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Lecturer in Machine Learning and Control
University of Sheffield

Date Posted Dec. 4, 2019
Title Lecturer in Machine Learning and Control
University University of Sheffield
Sheffield, Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Department Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering
Application Deadline Jan. 6, 2020
Position Start Date Available Immediately
  • Lecturer/Instructor
    Assistant Professor
  • Robotics
    Manufacturing & Quality Engineering
    Industrial & Systems Engineering
    Engineering Mechanics
    Electrical and/or Electronics
    Computer Engineering
    Engineering - Other

The Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering (ACSE) invites applications for the position of Lecturer in Machine Learning and Control Engineering.

We are looking for an innovative and visionary researcher who is able to develop, lead and sustain research of international standard at the intersection between machine learning and control theory, contributing to theoretical and methodological foundation of autonomous intelligent systems capable of learning and functioning robustly in complex changing environments.

Experience of managing research projects, the ability to develop cross-disciplinary collaborations and a willingness to contribute to the collegiate life in the Department, University Research Institutes and Research Centres are essential. In addition to establishing and maintaining a world-class research profile through high-quality research publications, research grant income and impact generation, the postholder will be expected to contribute to the department’s undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes and to the supervision of PhD students.

The successful candidate will join an innovative, dynamic and ambitious Department that is committed to the highest standards of research and teaching and is renowned for fostering multidisciplinary research activities involving partners from academia as well as major industry players such as Airbus and Rolls-Royce. Our research and knowledge-based activities are aligned with the future demands of both business and society.

We seek to develop innovative solutions to address challenges in a diverse range of application fields from Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing to Life Sciences and Healthcare, Energy and Environment.

You will hold a PhD in a relevant subject area, or have equivalent experience and be able to demonstrate potential to conduct world-leading research.

  • 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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