Lecturer in Electrical Power Systems/Lecturer in Power Electronics

Leeds, United Kingdom
£41,526 to £49,553 p.a.
18 Nov 2019
End of advertisement period
24 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Do you have an excellent research track record with the vision and drive to tackle new challenges? Are you passionate about delivering world leading research and an exceptional student experience? 

The University of Leeds is strengthening its research activity in next-generation electrical power and energy systems to address the national and international grand challenges to achieve sustainable, secure and resilient infrastructures for energy supply and for transport. In the latter, a major investment from government, industry and the University has been confirmed to establish the Leeds Institute of High Speed Rail and System Integration, which will comprise a new engineering and technology campus adjacent to the city’s Enterprise Zone. Two opportunities are currently available within the Institute of Communication and Power Networks (ICaPNet) in the School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering. The Institute combines world class expertise in energy-efficient communication networks with innovation in electrical power systems and smart grids to provide a fertile platform for novel technological developments in sustainable, responsive and interactive energy networks.

As a Lecturer in Electrical Power Systems you will have research expertise in modelling, simulation and analysis of contemporary electric power and energy systems, with a strong background in dynamics and control. Your research approach should demonstrate an emphasis on system interaction and whole system analysis supported by advanced computational methods.

As a Lecturer in Power Electronics, you will have research expertise in the design and analysis of contemporary power electronics, with experience of application to electric power or traction systems. We will also be particularly interested in your experience in system integration and power quality analysis.

ICaPNet facilities include a multi-million pound investment in test-beds for energy-efficient communication networks and internet-of-things networks, and a new smart grid prototype laboratory with power-hardware-in-the-loop capabilities. Within the new Institute of High Speed Rail and System Integration (IHSRSI), the School is establishing major new laboratories for power systems analysis, electromagnetic interference, and a vehicle test facility for studying electric locomotives under fully powered operation. 

In addition to developing an active research portfolio you will make a significant contribution to teaching in the School on our undergraduate and postgraduate courses. The University has an ethos of research-led teaching, and you will use your cutting-edge research to inform an innovative, creative approach to teaching and inspiring students at all levels.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Professor Jaafar Elmirghani, School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Tel: +44 (0) 113 343 2013 or email:

Professor Kang Li, School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Tel: +44 (0) 113 343 2000 or email:

Further information

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Location:      Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:      Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences
School/Institute:      School of Electronic & Electrical Engineering
Category:      Academic
Grade:      Grade 8
Salary:      £41,526 to £49,553 p.a.
Post Type:      Full Time
Contract Type:      Ongoing
Closing Date:      Sunday 24 November 2019
Downloads: Candidate Brief