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Lecturer in Agricultural Engineering – Preston based

My career at Myerscough College – Inspiring Excellence

About the role

Join our team and cultivate success as a Lecturer in Agricultural Engineering!

Are you passionate about the intersection of agriculture and technology? Do you possess a deep understanding of cutting-edge farming practices and possess the skills to drive innovation in the agricultural engineering industry? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you!

At Myerscough College, we believe in empowering the next generation of agricultural engineers to revolutionize farming and address the challenges of a rapidly changing world. We are seeking a dynamic and visionary Agricultural Engineer to join our esteemed department, guiding and inspiring aspiring engineers to make a lasting impact in the field of agriculture.

As an Agricultural Engineer at Myerscough College, you will have the opportunity to:

Inspire and Educate: Take on a pivotal role in shaping the minds of future agricultural engineers, delivering engaging lectures, practical demonstrations, and hands-on workshops that foster innovation and problem-solving skills.

Foster Research and Development: Lead and support cutting-edge research initiatives focused on sustainable agricultural practices, precision farming technologies, renewable energy systems, and resource management. Drive innovation through collaboration with industry partners, creating real-world solutions to address complex challenges.

Cultivate Practical Skills: Design and implement practical training programs that equip students with hands-on experience in agricultural engineering techniques, including machinery operation, irrigation systems, automation, and data analysis. Prepare them for successful careers in a rapidly evolving industry.

Mentor Future Leaders: Provide guidance and mentorship to students, nurturing their talents and empowering them to become leaders and change-makers in the agricultural engineering field. Encourage critical thinking, creativity, and entrepreneurship, instilling a passion for continuous learning and professional growth.

Collaborate and Network: Engage in collaborative projects with colleagues, industry experts, and local farmers to enhance curriculum development, share knowledge, and stay at the forefront of advancements in agricultural engineering. Develop strategic partnerships to create internship and job placement opportunities for students.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • A bachelor's or master's degree in Agricultural Engineering or a related field.
  • Proven industry experience in agricultural engineering, demonstrating expertise in precision farming, sustainable agriculture, automation, or related areas.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills, with the ability to engage and inspire students.
  • Proficiency in relevant software tools and technology used in agricultural engineering.
  • A passion for research, innovation, and staying updated with emerging trends in the field.
  • Strong organisational and leadership abilities, with a commitment to fostering student success.

Join our dedicated team of educators at Myerscough College, where you will have the platform to shape the future of agricultural engineering and make a meaningful impact on the world. Together, let's cultivate success and pave the way for a sustainable and prosperous agricultural industry.

Why join us?

At Myerscough College and University Centre we have a nationally and internationally recognised Further Education, Higher Education, Adult Education and Apprenticeship provision. The Further Education provision is well established, the Higher Education provision has a well-recognised partnership with UCLan and the apprenticeship provision is operational nationally. We offer a rewarding and enjoyable working environment, where colleagues are inspired to make a positive difference to the educational experience and employability of our students. We are one of the top five largest land-based and sports colleges in the UK.

What We Offer:

We take care of our team just as we do our students. As an employee, you can enjoy a range of benefits, including:

  • A generous holiday allowance of 40 days, plus bank holidays.
  • Regular Continuous Professional Development (CPD) opportunities.
  • Hassle free onsite parking at our Preston Campus.
  • An Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) to provide wellbeing support in moments of need.
  • Membership of the Teacher’s Pension Scheme, with a remarkable 28.68% employer contribution rate.

We are flexible working friendly and happy to discuss interest in flexible working.

Visit our website https://bit.ly/CareersAtMyerscough for the full list of excellent benefits our college offers.

Please note that as part of our commitment to safeguarding our students, our background screening checks include limited online searches. Online searches will only be undertaken in respect of the successful candidate, as a pre-conditional term of our job offer.

Safeguarding our students is of paramount importance. Our recruitment process has been designed to keep students safe and to ensure that we appoint safe and suitable people.

All successful applicants will be required to undertake pre-employment background and safeguarding checks.

The successful applicant will be responsible for complying with all safeguarding policies and practices, and for ensuring student safety and wellbeing is at the forefront of everything they do.

This post is not exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

We are an equal opportunity employer; we want all our candidates to have a fair and equal opportunity to secure employment with us. We encourage applications from all underrepresented groups: BAME applicants, disabled applicants, and LGBT+ applicants.

If you require any adjustments to the recruitment process, due to a disability, then please speak with a member of the People team.

As a disability confident employer, we commit to guaranteeing an interview for any disabled applicant who meets all of the essential criteria.

37 hours per week
Motorsport & Agricultural Engineering
Myerscough College (Preston)
Up to £37,041 per annum (pro-rata) in accordance with qualifications and experience. (Inclusive of a temporary market forces payment)
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Closing Date
Tuesday 9 July 2024
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