Job offer available in Scotland Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Robotics at University of Aberdeen

The School of Engineering at the University of Aberdeen is a research-intensive academic unit engaged in fundamental and applied research across five Engineering disciplines: Chemical, Civil, Electrical and Electronic, Mechanical, and Petroleum. 85% of the School’s research output was ranked as world leading or internationally excellent in the 2014 UK Research Excellence Framework exercise (REF2014).

The School is expanding its teaching and research portfolio in the areas of Robotics and Manufacturing. To support this, the School will initiate a new MSc programme in Industrial Robotic Systems.

One post is available, at Lecturer or at Senior Lecturer level, for an individual who will relish the opportunity to contribute to the development and delivery of the new MSc programme and be part of a strong research team. The appointee will be an individual who demonstrates a clear ability for undertaking leading research in their field, as evidenced by a track record of publications and research income generation commensurate with career stage. The appointee will have developed plans for future research with good prospects for external funding. They will have excellent communication skills and the desire and ability to teach across the postgraduate and undergraduate years. The successful candidate will have a PhD in Electrical & Electronic Engineering (EEE) or a subject relevant to Robotics.

We are seeking expertise in the following areas of teaching and research:

  • Robotics with preference for robotic manufacturing, working in hazardous environments, reconfigurable robots, swarm robotics, or bio-inspired robotics.
  • Mechatronics with preference for design and control of precision mechatronic systems, MEMS, manipulators and actuators.
  • Applied Control Engineering with preference for distributed control, industrial automation and control, and sensor fusion.
  • Research and development of EEE techniques to support industrial control, communications for IoT or measurement applications.

For appointments made at Lecturer / Senior Lecture Level, salary will be at the appropriate point on the salary scale (Lecturer Level £40,792 – £48,676 per annum; Senior Lecturer level £51,630 – £58,089 per annum) with placement according to qualifications and experience.

Any appointment will be made subject to satisfactory references and a period of probation.

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Should you require a visa to undertake paid employment in the UK you will be required to fulfil the minimum points criteria to be granted a Certificate of Sponsorship and Tier 2 visa. As appropriate, at the time an offer of appointment is made you will be asked to demonstrate that you fulfil the criteria in respect of financial maintenance and competency in English. Please do not hesitate to contact Heather Clark ( for further information.

Online application forms are available at

The Closing date for receipt of applications is 24 July 2019

Informal enquiries should be made to Professor Igor Guz, Head of School of Engineering, e-mail:

Please do not send application forms or CVs to Professor Guz.

Please quote reference number ENG132A on all correspondence

The University pursues a policy of equal opportunities in the appointment and promotion of staff.

In order to further enhance its diversity, the School particularly welcomes applications from women who are currently under represented in the School.


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