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University Teacher in Control and Systems Engineering (Maternity Cover)

University of Sheffield

Sheffield, United Kingdom

Automatic Control and Systems Engineering (ACSE) is one of the largest departments devoted to the subject in Europe, with 28 academic staff, 30 research staff, 20 professional and support staff and more than 400 taught and research students.

We provide a research-led and student centred learning experience that provides all students with the opportunity to realise their full potential during their degree and throughout their lives as potential engineering leaders who will shape and make a positive impact on society and the world we live in.

This is an excellent opportunity for a self-motivated individual to play a key role in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in the department. As a University Teacher you will play a key role in maintaining our reputation for high-quality teaching by devising, designing, preparing, and delivering our undergraduate and postgraduate courses. You will be responsible for delivering your own courses and engaging expert lecturers and you will work with the Director of Learning and Teaching to evaluate the effectiveness of courses and use the findings to optimise content and delivery methods.

You will also be responsible for student support in the department, supporting the learning experience of students by developing departmental strategies on student support and facilitating the function of the Staff Student Committee.

The successful candidate will have a good honours degree (or equivalent experience) in science or engineering, and also hold a postgraduate qualification in systems and control or a relevant area (or equivalent experience).

You can view the supporting documentation by clicking on About the Job and About the University located near the top of your screen.

Main Duties and Responsibilities
• Deliver high quality and interesting undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and assessment in the area of control and systems engineering throughout taught courses and project work.
• Design new course materials and review/update existing learning and teaching materials.
• Support the Director of Learning and Teaching by actively participating in the department’s Learning and Teaching Committee and contributing to the long term strategy for learning and teaching excellence in the department.
• Design, deliver, assess and evaluate high quality control and systems engineering teaching as Module Leader. This will include identifying learning objectives and selecting appropriate curricula, selecting teaching methods, resources and reading, determining, designing and producing study material and arranging additional expert lectures as required.
• Liaise with other academic staff and/or postgraduate teaching assistants to ensure the course complements other courses taken by students.
• Carry out course evaluation, including facilitating student feedback, reflecting on teaching design and delivery and implementing ideas for improving performance.
• Prepare and implement student assessments, which will include designing assessment instruments and criteria; marking assessments, ensuring adequate moderation; providing feedback; judging whether student circumstances should be taken into consideration in the assessment; and collating and providing final assessments of students.
• Innovate in teaching and learning assessment methods, drawing on available technologies to ensure a high quality curriculum and learning environment.
• Supervise and advise undergraduate and postgraduate students on dissertations.
• Be responsible for student support in the department, supporting the learning experience of students by developing departmental strategies on student support and facilitating the function of the Staff Student Committee.
• Provide student support as a personal tutor.
• Engage with and direct technical staff to implement the designs of laboratory experimental facilities.
• Participate in faculty learning and teaching activities.
• Contribute (where appropriate) to the research activities of the department.
• Contribute to the administrative duties of the department.
• Any other duties commensurate with the grade of this post.


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