Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Robotics

Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire (GB)
11 Apr 2019
End of advertisement period
12 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time


School of Engineering

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Robotics


The School of Engineering is seeking the appointment of two Lecturer/Senior Lecturers in Robotics to play leading roles in expanding the School’s research portfolio in this exciting area as well as preparing for the launch of the new MSc programme in Industrial Robotic Systems. The successful candidates will also be expected to generate external research income and contribute to teaching across existing undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in the School. 

We are looking for outstanding candidates who could make a significant contribution to the development of our portfolio of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. 

Successful applicants will have a proven track record of research, valuable industrial experience, outstanding communication skills and the desire and ability to teach well at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. A willingness and ability to develop 2 new courses (during Year 1) and contribute to other activities in preparation for the launch of the new MSc in Industrial Robotic Systems is a core requirement. 

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Robotics, Mechatronics, Applied Control or a cognate discipline. 

We are particularly seeking expertise in the following areas of teaching and research: 

  • Robotics and the related topics within electronics and systems engineering with preference for robotic manufacturing, reconfigurable robots, soft robotics and bio-inspired robotics
  • Mechatronics with preference for design and control of precision mechatronic systems, MEMS and NEMS.
  • Applied Control Engineering with preference for distributed control, industrial control, quantum control and sensor fusion.
  • Research and development of EEE techniques to support industrial control, communications or measurement applications.

Salary will be at the appropriate point on the Grade 7 salary scale (£40,792 - £48,676 per annum) for appointments made at Lecturer level and negotiable with placement according to qualifications and experience. For appointments made at Senior Lecturer level, salary will be paid at the appropriate point on the Grade 8 salary scale (£51,630 - £58,089 per annum) and negotiable with placement according to qualifications and experience.

Any appointment will be made subject to satisfactory references and a period of probation. 

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Should you require a visa to undertake paid employment in the UK you will be required to fulfil the minimum points criteria to be granted a Certificate of Sponsorship and Tier 2 visa.  As appropriate, at the time an offer of appointment is made you will be asked to demonstrate that you fulfil the criteria in respect of financial maintenance and competency in English. Please do not hesitate to contact Marian Elliott-Jones ( for further information. 

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The closing date for receipt of applications is 12 May 2019

Should you wish to make an informal enquiry please contact

Professor Igor Guz, Head of School/Section
01224 272808

Please do not send application forms or CVs to Professor Guz 

Please quote reference number ENG132A on all correspondence

The University pursues a policy of equal opportunities in the appointment and promotion of staff. 

In order to further enhance its diversity, the School particularly welcomes applications from women who are currently under represented in the School.