Professor of Information Engineering

University of Glassgow
February 28, 2023
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Professor of Information Engineering

Job Purpose

To contribute to the leadership of research in information engineering (including the broad field of electronics engineering, communication systems and artificial intelligence driven systems). To undertake internationally leading research in the UK and in China that is self-sustaining, to develop and teach courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level, to provide academic leadership in both research and teaching and to participate in management and administration, as required, at School, College and University level. To undertake appropriate teaching and administrative tasks associated with the educational programmes delivered through the Glasgow College UESTC - located on the UESTC Qingshuihe campus in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, as well as in Hainan Province, PR China and with the School of Engineering at the Gilmorehill campus in Glasgow.

It is expected that the appointee will travel to UESTC destinations around 4-6 times per annum for visits typically of two weeks duration, but longer or more frequent visits may be required to meet operational demands, and in building and growing research links with UESTC

Main Duties and Responsibilities

1. Lead and provide strategic vision in the development of research in Electronic Systems Engineering, including participating in the recruitment and appointment of academic staff and subsequent staff mentoring.

2. Lead and sustain internationally leading research activity, by self and others, by planning and coordinating research activities, providing research leadership and setting research direction in line with School and College strategy. 3. Lead a portfolio of individual and/or joint research projects and secure the funding required to underpin the long-term growth of the activity.

4. Sustain an extensive track record of published research in leading international journals, and present the research at leading national and international conferences, maintaining the University's international reputation in the field and enhancing the profiles of the School, the College and the University. 5. Develop research collaborations with appropriate individuals and groups within the University of Glasgow and within UESTC, including multi- disciplinary collaborations, and develop external research collaborations both nationally and internationally, to ensure the University's research activities are at the forefront of the field.

6. Take a leading role in ongoing curriculum development to meet the changing needs of students, graduates, employers, the profession and wider society, and in support of a research-led approach to student learning. 7. Develop successful interaction with other relevant external research organisations in the field.

8. Engage in external academic activities (presentation of Keynote Lectures, External Examining, membership of journal editorial boards, membership of national or international committees, etc), to enhance the national and international reputations of the School, the College, and the University. 9. Supervise research students and staff and ensure their effective development.

10. Contribute to the management and administrative duties of the School, College and University, as allocated by the Heads of School and College and the Dean of University of Glasgow – UESTC. 11. Engage in Knowledge Transfer activities.

12. Contribute to the enhancement of the University's international profile in line with the University's Strategic Plan, World Changers Together.

Knowledge, Qualifications, Skills and Experience



A1 A good first degree in a relevant discipline.

A2 A PhD (or equivalent) in physics, chemistry, engineering, computing or a cognate field.

A3 Internationally-leading knowledge in a competitive field of research within Electronic Engineering.

A4 Distinction in scholarship and research


B1 Membership of learned societies.



C1 Demonstrated ability, drive and organisational skills to contribute to research leadership and to provide leadership to colleagues in the delivery of high quality research and teaching.

C2 Demonstrated ability to secure research funding, lead a research team and further develop an international research profile.

C3 Ability to develop taught courses and to teach effectively at undergraduate and taught postgraduate level.

C4 Ability to lead curriculum development in well-chosen topics with wide international appeal in Electronic Engineering.

C5 Ability to provide excellent leadership and mentoring of other academic staff members.

C6 Ability to provide effective supervision of research students and research staff.

C7 Ability to interact effectively with relevant industry and to develop research and teaching activities of benefit to the University.

C8 Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills and ability to enthuse students.

C9 Demonstrated ability to work effectively with internal colleagues and external collaborators.

C10 Proven people skills, with demonstrable ability to manage difficult situations, including staffing situations as appropriate.


D1 Ability and willingness to take on appropriate managerial and administrative roles within the School and College, including development of strategy.

D2 Ability and willingness to take on a significant role in the inter- university and inter-school activities.



E1 An established strong national and international reputation in a field of research within Electronic Engineering, with potential for significant further growth in the research field and substantial future funding opportunities. The research field should also fit with the strategic plans of the University.

E2 An strong track record of publication of high quality and impact in leading international journals.

E3 An sustained record of gaining considerable research grant funding or equivalent.

E4 Extensive experience of delivering and leading teaching at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level in engineering or a cognate discipline.

E5 Experience of supervising staff and/or students and of providing leadership to others.

E6 Experience of successfully managing research projects and grants.

E7 Contributions to scientific/learned societies.


F1 An established track record of interaction with industry, employers, Government and policy makers in the Electronics field.

F2 Experience of leading or participating in national or international collaborative research projects.

F3 Active involvement with external bodies in developing research strategy.

Terms and Conditions

Salary will be within the Professorial range and subject to negotiation

This post is full time and open ended.

As part of Team UofG you will be a member of a world changing, inclusive community, which values ambition, excellence, integrity and curiosity.

As a valued member of our team, you can expect:

1 A warm welcoming and engaging organisational culture, where your talents are developed and nurtured, and success is celebrated and shared.

2 An excellent employment package with generous terms and conditions including 41 days of leave for full time staff, pension - pensions handbook https: // www., benefits and discount packages.

3 A flexible approach to working.

4 A commitment to support your health and wellbeing, including a free 6-month UofG Sport membership for all new staff joining the University https: // www.

We believe that we can only reach our full potential through the talents of all. Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of our values. Applications are particularly welcome from across our communities and in particular people from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community, and other protected characteristics who are under-represented within the University. Read more on how the University promotes and embeds all aspects of equality and diversity within our community https: // www.

We endorse the principles of Athena Swan https: // www. and hold bronze, silver and gold awards across the University.

We are investing in our organisation, and we will invest in you too. Please visit our website https: // www. for more information.

Vacancy reference number: 106168

Closing date: 28 February 2023

Vacancy Ref : 106168 Close Date : 28-Feb-2023 23:45

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