Global Chair in Robotic Engineering

Lincoln, Lincolnshire (GB)
Monday, 7 January 2019
End of advertisement period
Friday, 8 February 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

As a TEF-Gold rated institution, the University of Lincoln is ranked 22nd in the UK in the Guardian University Guide and 42nd in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide. As part of a Global Chairs campaign, and to invest further in research leadership where we know we can make a significant difference, the University now seeks to appoint a Global Chair in Robotic Engineering as part of its Global Chairs Campaign.

Suitable candidates will possess significant academic standing and accomplishment in the field, as well as the vision, leadership, experience and enthusiasm to make a real impact in building and advancing research activity at the University in this area. The postholder will ideally have a specific focus in robotic manipulators. The post will complement our autonomous systems capability in Computer Science, and work with our engineers adding greater capability in a growing area of research.

We understand that research is at the heart of what it means to be a university. We are proud to be home to world-class researchers who are making significant contributions to their subject areas. This was reflected in the latest Research Excellence Framework, where more than half of the University’s research was rated as world-leading or internationally excellent.

We are a fast-growing university, where staff and students work collaboratively on pioneering research that makes a tangible difference to people’s lives. Our researchers are tackling some of the world’s most challenging problems, from the fight against drug-resistant bacteria to mitigating the impact of climate change.

The School of Engineering combines state-of-the-art R&D and teaching facilities with research informed teaching and industrial links. The School was part of a £37 million project, with £7 million allocated to build our dedicated Engineering Hub. The School has been listed as a principal partner of Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery Limited, who share our vision of producing graduates who are industry ready and academically excellent. Siemens have transferred their R&D equipment to our Engineering Hub, alongside relocating their training team.

The University has engaged Perrett Laver to support the University in this appointment process and further information can be downloaded from our website at For informal enquiries about the role, please email Yana Shevkirova at, quoting reference number 3886/5.

Applications should consist of a letter of application together with a curriculum vitae and a publications list. 

The closing date for applications is 12 noon GMT on Friday 8th February 2019.