Professor of Robotics

City, University of London - School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering


City, University of London is a global university committed to academic excellence with a focus on business and the professions and an enviable central London location.

City attracts around 19,500 students (35% at postgraduate level), from more than 150 countries and staff from over 75 countries.

In the last REF, City doubled the proportion of its total academic staff producing world-leading or internationally excellent research.

Led by President, Professor Sir Paul Curran, City has made significant investments in its academic staff, its estate and its infrastructure and continues to work towards realising its vision of being a leading global university: it has recently agreed a new Vision & Strategy 2026.

The School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering is a multidisciplinary centre of research and education, located in the heart of London’s vibrant design community. It is proud of its record of valuable research advances and of educating thousands of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) undergraduates and postgraduates.

The Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering is home to over 400 undergraduate students studying on several MEng and BEng programmes; 100 postgraduate (MSc) students; and over 90 research students. Research takes place in three Research Centres: Systems and Control; Photonics and Instrumentation; and Biomedical Engineering. The Department has a long tradition of education excellence and continually improves the content of its programmes.


The School is seeking to appoint an outstanding academic as Professor of Robotics to engage in world-leading and internationally excellent research; and contribute to the delivery of its undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Robotics, Digital Control, Embedded Systems, Mechatronics or Engineering Design.

Person Specification

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Electrical & Electronic Engineering or Computer Science; an outstanding track record of world-leading or internationally excellent research; excellent knowledge of Robotics, Digital Control, or Embedded Systems Design; and extensive experience in education and programme management in Higher Education. Experience in academic leadership is highly desirable as is experience of working in or collaborating with relevant industry.

For further information about this position, please contact Dr Veselin Rakocevic by email at (

Additional Information

City offers a sector-leading salary, pension scheme and benefits including a comprehensive package of staff training and development.

Closing date for applications: 11.59pm 3 April 2018

Actively working to promote equal opportunity and diversity

Academic excellence for business and the professions

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