Professor/Reader in Robotics and Autonomous Systems

Glasgow, Glasgow City (GB)
06 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
24 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Strathclyde Professor/Reader in Robotics and Autonomous Systems.

Strathclyde Global Talent Programme

Be bold.  Be innovative.  Be a 'Strathclyder'

We are the University of Strathclyde. Our vision is bold and ground breaking, placing us amongst the world’s leading international technological universities. We are vibrant, dynamic and passionate about solving the challenges facing society and industry through our cutting-edge, multi-disciplinary research, education and knowledge-exchange with global partners.

Through our Strathclyde Global Talent Programme we will recruit up to 60 outstanding academic colleagues – including Professors / Readers - in areas of strategic importance.  One area of importance is Robotics and Autonomous Systems. 

This multi-disciplinary research area includes research that addresses major challenges in the key areas of Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS). This is emerging as an enabling technology to address many societal and economic challenges, relating to manipulations. It has shown great progress in extreme environments such as space and nuclear.  We seek to address the challenge in increasing the deployment of robotics and autonomous systems, concentrating on applications in advanced manufacturing/production, space, healthcare and hazardous environments/operations needs to be considered. This is a multi-disciplinary field which includes areas such as mechatronics, vision and image computing, artificial intelligence, real-time processing and advanced imaging and sensing.

Our Professors and Readers enjoy a range of benefits, including a generous remuneration package; notable additional financial and non-financial benefits; excellent start-up support; initially reduced teaching and management load; and regular career review, with the opportunity to receive additional remuneration in recognition of extraordinary contribution.

You will be:

  • Leading independent and internationally recognised research portfolio in an area of our strategic focus;
  • Providing academic leadership to ensure a step-change in performance;
  • Publishing in leading international journals;
  • Pursuing funding opportunities from both UK and international sources;
  • Taking a lead role in ensuring teaching and learning excellence; and 
  • Leading on developing collaborative and productive links with national and international partners in academia, business, industry and government. 

For further details and to apply to be a ‘Strathclyder in Robotics and Autonomous Systems.’, impress us with your bold and innovative research plan at: 

Closing Date: Sunday 24 September 2017.