Following our recent funding success to establish the first Global Centre of Excellence in Agri-robotics, announced on Thursday 13th June 2019, the University of Lincoln is initially recruiting for up to four new tenured academic positions, ranging from Lecturer to full Professor:
- Up to three positions as Professor or Reader (Associate Professor) in Field and Agricultural Robotics
- Currently one Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (Assistant Professor, tenured) more general in Computer Science and Robotics (not limited to field or agricultural robotics)
Lincoln Agri-Robotics expands the successful interdisciplinary collaboration between two of the University’s leading research groups: the Lincoln Institute of Agri-food Technology (LIAT) and the Lincoln Centre for Autonomous Systems (L-CAS). The new centre offers the perfect opportunity to make a real difference by deploying robotics to the global challenges facing crop-based agriculture, such as climate change, population growth, political pressures affecting migration, and the demographics of an ageing population.
The new academics joining the team will play a key role in building the University’s international research reputation in agri-robotics, securing funding, leading your own team of researchers, and publishing world-class research.
The post-holders will benefit from excellent facilities, equipment and ready-made links to our extensive network of industry partners across the entire agri-food chain. The new centre is based at the University’s 200-hectare Riseholme Campus, where researchers enjoy access to a working farm, woodlands, grasslands and watercourses, as well as our robotic fruit farm, including polytunnels and cold storage facilities. The University is also the lead institution for the new 50 PhD cohort of the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Agri-Food Robotics (AgriFoRwArdS), together with partners at the Universities of Cambridge and East Anglia. State-of-the-art equipment available for our research includes advanced robotic manipulators and mobile robots, such as Franka arms and our fleet of Thorvald robots; advanced sensing, imaging and camera technologies; and excellent links to industrial facilities and test environments.
Openings for Professor / Reader (Associate Professor) are available here: https://jobs.lincoln.ac.uk/vacancy.aspx?ref=AGRI19
For the Lecturer / Senior Lecturer (Assistant Professor) post, see https://jobs.lincoln.ac.uk/vacancy.aspx?ref=COS657