Pathway College Lecturer (Engineering)

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Lecturer in Engineering in the Pathway College (permanent, full time), Northumbria University

Northumbria University in Newcastle

Deadline: Midnight Tuesday 20th August 2019

QA Higher Education works in partnership with Northumbria University to manage and deliver International Foundation Programmes (IFP), a Graduate Certificate (GC) and, from September 2019, an International Year One (IYO) Programme.  These pathway programmes enable international students to prepare for and meet the challenges of university study before they enter level 3 (IFP), level 4 (IYO) or level 6 (GC). All teaching takes place on the main university campus in Newcastle. For further information, please see: This is an exciting time to join the Pathway College as we look to grow and add quality staff that can help play a key role in our provision.

QA Higher Education is seeking a Lecturer in Engineering to teach on the International Foundation Programme, Engineering pathway. The IFP Engineering is the most popular pathway of the IFP and continues to grow. The pathway includes one engineering module (energy and mechanic based), two maths modules covering algebra, statistics and trigonometry and a workshop for a combination of these modules each week.

The role will involve teaching, marking, planning, assessment and feedback. Teaching will involve a combination of classroom-based activities as well as the opportunity to develop some practical work/experiments for both the maths and engineering aspects of the pathway. The postholder might be required to take on the responsibilities of module leadership (reflected in the salary scale) and have academic oversight for a module / modules.

Candidates should have:

  • Experience of teaching Engineering or Physics to international students
  • Experience of teaching Engineering or Physics at level 3
  • A BA / BSc qualification in Mechanical or Electrical engineering or Physics
  • An MA/MSc in a relevant area
  • Ideally, candidates will have experience of teaching in a UK HE environment
  • Ideally candidates will have a recognised teaching qualification


Shortlisting will be conducted on the basis of applicants who provide a covering letter and CV. The online form will not be used for shortlisting – just to process the application. Therefore, please put your main details on your CV not the online form please.

To apply for this role:

  • please visit this link:
  • provide some basic details on the online form
  • upload a covering letter and CV as one document – the covering letter should outline your key experience and why you have applied for the role

Successful candidates will be invited to a face-to-face interview in Newcastle (Skype not offered).  The interview process will involve preparation of a task provided before the interview day (submitted by Friday 30th August). Interviews will take place on the week commencing 2nd September 2019.  Please note that expenses cannot be paid. 

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Michaela Cassa:


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