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We are hiring - exciting academic positions available!

We are currently advertising for a number of exciting academic positions in varied research areas, each of strategic importance to the department. To find out more, please click on the links below to view each position, please direct any queries to Professor Daniel Coca, Head of Department (acse-hod@sheffield.ac.uk).


Professor of Intelligent Infrastructure Systems / ICAIR Director

This post will expand our research capability in intelligent systems research, focusing on embedding ‘intelligence’ - namely sensing, analytics, control and actuation technologies - within the infrastructure systems that deliver critical services, such as transport, telecommunications, water and energy, and on applying concepts from systems, information, control and optimisation theories to analyse, design, and optimise civil infrastructure. The goal is to make infrastructure systems adaptable, self-sustaining and resilient to environmental shocks whilst delivering high performance and efficiency.

Closing date – 30/09/2018

For further information please click here.


Professor of Autonomous Systems and Robotics

This post is aimed at expanding our research capability in an area of strategic importance for the department and the university. The post is aligned with Sheffield Robotics, a flagship Research Institute which aims to provide a world-leading collaborative innovation environment in which to identify, develop, test, implement and champion robotics and AI technology that will benefit humankind by transforming transport, healthcare, manufacturing, construction and our understanding of human condition.

Closing date – 30/09/2018

For further information please click here.


Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Aerospace Systems

The post is aimed at expanding our research and education capability in aerospace engineering, an area of strategic importance for the department and the Faculty of Engineering. We are looking for an innovative and visionary researcher who is able to develop, lead and sustain research of international standard in Aerospace Systems through high-quality research publications, research grant income and impact generation.

Closing date – 30/09/2018

For further information please click here.

Why work for us?

The Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering is one of the largest departments devoted to the subject in Europe. We are an innovative, dynamic and ambitious department that is renowned for fostering multidisciplinary research activities involving partners from academia as well as major industry players including 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.

We have a vibrant culture that supports collaborative research, and a strong programme of training and development for our researchers, from postgraduate research students to our research leaders. Our high quality physical infrastructure facilitates excellent research, spanning all aspects of Systems and Control Engineering.