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Lecturer

Cardiff University - School of Engineering

Location: Cardiff
Salary: £43,434 to £50,296 per annum (Grade 7)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 14th January 2022
Closes: 10th February 2022
Job Ref: 13403BR

As part of the strategic development, we are looking to appoint a lecturer in the field of robotics and mechatronics. The successful candidate will join the internationally recognised School of Engineering of Cardiff University and colleagues who are tackling a wide range of problems at the interface of robotics, autonomous systems, human robot interaction, artificial intelligence and so on.

Applications are sought from candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and enhance existing strengths within the school of engineering. We are interested in applicants whose work will strengthen ongoing partnerships with related disciplines, and foster new research collaborations both within the university and beyond.

The successful applicant for this post will undertake research in related areas of Robotics and Mechatronics, including (but not limited to) robot design and control for novel manipulators or mobile robot locomotion, biomimetic and bio-inspired robotics, soft robots, robot compliance design and control, haptic/tactile interfaces, optimal control, automation for intelligent manufacturing applications, and so on.

The successful applicant will be assigned to teach on modules related to robotics and mechatronics on postgraduate and undergraduate degree programmes offered by the Department of Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering, and will be expected to supervise both undergraduate and postgraduate projects.

Applicants should have excellent publication and track records and demonstrate the ability to obtain research funding and support. The successful candidates will also contribute to the ambitious teaching aspirations of the School and seek to be inspiring and innovative teachers at both Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels.

Associated with the strategic cross-cutting theme of Robotics and AI, the successful candidate will be encouraged and given the opportunity to collaborate with different research groups of the school, and also with other school/departments in the university.

This post is full time, available from February 2022 and is open ended.

Salary: £43,434 - £50,296 per annum (Grade 7)

Job ref: 13403BR

For informal enquiries about the post please contact Professor Rhys Pullin, PullinR@cardiff.ac.uk

For further details about working at Cardiff School of Engineering please contact Bev Jones at Enginadmin@cardiff.ac.uk

Closing date: Thursday, 10 February 2022

The School of Engineering holds an Athena SWAN Bronze Award that recognises good employment practice and a commitment to develop the careers of women working in science. Cardiff University is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. For this vacancy we actively encourage women to apply. We will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share opportunities.

“Cardiff University is a signatory to the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), which means that in hiring and promotion decisions we will evaluate applicants on the quality of their research, not publication metrics or the identity of the journal in which the research is published. More information is available at: 
https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/research/our-research-environment/integrity-and-ethics/responsible-research-assessment”

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