Skip to main content

This job has expired

Lecturer in Control Engineering

Coventry University
Coventry, West Midlands
£35,333 - £44,737 per annum
Closing date
14 Apr 2023

Job Details

Our strategy at Coventry University continues our drive to provide a high-quality, inclusive, and empowering global education to anyone who can benefit from it. It maintains our belief that, through education, people are empowered to grow and advance in society.

We all want to make a difference, we would like you to join us.

Working in the School of Mechanical Engineering, you will be committed to contributing to our continued success. You will join a School recognised for its high-quality and real-world teaching, state of the art activity-led facilities and an approach guided by and focused on industry. You will deliver and develop courses which foster a first-class educational experience while nurturing and producing industry-ready graduates.

The School values forward thinking, student-centred learning experience and well-developed industry relationships while embracing different cultures, backgrounds, abilities, and experiences of our students, colleagues and partners to create opportunities for all.

As result, we are currently ranked in the top 10 Universities in the Guardian League table 2023 for our courses in Mechanical Engineering, Automotive, Aerospace and Manufacturing. As a new member of staff, you will be joining a global institution at the forefront of teaching and innovation achieving several awards including the Gold Teaching Excellence Framework in 2017 and this year’s Queen’s Award for Enterprise and Innovation.

The successful candidate will teach control engineering across a variety of courses both at undergraduate and post-graduate level. Knowledge of control systems design and analysis, dynamic modelling plus Matlab/Simulink numerical software is essential.

It is also essential that candidates should identify an expertise in one or more of the areas below:

a) mechatronics
b) digital signal and image processing
c) embedded control and real-time analysis
d) AI methods for control design and/or predictive maintenance
e) optimisation methods, system identification, adaptive control, nonlinear control

You will need to share our passion for delivering a positive student experience that puts excellence in teaching and learning at the heart of everything we do and will be able to demonstrate significant knowledge in your area of specialisation. You will take responsibility for development, preparation and delivery of teaching, learning and assessment both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels including module leadership where appropriate.

This position is a teaching focused post that will attract candidates that wish to focus on pedagogic practice, design and delivery of teaching that is engaging, innovative and responsive and achieves excellent student learning outcomes. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to conduct relevant commercial activity.

The candidate should be qualified to PhD level in a relevant subject area or have comparable industrial experience. Experience of working in professional educational practice/consultancy projects, as well as experience of working on applied research projects, will be advantageous


Coventry University is a dynamic, modern university with a proud tradition as a provider of high quality education and a focus on applied research.  The University ranked 13th in the Guardian University Guide 2019 and was voted ‘Modern University of the Year’ for three consecutive years (2014, 2015 and 2016) in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide.

We are continuing the evolution of the University Group and as we look to build on our position of strength we aim to continue to create state-of-the-art campuses for our students, staff and visitors. Our strategy to 2021 will enhance our position as a leading provider of innovative education and impactful research both nationally and internationally, reinforced by the fact that we were awarded Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework (2017).  A very high quality of estate provision is a key enabler to this.

We have invested £350m in the estate in the last 8 years including the addition of a ground-breaking £55m Engineering and Computing Building, an award-winning £35m Student Hub that opened in 2011 as well as the new £59m Science & Health Building which was opened in January 2018 by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.  We have ambitious future plans with several key projects underway including a second building for the Engineering and Computing Faculty, the redevelopment of the Faculty of Art and Humanities Building and a new home for Coventry University College.

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert