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Assistant Professor in Radio Electronics for Sensors and Wireless Communications

Heriot-Watt University

Location: Edinburgh
Salary: Grade 7, £35,308 - £43,155/Grade 8 (£45,585 - £54,395) (salary dependent on experience and qualifications)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 7th February 2024
Closes: 28th February 2024
Job Ref: 3601

Contract: Full time (1FTE), Open ended

Closing date: Midnight on 28th February 2024.

Heriot-Watt University has established a reputation for world-class teaching and leading-edge, relevant research, which has made it one of the top UK universities for innovation, business, and industry.

The School of Engineering & Physical Sciences has an international research reputation and close connection with the professional and industrial world of science, engineering, and technology.

Job Summary

We are seeking candidates with a record that will demonstrate that they have the drive and ambition to become a leading international researcher in an area complementary to our existing strengths.

Detailed Description

The successful applicant will develop an independent research portfolio while working in tandem with colleagues associated with one or more of the above research areas. There will be a requirement to demonstrate leadership and initiative in developing novel, collaborative research with a view to building a research team.

Key duties and responsibilities

The post holder is required to:

  • Actively engaging in research and actively contributing to the university's research profile; 
  • Publishing research through the preparation and submission of journal and conference papers and participating in academic conferences; 
  • Supervising undergraduate students, postgraduate students and research associates' research work; 
  • Actively pursuing research funding through the development of quality grant proposals; 
  • Establishing collaborative research and teaching links outside the university via funding councils, industry, business and public bodies; 
  • Representing the institution in a professional capacity, particularly with regard to research dissemination and development e.g. conferences, meetings, with industrial partners, etc; 
  • Contributing to teaching through the delivery of lectures, tutorials and laboratories, assessing the relevant students' work as well as setting and marking examinations and coursework; 
  • Carrying out general academic administration including student recruitment and admissions, participation on committees and exam boards, taking responsibility for key discipline-specific administration tasks and mentoring students; 
  • Designing, preparing and developing teaching materials and actively developing and implementing new teaching methods; 
  • Undertaking continuous professional development (CPD) and participating in staff development activities. 

Essential criteria

Applicants must have:

  • PhD in electronic engineering or similar subjects. 
  • Track record of internationally high profile and high impact research in radio electronics. 
  • Capability to collaborate across interdisciplinary teams working on wireless technologies for communications and sensors that can bridge various research themes within the ISSS, such as Microwave & Antenna, Telecommunications, Advanced Manufacturing, Medical Devices, Sensing, and Robotics. 
  • Evidence of independent strategic vision and the ability to implement it working across a wider group of researchers in the Institute of Sensors Signals and Systems 
  • Evidence of engagement with industry. 
  • Background knowledge of the University, the School, and the Research Institute.

For all criteria, further details and how to apply: enzj.fa.em3.oraclecloud.com/hcmUI/CandidateExperience/en/sites/CX/job/3601/?utm_medium=jobshare

Heriot-Watt University is committed to securing equality of opportunity in employment and to the creation of an environment in which individuals are selected, trained, promoted, appraised and otherwise treated on the sole basis of their relevant merits and abilities. Equality and diversity are all about maximising potential and creating a culture of inclusion for all.

Heriot-Watt University values diversity across our University community and welcomes applications from all sectors of society, particularly from underrepresented groups. For more information, please see our website www.hw.ac.uk/uk/services/equality-diversity.htm and also our award-winning work in Disability Inclusive Science Careers disc.hw.ac.uk.

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