The University of Bristol is seeking to appoint a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Robotics on an Open Ended (‘permanent’) contract. You will also join the Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL), a partnership between the University of Bristol and the University of the West of England, connecting you to over 450 staff, students and innovators across a broad spectrum of robotics research. ou will have access to BRL’s extensive facilities, including a dedicated 4,500sqm research laboratory with numerous robot platforms and advanced fabrication and test facilities. The post is based in the Department of Engineering Mathematics which has a unique brand to offer its students and is the only department of its kind in the UK. It prides itself on offering students a tool kit with which to solve real-world problems. Engineering Mathematics has an excellent teaching environment and has been ranked Number 1 in the UK for General Engineering in both the 2020 and 2021 Guardian University League Tables. This is a particularly exciting time to join us as we moved into our new home (the Ada Lovelace Building) in Oct 2020 which provides us with state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities. We are located in Bristol which is consistently recognized as one of the UK’s most-liveable cities.
What will I be doing
The successful candidate will show the clear potential to build an internationally leading research team, be generating high-quality outputs, and be able to secure funding from a range of sources including industry. We are seeking to appoint a candidate who can support teaching growth in Robotics, specifically our new MSc in Biorobotics, and also in Engineering Mathematics (your home department) at undergraduate and taught postgraduate levels. The University of Bristol has a large number of postgraduate students in robotics through a joint BRL MSc programme and the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Autonomous Robotic Systems (FARSCOPE-TU), within which the successful candidate will have the opportunity to propose projects and supervise PhD students.
You should apply if
Candidates are welcome from both early career and established stages with an emphasis on a growing international reputation. We are seeking someone who can complement our research and teaching strengths in Robotics (AI for robotics, swarm, soft, tactile and neuro robotics) and application areas (medical, manipulation, autonomous systems, mobility, assistive, field and industrial robotics). Applications are welcome that complement these areas or that open-up new areas with strong potential for collaboration. We especially encourage women and minorities to apply for the positions. These posts are being offered on a full-time, open ended contract, but applicants seeking a part-time or fractional appointment are also encouraged to apply.
We welcome applications from all members of our community and are particularly encouraging those from diverse groups, such as members of the LGBT+ and BAME communities, to join us.