[robotics-worldwide] Professor/Associate Professor Robotics and Automation, University of Adelaide

John Gillen cwsearch at btinternet.com
Wed Jun 29 21:52:20 PDT 2011

Associate Professor/Professor in Robotics and Automation

.	Role for an existing or emerging research leader with ambition 
.	Develop a Centre
.	One of the world's top ranking  universities

The University of Adelaide is one of Australia's pre-eminent research
intensive Universities and is consistently ranked amongst the world's top 1%
for research quality. Our strong relationships with industry and
organisations ensure that leading edge research expertise is translated into
tangible benefits for the global community. 

A unique leadership opportunity exists for an established or emerging leader
in the field of robotics and automation to develop a world-class Research
Centre in the School of Mechanical Engineering in collaboration with
industry and government. With an already impressive publication record the
successful candidate will lead a group of existing academics to consolidate
and improve the notable research profile of the School in this field.
Research interests in this area are currently focussed on robotics, control,
nanopositioning, autonomous underwater vehicles and mining automation. 

Opportunities for collaborative research exist within the academic team and
in the wider University within the Schools of Computer Science and
Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and industry partners in the defence,
mining, energy and manufacturing sectors. The successful candidate will be
expected to undertake consultancy to industry and be actively involved in
professional bodies. 

The successful candidate will also teach robotics, automation or similar
subjects of relevance to mechatronic engineering and supervise undergraduate
and postgraduate student projects and will be able to demonstrate commitment
to excellence in teaching and research supervision. You should also have an
outstanding track record of attracting government and industry funding and
possess the leadership, interpersonal and relationship building skills
required to develop a world leading research centre.  

Enquiries and applications: 
Sean Gillen on +61 451 089 310
Email cwsearch at btinternet.com for a Position Description and information.

Applications close 22nd July 2011

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