Assistant Professor in Electronic and Computer Engineering

Dublin, Ireland
Thursday, 14 November 2019
End of advertisement period
Wednesday, 27 November 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term, Permanent
Full Time

School of Electronic Engineering

Faculty of Engineering and Computing

Permanent or Fixed Term 5 Year Contract

Role Overview

The School of Electronic Engineering is seeking to appoint an Assistant Professor to join its expanding team of academics in the domains of Electronic and Computer Engineering. The appointee will be expected to contribute directly to the Electronic and Computer Engineering MEng and BEng degree programmes through research-led teaching, supervision of laboratory sessions, student mentoring and supervision of taught BEng and MEng projects.

Duties and Responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities attaching to this post include but are not restricted to the following:

  • Prepare, deliver and assess a range of core Electronic and Computer Engineering subjects at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in a manner consistent with DCU’s high academic standards. This will extend to supporting innovation in teaching, transnational and digital provision of programmes, engaging with international travel and new technology as needed. Typical activities include:
    • Supervision of laboratory sessions, and student mentoring.
    • Supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate projects.
    • Design and assessment of examinations and continuous assessment materials.
    • Proactive engagement for the improvement of existing courses and programmes, and contributions to the design and development of new courses and programmes.
    • Liaison with other module coordinators with respect to course development and delivery, and participation in the ongoing development of programmes.
    • Development of materials and resources to support blended and online delivery of modules within the School.
    • Engagement with professional development for teaching.
  • Pursue an active research agenda with ongoing research publications in leading international academic journals, peer-reviewed conferences, and with high profile book publishers, both individually and, where appropriate, in collaboration with colleagues in DCU and elsewhere.
    • Develop an independent research programme and attract research funding from competitive research funding schemes and/or industry.
    • Participate in research-related administration such as research student supervision, PhD thesis examination and related duties.
  • Contribute to the school, faculty, university and profession:
    • Engagement with strategic planning, quality review and improvement processes, and external programme accreditations.
    • Involvement with appropriate professional bodies and associated initiatives.
    • Development and delivery of the international activities of the School of Electronic Engineering, including international travel to do so.
    • Adoption of some administrative functions related to the activities of the School of Electronic Engineering, the Faculty of Engineering and Computing, and the wider University. Such duties will be defined by the Head of School and may include some of the following: degree programme coordination; participation in committees; visits to students on industrial placement within the DCU INTRA programme; student recruitment.

Qualifications and Experience

This position is open to candidates who meet the following criteria:

  • Applicants must hold an honours degree in a relevant discipline, and should be qualified to a postgraduate level with a PhD specialism in Electronic and Computer Engineering, or a related discipline.
  • The successful candidate should also have a minimum of three years relevant post doctoral experience. Applications are specifically invited from those with strong research credentials and publication record, particularly in one or more of the following research areas:
    • Internet of Things (IoT) Devices
    • IoT Networking and/or Secure Networking
    • Cyber-Physical Systems
  • The successful applicant will have demonstrated potential to establish an independent research programme and attract research funding from competitive research funding schemes and/or industry.
  • Applicants must also have demonstrated teaching experience at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level, ideally including experience in international and/or online or technologyassisted teaching.

Mandatory Training:

The postholder will be required to undertake the following mandatory compliance training: Orientation, Health & Safety and Data Protection (GDPR). Other training may need to be undertaken when required.

Closing date: 27th November 2019

Please see the job advertisement for information on how to apply for the role.