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Professor in Electrical Engineering

Salary: Professorial - minimum £65,113 per annum
Closing Date:   Sunday 28 April 2019
Interview Date:   Monday 03 June 2019
Reference:  A2429R

The Engineering Department at Lancaster University wishes to appoint a visionary candidate, with genuine motivation and the desire to lead new research themes in Electrical Engineering, preferably in the area of powertrain and/or industrial systems for Industry 4.0. This is a new, full-time, permanent Professor position.

A track record of attracting significant research funding, a publication record commensurate with a professorial post and demonstrable international reputation are essential. Excellence in teaching both at undergraduate and postgraduate level is expected, while experience of generating socio-economic impact, professional accreditation and liaison with industry are desirable. A PhD in Electrical Engineering or in a relevant field is required. Candidates with relevant industrial backgrounds are also encouraged to apply. 

Engineering is a strategically important area of investment for Lancaster University. A £50 million ten-year expansion plan is in place for developing our successful Engineering Department into a world-leading School of Engineering. It will substantially strengthen all areas of Engineering, by attracting high calibre staff and establishing new cutting-edge spaces and facilities. Phase 1 was concluded in 2015 with the opening of an award-winning £13 million new engineering building, providing a world-class environment and facilities for teaching and research. Phase 2 is in progress with an ambitious ten-year recruitment plan and a second state-of-the-art engineering building to be opened in August 2021. Our expanded expertise and facilities will foster widespread academic collaborations across high profile universities and research centres, adding value to current and future large investments in UK research and will greatly enhance our ability to form strategic partnerships with large industrial partners.

You will be pivotal in building our success and opening new topical and exciting research routes.

The Engineering Department is recognised for international excellence and world-leading research. The Department is ranked highly in national league tables; in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, 91% of research and 100% of impact in General Engineering was assessed as internationally excellent and world-leading. The Department is 8th in the UK and 112th in the world for paper citations in the QS World Ranking 2018. The Department has strong links with industry nationwide and works with a portfolio of hundreds of SMEs in the north-west of England alone, supported by the in-house Lancaster Product Development Unit (LPDU)
Lancaster University is campus-based, and is situated adjacent to the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), and proximate to another AONB and two National Parks in the north-west of England. Lancaster is just one hour from international airports at Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds. The town and the region are home to a variety of excellent schools and enjoy excellent public transport and national rail links. A wide selection of facilities is available on campus including a large variety of social facilities, eateries, a new sports centre, and a highly regarded pre-school centre.  A wide range of benefits is available for staff. 

The University aims to promote work-life balance for all employees and the Engineering Department will consider a range of possible flexible working arrangements in order to recruit the best candidate. The University is a member of the Athena SWAN Charter, which recognises and celebrates good employment practice undertaken to address gender inequality in higher education and research.

Informal enquiries should be directed to the Head of Engineering Department Professor Claudio Paoloni or to the Dean of the Faculty of Science and Technology Professor Peter Atkinson

We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups.

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