Lecturer in Robotics

University of Sheffield - Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering

Contract Type: Open ended

Faculty of Engineering

Are you interested in working for a world-class Faculty in a world-top 100 University?    

We have an exciting opportunity in the Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering for a Lecturer in Robotics (equivalent to Assistant Professor) who is looking to use their skills to strengthen our capability in Autonomous Systems and Robotics, a strategic area for the Department.

Automatic Control and Systems Engineering (ACSE) is one of the largest departments devoted to the subject in Europe, with 29 academic staff, 36 research staff, 25 professional and support staff and nearly 400 taught and research students. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework assessment, the department was ranked first for quality of research publications and third for overall research quality, out of 62 UK institutions specialising in multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary engineering.

We are an innovative, dynamic and ambitious department that is renowned for fostering multi-disciplinary research activities involving partners from academia as well as major industry players including Rolls-Royce, Airbus and Siemens. Our research and knowledge-based activities are aligned with the future demands of both business and society.

You will hold a PhD in the relevant area and be able to demonstrate potential to conduct world-leading research as evidenced by your research vision, research funding plans and publication record.

You will pursue theoretical and applied research in one of our priority research areas including design and development of novel micro/nano robotic systems, self-assembling robots, artificial intelligence for human-robot interaction, collaborative robotics and autonomy. You are expected to work collaboratively across disciplines to develop innovative applications of robotics and autonomous systems to key sectors such as healthcare, assisted living, infrastructure, space or manufacturing. In addition to establishing and maintaining a world-class research profile, the successful candidate is also expected to contribute to the undergraduate and graduate programs within the department.

We’re one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The University’s Total Reward Package includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development.

We build teams of people from different heritages and lifestyles whose talent and contributions complement each other to greatest effect. We believe diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact through research, teaching and student experience.

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