The Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering is seeking to appoint a Associate Professor (Teaching) / Director of Telecommunications Industry programmes. The role of the postholder will be to develop and build on the relationships between the Department and the various organisations in the telecommunications and IT industry. The successful applicant will also act as Director of the masters courses which are closely linked with the ICT industry.
For this appointment we are seeking candidates who have extensive experience of working at senior management level within the telecommunications industry, along with a comprehensive understanding of the telecommunications business in the UK.
The primary function of the person appointed is the development of strategy and relationships between the Department and the various organisations in the telecommunications and IT industry, including network operators, manufacturers, regulators, consultants and analysts. The aim is that these relationships enrich the department and lead to sponsorship of students taking part-time and flexible masters degree. This includes the provision of student internships and masters-level projects, as well as participation in joint research projects, as appropriate. The successful candidate will also be expected to seek potential visiting speakers for the programmes and maintain a high profile for the department within the UK telecommunications industry.
As a secondary role, the post holder will be the Director of the masters-level courses closely associated with the telecommunications industry - currently the Telecommunications with Business (TwB) Masters Programme and the Integrated Graduate Development Programme (IGDP). The post holder is expected to teach on various MSc modules in their specialist area particularly addressing the interaction of engineering and business. In addition they will be expected to have financial oversight of the programmes, supervise student research projects, manage the relationship with the external examiners and run the TwB Management Advisory Board.
Crucially, the post holder will shape the future of these degrees in a very fast moving and exciting world.
It is anticipated that the successful candidate will take up the position by May 2021.
Applicants should have a first degree in a relevant subject as well as experience in technical and business writing and a proven ability to teach at postgraduate level. A comprehensive understanding and specialist knowledge of the telecommunications business in the UK, covering the interplay of strategic, regulatory, business, service and technical aspects is required as well as experience of establishing networks with other institutions with regard to the area of expertise.
Experience of running complex programmes, leadership in curriculum design, course design and innovation in learning, teaching and assessment techniques is desirable.