Lecturer / Associate Professor in Mechatronics

University of Southampton - Electro-Mechanical Group

Location: Highfield Campus

Interview Date:  To be confirmed


Associate Professor: £47,801 per annum rising in annual increments to £60,081

Lecturer: £36,672 per annum rising in annual increments to £46,414 

The Faculty of Engineering and the Environment at the University of Southampton is seeking outstanding candidates to fill an open position in the area of Mechatronics: Power Electronics, Electric Machines and Control. The successful applicant will join the Mechatronics Group in the Faculty but is expected to work across discipline boundaries in the Faculty & University. The objective is to strengthen our capabilities in the fields of power electronics, electric machines, control and autonomous systems with applications in the fast growing areas of grid integration of energy storage and renewable energy sources, hybrid propulsion systems for road vehicles and ships, waste heat energy recovery, autonomous vehicles and space satellite. The Faculty already has significant expertise in these application areas. We are looking for someone with strong relevant expertise to complement, develop and extend our capabilities. The successful applicant will have a strong track record of publications and research funding and will see the move to Southampton as a way to grow his/her career in a strong academic environment. The quality of the individual is more important than their particular research speciality, although we are looking for synergy with existing activities.

Candidates must hold a doctorate in an appropriate field and have a developing international reputation for research excellence. The successful candidate will be expected to establish an externally funded research program as well as contribute fully to both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching across the faculty. Salary and level of appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

You will join one of the UK’s most dynamic centres for engineering and environmental research and education rated number one for research power in REF2014.  We have an excellent record of collaborative research with industry and academic institutions in the UK and abroad. The Faculty has nearly 200 academic staff working in a number of research themes (http://www.southampton.ac.uk/engineering/research/themes.page). We have exceptional research facilities particularly in our state-of-the-art facilities at our new Boldrewood Innovation Campus.

In recognition of our continued commitment to improving equality for women in science and engineering we were awarded an Athena SWAN bronze award in September 2013 and have submitted an application for Silver in Spring 2016. The Faculty will give due consideration to applicants that wish to work flexibly including part-time and due consideration will be given to applicants who have taken a career break. The University has a generous maternity policy*, onsite childcare facilities and employees are able to participate in the childcare vouchers scheme. 

For informal enquiries, please do not hesitate to contact Prof. Philippa Reed (p.a.reed@soton.ac.uk), Head of the Engineering Sciences Academic Unit and/or Prof. Suleiman Sharkh (suleiman@soton.ac.uk), Head of the Mechatronics Research Group.

 Application procedure:

You should submit your completed online application form at www.jobs.soton.ac.uk. The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Georgie Warren (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 7749. Please quote reference 804016BX on all correspondence. 

*subject to qualifying criteria

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