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International Senior Lecturer in Digital Electronics

Engineering
Salary:   £52,560 to £59,135
Closing Date:   Wednesday 10 June 2020
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  A3020

Lancaster University has recently established a successful joint institute with its highly ranked partner Beijing Jiaotong University (BJTU). The campus, called Lancaster University College - Beijing Jiaotong University, is located in Weihai in the Shandong province in China. We wish to appoint a post at the Senior Lecturer level, to collaborate with our key strategic partner in China. Key responsibilities will include:

(1) Delivering up to two10 week modules each academic year per full-time equivalent (FTE) at the Weihai campus;

(2) Complementing the internationally-leading research output of the Department;

(3) Engaging with the administration and day-to-day running of the Department.

You will be passionate about digital electronics and/or intelligent control research, with a clear track record of delivering internationally-leading research outputs in your field, and will be a committed and reflective educator, with a desire to learn from others, innovate in teaching practices, and contribute to the collegial atmosphere in the Department.

Engineering is a strategically important area of investment for Lancaster University. An ambitious £50M, ten-year, plan is in place to develop our successful Engineering Department toward a world leading School of Engineering. Phase 1 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 and aims to deliver a second state of the art engineering building in 2022. 

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 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). We are open to candidates in any areas of digital electronics that complement the research and teaching strengths of the Department, but there could be a particular opportunity for the successful candidate to develop a research program in the area of Intelligent Control, a topic that is at the heart of many application domains, including robotics.

Lancaster University is campus-based offering a wide range of facilities on site including social amenities, a new sports centre, and a highly regarded pre-school centre.  A range of further benefits is also available to staff. The campus is situated on the outskirts of the city of Lancaster adjacent to the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), and close to the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National parks. Lancaster is approximately one hour from Manchester international airport. The city and the region are home to a variety of excellent schools and enjoy excellent public transport and national rail links. 

We are committed to family-friendly and flexible working policies on an individual basis, as well as the Athena SWAN Charter, which recognises and celebrates good employment practice undertaken to address equality in higher education and research.

 Potential candidates are warmly encouraged to contact Professor Claudio Paoloni c.paoloni@lancaster.ac.uk in the first instance. For information about the Engineering Department please visit http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/engineering/.

We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups.

 

 


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