Assistant Professor


Location: Coventry
Salary: £39,324 to £46,925 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed on: 12th October 2016
Closes: 9th November 2016
Reference: 1603320

WMG’s Automation Systems Group has an exciting opportunity for an Assistant Professor to join the growing Group and be involved in shaping its future research and teaching strategy. The Group focuses on research and development related to supporting the lifecycle of automation systems in manufacturing and other domains of industries. The group’s activities spans from innovative research into new cyber-physical systems (CPS), to their application in full-scale factory automation systems. We are directly involved in the design, implementation and evaluation of such systems and work closely with industry in the automotive and other manufacturing sectors.

Specific areas of activity include, but are not constrained too:

  • CPS including the smart factory, digital-twin, Cloud manufacturing, Internet of Things, Industry 4.0, analytics and big data
  • Robotics, autonomous systems and mechatronics.
  • Systems of systems engineering, integration and standards.
  • Lifecycle engineering tools and methods including virtual engineering and commissioning.
  • Auto-generation of PLC and other control code and its deployment.
  • Machine monitoring and preventative maintenance.

Being a member of the team will ensure that you are able to leverage the extensive automation facilities within WMG’s International Manufacturing and Energy Innovation Centres for your own research including full-scale pilot manufacturing lines and demonstrators.

WMG’s network of industrial and academic partners, facilitated through its engagement in leading initiatives such as the WMG High Value Manufacturing (HVM) Catapult, and the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC), will ensure that you have the opportunity to work closely with leading international organisations and renowned academic institutions.

For this post, we are particularly keen to receive applications from individuals that can evidence their capability in the area of CPS, IT/ICT and collaborative technologies for engineering and engineering services, Digital Engineering technologies and best practices, automation systems, robotics, and systems engineering as detailed above. Knowledge and practical and industrial experience in these areas would be a distinct advantage.

You must be in possession of a 2.1 or above Honours degree in a relevant subject and have an appropriate doctoral level qualification (PhD/EngD). You will be an expert in a relevant area of engineering and be at least nationally recognised in the subject area with achievements in research and scholarship. You will have the ability to engage with WMG’s broad range of partners and have a good record in published work at national and international levels, with the ability to initiate, develop and deliver high quality research.

Full details of the duties and selection criteria for this role are found in the vacancy advert on the University of Warwick jobs page. You will be routed to this when you click on the Apply button below.