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Professor of Engineering

Electronic Engineering
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University of York - Heslington Campus
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Commensurate with experience, current minimum 63,837 a year
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Role Description

As part of a University investment in the Department of Electronic Engineering, we are expanding and diversifying into wider fields of engineering. At this exciting time, we’re appointing a new Professor to provide strategic leadership across the disciplines of mechanical engineering. We are particularly interested in exceptional academics from the areas of Robotic & Autonomous Systems and Medical Engineering.  In addition to this appointment we will offer the successful candidate the opportunity to appoint a Senior Lecturer to support their work in the Department.

This appointment is the first step of our long-term vision. With University support for new facilities and additional appointments (including 4 academic appointments this year) we aim to further develop our reputation as a world-leading research and teaching centre for Electronic Engineering.

The Role
You will expand the existing areas of expertise, providing leadership in research for staff and students. Working with colleagues with well-equipped facilities (which include Robotics, Bio-inspired Architectures, Microengineering & Microfluidics and Medical Engineering Laboratories) you will develop our ambitious research, enterprise and teaching initiatives in the wider field of Engineering at York. You will engage actively with the Department and wider University to help create a distinctive and positive working environment which inspires excellence.

Key Requirements

  • PhD in Engineering or a related discipline
  • Outstanding and internationally recognised knowledge of Robotic & Autonomous Systems and/or Medical Engineering with a focus on combining mechanical and electronic systems
  • Proven leadership and managerial skills
  • Ability to consistently publish academic work that is recognised as internationally leading
  • Ability to define, lead, manage and attract funds for internationally excellent research
  • Substantial publication record in leading peer-reviewed journals
  • Demonstrable capacity for strategic thinking and planning

Closing date: 10 February 2019
Interviews are schedule to be held in York on 21 March 2019

Salary will be commensurate with experience, current minimum £63,837 a year. Informal enquiries may be directed to Head of Department, Professor Andy Tyrrell (

Why York
The Department of Electronic Engineering at York is moving into an exciting new phase. Significant University investment is enabling an expansion of the Department. Over the next 10 years we intend to recruit 20 new academic staff, with this appointment being the foundation of this expansion. We strive to address gender inequalities and ensure that there is a culture that supports equality and encourages better representation throughout the Department. Support for women at all stages of their career is recognised as being extremely important. For further information on the Department please see

The University is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community  – a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, staff engagement forums, campus facilities and services to support staff from different backgrounds.

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