 592750 or email  Please quote reference 1307320DA on all correspondence. 


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We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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