The Department of Automatic Control is an inspiring, collegiate and inclusive community of academic staff, researchers and professional services staff and here's some of the reasons why you should join us.
Lecturer in Automatic Control and Systems Engineering (x 3 posts)
We are currently advertising three Lecturer posts in the broad area of control and systems engineering with interest in strengthening one of the following areas:
- Control of Power Systems,
- Machine Learning and AI for Engineering,
- Autonomous Systems and Robotics,
- Complex Systems Modelling and Analysis (including space systems, infrastructure and healthcare),
- Optimisation and Decision Support Systems
Applications close on 6 January 2023.
Our aim is to be a world-leading research, innovation and education centre in autonomous systems robotics, complex systems and signal processing, intelligent systems, decision and control.
We deliver world-leading, high-impact, interdisciplinary research in energy and environment, life sciences and healthcare, aerospace and transport, as well as manufacturing. We deliver economic and societal impacts at scale, alongside our strategic partnerships with industry such as Rolls Royce (University Technology Centre), Siemens, Airbus and the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC).
We set the standards for engineering education and are committed to developing successful engineers that are ready to help address today’s global challenges in energy, transport, environment and healthcare, while we aim to increase the diversity of engineering students and engineers in industry.
We are a supportive and inclusive academic department. We provide mentoring, support, facilities and a welcome environment for everyone, particularly early career researchers and independent fellows.
Our research in autonomous systems robotics, complex systems and signal processing, intelligent systems, decision and control is among the best in the UK in terms of quality of research outputs, grant income and impact.
Our staff are also part of the University of Sheffield's Flagship Energy Institute and Healthy Lifespan Institute.
We are proud that for our Engineering submission in the REF 2021, our research environment came joint 1st in the UK. We provide mentoring, support, facilities and environment for Early Career Researchers and independent fellows and we recognise PGRs as an integral part of our research community.
We came 8th in the UK in terms of the quality of our research. 96 per cent of our research is rated in the highest two categories in the REF 2021 meaning it is classed as world-leading or internationally excellent. Our impact submission is rated 10th nationally, showing our research is playing a fundamental role in tackling the greatest challenges of our time and making a real-world difference to peoples’ lives around the world.
We offer undergraduate degrees in mechatronic and robotic engineering and computer systems engineering and postgraduate degrees in advanced control and systems engineering, robotics and autonomous and intelligent systems.
All of our undergraduate degrees are accredited by the IET and we embed AI, digital skills, equality, diversity, sustainability and wellbeing across our curriculum.
Collaborations and working with industry
We have excellent partnerships and research collaborations with industry including Rolls Royce, Siemens, Airbus and the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC).
We are home to the Rolls Royce University Technology Centre with around 20 researchers collaborating on modelling, control and optimisation.
We also have collaborative research with Sheffield Teaching Hospitals on cutting-edge healthcare technology and the European Space Agency.