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Lecturer in Microengineering

Electronic Engineering
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University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work
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40,322 - 49,553 a year
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Role Description


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 an outstanding academic to build upon and expand existing strengths in micromechanics and microengineering, contributing to the research, teaching and administration of this discipline. As a Department we strive to provide a working environment which allows all staff and students to contribute fully, to flourish, and to excel. We are proud of our Athena SWAN Bronze Award.


You will contribute to the Department's growing research reputation in this area, including supporting impact activities, in addition to designing, developing and delivering undergraduate and postgraduate teaching across a range of related subjects. Specifically, you will:

  • Individually and collaboratively develop research projects and proposals, contributing to the production of research outputs, outcomes and impact;
  • Publish original research in appropriate journals or other relevant media as appropriate and attend international conferences for the purpose of disseminating research results or for personal development;
  • Design, develop and deliver teaching across a wide range of modules and within a particular programme or subject area;
  • Supervise PhD students;
  • Undertake, effectively, a range of administrative and managerial responsibilities.

Skills, Experience & Qualification needed

Key requirements for the post are:

You will have evidence of developing an international research record and should possess a clear research vision across the area of micromechanics and/or microengineering. Key requirements for the post are:

  • A PhD in Engineering (e.g. mechanical, materials or electronic) or Physics, or equivalent experience;
  • Expertise in micromechanics and/or microengineering. We welcome applications from candidates with specialist knowledge in micro- and nano-electromechanics, microfluidics, lab-on-chip systems or micro-robotics;
  • Proven ability to contribute to high quality research which is publicly evidenced;
  • Ability to supervise the work of others including PhD students.

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

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