Assistant Professor in Electrical Engineering

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

Assistant 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:
With an excellent reputation for engineering, this vibrant department is ranked 5th by the Complete University Guide 2018 – making it an exceptional place to combine your innovative research and teaching. Enjoying significant support to pursue your own research (including the provision of a generous policy on research leave), you will also be engaged in the key research objectives of the department including our Future Energy Systems challenge.  Sharing your knowledge in topics such as electric drive systems, control systems, magnetic devices and energy storage systems, you will also work collaboratively with other academics to produce interdisciplinary results.  Providing an exceptional standard of education; including supervising undergraduate research projects and PhD students in Electrical Engineering, your enthusiasm for delivering a high quality learning environment will ensure our gifted students continue to flourish.

You’ll need: 

  • A good first degree and a PhD in Electronics, Physics, Materials Science or Chemistry
  • To be a Chartered Engineer, or working towards this.
  • Knowledge of one or more of the following: electric drive systems, control systems, magnetic devices and energy storage systems.
  • Clear plans for research funding, plus an experimental research portfolio with the ability to contribute to one of our key areas such as Sustainable Infrastructure, or those listed here.
  • The ability to lead research groups and mentor early career researchers, and the confidence to supervise PhD students.
  • Good teaching skills supported by fellowship of the HEA (or willing to attain this).
  • The confidence to build national and international research links with other universities, industry and government partners.
  • Excellent communication skills, particularly as you will be expected to attract future PhD students.

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