Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Robotics

Maynooth, Kildare (IE)
23 Mar 2018
End of advertisement period
29 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Maynooth University
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Maynooth University (National University of Ireland, Maynooth) is the fastest growing university in Ireland with over 10,000 students and outstanding research and scholarship in the sciences, humanities and social sciences. The university is now entering a new and exciting phase of its development, with a new strategic plan centred on further enhancing our academic programmes, providing a distinctive student experience of the highest quality, focusing our research activities on a small number of priority themes, and further internationalising the university. To support this development, the university is seeking to recruit outstanding academics, with a strong track record of research and teaching, to the following position:

Department of Electronic Engineering
Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Robotics

Maynooth University is committed to a strategy in which the primary University goals of excellent research and scholarship and outstanding education are interlinked and equally valued. 

We are seeking an excellent academic to join our staff as a Lecturer in the Department of Electronic Engineering to support our new programme in Robotics and Intelligent Devices, and to expand on our existing research activities in this area.  The person appointed will have a proven record of teaching, research and publication, appropriate to career stage.

Applications are encouraged from candidates with expertise and research interests in the broad field of robotics.   We particularly welcome candidates with an established research record in the areas of autonomous systems (including drones and vehicles), compliant motion control, sensing, perception and world modelling, navigation, real time artificial intelligence and continuous learning, and the human–robot interface.  Candidates with strong research interests in the broader field of robotics are also encouraged to apply.

He/she will be expected to make a strong contribution to the teaching programmes of the Department and undertake teaching duties on the Department’s undergraduate and postgraduate programmes as well as the supervision of Master’s and PhD students.   

The appointee will be expected to build a strong research profile that supports the University’s research strategy including affiliating to the Research Institutes, where appropriate, and working with colleagues on national and international research. The appointee will be expected to sustain and conduct research, engage in scholarship of quality and substance and generate publications of international standard.  

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