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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer - Mechanical Engineering - Thermofluids


United Kingdom - Malmesbury Office

About Us

The Dyson Institute is building a world class teaching department, to develop the engineering leaders of the future. We are searching for talented Lecturers/Senior Lecturers in Mechanical Engineering, with a Thermofluids specialism, to join our emerging academic establishment. This is an opportunity to shape the future of a Higher Education institution through teaching small classes in great facilities - all while benefitting from the support, resources and industrial expertise of a Global Technology company.

The Dyson Institute was awarded New Degree Awarding Powers in October 2020, and its second independent cohort is enrolled in September 2022. As one of The Dyson Institute’s Lecturers, you will have the unique opportunity to launch a Higher Education institution unlike any other.

About the role

  • As a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering, specialising in thermofuids (with substantial knowledge in one or more areas of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, aerodynamics, CFD and aeroacoustics), you will contribute to the design and development of our Electro-/Mechanical Engineering provision, meeting appropriate QA standards and ensuring that it remains relevant to the future of engineering.

  • You will identify, define and undertake teaching, learning and assessment activities at the Undergraduate and/or Postgraduate levels, in line with our teaching delivery strategy. You will contribute to the planning of these activities, and as a Senior Lecturer you will oversee measures to sustain the delivery of high quality teaching.

  • You will engage in industry, subject and/or pedagogic research and continuing professional development.

  • Working with Dyson line managers, you will support with the development of training and projects that support and apply the learning from the academic course.

  • You’ll support, define and comply with The Dyson Institute’s quality assurance standards and procedures.

  • With a focus on our people, you will provide the correct level of pastoral support for the undergraduate population.

  • In addition, as a Senior Lecturer, you will lead other academics in the delivery, development and quality assurance of modules, and will supervise student projects. You may also act as an External Examiner at other HEIs.

About you

  • As a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer you will be able to demonstrate excellence in teaching and assessment at Higher Education level.

  • You will have a proven track record in delivering and developing best in class academic curriculum.

  • You will also be able to demonstrate a good understanding of quality processes within higher education.

  • You will possess a good breadth and depth of specialist knowledge in the discipline.

  • To be considered for a Senior Lecturer role, you should be able to demonstrate leadership of people and delivery of an educational programme, and an understanding of the industry application of your subject specialism, and have evidence of module and ideally programme development activities.

  • You’ll join us with a postgraduate qualification, and ideally a PhD in a related discipline.

  • With a focus on continuous improvement, you will demonstrate a passion for the mentoring and development of people.

  • You will possess Fellowship of the HEA, or be willing to submit an application within two years of appointment.


  • Salary at above the national salary scale for a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer

  • 27 days holiday plus statutory bank holidays

  • Company bonus 

  • Pension scheme

  • Medical and dental cover 

  • Life assurance 

  • Discount on Dyson machines

  • Subsidized café and restaurants at Head Office