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Assistant or Associate Professors in Electromagnetics, Microwave and/or Antenna Engineering, Wireless Communications

Heriot-Watt University

Location: Edinburgh
Salary: £32,236 to £58,089 (salary dependent on experience and qualifications)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 9th August 2019
Closes: 20th September 2019
Job Ref: IRC23530

Location: Based at Riccarton Campus in Edinburgh

Contract: Open-ended

Closing Date: midnight on Friday 20 September 2019

Interview date: TBC

Heriot-Watt University, The Times International University of the Year 2018, has established a reputation for world-class teaching and practical, leading-edge research, which has made it one of the top UK universities for business and industry.

To celebrate our 2021 bicentenary of pioneering research, we are seeking to appoint three outstanding faculty members to underpin the strategic growth of the Wireless Technologies cluster and its Microwave and Antenna Engineering lab, which sits within The Institute for Sensors Signals and Systems (ISSS).

You will have knowledge and experience in the area of wireless communications and/or microwaves & antenna engineering. You will have a strong academic track record and a strong drive to become a research leader. Ideally, you will possess a successful track record of obtaining external funding, as well as previous teaching and learning experience to contribute positively to our undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. Relevant industrial experience would be desirable. A PhD in Electrical Engineering, Telecommunications, Physics or other cognate discipline is essential, along with evidence of vision, drive and determination to succeed. A confident and outgoing attitude is necessary, as well as the ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

The successful applicant will develop an independent research portfolio in Wireless Technologies and/or Microwave and Antenna Engineering working in tandem with colleagues. There will be a requirement to demonstrate leadership and initiative in developing novel, collaborative research with a view to building a research team. This will include becoming internationally recognised, expanding and enhancing the intensity and reputation of our School’s research in the field of Wireless Technologies and Microwave and Antenna Engineering. You will need to demonstrate a clear strategy for your future research plans and identify how this fits with the landscape of the School as well as the broader national and international landscape.

You will also be required to contribute to relevant teaching within the disciplines of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering and will be a member of the EECE Teaching Group. This teaching will be related to both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and at all academic levels in the areas of analogue and high frequency electronics and project supervision. Typical key teaching topics may include but are not limited to analogue electronics, electromagnetism, telecommunications, mobile communications, sensors, signals and systems.

This opportunity therefore relates to high quality, self-motivated individuals with the ability to work and actively participate in developing advanced research in electromagnetics, microwave and antenna engineering and expanding the teaching knowledge base within the School’s Electrical, Electronic & Computer Engineering disciplines.

For an informal discussion regarding these positions, please contact Professor George Goussetis, Head of Institute of Sensors, Signals and Systems. Tel: 0131 451 3055, Email:

For more information about the role and to apply, please visit our website.

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