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UCL Mechanical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering Sciences


Lecturer (Teaching) in Design and Mechanics

Department :
Mechanical Engineering
Full Time
£44,737 -£52,764 per annum
Application Deadline :
6 Sep 2021

Duties and Responsibilities

UCL Mechanical Engineering has recently invested in a new workshop facility dedicated to teaching practical engineering. It is a tailored space with Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) capabilities to support multiple engineering projects, through the full design cycle; investigate, design, analyse, build, test and implement.

The scope covers individual and group projects across all years, from the IMechE Design Challenge through to flagship competitions, such as the Shell Eco-marathon and Formula Student. Teams also build boats, planes, drones and a Mars Rover.

The main purpose of this role is to support our mechanical engineering undergraduate curriculum, particularly related to design and mechanics (e.g. of solids or fluids). The role holder will also contribute to the development, planning and implementation of a high-quality curriculum and will assist in the development of learning materials, preparing schemes of work and maintaining records to monitor student progress, achievement and attendance.

The successful candidate will lead teaching sessions and workshops and create the practical and online infrastructure to run these activities. The post holder will also contribute in problem-based and project-based learning activities as well as departmental outreach activities.

Key Requirements

The successful applicant will be a natural and effective communicator first and foremost, with an interest in Higher Education and a clear understanding of the professional education marketplace and industry training needs.

The post holder will have a good level of technical knowledge in at least one area of engineering mechanics (solids, fluids, vibrations etc). In addition to teaching technical content as required, they will support the design and development of practical activities in this subject area.

The post holder will support complicated mechanical engineering projects under supervision and have the ability to lead projects to completion once they have agreed the instructions. The work will involve ensuring these projects meet agreed targets for time, quality and cost.

Further Details

For a job description and to apply, click here. 

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Eral Bele at or Professor Tim Baker

Applications sent to this email address will not be accepted – applications are to be submitted via the UCL portal.

HR enquiries about the role may be sent to

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