Lecturer in Mobile Robotics
Do you have a strong research background in Mechanical Engineering?
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. We have a world class robotic research environment supported by £1M+ of robotic hardware and complemented with Anymal robots from Anybots and several Laikago mobile robots Unitree Robotics. We also have a humanoid robot.Joining the School of Mechanical Engineering, your research will contribute to advancing understanding in one or more of following research areas within the School: Locomotion of legged mobile robots including research into walking robots, exoskeletons, and general fast multi-link robotic systems. In particular you will lead research into our legged robotic platforms and support our human exoskeleton research.You will also have the experience and capability to deliver outstanding teaching in these and other areas of Mechanical Engineering, with the vision and drive to tackle new challenges.Teaching duties will be in areas relevant to our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Mechanical Engineering (e.g. dynamics, robotics, mechatronics) and you will 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: H.M.Thompson@leeds.ac.uk
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