Associate Professor in Automation and Robotics

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Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh (GB)
GBP 51,034 - GBP 59,135 per annum (Grade 7)
Apr 08, 2021
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Contract Type
Full Time

Associate Professor in Automation and Robotics, 

Full Time, Permanent

Job reference   0000011523

Date posted   08/04/2021

Application closing date   06/05/2021

Salary: GBP 51,034 - GBP 59,135 per annum (Grade 7)  

Package   Excellent benefits package


Job description

Associate Professor in Automation and Robotics, Full Time, Permanent 

The School of Engineering & the Built Environment (SEBE) is delighted to offer a new Associate Professor post in Automation and Robotics. SEBE offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes widely recognised for their academic quality, innovation and close ties to the industries in which our graduates work. The successful candidate shall be expected to assist in developing our expanding portfolio of programmes and contribute to the growing international standing of our research. We are currently undertaking a review of all of our activities, so now is a great time to join and help shape our school's future.

The role 

Mechanical Engineering and Design (MED) subject has a strong background in energy, materials, manufacturing, design, automation and robotics, mainly how they can be used to meet the goals of Industry 4.0. Our programmes are accredited by the relevant professional body, including the IET, IoM3 and Energy Institute.

As Associate Professor, you shall be expected to be an academic leader capable of delivering high quality, student-centred teaching and learning, underpinned by researchable to support innovation. Particular expertise in the fields of Automation and Control is required. 

Essential Requirements:

  • A doctoral-level qualification or equivalent 
  • Evidence of strong academic standing in teaching & learning and research. 
  • Delivery of high quality, student-centred teaching and learning and successful execution of funded research projects.  
  • Sufficient breadth and depth of experience to underpin the ongoing development of teaching and learning within the School in Robotics and Automation 
  • Expertise in the following fields:
  1. Practical control system development using various programmable devices.
  2. Robotic and vision systems. 
  • Support an expansion of the Subject Group's funded research portfolio. 
  • Demonstrate a level of achievement appropriate to the post applied for, including excellent teaching and learning and an international/national research standing, qualified in terms of outputs, external income generation and leadership. 
  • Commitment to the sustained and continuous development of the discipline.   

Desirable Requirements: 

  • Experience in undergraduate and postgraduate programme leadership
  • Experience in using Siemens TIA, S7 PLC’s, NI Labview, MyRIO and MATLAB
  • Maintain national and international networks in industry and academia
  • Research and teaching experience in Mechanical engineering 
  • HEA membership or a strong willingness to achieve membership within 2 years of appointment
  • Chartered Engineer

Informal enquiries should be directed to Prof. Islam Shyha (Head of MED). For a detailed list of the requirements, please Click here

Benefits we offer 

In return, we offer a great working environment where we support ambition, recognise achievement and offer an attractive benefits package. This includes a minimum of 46 days annual leave (including bank holidays), a generous pension scheme, professional development opportunities, discounted access to onsite sports facilities and a wide range of other staff discounts.

Salary: GBP 51,034 - GBP 59,135 per annum (Grade 7) 

Further information about our benefits can be found here 

Application closing date is 6 May 2021 (midnight) 

Interviews will be held from 24 May 2021

The University is committed to inclusion, demonstrated through our work in respect of our diversity awards and accreditations (Advance HE's Athena SWAN Charter) and hold Disability Confident, Career Positive and Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champion status. More details can be found here