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Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Electronic Engineering - Manchester Met / Hubei University JEI (3338)

If your subject expertise lies in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and you would relish the opportunity to work in China, gaining experience of Chinese culture first-hand, along with developing your research and teaching with Manchester Metropolitan University, then this post linked to the Manchester Metropolitan Joint Institute (MHJI) at Hubei University in Wuhan could be your ideal next career move.

About us

One of the top 200 modern universities in the world, Manchester Metropolitan is renowned for its research and teaching in areas such as science and engineering, business, creative writing, architecture and fashion. To build upon our success, and as part of a long-term plan to enhance our reputation, further develop our ties with China and promote study opportunities in Manchester, we recently opened a new office in Wuhan. An exciting strategic project for the University that will raise our international profile, it will also enable the Lecturers we appoint to benefit from a truly unique experience.

The opportunity

As a Lecturer in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, you will be responsible for developing and delivering a variety of high quality undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. You’ll also have the opportunity to develop research partnerships with colleagues at Hubei University and/or continue to carry out your own research and publish the results working with colleagues at Manchester Metropolitan. You will be able to take part in knowledge transfer and business engagement opportunities, developing partnerships to share best practice or exploring the possibility of collaborations.

About you

To succeed, we will need you to have a good first degree and PhD in a relevant discipline (or equivalent qualifications). You will also need two years’ university teaching experience, preferably gained in a UK context. You will be supported to gain a teaching qualification if you do not have one. An in-depth understanding of the subject Electrical and Electronic Engineering is essential for this role. Membership of any relevant professional bodies is also desirable. You will be committed to ensuring teaching content is stimulating, inspiring, appropriately challenging and reflective of the current state of the discipline and / or professional subject bodies. You are also adept at using initiative, creativity and judgement when undertaking research and scholarly activities.

Further details

The post is based in Manchester with two secondments per year working at Hubei University.  The appointment is initially for four years, and it will be considered permanent after this point. You’ll be based at Hubei University’s campus in Wuhan for up to 9 months per year, with paid return flights to the UK mid-way through the year for a vacation. The successful candidate will receive an attractive support package including free accommodation on campus while at Hubei University, relocation expenses and a comprehensive induction programme. 

Closing Date – Sunday 18th April 2021
Interview Date – Friday 30th April 2021

To make an initial informal enquiry, please contact Keith Miller, email:

Manchester Metropolitan University is committed to supporting the rights, responsibilities, dignity, health and wellbeing of staff and students through our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.

We promote applications from all sections of the community, irrespective of background, belief or identity, recognising the benefits that a diverse organisation can bring and particularly encourage applications from groups which are underrepresented in the University workforce.

We recognise the benefits and importance of an environment that supports flexible working and are open to conversations about this throughout the application process.

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Manchester All Saints Campus
Oxford Road, Manchester, UK, M15 6BH
  • Location:
    Manchester All Saints Campus
  • Faculty / Function:
    Science and Engineering
  • Salary:
    £Competitive salary and package
  • Closing Date:
    18 April 2021
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