Assistant Professor in Electronics

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

Assistant Professor in Electronics

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: 
Joining our innovative Engineering department that boasts high achieving students with a minimum grade average of A*AA, this is an exceptional opportunity to share your knowledge with undergraduate and postgraduate candidates studying Electronics.  Teaching topics as diverse as micro-/nano-devices for energy-related applications, sensing technology, micro-/nano-systems and composites (of which you will have knowledge of at least one area) you will also oversee undergraduate research and design projects, and recruit and supervise PhD students.  Research will form a large part of this role, in which to pursue your own interests and those of the department, including key challenges such as Future Energy Systems – further developing the department’s reputation for outstanding creativity.

To apply for this position at grade 8, you’ll need: 

  • A good first degree and a PhD in Electronics, Physics, Materials Science or Chemistry.
  • Evidence of internationally excellent experimental research in one of the above fields, and ideally supporting one of the university’s key areas such as Next Generation Materials & Microsystems.  The full list can be found here.
  • Well planned research that will include a clear idea of how your outputs will ultimately be applied within an engineering context.
  • The ability to lead research groups and mentor early career researchers, plus proof of developing successful research project proposals.
  • To be a fellow of the HEA (or willing to become a fellow) with an enthusiasm for delivering inspirational seminars and lectures.
  • Solid communication skills, particularly when forging national and international research relationships with other academic and government partners.

Candidates who would like to apply for the position as a grade 7 post must have concluded or be in the process of concluding their PhD studies.  While you won’t necessarily hold all of the above criteria, you are encouraged to apply for this role if you feel you have the potential to achieve these standards.

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 : 06th November 2017