Assistant/Associate Professors in Telecommunications

Heriot-Watt University - School of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Location: Based at Riccarton Campus, near Edinburgh but with operation internationally.

Salary: Associate Professor – Grade 9: £49,149 – £56,950 / Assistant Professor – Grade 7: £31,604 - £38,833 or 8: £39,991 - £47,722 (salary dependent on experience and qualifications).

As a leading international technological University, Heriot-Watt University is recognised for its world-class research, knowledge exchange, and educational programmes, becoming Scottish University of the year in both 2011 and 2012. The School of Engineering and Physical Sciences is one of the most successful engineering faculties in the UK, rated number one in the UK (with University of Edinburgh) for research power in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework assessment of UK research quality. With over £25 million annual research income it is a recognised research leader in Physics, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Chemistry. Computer Science in the School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences was ranked equal 1st in the UK for its world-leading research environment as well as the impact of its research.

As part of its strategic expansion, Heriot-Watt now seeks to make appointments at Assistant or Associate Professor Level in the telecommunications area. We have recently formed a strategic partnership with Xidian University in China and are running a joint (3+1) course with them in telecommunications. Successful candidates will be located in the School of Engineering and Physical Sciences in Edinburgh. They will be expected to take a strong leadership role in the development and delivery of our joint telecommunication programme with Xidian University. We seek candidates with academic track record of research, able to contribute positively to our undergraduate and postgraduate teaching.

To be considered for this role, you will have knowledge and experience in the area of telecommunication, networking, digital communications, signal processing, embedded systems, with a successful track record of obtaining external funding, as well as previous teaching and learning experience. Candidates with specific expertise 5G, Internet Of Things, Space and Wireless communications in difficult environments are particularly welcome. A PhD in electrical/electronic engineering or related discipline is essential, along with evidence of vision, drive, and determination to succeed.

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