Senior Lecturer or Associate Professor Wireless Communications

University of Bristol

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Position type:

Full time


£53,348 - £60,022

30 Jun 2022
25 Aug 2022

Full details:

Reference number: BRI-ACAD106183

The role

The University of Bristol is acknowledged as a leading centre for wireless communications research globally, with a long-standing reputation in providing research breakthroughs in the field as evidenced through our REF2021 outcomes. The Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Bristol has an international reputation for excellence in research and teaching.

The Department currently has a vacancy for an Associate Professor of Wireless Communications (pathway 1) to complement the wireless communications and network activities of the Communication Systems and Networks Group. The post will support the teaching of our degree courses in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. 


What will you be doing?

The Department is an active and successful centre of excellence in teaching and research, with in-depth specialisation in advanced communications technologies (power and spectrum efficient wireless access, image & video signal processing, photonics and quantum information). Much of the Department's research and teaching is interdisciplinary, working with colleagues in the Engineering Faculty and in Applied Sciences. The Department runs undergraduate programmes in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Computer Science and Electronics and Mechanical and Electrical Engineering with a high-quality student intake as well as several advanced MSc programmes. Our focus is on providing a high quality and innovative learning environment.

Applicants will have expertise in the theoretical and practical aspects of wireless communications. Experience in the areas of wireless transmission and 6G communications networks is highly desirable.

The post would be ideally suited to experienced academics with proven track record of internationally recognised research, in one or more of the  following expertise areas:

  • Radar and RF imaging; Signal Processing and Machine Learning for Synthetic Aperture Radar; Joint Communications and Sensing; Opportunistic Radar and Sensing.
  • Data Transmission in Satellite Systems, Satellite Wireless Networking; Signal Processing for Satellite Communications and/or Satellite Radar.
  • Emerging WiFi standards: Signal Processing and Machine Learning for in-band duplex

Many of these subjects are critical in the development of 6G and beyond networks. Successful applicants will also have a proven track record in high quality teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

You will:

  • Conduct collaborative and individual research, apply for research funding and disseminate the results of the research through appropriate channels in the focus area of the role.
  • Supervise Bachelor’s and Master’s level projects in the area of wireless communications, networks and signal processing
  • Be responsible for the delivery of teaching and coordination of laboratory and lecture based teaching to make sure that all students receive an excellent learning experience. Delivery will likely be a blend of digital and in-person activity. 


You should apply if

You are excited about research and teaching in a successful Engineering Faculty in an internationally prominent research-led teaching University. You consider yourself able to supervise projects and deliver outstanding teaching in the Department.

Applicants should provide evidence of ability to deliver high quality teaching at E&EE undergraduate and post graduate level related to our UG and MSc degree programmes and have some experience in project supervision. You will need a wireless communications related PhD and teaching experience in one of the following areas: wireless communications, signal processing, coding and communication networks, machine learning, sensing, satellite communications.  Please include with your CV and covering letter, a statement on the contributions that you can make to teaching in the Department.

We would like to encourage applications from groups under-represented in electronic engineering.


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.

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