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Visiting Lecturer in Biomedical Engineering

Department
Health and Safety
Location
City South Campus
Salary
Competitive Salary
Post Type
Part Time
Release Date
06 July 2023
Closing Date
23.59 hours BST on Monday 30 September 2024
Reference
072023-320

The Department of Life Sciences within the School of Health Sciences is a thriving, vibrant, and inspiring learning community committed to excellence in, high quality learning and teaching and research and impactful stakeholder engagement.

Our growing teams are teaching, exploring, and practising in some of the most exciting areas in the field of Biomedical Engineering. Our research team include experts and academics who specialise in; Foot Orthoses, Biomechanics, Ergonomics, Assistive Technology / Wearable sensors, Machine Learning, Computational modelling, Digital Healthcare Solutions and Internet-of-Things (IoT) for Healthcare Applications.    

We are a practice-based school, making our teaching and research relevant to the evolving healthcare technology market by partnering with local and global enterprise in areas such as; medical imaging technology, medical devices and IoT applications. This will be particularly relevant in both our MEng Biomedical Engineering and MSc Medical Engineering courses where students are encouraged to work on existing innovative research projects or in partnership with external medical technology industry to tackle real-world issues. We work in a collaborative and cross disciplinary culture, where interacting freely across the school and with colleagues is encouraged to gain a unique insight into impactful problem domains.

We invite applications for Visiting Lecturers from experienced Biomedical Engineers and or recent PhD graduates / Post-Doctoral researchers who wish to develop their learning and teaching portfolio, to join our integrated teaching and research team within the Department of Life Sciences.  For this role we are particularly seeking applicants who have expertise and strong technical background in; Medical Image Processing, Medical Engineering, Data Science, Signal Processing, Human Computer Interaction, and from those who have a strong cross-disciplinary expertise in; designing, developing, and implementing innovative engineering solutions for medical problems.

*Please note the start date for this role will be 1st September 2023.

Duties and Responsibilities

Personnel undertaking the role of Visiting Lecturer will: 

  • Play a pivotal role in supporting our post graduate provision in Medical Engineering and associated pathways, within the Department of Life Sciences - delivered in-house and in collaboration with partner organisations abroad.  
  • Teach in a variety of settings from small group tutorials to large lectures at post-graduate and or at graduate level where appropriate. 
  • Seek ways of improving performance by reflecting on teaching design and delivery and obtaining and analysing feedback.
  • Adapt and develop teaching materials, and manage learning cohorts.
  • Mentor post graduate students in conceiving robust research proposals and supervise post graduate dissertations where appropriate
  • Support the module leaders to set and mark assessments and provide constructive feedback to students as part of a teaching team and
  • Upkeep the quality of learning and teaching and assessments by periodically liaising with the module leaders to ensure the efficient delivery of teaching programmes in accordance with the University’s strategy, policy and procedures.



OUR VISION

Birmingham City University is growing in quality and standing, with an academic STEAM agenda at the heart of our ambitions. We are transforming the lives of students and their communities, and want outstanding people to join us in taking us on the next stage of our exciting journey.  

Our students learn through doing. They are empowered throughout their educational journey, achieving significant educational gain and personal transformation.  

There has never been a better time to join us. Come and be part of the next exciting stage of our journey.



ABOUT BIRMINGHAM CITY UNIVERSITY

At the heart of our 2025 Strategy is our mission is to enable our students to transform their lives and to achieve their potential. Through our education and research, and the roles our graduates go on to play in the world, we not only support individuals to transform their lives, but we also play a part in transforming society.

Located in the centre of the UK’s second city, we are a university with a long heritage of innovation and of making, dating back to our origins in 1843 when we were founded as the Birmingham Government School of Design.  

Our heritage of making through innovation and its application through knowledge exchange, and of creative research and practice, today finds it expression in our STEAM agenda, in our research and enterprise, and in our commitment to challenge-based learning. Working across disciplines, and delivering impactful research and enterprise, interdisciplinarity is at the heart of the continuing transformation of our academic portfolio. 



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Birmingham is home to a rich and diverse range of communities.  Our students reflect this rich cultural mix, and we are continuing to work to make sure that this is also reflected in our broader university community. 

Birmingham City University values the quality and diversity of our staff. Our staff and student community is defined by our core values, which outline who we are as a University and how we work with each other. Our core values are we create opportunity, we think differently, and we build community. 

We are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion, continuously reviewing and improving our policies, practices, and procedures to ensure that we are promoting these in all aspects of our operations. We believe that by working together, combining our many different backgrounds and life experiences, we will empower each other to reach our full potential. 

We hold an Athena SWAN Bronze award in recognition of our commitment to improving employment practices for the advancement of gender equality.

Our University is located in one of the most culturally rich and diverse Cities in the UK, and it is our ambition to be the University for Birmingham and the surrounding region. The events of 2020 have highlighted the stark inequalities that Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Communities face and we are committed to removing the institutional barriers that our staff and students face and improve the representation, progression and success of staff and students from all backgrounds within higher education.  To demonstrate this, we have signed up to the Race Equality Charter to show our commitment.

Birmingham City University has been recognised for its progress on LGBT+ equality with a Gold award in the Stonewall Index and have entered the Top 100 Employers 2023 for LGBT+ inclusion. Meanwhile, we are Disability Confident (Committed) and are on an exciting journey to advance our University to progress through the Disability Confident scheme.

We are also a Mindful Employer, which means we are committed to supporting the mental health and well-being of our staff, and we have also signed up to the Mental Health Charter led by student mental health charity Student Minds.   Furthermore, we are signed up to The Technician Commitment - a university and research institution initiative supported by the Science Council and Gatsby Foundation – aiming to ensure visibility, recognition, career development and sustainability for technicians working in higher education and research.



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Based in the heart of England, the city is easily accessible by road, rail and air. Birmingham New Street station has recently undergone major redevelopment, while the city is at the heart of the high-speed rail network, HS2.  HS2 will provide new rapid rail travel connecting Birmingham City Centre to London and the rest of the network from the new Curzon Street Station – adjacent to Birmingham City University’s City Centre Campus – and will be one of the most environmentally friendly stations in the world.

The city’s appetite for progression is boundless, and it has been championing innovation since the earliest days of the Industrial Revolution, reflected in Birmingham City University’s new STEAMhouse building which opened in October 2022 and is home to an inter-disciplinary community of entrepreneurs, businesses, academic researchers, and students offering a wealth of support to companies of all sizes to boost growth through innovation to address commercial and societal challenges.

Birmingham is brimming with great theatres, museums, the world-famous Birmingham City University Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, as well as beautiful historical buildings and the iconic Library of Birmingham. It also has amazing concert and sporting venues including Edgbaston Cricket ground, which Birmingham City University has a long-standing partnership with.  It is also home to the Alexander Stadium, which is the stunning new home for Birmingham City University’s sport courses.  The Stadium was one of the main event spaces for the Birmingham Commonwealth Games in 2022, which saw the eyes of the world on the city, and Birmingham City University staff and students played pivotal roles - including designing the official medals for winning athletes. 

Birmingham’s vibrant dining scene offers something for all tastes, including Michelin star restaurants, Spiceal Street at the Bullring, the Chinese Quarter, and the famous Balti Triangle.

The city also provides a great place to shop, being home the Bullring and Grand Central, the luxurious Mailbox Birmingham and the world-famous home of British bling - the Jewellery Quarter, which is home to Birmingham City University’s School of Jewellery.

From Harvey Nichols, Selfridges and the beautiful arcades and independents, to the city’s historic markets in Digbeth, the shops in Birmingham offer a plethora of choice.

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