Job Reference Number: UOS018070
Job Title: Lecturer in Robotics
Contract Type: Open ended
Working Pattern: Full-time
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering
Department: Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering
Salary: Grade 8 - £39,992 to £47,722 per annum, with potential to progress
to £53,691 through sustained exceptional contribution
Closing Date: 2nd February 2018
We have an exciting opportunity in the Department of Automatic Control and
Systems Engineering for a Lecturer in Robotics (equivalent to Assistant
Professor) who is looking to use their skills to strengthen our capability
in Autonomous Systems and Robotics, a strategic area for the Department.
Automatic Control and Systems Engineering (ACSE) is one of the largest
departments devoted to the subject in Europe, with 29 academic staff, 36
research staff, 25 professional and support staff and nearly 400 taught and
research students. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework assessment,
the department was ranked first for quality of research publications and
third for overall research quality, out of 62 UK institutions specialising
in multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary engineering.
We are an innovative, dynamic and ambitious department that is renowned for
fostering multi-disciplinary research activities involving partners from
academia as well as major industry players including Rolls-Royce, Airbus
and Siemens. Our research and knowledge-based activities are aligned with
the future demands of both business and society.
You will hold a PhD in the relevant area and be able to demonstrate
potential to conduct world-leading research as evidenced by your research
vision, research funding plans and publication record.
You will pursue theoretical and applied research in one of our priority
research areas including design and development of novel micro/nano robotic
systems, self-assembling robots, artificial intelligence for human-robot
interaction, collaborative robotics and autonomy. You are expected to work
collaboratively across disciplines to develop innovative applications of
robotics and autonomous systems to key sectors such as healthcare, assisted
living, infrastructure, space or manufacturing. In addition to establishing
and maintaining a world-class research profile, the successful candidate is
also expected to contribute to the undergraduate and graduate programs
within the department.
We’re one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK.
The University’s Total Reward Package includes a competitive salary, a
generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to
a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and
We build teams of people from different heritages and lifestyles whose
talent and contributions complement each other to greatest effect. We
believe diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact through
research, teaching and student experience.
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Roderich Gross, PhD SMIEEE
Senior Lecturer in Robotics and Computational Intelligence
The University of Sheffield
Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering
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