Professor and Academic Lead of Automated Distribution and Manufacturing Centre (ADMC) (Phase 1)

Nottingham Trent University

  • Permanent
  • Nottingham, East Midlands
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Professor and Academic Lead of Automated Distribution and Manufacturing Centre (ADMC) (Phase 1)
Date posted:5th January 2023
Closing date:30th January 2023

Competitive Salary and Benefits

We’re reimagining what it is to be a University.

Modern University of the Year 2023, Nottingham Trent University is ambitious and committed to creating “the University of the Future”. We are renowned for leading edge research, strong links with industry and excellent teaching that shape lives and society.

Our institutional strategy University, Reimagined is clear that our research will be applied, our partnerships deeply valued, and our knowledge shared. As part of a £30m investment secured through the Towns Fund, we are working with Ashfield District Council and Vision West Notts College, along with a range of high-profile commercial organisations, in building the Automated Distribution and Manufacturing Centre (ADMC). Modelled largely on the UK’s existing Catapult Centres, the ADMC will be a purpose-built multifunctional centre, with space allocated for research and development, new product development and testing, education and skills development, technology showcasing, networking, collaboration and event hosting. It will encompass researchers, engineers and technical specialists and be an international centre of excellence in how industry adopts automation.

Employed by our School of Science and Technology, the Centre requires a Professor and Academic Lead to advance the development and uptake of robotics and automation for the distribution and manufacturing sector. Working extensively with technology providers, the centre will address the existing and future challenges faced by both large enterprises and small and medium enterprises.

We welcome applicants with a strong academic profile within the discipline and the ability to integrate a range of technologies and systems which could include industrial robotics, corobotic systems, autonomous mobile robots and sensor, actuator integration. Along with building the team, interfacing with senior representatives from businesses, retailers and the scientific community are key elements of the role, and the post holder will be experienced in cross-academic and industry collaboration and working with senior representatives from industry.  The successful applicant will also help to encourage new research talent within the centre, whilst further developing their own individual research profile.

For more information view the recruitment pack on the right.

Closing date: Midday, Monday 30 January 2023

NTU prides itself on being an inclusive employer and encourages applications from candidates who represent the diversity of our local communities and wider society. 


Longlisting: Monday 6 February

Preliminary Interviews with Anderson Quigley: 8 February – 22 February

Shortlisting: Monday 27 February

First Stage Interviews: W/c 13 March

Final Panel Interviews: Thursday 23 March

Nottingham Trent University

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