Senior Lecturer Ship Handling – Southampton Solent University



Applications are invited for the positions of Senior Lecturer to support the development and delivery of the Ship Handling courses at Timsbury. You will have extensive Maritime Pilotage and Ship Handling experience and teaching skills. Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills and a passion for student learning are essential.

Solent University has an ambitious research and knowledge exchange enabling strategy intended to ensure that the success of our students is shaped and inspired by our research and knowledge exchange. Building on our strengthening REF submissions, we are developing our research distinctiveness. In the next 5 years we intend to further grow our research culture by focusing on our core strengths and expertise within our research themes of environment, social issues and policy, sport and exercise science, and media and culture, and our knowledge exchange priorities of maritime, sustainable business, social justice, health and wellbeing, student entrepreneurship, and engineering.

We would like to recruit a candidate who shares these research and knowledge exchange ambitions and can contribute to the research culture at Solent, joining our active research community. In your role, you will be supported to be involved in research, knowledge exchange and scholarly activity.

As part of the Warsash Maritime School, our Ship Handling Centre, offers comprehensive hands on Ship Handling courses to Maritime Pilots, Master Mariners, Senior Deck officers and Managers.

Our Ship Handling Centre is the only one of its kind in the UK, and one of very few in the world. Its harbour areas and 19 jetties can create multiple berths, offering a wide range of ship handling scenarios for senior deck officers, captains and pilots.

The courses are delivered using scaled manned models, with emphasis on developing skills and understanding the behaviour and handling of ships. The focus of the training is around the demonstration of slow speed control.

Some unsocial hours and UK/international travel may occasionally be required.

Extensive Maritime Pilotage and Ship Handling experience is essential to this role.

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Ref No: 12506

Salary: £40,745 – £47,047

Terms of Contract: Indefinite

Contract Type: Full Time

Normal Place of Work: Timsbury

Closing date: 31 May 2023

Solent University offers an excellent benefits package. More Information


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