Requisition ID: 25860
Contract Type: Open Ended
Working Pattern: Full Time
Posted Date: 7 Aug 2023
Lecturer Grade F: £33,966 to £44,263 per annum
Lecturer Grade G: £45,585 to £54,395 per annum
Senior Lecturer: £56,021 to £64,914 per annum
Newcastle University is a great place to work, with excellent benefits. We have a generous holiday package; plus the opportunity to buy more, great pension schemes and a number of health and wellbeing initiatives to support you.
Closing Date: 10 September 2023
We have an exciting opportunity to join one of the leading Engineering Schools in the UK where you will support and inspire the next generation of Newcastle University engineering graduates.
The Intelligent Sensing and Communications (ISC) group was first established in 1989. Our research explores the three themes: sensors, communications and digital signal processing, from underpinning theories to applications with industry leading partners worldwide. We develop advanced sensor systems for nondestructive testing and evaluation, (structural) health monitoring for engineering, environmental and health applications in conjunction with communications, signal processing, wireless sensors network (WSN) and Internet of Things (IoTs).
The group is currently seeking to recruit a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Sensor Systems. Ideally, the candidate should possess the ability to contribute and support to our leading research in advancing electromagnetic/acoustic sensing and imaging, with applications in infrastructure, environment and healthcare monitoring. The group aims to play major role in the digital transformation of industry and the economy, working in emerging areas such as compressive sensing, distributed sensing and digital twins.
The successful candidate will have the opportunity to build upon our existing research strengths in non-destructive testing and evaluation, structural health monitoring, and IoT applications. These areas have generated world-leading research with strong impact, publications and citations. We are seeking an individual with expertise in sensor systems and a strong track record in cross-disciplinary research, who can build our capacity to compete for large grants tackling global challenges in sectors such as transport, wind energy, pipelines, fuel storage and others
You will deliver at Lecturer/Senior Lecturer level in Sensor systems, contributing to our leading research in advancing electromagnetic/acoustic sensing and imaging, with applications in infrastructure, environment and healthcare monitoring. The Intelligent Sensing and Communications group (ISC) aims to play a major role in the digital transformation of industry and the economy, working in emerging areas such as compressive sensing, distributed sensing and digital twins, as well as building on our existing research strengths in non-destructive testing and evaluation, structural health monitoring, and IoT applications.
You will strengthen the already successful research activity within the Intelligent Sensing & Communications Group. Depending on level, lead and/or contribute towards the development and delivery of taught programmes, modules and a range of high-quality teaching and learning resources within the ISC Group.
Furthermore, there is immense potential for the development of novel sensor devices and sensor systems for applications utilising emerging materials, as well as manufacturing techniques beyond MEMS, thin films, and additive manufacturing. New avenues of research in quantum sensing and imaging for non-destructive testing and evaluation (NDT&E) and non-invasive diagnostics can also be explored. Additionally, the integration of hardware and software, including communication and signal/information processing with AI, presents opportunities for diverse applications at different scales
We promote excellence by creating an inclusive culture and environment where shared practice is the norm. We pool our resources and our networks, within the university, the UK and across the world, to drive innovation and creativity for a healthy planet and society. To complement this team, we seek an excellent researcher and educator. Our primary criteria are excellence in research and teaching and commitment to our ethos of creativity and collegiality. You will benefit from access to excellent research groups and facilities.
As a School of Engineering that strives to provide an outstanding educational experience, rooted in strong engineering disciplines, this position provides a significant opportunity for interdisciplinary collaboration, within a successful and supportive environment.
We have invested £110m in a state-of-the-art hub for engineering research and education. The new Stephenson Building complex, that will open its doors in September 2023, will co-locate industry partners and provide business and community engagement facilities.
The School of Engineering is home to 15 outstanding research groups. The quality of our research is evidenced by the latest REF results. We were ranked 10th for the quality of our research outputs with 46% of outputs assessed as world-leading.
You will benefit from a thriving environment in machine learning/AI.
Newcastle University is home to the £30 million National Innovation Centre for Data and partners with the Alan Turing Institute. We host one of the Academic Centre’s in Cyber Security Research and are a founding member of the PETRAS National Centre of Excellence for IoT Systems. The Urban Observatory has the largest set of publicly available real-time urban data in the UK.
Our world class medical school has excellent links with the School of Engineering, facilitating the long-term research and exploitation of signal processing/machine learning research in a range of domains aligned with Newcastle University’s research strategy.
The University has developed an Academic Job Summary Guidance document which summarises the range of activities that academic colleagues may be expected to perform.
To apply, please upload the following supporting documents in the format of one PDF document:
- Full CV
- Teaching statement (1-2 pages)
- Research statement (2-3 pages)
- publication list, which should identify your 3 most relevant/representative publications
To view the full job description, please click here
Please reach out to Jeff.Neasham@newcastle.ac.uk to discuss this role should you have any questions.
We will be holding Teaching and Research presentations as our initial assessment followed by interviews for shortlisted applicants.
Newcastle University is a global University where everyone is treated with dignity and respect. As a University of Sanctuary, we aim to provide a welcoming place of safety for all, offering opportunities to people fleeing violence and persecution.
We are committed to being a fully inclusive university which actively recruits, supports and retains colleagues from all sectors of society. We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all of our employees and the communities they represent. We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from individuals who can complement our existing teams, we believe that success is built on having teams whose backgrounds and experiences reflect the diversity of our university and student population.
At Newcastle University we hold a silver Athena Swan award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality. We also hold a Race Equality Charter Bronze award in recognition of our work towards tackling race inequality in higher education REC.
In addition, we are a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe.
Requisition ID: 25860