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Associate Professor of Engineering Science (Control Engineering)

Associate Professor of Engineering Science (Control Engineering)

Department of Engineering Science in association with St Hugh’s College

The Department of Engineering Science intends to appoint an Associate Professor of Engineering Science (Control Engineering) with effect from 1 January 2025 (or as soon as possible thereafter). The successful candidate will work at the Department of Engineering Science (Central Oxford, OX1 3PJ) and will be offered a Tutorial Fellowship at St Hugh’s College under arrangements described in the Job Description. The combined University and College salary will be on a scale currently from £52,815 to £70,918 per annum plus additional benefits (see the Job Description for full details). The appointment will be initially for five years at which point, upon completion of a successful review, the post-holder will be eligible for reappointment to the retiring age.

This appointment will add further strength to the Department’s research in Control Engineering. This includes, on the theory end, large-scale, embedded, robust and distributed optimisation, polynomial/sum of squares methods and optimal, robust and model predictive control. At the same time, the group covers applications ranging from Biology to battery/energy management systems, transportation, aerospace manufacturing systems and agriculture. Applications from candidates with research interests both within and complementary to the above areas are welcome.

Candidates will have a strong research background, including a doctorate in Control Engineering or its applications, and will be expected to engage in and lead high-quality original research. They will be able to secure external research funding and engage in the management of research projects. This will require the supervision of research students and research assistants. They will lecture undergraduate courses and give six hours of tutorials per week during the eight weeks of the undergraduate term.  They will have the ability to teach effectively, both at undergraduate and graduate levels, and have excellent interpersonal skills for undertaking tutorial teaching.

A job description , containing full details of the application procedure and duties, may be obtained from The job ref is: DF24STH/171438. Please quote this in all correspondence.  The closing date for applications is 12:00 noon on Monday 3 June.  Interviews are expected to take place in July.

Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford. The Department is committed to equality and valuing diversity and holds an Athena Swan Bronze award, highlighting its commitment to promoting gender equality in academia.  The University is a Living Wage Employer, holds an Athena Swan Silver Award, an HR Excellence in Research and a Race Equality Charter Bronze Award and is a Stonewall Diversity Champion.  Our staff and students come from all over the world, and we seek to create a friendly and inclusive culture. Diversity is positively encouraged, through our EDI Committee, working groups and networks, for example, as well as a number of family friendly policies.