Associate Professor in Electrical Engineering

Durham (GB)
14 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
29 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Associate Professor in Electrical Engineering

As one of the UK’s leading universities, Durham is an incredible place in which to define your career and enjoy a high quality work/life balance. Benefitting from a fantastic location just 90 minutes south of Edinburgh, and less than three hours away from London, this historically rich city is home to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Durham Cathedral, dating back to the 11th century and is within close proximity of the beautiful Durham Dales. With a welcoming student body that numbers more than 17,000 and over 3,000 members of staff, this centre of academic excellence looks forward to welcoming your application.

About us:
Durham University is listed 4th in The Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017 and is widely lauded for the exceptional talent it harbours. Featuring in the top 100 World University Rankings 2017-2018, our students and academics are at the heart of our world-leading research and teaching capabilities, shaping the future with their ground-breaking work. The needs of our staff are taken care of too, with generous pension plans, assistance with childcare facilities, the option for flexible working and a Relocation Manager who can help settle you into this fantastic city.

The role: 
Ranked 5th in the UK for General Engineering in the Complete University Guide 2018, this dynamic department is an excellent place in which to pursue your academic interests while guiding our research activities and teaching our enthusiastic student body. Providing lectures and tutorials on Electrical Engineering modules, you will also supervise and support PhD students. Taking a lead in promoting interdisciplinary research with other researchers throughout the University, you will be tasked with pursuing projects in key areas such as our Future Energy Systems challenge, and you will develop national and international industry links for the benefit of the department and all students. Encouraged to take periods of research leave, you will further our reputation for innovative and world-class thinking.

You’ll need: 

  • A broad knowledge of Electrical Engineering, with a good first degree and a PhD in Electrical Engineering or a related field.
  • To be a Chartered Engineer, or working towards this.
  • Knowledge of one or more of the following: magnetic devices and smart systems, electrical machines, power electronics, and/or drive systems and control.
  • Evidence of internationally excellent research outputs, with the ability to secure research funding and a clear research plan.
  • Proof of experimental research, with particular evidence of working towards one of our key areas such as the Innovative Computing Group. More details of these research areas can be found here: www.dur.ac.uk/ecs/research.
  • Excellent teaching skills, supported by an HEA qualification and the ability to recruit and supervise PhD candidates.
  • Clear ideas about how your research can be applied in an engineering capacity, with current industrial links.

How to apply:
We value and promote an inclusive and diverse working environment at Durham and we welcome applications from all individuals.
We prefer to receive applications online. For this role we are working with our partner organisation TMP (UK) Limited and your application will initially be submitted to TMP (UK) Limited via our website.
Please carefully read the job description for this post which outlines the documents which you will be required to submit, information about referees, contact details should you require further information and next steps including an indication of when interviews will take place.

For further information and to apply please visit https://www.dur.ac.uk/jobs/recruitment/

Closing date : 29th November 2017