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Professor in Control of Power Electronic Converters

Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Location:  Jubilee Campus
Salary:  £67,545 to £78,304 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.
Closing Date:  Thursday 08 December 2022
Reference:  ENG515422

We are a leading EEE department in the UK, focussed on attracting diverse and ambitious applicants who, through inclusive, passionate, innovative, research-led and industry-supported teaching, graduate as highly sought-after engineers and leaders of the future. Our EEE Department is part of the Faculty of Engineering, one of five faculties at the University of Nottingham, itself one of the 24 UK Russell Group research-intensive universities. 

Following a comprehensive review of our course portfolio and resultant growth, we are pleased to announce that we have a vacancy available for a new full-time Professor. The successful applicant will join our leading EEE department and work alongside a team of around fifty academic staff, who are conducting world-class research and responsible for educating just over 700 undergraduate and postgraduate students.   

Further information about our department and faculty can be found online at and, respectively. 

We are seeking a highly ambitious candidate with a leading international research profile who has the passion to continue their world leading independent research career in their field of expertise and who are also committed to teaching and delivering at a high level. You will be able to clearly demonstrate both practical experience and knowledge across a breadth of electrical and electronic engineering topics and will have the ability to teach a range of our modules offered to 1st and 2nd year undergraduate students. You will also be able to contribute to the development and delivery of advanced (final year undergraduate and MSc) technical modules in advanced control and power electronics.  

You should demonstrate the potential to continue to undertake original research with a clear alignment to the Power Electronics, Machines and Control Research Group  You will have extensive knowledge and ongoing research in the area of advanced and novel control techniques applied to power electronic converters in both micro-grid and motor drive applications with outstanding international collaborations. 

As part of the role, you will apply for, and strongly support colleagues applying for, external funding to enable the development of new and original research.  You will have a PhD in Control in Power Electronic Converters along with extensive post-doctoral research experience and internationally leading publications. Excellent communication, motivational and organisational skills are also essential. 

This is a full time, 36.25 hours per week, permanent role. Job share arrangements may be considered.

Informal enquiries about the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering may be addressed to Dr Steve Bull, Informal enquires about the Power Electronics, Machines and Control Research Group may be addressed to Prof Pat Wheeler, Please note that applications sent directly to these email addresses will not be accepted.

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