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Lecturers in Electrical Engineering and/or Mechatronics

Electronic Engineering
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University of York - Heslington Campus
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40,322 - 49,553 a year
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The Department of Electronic Engineering at the University of York has an international reputation for excellence in research and teaching.  In line with the Department's long-term plans for expansion we seek to appoint three outstanding academics to build upon and expand existing strengths in the areas of mechatronics and/or electrical engineering, contributing to the research, teaching and administration of this discipline. 


You will have a proven international research record and should possess a clear research vision across the area of mechatronics and/or electrical engineering with particular emphasis on renewable energy, smart electrical distribution, or hardware aspects of robotics. Experience of managing product or technology developments would also be valued.

You will contribute to the Department's growing research reputation and wider impact in this area, and be expected to develop research objectives, projects and proposals and carry out individual and collaborative research projects as well as lead on and/or contribute to the production of research outputs and research outcomes. You will also be responsible for designing, developing and delivering undergraduate and postgraduate teaching across a range of related subjects.

Skills, Experience & Qualification needed

Key requirements for the post are:

  • A PhD in electrical, mechatronic, electronic or mechanical engineering or Physics, or equivalent experience;
  • Specialist knowledge in electrical engineering and/or mechatronics. With particularly expertise in one of the following: renewable energy, smart electrical distribution, or hardware aspects of robotics;
  • Proven ability to contribute to high quality research which is publicly evidenced;
  • Experience of practical work in one of the following: renewable energy, smart electrical distribution, or hardware aspects of robotics;
  • Ability to supervise the work of others including PhD students.

The role requires you to:

  • Individually and collaboratively develop research projects and proposals, contributing to the production of research outputs, outcomes and impact;
  • Design, develop and deliver teaching across a wide range of modules and within a particular programme or subject area;
  • Undertake, effectively, a range of administrative and managerial responsibilities.

For an informal discussion regarding this post, please contact the Head of Department, Prof Andy Tyrrell ( for information about the role, or Dr Jude Brereton (, if you would like to learn about working in the Department of Electronic Engineering at York.

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