Departmental Lecturer in Robotics

University of Oxford - Department of Engineering Science

We are seeking to appoint a new Departmental Lecturer to join the Oxford Robotics Institute at the University of Oxford (Central Oxford). This post is fixed-term for 4 years.

The Oxford Robotics Institute (ORI) has over 50 members and holds a world leading position in navigation, mapping, and scene interpretation with a particular strong systems focus. Our scientific focus can be described as "having machines know what is where, where they are and what they should do". Everything we do seeks to conquer the technical challenges that this phrase implies.

As a Departmental Lecturer you will be a faculty member and will share in the ORI’s mission to understand and demonstrate how to build better robots. You will plan and manage research projects to grow your own research activity, you will present papers and write research articles as well as undertaking advanced academic study. You will lecture and conduct practical classes as well as supporting specific areas of the syllabus.

You must have a doctorate in a relevant subject as well as post qualification research experience. A strong publication record, ability to lead and strong communication skills are also essential. We are open minded about the particular specialism of applicants so long as they have a desire to solve the robotics science problems that stand between us the widespread use of robotic and autonomous systems in the field. Applicants working in the aerial, land or subterranean domains with systems experience are very welcome.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Paul Newman using the email address below.

Further information can be found at: www.eng.ox.ac.uk/jobs/home

You will be required to upload a covering letter/supporting statement, including a brief statement of research interests (describing how past experience and future plans fit with the advertised position), CV and the details of two referees as part of your online application.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Monday 13 November 2017 can be considered.

The Department holds an Athena Swan Bronze award, highlighting its commitment to promoting women in Science, Engineering and Technology.

Please note that the University of Oxford's retirement policy has changed. With effect from 1 October 2017, all employees at Grade 8 and above have a retirement age of the 30 September before the 69th birthday. All employees at Grades 1-7 do not have a set retirement age. Further details are available here: www.ox.ac.uk/about/jobs/preemploymentscreening.

https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=131484

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