[robotics-worldwide] 8 faculty posts at The University of Sheffield

Roderich Gross r.gross at sheffield.ac.uk
Tue Apr 9 06:20:22 PDT 2013

Dear colleagues,

there are 8 faculty posts available at the University of Sheffield and 
robotics is among the key areas.

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Chair in Control and Systems Engineering
Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering
University of Sheffield - Faculty of Engineering
Contract Type: Permanent
Closing Date: 22 April 2013

Automatic Control and Systems Engineering (ACSE) is one of the largest 
departments devoted to the subject in Europe, with 23 academic staff, 30 
research staff, 20 professional and support staff and nearly 400 taught 
and research students. We are an internationally leading research 
department with a vibrant culture spanning all aspects of Systems and 
Control Engineering. Our research addresses many of the complex issues 
of modern life including problems in the life-sciences and healthcare, 
aerospace and transport, energy and the environment, manufacturing and 
robotics and, more recently, social policy. Our approach to these 
challenges focuses on generic theoretical developments in complex 
systems with an overarching emphasis on autonomy and decision-making. 
Our underpinning research themes are: modelling and simulation, control 
and optimisation, sensing and actuation, signal processing and decision 
support, and, of course, systems engineering. Together, these provide a 
fertile environment for strategic, multi-disciplinary collaborations 
with leading academic groups and major industrial partners.

The post offers you the opportunity to join our vibrant and expanding 
department where you will carry out your research at the highest levels 
in one or more areas of Systems and Control Engineering to either 
consolidate or expand our current portfolio. Research plans involving 
grand challenges and UK strategic priorities and having strong potential 
for funding and impact (academic or industrial) are of particular interest.

As a Professor in ACSE you will be expected to attract substantial 
research funding, supervise research students and staff, publish your 
work in the highest quality journals, teach to the highest standards and 
contribute to the leadership and smooth running of the department and 
university. Your international reputation and professional standing will 
reflect our values and strengths, here and abroad. We will provide an 
environment conducive to all aspects of your work and appropriate 
professional and technical support.

You should have a PHD (or equivalent experience) in a relevant area.

More information:


Five more faculty posts - also related to robotics - available in the 
Department of Mechanical Engineering:

Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Sheffield - Faculty of Engineering
Contract Type: Permanent
Closing Date: 22 April 2013

Engineering has always been at the very heart of Sheffield and the 
Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Sheffield is 
one of the UK's leaders in the field. We are committed to maintaining 
that position at the forefront in both teaching and research. We have 
ambitious plans to grow the Department both in student numbers and 
academic staff. Recruiting the very best people is central to our strategy.

Our internationally recognised success affords us the opportunity to 
invite applications for 5 unique academic positions. These academic 
posts are open to outstanding individuals in any area of Mechanical 
Engineering for appointment at Lecturer or Senior Lecturer level.    We 
can consider any area of mechanical engineering, but have a preference 
Manufacturing/Robotics/Solid Mechanics/Composites/ Aerospace Structures/ 
Aerospace Engineering. The post holder will have the personal capacity 
to make a significant contribution to the Department, the Faculty, and 
the University, as a research-led academic.

We will  also favourably  consider  research  groups  wishing  to 
relocate,  and  can  provide a balance of posts at the right level,  
support and facilities necessary to assist with this move.

The key criterion for selection is your personal capacity to make an 
outstanding contribution to the Department, Faculty, and the University, 
as a research-led academic.

Establishing your research quickly will be a priority. To support you in 
achieving this, each post will receive an attractive package, including:

  * an open-ended appointment at an attractive salary.
  * an allocation of funded PhD places to support your research.
  * a generous research start-up grant (negotiable depending on
    appointment level)
  * reduced teaching and administrative duties for the first 2 years.
  * access to a mentoring scheme tailored to suit your individual needs.
  * priority access to new laboratory space that is being commissioned.

We would also favourably consider research groups wishing to relocate, 
and we can tailor packages to suit the circumstances.

More information:

Lecturer and Head of the Natural Robotics Lab
Department of Automatic Control & Systems Engineering
The University of Sheffield
Mappin Street
Sheffield S1 3JD, UK

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