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Chair in Robotics and Autonomous Systems (Full Professor)
University of Sheffield

Date Posted May 14, 2024
Title Chair in Robotics and Autonomous Systems (Full Professor)
University University of Sheffield
Sheffield, Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Department Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering
Application Deadline Jun. 8, 2024
Position Start Date September 2024
  • Professor
    Department Head/Head/Chair
  • Robotics
    Industrial & Systems Engineering
    Computer Engineering
    Computer Science
    Bioengineering (all Bio-related fields)
    Engineering - Other

The Centre for Machine Intelligence (CMI) at The University of Sheffield (TUoS) wishes to recruit a Chair (full professor) and Theme Lead in Robotics and Autonomous Systems. The post is affiliated with the Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering and the Department of Computer Science in the Faculty of Engineering.

The CMI is a strategic initiative supported by a £3.64m TUoS investment, dedicated to the transformation and acceleration of research, innovation, and teaching on and with AI. We are currently appointing leads for the CMI’s four interdisciplinary themes, including this post. You will work across the CMI and our Sheffield Robotics network, developing a strategic vision that brings together our research on machine intelligence, robotics and autonomous systems.

There are tremendous opportunities for growing our research in robotics and autonomous systems at Sheffield, with potential for significant impact for example via our large-scale translational research centres, such as our world-class Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC), the Healthy Lifespan Institute (HELSI) and the Centre for Assistive Technologies and Connected Healthcare (CATCH). We are particularly keen to appoint a candidate who can contribute to one of the following areas of critical mass and excellence at Sheffield:
• Medical robotics and systems, assistive and rehabilitative robotics
• Intelligent manufacturing and cyberphysical systems
• Field robotics, robot navigation and localisation
• Trustworthy autonomous systems, UAVs and swarm robotics

You will be a research leader in robotics/autonomous systems with experience of interdisciplinary collaboration. Working closely with other theme leads and the Centre Director, you will strive to position the CMI at the forefront of AI research, innovation, and impact, nationally and internationally.

We build teams of people from different heritages and lifestyles from across the world, whose talent and contributions complement each other to greatest effect. We believe diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact through research, teaching and student experience.

  • The University of Sheffield, in accordance with the general intention of its Charter, confirms its commitment to a comprehensive policy of Equal Opportunities in employment in which individuals are selected and treated on the basis of their relevant merits and abilities and are given Equal Opportunities within the University. The aim of this policy is to ensure that no job applicant or employee should receive less favourable treatment on any grounds not relevant to good employment practice. The University is committed to a programme of action to make this policy fully effective. It is the University's policy as an employer to treat all people with dignity and respect, equally irrespective of any of the ‘Protected Characteristics’ as defined by the Equality Act 2010. The protected characteristics are age, disability including mental health, gender re-assignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation and the University will not tolerate discrimination against employees on any of these grounds. The University's Policy on the Recruitment and Employment of Ex-Offenders will also be taken into account.

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Contact Information

  • Rebecca Fieldsend
    Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering
    University of Sheffield
    Sheffield, Yorkshire
    United Kingdom
  • 01142225134


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