Senior Lecturer in Motorsport Engineering

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Challenging, interesting and constantly changing, the University of Derby is an extraordinary place to learn and an incredibly rewarding place to work. Ours is an extraordinary educational environment and because we specialise in identifying and developing individual potential, you can be confident you'll receive all the help and encouragement you need to build a rewarding career with lots of opportunities to progress. Our combined higher and further education offering is spread over campuses in Derby, Buxton, Leek and Chesterfield and we have some of the best university facilities in the UK, investing more than £200 million in facilities in the last 10 years. We achieve outstanding results for our teaching and research and with more than 34,000 people choosing to study with us every year, we depend on the dedication of a team of 2,200 academic and professional services staff. Financially strong and seriously ambitious, we offer our employees a family-friendly, rewarding career with lots of opportunities to progress.

We encourage applications from a diverse workforce who can help us achieve our desire to be the ambitious student’s natural choice for quality, support and achievement.

This post focuses on providing subject expertise in Motorsport Engineering for a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in the discipline area of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, including Foundation Degrees, Undergraduate Honours and MSc Programmes.

You will focus on teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level but will also be able to contribute to the Department’s other activities, such as commercial and research work. You will develop and deliver an innovative and flexible range of learning and teaching materials that provide high-quality, accessible learning opportunities and an exceptional student experience in line with the University’s strategic objectives, ensuring that employability and ‘real-world’ learning are at the heart of the curriculum. You will engage in research/scholarly activity which influences leading-edge practice, informs and inspires a research-led curriculum, and contributes to continuing subject expertise and contribution to the REF.

The Department offers degrees in a range of areas, including Mechanical, Manufacturing and Production Engineering, Motorsport and Motorcycle Engineering, Product Design Engineering, Civil and Infrastructure Engineering.


  • Accessible location; Derby is a thriving, multi-cultural city with easy access from any location within the UK
  • Competitive rates of pay
  • Competitive, family-friendly reward packages
  • Opportunity to join a contributory pension scheme
  • Discount savings scheme and extensive staff discounts on accredited courses for yourself or family to study here at the University
  • Cycle2Work scheme and subsidised travel
  • Vast programme of training courses and secondment opportunities

For more information and to apply online, please click the “Apply” button.

Closing date: 31st March 2019.

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