Teaching Assistant in Electric Motorsport

The Faculty of Engineering at the University of Nottingham has a successful Electric Vehicle Race Team that engages undergraduate and postgraduate students in designing, manufacturing and racing electric cars (Formula Student) and bikes (electric superbike). There is more information about our bike here:


To strengthen the team we wish to appoint a teaching assistant in electric motorsport who will support the race team in developing car and/or bike for national and international competitions and assist with the supervision of student projects.

Ideally we are looking for someone who has experience in electric vehicle racing including design, manufacture and operation of electric racing vehicles. Specific experience in electric motorbike racing is desirable.

Applicants must be enthusiastic and motivated and hold a degree in a relevant engineering subject. Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate with clarity on complex information, as well as to facilitate conceptual thinking, innovation and creativity, are also essential requirements of the post.

We believe that diverse teams will deliver the highest quality teaching and student experience. So, to achieve the Faculty of Engineering’s vision of being top ranked in Education and Student Experience, we are seeking applications from high quality people whose backgrounds, experience and identity broadens and enhances the diversity of our existing team. The Faculty is committed to creating opportunities for people from groups traditionally under-represented in the Faculty of Engineering.

We are looking for someone who can:

  • Work with other members of the race team to develop our car and/or bike.
  • Support the team as required when the car/bike races
  • Supervise student projects in the area of electric racing vehicles including assessment.
  • Reflect on their practice and develop their teaching and learning skills.

This permanent post will be available on a part-time basis (18.13 hours per week) and is immediately available. This role may at times require evening/weekend working and travel overseas.

Applicants are asked to attach a CV to their application.

Informal enquiries may be addressed by email to Dr Kathy Johnson, Head of Department of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering, kathy.johnson@nottingham.ac.uk Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

Our University has always been a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We warmly welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, visit; https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/jobs/applyingfromoverseas/index2.aspx