Job offer available in Scotland Professor in Electronics Manufacturing at University of Glasgow

University of Glasgow – School of Engineering

Job Purpose

The Research Division of Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering (ENE) in the School of Engineering at the University of Glasgow includes 25 academics who work on electronic, photonic, microsystem and nanofabrication technologies. The ENE Division is one of the major research units within the School and the College of Science and Engineering. The Division research addresses a broad range of socially and industrially important applications in our many partnerships with academia, industry and government bodies. Key areas of interest for the Division include: sensors; telecommunications; quantum technologies; terahertz and millimetre wave technology; advanced microelectronic devices; device simulation; metrology; and instrumentation. Core to the majority of the experimental work of the Division, and indeed that of a number of other research divisions in the School of Engineering is the James Watt Nanofabrication Centre (JWNC), a world leading facility for the realisation of micro- and nano-fabricated components.

The School of Engineering is seeking to appoint a Professor in Electronics Manufacturing to complement the existing strengths within the ENE Division. The expectation is that in addition to conducting world leading independent research in the area of electronics manufacturing, the preferred candidate will also engage significantly and meaningfully with the existing JWNC community to add yet more scientific value to the technologies and components being created within the Nanofabrication Centre.

The selected candidate is expected to have a strong track record and commitment to delivering excellent teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level. The School of Engineering offers world class teaching in Electronics and Electrical Engineering and across all Engineering disciplines. Willingness to build on and complement our existing portfolio of courses, and develop courses in Electronics Manufacturing would be greatly valued.

The selected candidate will also be expected to take a senior leadership role supporting the strategic objectives and priorities of the School/College in line with the University’s ambitions, and makes a substantial contribution to enhancing a scholarly, research-led ethos within the School/College. In addition, the individual will undertake substantial responsibilities associated with managing external stakeholder relationships that advance knowledge exchange, public understanding and outreach and strengthen links with professional bodies and industry.

The University of Glasgow is an equal opportunities employer, with a strong commitment to equality and diversity. The University encourages the best qualified applicants from any background. The University currently holds Athena SWAN Bronze status and aspires to Silver status.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Develop and sustain internationally leading research activity in the area of electronics manufacturing by planning and coordinating research activities, securing research funding, providing research leadership and setting research direction in line with School and College strategy.
  2. Develop and sustain research collaborations with appropriate individuals and groups within the University of Glasgow, including multi-disciplinary collaborations, and develop external research collaborations both nationally and internationally, inspiring the highest standards of research performance within the field and ensuring the University’s research activities are at the forefront of the field.
  3. Sustain an extensive track record of published research in leading international journals, and present the research at leading national and international conferences, maintaining the University’s international reputation in the field and enhancing the profiles of the School, the College and the University consistent with a Professor in a world-class research intensive University. Lead a portfolio of individual and/or joint externally funded research projects, develop funding strategies and pursue the funding required to underpin the long-term growth of the activity.
  4. Provide outstanding academic leadership and strategic vision and direction in the area of electronics manufacturing across the School and College in relation to strategic learning and teaching initiatives through: delivery of high quality teaching; embedding a research-led, evidence-based ethos in teaching and learning; leading on teaching collaborations and teaching innovations; and influencing teaching and assessment practices and policy across the School/College.
  5. Demonstrate strong commitment to excellence in teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Take a leading role in ongoing curriculum development to meet the changing needs of students, graduates, employers, the profession and wider society, and in support of a research-led approach to student learning.
  6. Undertake academic management and leadership roles and responsibilities across the School and College in a manner that enhances the student experience, ensures programmes are internationally benchmarked and of international standing, and that values and supports a culture of enhancement.
  7. Make a substantial contribution to University Committees/Working Groups to ensure the advancement of learning and teaching policies and practice that align with local and international challenges in Higher Education, evolving student needs and other related changes in the University’s strategic context.
  8. Represent the School*/University on key external bodies and at significant external events nationally and internationally to promote excellence in learning and teaching, and the development of professional practice.
  9. Ensure a substantial track record of, and demonstrate leadership in, knowledge creation and transfer, ensuring impact on external bodies and contributions to public understanding and contributing fully to key strategic initiatives that underpin School, College and University strategies for external engagement.
  10. Engage in continuing professional development activities as appropriate.
  11. Engage in Knowledge Transfer activities
  12. Undertake any other reasonable duties as required by the Head of School and Head of College.
  13. Contribute to the enhancement of the University’s international profile in line with the University’s Strategic Plan, Glasgow 2020 – A Global Vision

Standard Terms & Conditions

The appointment will be subject to the whole powers and conditions of any Act of Parliament, Ordinances, and Law affecting the University. The appointment is a whole-time appointment, the Professor undertaking to accept paid outside work only with the prior consent of the University Court. This provision does not apply to examinerships and such other appointments as are incidental to the ordinary course of University business

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Salary will be within the professorial range and subject to negotiation.

The successful applicant will be eligible to join the Universities’ Superannuation Scheme. Further information regarding the scheme is available from the Superannuation Officer, who is also prepared to advise on questions relating to the transfer of Superannuation benefits.

All research and related activities, including grants, donations, clinical trials, contract research, consultancy and commercialisation are required to be managed through the University’s relevant processes (e.g. contractual and financial), in accordance with the University Court’s policies.

Relocation assistance will be provided where appropriate.

The University has been awarded the Athena SWAN Institutional Bronze Award.

Vacancy Reference: 022111.


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