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Teaching Assistant in Automotive Engineering (Part time)

Mechanical Materials & Manuf Eng

Location:  University Park
Salary:  £28,762 to £32,348 per annum pro-rata depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.
Closing Date:  Thursday 09 February 2023
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  ENG307622X2

Previous applicants in the last 6 months need not apply

The University of Nottingham seeks applications for a part-time Teaching Assistant in Automotive Engineering to contribute to the supervision of our Formula Student and Solar Car vehicle projects. 

This role is offered as teaching and learning (T&L) only. The position may appeal to someone moving into academia from industry or a Research Assistant with appropriate technical background wishing to gain experience in teaching and learning.  

You will be required to support the supervision of both individual and group student projects working on the Formula Student and Solar Car projects. Applications are particularly welcome from candidates with direct prior experience in the delivery of such practical projects. You will be expected to work collaboratively with the vehicle lead academics and dedicated vehicle technicians. We are looking for someone who has good existing understanding of associated vehicle design and manufacturing, with the ability to inspire students to work collaboratively within tight deadlines. The post will also involve supporting race and track testing events and various networking/outreach events including university open days. 

This role is offered on a permanent basis. Hours of work are part time (18.25 hours).

In return, we can offer you an excellent range of employee benefits and rewards, on-site fitness and health facilities, staff discounts and travel schemes, along with a generous holiday allowances of 30 days (pro rata).

Please direct informal enquiries to Prof. Alasdair Cairns (Professor of Propulsion Systems Engineering) ( or Prof. Ian Ashcroft (Head of Department of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering) (

Please note that applications sent directly to these email addresses will not be accepted.

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