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Senior Teaching Fellow in Design

School of Engineering

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £39,152 to £45,361 per annum
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Tuesday 13 July 2021
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1340221DA-R

The School of Engineering at the University of Southampton is a world-class centre for education, research and enterprise. Design teaching is a core commitment within the School and we are looking to further strengthen this activity through two additional appointments to support our continued ambition and growing student numbers. You will be committed to a career in engineering design education to join our nationally recognised design teaching team. 

You will contribute to the delivery of design education through your specialism in one or more of:  design for manufacture, the use of digital frameworks including simulation, virtual reality, optimization & sustainable engineering and material carbon auditing & utilization as applied to the design process as a whole. Your role will provide opportunities for external engagement with leading design practitioners, to supporting the implementation of emerging digital platforms, and developing leadership and management experience. As one of the largest and most diverse Schools of Engineering in the country, our engineering programmes are all highly ranked within the leading UK league tables and the School has a strong culture of supporting education innovation to enhance the learning experience of our students. The successful applicant will have significant experience working in a subject related to design processes. 

You will use your experience in engineering design to invigorate the design curriculum 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 our students. You will take a role in the management and organisation of the programme, including leading cross -disciplinary design modules. You will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the process and importance of research in design development, preferably through extensive industrial experience or by having achieved a professional qualification at an equivalent level to a PhD in a relevant subject. 

Please include a Curriculum Vitae detailing your career so far and your experience in design education. Details of our programmes can be seen here:  Find a course | Engineering | University of Southampton

This position is offered as a full time permanent post. 

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* and 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 is 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 School Director of Design Alastair McDonald (

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 Hannah Farrance (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2750 or email  Please quote reference 1340221DA-R on all correspondence. 

Athena SWAN Bronze Award holder: Faculty of Engineering

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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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