University of Plymouth

University of Plymouth

Lecturer in Applied Robotics

United Kingdom

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£38,205-£54,395 per annum - Grade 7/8 depending on experience

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Lecturer in Applied Robotics


This is an exciting time to join the School of Engineering Computing and Mathematics as the 66 million pound Babbage building opens with state of the art labs and learning spaces to support inspiring teaching and cutting edge research.

This is an opportunity to be part of a progressive and cutting-edge University in a beautiful location, where you can make a real difference

The School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics is a welcoming and inspiring place to work and study. SECaM is part of the Faculty of Science and Engineering and includes the subject areas of civil and coastal engineering, computing, electrical and electronic engineering and robotics, mathematical sciences, mechanical, marine and materials engineering and navigation and maritime science. We are a collaborative and interdisciplinary community of world-leading academics and researchers focused on the advancement of knowledge and the creation of innovative solutions that have a positive impact on society. We have an extensive portfolio of research from offshore renewable energy, coastal engineering and robotics to cybersecurity, artificial intelligence and data science. With many internationally recognised experts, our teaching staff are passionate about providing an innovative and inspiring learning experience. The School holds an Athena Swan Bronze award that demonstrates our ongoing commitment to advancing gender equality and success for all. Women and members of other currently underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.

We have a vacancy for an enthusiastic, innovative, and dynamic individual to join our vibrant school. You will support both teaching and research in the area of Robotics, with a special focus on solving real-world problems through the development of robots and robotic systems. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, Robotic System Design, Mobile and Industrial Robots, Human Motor Control, Kinematics, and Dynamics of Robotic Systems. Our research interests also extend to Agri-tech and autonomous systems.

Applications are invited from experienced academics and/or professional engineers who can demonstrate a commitment and enthusiasm for innovation in higher education and for the development of the next generation of engineers. You must hold undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in relevant disciplines such as Engineering, Maths, Physics, or Computer Science and should have a reputation for research excellence.


  • Degree, PhD in Robotics, Mechatronics, Engineering, or a closely related field.
  • Demonstrated experience in teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels.
  • Track record of peer-reviewed publications in relevant areas.
  • Experience in project supervision and academic mentoring.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Desirable

  • Industry experience in robotic system development or related areas.
  • Research experience in agri-tech, mobile robots, and autonomous systems.
  • Experience in obtaining research funding from competitive grants or industry.
  • Experience in interdisciplinary collaboration.
  • In addition to conducting cutting-edge research, you will supervise and contribute to the training of Research Assistants (RAs) and PhD students. You will also be responsible for undergraduate and graduate teaching within the School. The Electronics and Robotics subject groups within the School are renowned for their excellence in producing high-quality, practical engineers. You should have the capability to support both hardware and software projects.

    Some overseas travel may be required as part of the role, please refer to the Job Description for further details.

    The successful candidate may be required to obtain an ATAS Certificate prior to this research being undertaken.

    Please demonstrate how you meet the essential criteria outlined in the knowledge, qualifications, training and experience elements of the job description in your supporting statement.

    For an informal discussion to find out more about the role then please contact Toby Whitley via email on [email protected]

    Interviews are likely to take place week commencing Monday 23 October 2023 and you will be notified if you have been shortlisted or not.

    This is a full-time, permanent position, working 37 hours a week.

    Flexible working options including job share will be considered.

    We offer a competitive salary package and a generous pension and holiday scheme. We also offer a range of other benefits, including ongoing development opportunities.

    A relocation package may be available to the successful candidate, conditions apply .

    The University of Plymouth has a strong interdisciplinary research ethos which is supported by our three strategic Research Institutes; the Marine Institute, the Sustainable Earth Institute, and the Plymouth Institute of Health and Care Research. As a member of our academic community, you'll be expected to contribute to our recognised research strengths. Working holistically across the University, you will be challenged to innovate, collaborate and deliver impactful research contributions as part of a systems thinking approach to addressing today's global challenges.

    The University of Plymouth is a diverse, welcoming community where everyone makes a difference and is encouraged to bring their whole selves to work. To find out more about our inclusive community, initiatives such as Athena Swan and the Race Equality Charter and our range of benefits / support mechanisms such as flexible working, staff networks and enhanced maternity, paternity & adoption leave please visit our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion webpages

    We particularly welcome applicants from under-represented groups such as BAME/BIPOC and LGBT+

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    Lecturer in Applied Robotics


    University of Plymouth


    United Kingdom


    September 15, 2023

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    October 05, 2023

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    Agricultural Science,Computer Science,Engineering,Geosciences,Mathematics,Physics

    About the employer

    The University of Plymouth is a public university that was established in 1862 as a polytechnic institute. The institute gained the status of a university in 1992 and is also the first contemporary university to start a private medical and dental school. It is affiliated to ACU, EUA, CHUC, and Universities UK. The university has academic collaborations with several renowned institutes including GSM London, Highlands College, Weymouth College, Strode College, City of Bristol College, and Exeter College.

    Notably, the main campus of the university dwells at the center of Plymouth. It includes academic buildings, libraries, laboratories, and student residence halls. The main campus is home to the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business, Faculty of Science and Engineering, and the Faculty of Health, as well as the University of Plymouth Students’ Union. The North Plymouth campus hosts the School of Medicine, School of Dentistry, and School of Biomedical and Healthcare Sciences. The Roland Levinsky Building, a 9-story structure, houses a public art gallery, digital media suites, and three performance rehearsal studios.

    The Charles Seale-Hayne Library with 24x7 accessibility houses more than 350,000 books, e-books, journals, and additional resources for research, learning, and teaching. The primary mode of transport in the campus involves cars and two-wheelers. Also, the nearest railway station is just a few minutes’ walk from the campus.

    The academic structure of the university is organized into faculties, each of which comprises a number of schools that offer undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral-level degree programs in various disciplines. The Faculty of Arts, Humanities, and business offer degrees in English, art history, architecture, fine art, photography, media arts, dance, theatre, and music. Plymouth Business School is part of the University of Plymouth's Faculty of Arts, Humanities, and the School offers undergraduate and postgraduate (masters) degrees, is research active, and works in partnership with industry and organizations across the world. The Faculty of Health comprises the former University of Plymouth Faculty of Health and Human Sciences and Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry and offers degree programs in social work, and medical sciences. The Science and Engineering Faculty offers degrees in mathematics, computing, environmental sciences, and also professional diving.

    The University of Plymouth is a three-time winner of the Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education, most recently in 2019 for marine microplastic pollution research. The university has over 19000 students and 2,500 staff members. The student population of the university comprises of 3,000 international students from 100 countries. In addition to that Over 4,500 students per year benefit from placements and work-based learning.

    The university has many distinguished alumni who are leaders and have received awards in their fields. The alumni list of the university includes Sebastian Clover (the youngest sailor to cross the Atlantic Ocean), Monty Halls (A Wildlife Presenter at BBC), Jane Wilson-Howarth (Physician and a Travel-Writer), Mandy Chessell (Computer Scientist), Clare Nasir (Meteorologist), Darren Jones (MP for Bristol North West), and Jaka Aryadipa Singgih (Indonesian Politician and Entrepreneur).

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