Visiting Technical Fellow: Accepting Applications
The West London Institute of Technology (WLIoT) was established in September 2019 to tackle the skill gaps in the STEM sector.
WLIoT vision is to be “At the heart of the West London Institute of Technology will be ‘creative design engineering’, a concept incorporating a multidisciplinary approach across engineering, digital and construction sectors to develop the future higher level skills of individuals to solve real world problems for employers to improve productivity and add economic value in west London, London and beyond.”
To support this vision, WLIoT is now looking for expert individuals who can help in developing the skills and knowledge of the IoT students. Below is a list of areas we are seeking such expertise.
Purpose of Scheme
The IoT may confer the title of Visiting Technical Fellow for a defined but renewable period on persons of appropriate distinction whose connections with the IoT are appropriate to the visiting title.
It includes individuals with a non-academic background [who may have achieved prominence in public life, or] who have attained distinction in their profession.
This is an honorary, unpaid volunteer role. Typically contributing two volunteer days per term – one day prep and one day delivery.
Visiting Technical Fellows appointments will normally be unpaid. Visiting Technical Fellows who are invited to undertake substantial teaching for which they are to be paid will be issued with a Part-Time Teacher contract, which will be regarded as a separate appointment from that of Visiting Technical Fellow.
Duties and Responsibilities
The duties of a Visiting Technical Fellow will be to participate in the teaching and research activities of the Department to which she/he is attached in accordance with arrangements to be agreed with the Head of Department
Within the IoT, Visiting Technical Fellow should have such privileges and rights as members of the academic staff as the IoT board shall determine from time to time. I.e. Use of [technical facilities/ lab space when not in use by students,] the staff rooms and use the IoT/ HCUC Learning Resource Centres
The Department to which the Visiting Technical Fellow is attached should find the Visiting Technical Fellow a hot desk space when required
Visiting Technical Fellows will undergo full safeguarding checks and sign a volunteer agreement with the IoT to complete their appointment.
Period of Appointment
The initial period of conferment of the title will normally be for a minimum of twelve months and a maximum of three years, renewable thereafter on a triennial basis with no limit on the number of renewals.
For Mechanical and Electrical/Electronic Engineering, we have a vast amount of topics that you could share your knowledge. These include:
Engineering Design process
Destructive and non-destructive testing of materials
The effects of loading on a material
Degradation of materials and hysteresis
Renewable energy resources, including current storage and generation technologies
Machining and forming processes
Moulding and shaping processes
Range of metal and ceramic powder moulding and shaping processes
Casting, powder metallurgy and sinteringRange of plastic moulding and shaping processes: blow, compression, extrusion, injection, laminating, reaction injection, matrix, rotational, spin casting, transfer and vacuum forming
Shaping processes: Extrusion, forging, rolling, hot and cold presswork
Casting processes: Sand, permanent mould, investment, lost foam, die, centrifugal, glass and slip casting
Simple and compounded geared systems
Operating principles and efficiencies of hydraulic machines
Operating principles of different types of water turbine
Plant equipment e.g. boilers, super-heaters, turbines, pumps and condensers
Internal combustion engines
Lean manufacturing and just-in-time (JIT) supply
PLC (Programmable Logic Controllers)
Types of robots
Digital circuits design and testing
Three-phase induction motors
Three-phase synchronous machines
Types of generators
Transducers and actuators
Single-phase distribution methods and connections
Three-phase distribution methods and connections
Types of electric motors and generators
Types of lighting circuits
Power transmission system
Dynamic rotating systems
Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems
Human Machine Interfaces (HMIs)
DC to DC converters (Choppers)
DC to AC converters (Inverters)
AC to AC converters (Cyclo-converters)
Technology and methods of energy production
Electrical vehicle configurations
Wind electrical generators
Solar energy systems
Smart grid network
Internet of Things
Collaborative robotics and highly integrated manufacturing systems
Steam and gas turbines plants
Experience in the field
The topics that we are looking for is:
Python (writing functions which provide data for APIs and working with data in a data store)
React and Django
AWS Cloud technologies (RDS, Lambda, API Gateway, Amplify, )
SCRUM (understand the SCRUM framework)
In the BTEC National Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment units there are opportunities during the teaching and learning phase to give learners practice in developing employability skills.
Where employability skills are referred to in this specification, we are generally referring to skills in the following three main categories:
Cognitive and problem-solving skills: use critical thinking, approach non-routine problems applying expert and creative solutions, use systems and technology
Intrapersonal skills: communicating, working collaboratively, negotiating and influencing, self-presentation
interpersonal skills: self-management, adaptability and resilience, self-monitoring and development.
Time served within the construction industry
Experienced in health and safety in construction
Experienced in design and project management, construction management, quantity surveyor, structural engineering, geotechnics and soil mechanics
Experienced in building services, heating and ventilation, refrigeration and air conditioning, power and distribution and building management systems
Experienced in town and country planning, building regulations and control
Experience in alternative energy, renewable technologies
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