School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

The home of world-leading engineering, we have an international reputation for being at the forefront of technological innovation and for maintaining extensive links with and making significant impacts in industry.

The Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering is one of the largest engineering schools of its kind in the UK.

We aim to provide international leadership in research and innovation and an unrivalled educational experience. The vision for our research is to provide world-leading engineering solutions to today’s global challenges.

Join our welcoming academic community

We have opportunities across all academic grades - Professor, Reader (Associate Professor), Senior Lecturer and Lecturer - that are aligned to a number of research priority areas.

Professorial candidates should display international credibility as research leaders with an established track record in research funding, PhD completions and a strong body of publications of international standing. Reader candidates should demonstrate national standing and a growing international reputation for their research.

Our research priority areas

Robotics and Automation

Professor, Reader (Associate Professor), Senior Lecturer or Lecturer in Robotics and Automation

We are looking for candidates with a strong background in automation and robotics, for industrial applications and with research focus in areas such as, but not limited to: collaborative human-machine systems, soft robotics, sensing and perception, mechatronic systems, artificial intelligence, and/or adaptive control and autonomous systems.

Research themes that address the increasing need for more adaptive and agile automation and robotic solutions in a clear industrial context would be particularly attractive.

Electromagnetic Systems For Defence

Professor, Reader (Associate Professor), Senior Lecturer or Lecturer in Electromagnetic Systems For Defence

We are seeking to recruit a candidate with the ability to gain UK security clearance who can initially contribute to the Dstl EME Hub and establish/develop an independent and recognised research portfolio in Electromagnetic Systems.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a thriving collaborative research community based at Loughborough with a network across the UK.

You can contribute to our team in one or more of the following areas: antennas, microwave theory and techniques, radiofrequency circuits/devices, radar, radio spectrum monitoring, pulsed power/directed energy, mmWave and high frequency electromagnetics.

We would also welcome candidates offering expertise at the cyber/EM interface, signal processing, and those with relevant defence science and technology experience. The opportunity also comes complete with a UK PhD studentship which is attached to the advertised area and the possibility of a partial research fellowship for the candidate (subject to agreement of the sponsor).

Apply now

Apply now Professor, Reader (Associate Professor), Senior Lecturer and Lecturer roles in the School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering.

The closing date for applications is Monday 30 October 2023.

Professor Reader Senior Lecturer Lecturer

The University is dedicated to supporting an equitable, diverse, and inclusive environment – to create better futures, together. The diverse backgrounds, characteristics and opinions within our community are our great strength and are key to our pursuit of delivering educational excellence, enterprise, research and professional services. We welcome applications from people from diverse backgrounds and minoritized groups as they are currently under-represented within our community.

We recognise the value of a fulfilling and balanced work and personal life which promotes wellbeing. We seek to support colleagues in achieving this balance and have family-friendly policies, flexible working arrangements and many roles can be suitable for dynamic working arrangement. This includes considering applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.

Informal enquiries

For any informal enquires regarding these roles in the School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering please contact:

Robotics and Automation

Professor Niels Lohse

Electromagnetic Systems For Defence

Professor James Flint

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