Lecturer in Electronics (Sound, Light and Live Event)
University of Derby
Derby, United Kingdom
6d ago

About the role

This is a 0.5 FTE role.

Engineering at Derby has a bold vision to deliver an outstanding learning experience to our students, further develop and expand our research capacity and increase our industry engagement in the region and beyond to fulfill targets for REF and KEF as well as providing the best opportunities to our graduates.

The discipline area is located in the University’s STEM annex in Markeaton Street, where staff offices and lab facilities are co-located.

Key investments in the last few years include dedicated intelligent instrumentation and smart sensor technologies, robotics, renewable energy, power engineering, entertainment engineering and advanced materials and manufacturing.

The discipline area is actively engaged in knowledge exchange projects and an active applied research agenda.

We have identified significant opportunities with regional businesses in the areas of sound, light and event technologies, which aligns with the direction of our sound, light and event technology degree and are hence strategically investing into a new post at lecturer level in the discipline.

The recruitment drive is focused on evidenced and emerging potential in the candidates to help us fulfill our ambition. The post will further increase our research and teaching capacity in sound, light and event technology.

About the Role

You will develop and deliver an innovative and flexible range of learning and teaching materials, providing high quality, accessible learning opportunities with an exceptional student experience.

You will actively engage / build on their growing international research reputation in research and knowledge exchange which influences leading edge practice, informs and inspires the research-led curriculum and teaching and contributes to continuing subject expertise and contribution to the REF.

You will be expected to build on your potential / evidenced ability to acquire external funding, engage with industry and create high quality publications of international standing.

You may be required to contribute to teaching in the discipline area in general, this role has a specific emphasis for both teaching and research in the area of sound, light and event technology.

Principal accountabilities

Research / Scholarship

  • Engage in individual research and collaborate both internally and externally on research projects that are consistent with the College, and contribute to influencing leading edge practice in the University and contribution to the REF.
  • Sustain and enhance the reputation of the University by publishing in appropriate high quality journals and presenting at scholarly activities such as workshops, conferences and other similar events.
  • Develop and maintain contacts and relationship with relevant professional, research and industrial organisations.
  • Contribute to writing bids for externally funded research projects.
  • Undertake supervision of PhD and / or MSc students.
  • Learning / Teaching

  • Effectively teach and facilitate learning on a range of subjects / modules within the subject area on undergraduate, postgraduate, professional and post-experience programmes delivered on campus or by distance learning.
  • Ensure that knowledge from research and scholarly activities informs and enhances learning and teaching, as well as extending it to appropriate external activities such as knowledge transfer activities.
  • Ensure that module / programme design and delivery comply with the quality standards and regulations of the University.
  • Participate effectively in the assessment process, including the setting, marking and moderation of student work, providing constructive feedback and ensuring it is in accordance with quality assurance procedures.
  • Participate in the continuing review and development of module / programme delivery, incorporating innovative study modes, learning environments and pedagogic practices to engage and stimulate students, deliver effective learning outcomes and develop the skills and attributes of the Derby Graduate’.
  • Take on relevant module leader and / or programme leader responsibilities, including associated marketing, recruitment, delivery and ongoing programme development activities.
  • Other

  • Act as a personal tutor, supporting and mentoring students as appropriate.
  • Provide pastoral care to students, referring when necessary to services that provide further support.
  • Support marketing and student recruitment activities as required.
  • Develop external links in order, for example, to support student recruitment, secure student placements, facilitate outreach work, generate income or build relationships for future activities.
  • Be responsible for administrative duties in areas such as admissions, timetabling, examinations and assessment of progress and student attendance.
  • Contribute to effective cross College / University working.
  • Observe and implement University policies and procedures.
  • Qualifications

  • Good Honours Degree in relevant subject discipline or equivalent
  • Fellowship of the Advanced HE (HEA) or willingness to work towards (within 18 months)
  • PhD (or submitted and awaiting examination) or equivalence accepted in a relevant subject area, for example by publication or through appropriate professional achievement, or willingness to work towards a PhD within an agreed timeframe
  • Learning / Teaching

  • Experience or knowledge of quality assurance and validation of HE modules / programmes
  • Experience or knowledge of higher education and ability to use a range of delivery techniques to inspire and engage students
  • Research / Scholarship

  • Significant experience of own discipline to enable the development of new knowledge and understanding within the field
  • Experience of research / enterprise activity and developing international profile of research and scholarly activity
  • Skills, knowledge and abilities

  • Demonstrable skills and knowledge in one or more area closely related to focus of the role (Sound, Light and Live Event Technology)
  • An appropriate level of digital capability and aptitude with practical experience of applications which aid student learning
  • Ability to communicate complex and conceptual ideas to a range of groups
  • Proficient in using IT to support own work and for application to technology-enhanced learning / teaching and research activities
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills including networking and relationship building skills both across the University and externally
  • Able to demonstrate both independent self-management and team working
  • Able to work with competing priorities and to tight deadlines
  • Demonstrates competences, core behaviours and supplementary behaviours that support and promote the University’s core values
  • Demonstrates professionalism in learning / teaching and the values of the UK Professional Standards Framework for HE
  • A sound understanding of the current higher education environment and its implications for the student learning experience and research agendas
  • A sound understanding of the employability agenda and its relevance to learners and the curriculum
  • A sound understanding of internationalisation and its relevance for learners and the curriculum
  • Flexible to the needs of others
  • Innovative and creative
  • Committed to continual enhancement and a high quality student experience
  • Committed to a high-performance culture, fostering continuous improvement and driving quality
  • Business requirements

    Able to take a flexible approach to work :

  • Travel between sites and occasionally overseas for research or teaching
  • Some evening and weekend teaching / event work
  • Attendance at Open Days, Graduation events etc.
  • A commitment to own professional development
  • Benefits

    As well as competitive pay scales, we offer generous holiday entitlement. We also offer opportunities for further salary progression based on performance, and the opportunity to join a contributory pension scheme.

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