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Lecturer in Robotics

University of Bristol - Engineering Mathematics and Technology

Location: Bristol
Salary: £41,732 to £54,395 per annum, pro rata for part time, Grade J / K
Hours: Full Time, Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 10th June 2024
Closes: 30th June 2024
Job Ref: ACAD107584

The role

We are seeking to make an appointment at Lecturer grade in the area of Robotics. 

You will be joining a vibrant and intensive research environment with the University of Bristol having been ranked fifth for research in the UK (in the UK Research Excellence Framework in 2021).  The University is investing £500M in a new campus in the heart of Bristol and we have been chosen to host a new £200M UK national supercomputer research facility, focused on artificial intelligence (AI). 

The University of Bristol has a longstanding research activity in robotics and jointly runs the Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL), which is the largest centre for multidisciplinary research in the UK.  BRL offers shared access to world-class facilities including many different robots, components, instrumentation, test spaces, and rapid prototyping.

What will you be doing?

The post will involve you conducting research in robotics and publishing in the leading journals in the field, applying for research funding, supervising PhD students and postdoctoral researchers, and teaching on our suite of MSc programmes in robotics.

You will be expected to develop and maintain a network of industrial and other external contacts relating to both teaching and research.

You will be expected to provide leadership and academic input into various administrative processes as they affect the core functions of teaching and research.

You should apply if

This is a Lecturer level post and so in many instances we are very much looking for your potential to achieve world leading research outputs and excellence in teaching.  Once in post you should develop a strong research track record in the context of robotics that complements and expands existing strengths in the School’s research activities. 

You should publish papers in top venues relevant to your research area, deliver and administer relevant teaching and assessment at university level, a impart knowledge to undergraduate and postgraduate students in an enthusiastic, effective and innovative manner.

You should have strong written and oral communication skills, a collegiate outlook, and a drive to apply for research funding from industry or government.

Additional information

For informal queries please contact Dr Andrew Conn (a.conn@bristol.ac.uk).

To find out more about what it's like to work in the Faculty of Engineering, and how the Faculty supports people to achieve their potential, please see our staff blog:

https://engineeringincludesme.blogs.bristol.ac.uk/

Interviews are anticipated to be held on 24 July 2024.

Our strategy and mission

We recently launched our strategy to 2030 tying together our mission, vision and values.

The University of Bristol aims to be a place where everyone feels able to be themselves and do their best in an inclusive working environment where all colleagues can thrive and reach their full potential. We want to attract, develop, and retain individuals with different experiences, backgrounds and perspectives – particularly people of colour, LGBT+ and disabled people - because diversity of people and ideas remains integral to our excellence as a global civic institution.

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