Lecturer in Automated Manufacture & Controls Systems

Paisley, Renfrewshire (GB)
07 Apr 2017
End of advertisement period
08 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Paisley Campus

Lecturer in Automated Manufacture & Controls Systems  REQ000402 
£41,709 - £46,924 per annum

University of the West of Scotland is an ambitious, growing university and we are at an exciting stage in our development.  We have renewed our academic and international focus and are growing our research and knowledge exchange.  Our investment in Engineering and Computing now sees us recruiting a number of academic posts in the School.  We are looking for engaged and talented individuals to make a real impact on the local, national and international communities we serve.  This post is therefore part of a major investment in new talent to support our growth plans.

Our taught programmes are engaged with practice with NSS scores reaching 100% satisfaction in many areas.  The School’s research is organised into a diverse community of 7 industry-focused multidisciplinary research groups with rapidly growing international reputation. Institute of Thin Films, Sensors and Imaging and Institute of Engineering and Energy Technologies offer the most natural fit for this post although working across disciplines and contributing to the work of other research groups in the School and the University is highly desirable.  We are launching a set of new post-graduate programmes over the next two academic sessions to build on these successes.

We are looking to appoint highly competent academics who can add to our profile.  Your experience will demonstrate a commitment to high quality, innovative education with a global outlook. You will augment our research and/or commercial activities, and will exhibit an entrepreneurial and collaborative mindset to enhance the impact of your work.  All academics benefit from research mentoring that is suitable to their needs within a multidisciplinary and highly diverse community of researchers.

You should be qualified in an appropriate first degree, normally at Doctoral level.  It would also be preferable to be a chartered engineer. Commitment and the ability to engage in one or more of the fields of Manufacturing Automation, Design and Implementation of Control Systems, Embedded Software Control and Embedded Systems, Sensors is an essential requirement for the post.  In addition, the ability to work in LABVIEW and/or C++ would be beneficial.

The successful candidate will be based at our Paisley Campus with some scheduled activities at our other campus locations.  The West of Scotland boasts some of the most stunning countryside and coastline for outdoor and family life.  We are close to Glasgow, Scotland’s largest city, with its rich heritage and vibrant cultural life, and just minutes from the International airport.

The University of the West of Scotland is committed to supporting your personal development and providing an inclusive working environment.  UWS has an Athena SWAN bronze award, is a Disability Confident employer and welcomes other under-represented groups; as such we particularly encourage applications to support our diversity agenda.

For informal enquiries about this post please contact  Dr. James Thompson, Assistant Dean- Education, School of Engineering and Computing, (Tel: 0141 848 3564; e-mail: ).

Further information, including details of how to apply please visit at

Closing date for applications: Monday 8th May 2017
Interviews will be held week commencing 5th June 2017

UWS is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from underrepresented groups.
UWS is a “Disability Confident” employer.
University of the West of Scotland is a registered Scottish charity, no. SC002520.

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