|Date posted:||22nd May 2023|
|Closing date:||26th June 2023|
Competitive Salary and Benefits
We’re reimagining what it is to be a University.
Nottingham Trent University seek a Professor and Academic lead of the new Automated Distribution and Manufacturing Centre (ADMC). The Centre is a £30m investment and 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. The investment represents a partnership between the University, established commercial organisations, National and Regional Government, and other education providers. It will follow the established UK model of Catapult Centres, providing an environment for technology innovation and impactful application.
Nottingham Trent University is an award winning, ambitious and innovative University. Committed to creating “the University of the Future,” we are the Modern University of the Year 2023, and Whatuni University of the Year 2023, and have celebrated four other ‘University of the Year’ awards in the last six years. 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.
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.
We’re re-imagining what a university can be, to play your part in the development of this exciting new centre and see further details please view the recruitment pack on the right.
Closing date: Midday, Monday 26 June 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.