Professor / Associate Professor in Electrical Engineering or Physics

Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
25 Jun 2020
End of advertisement period
27 Jul 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Working within the Department of Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering, you will provide expertise in an area of Electrical Engineering or Physics to further enhance research, teaching and entrepreneurial activities. This will include designing, developing and delivering high-quality teaching activities, undertaking individual and joint research to produce high-quality academic outputs, and participating in external activity to generate income and promote the subject.

The Department has particular strengths in four core research areas: Renewable Energy Technologies & Materials, Electrical Power & Control Systems, Photonics & Communications (including Optical Communications) and Smart Materials & Surfaces.

We are particularly interested in hearing from candidates with cross-disciplinary strengths in any of the following areas: energy production generation or storage devices specifically in relation to electric vehicles or smart homes, optics/photonics in relation to device design or communication channels, internet of things, digital electronic synthesis, or smart materials in relation to surfaces or photovoltaics, though we will consider high-quality applications in any relevant area.

As a senior Academic colleague, you will assist the Faculty Pro Vice-Chancellor to maintain and enhance the University’s national and international reputation in your academic field. You must demonstrate continuing academic achievement, and provide academic leadership (of your subject and associated colleagues) through active contribution to your discipline and to the life and work of the Faculty and the wider University. This will include contributing to significant change within practice, the discipline, profession and/or community at regional, national and international level.

To be successful in this role you will have externally recognised research outputs of a quality that are internationally excellent in terms of originality, significance and rigour, and demonstrable success in securing research funding. You should also demonstrate academic leadership experience and strong standing with external bodies and networks in your field.  

For informal enquiries about this vacancy, please contact Dr. Richard Binns, Head of Department at  or Professor James McLaughlin, Director of Research

To apply for this vacancy please click 'Apply Now', and submit a Covering Letter and your CV, including a full list of publications where relevant and any documents specifically requested in the Role Description and Person Specification, such as a sample of written work or journal article. 

The University takes pride in, and values, the quality and diversity of our staff. We welcome applications from all members of the community. The University holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award in recognition of our commitment to improving employment practices for the advancement of gender equality and is a member of the Euraxess network, which delivers information and support to professional researchers.

Please note this vacancy will close on 26/07/2020