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Lecturer in Aerial Robotics

Are you an experienced and ambitious researcher and teacher in Aerial Robotics looking for your next challenge? Do you have a strong research background in applied robotics? Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading Universities? Are you passionate about delivering an exceptional student experience in a research-intensive Russell Group University? 

We are looking for an outstanding candidate to play a key role in the research and taught provision relevant to our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Mechanical Engineering.

The School is established as one of the world leaders in applied robotics for inspection and repair – with a current grant portfolio over £10M. [Click here for an example of our robotics].  Joining the School of Mechanical Engineering, your research will contribute to the Institute of Design, Robotics and Optimisation at the University of Leeds in the area of Aerial Robotics.  

You will also have the experience and capability to deliver outstanding teaching in Aerial Robotics as well as other areas relevant to our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Mechanical Engineering (e.g. Robotics, Mechatronics, Control Systems, Computation, Design and Manufacture).  You will also be expected to offer mechanical engineering-related undergraduate and postgraduate projects. You will also contribute to the School’s continuing professional development and knowledge transfer activities and to enhancing the international research and teaching reputation of the School of Mechanical Engineering.

For appointment at Grade 7, you must be able to demonstrate experience of teaching to undergraduate/postgraduate students and supervising undergraduate/masters level student projects in Mechanical Engineering-related disciplines and a developing track record of high quality publications in one or more of the research areas listed above. In addition, for appointment at Grade 8, you also must be able to demonstrate a track record of successful and substantive grant applications, a strong track record of high quality publications in one or more of the research areas listed above, the capacity to deliver an outstanding student experience and an ability to undertake successful academic leadership.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Professor Harvey Thompson, Head of the School of Mechanical Engineering

Tel: +44 (0) 113 343 2136 or email: 

Further information

The Faculty of Engineering is proud to have been awarded the Athena Swan Silver Award from the Equality Challenge Unit, the national body that promotes equality in the higher education sector. Our equality and inclusion webpage provides more information.

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Engineering
School/Institute:  School of Mechanical Engineering
Section:  Institute of Design, Robotics and Optimisation
Category:  Academic
Grade:  Grade 7 to Grade 8
Salary:  £33,199 to £48,677 p.a.
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Ongoing
Release Date:  Monday 10 June 2019
Closing Date:  Wednesday 10 July 2019
Interview Date:  Tuesday 13 August 2019
Reference:  ENGME1206
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  

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