Lecturers (Assistant Professor) in Electronic and Electrical Engineering

The Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering at the University of Bath is seeking to appoint two Lecturers in Electronic and Electrical Engineering in the area of Electrified Propulsion Systems (including Automotive, Transportation and Aerospace) to conduct high-impact research, provide excellent postgraduate research supervision, and deliver high-quality teaching.

The successful applicants will have a track record in electronic and electrical engineering research and teaching, with the potential to develop a strong research portfolio. In particular, the post-holders should ideally have experience (or potential) in research encompassing the development of new experimental and/or simulation techniques in one or more areas from electrical machines and drives, power electronics devices and systems, energy storage  systems (including battery pack design and battery management systems), vehicle to grid and charging systems, automotive electronics and electric vehicle powertrain engineering, or in related aspects of electrification of transport. Applicants must hold a PhD in a relevant discipline and have a strong or developing profile of publications and research grant capture. 

The Institute of Advanced Automotive Propulsion Systems (IAAPS) is a leading institute for theoretical, experimental and analytical research into propulsion systems in the UK. The team has an excellent track record in delivering industry-relevant projects, and has long established collaborations with industrial partners. The work of IAAPS covers all of the links in the chain from energy storage to its conversion into mechanical work on board a vehicle. The University of Bath hosts a Centre for Doctoral Training in Advanced Automotive Propulsion Systems (AAPS-CDT) and the institute recently opened a £70m facility located at the Bristol and Bath Science Park to deliver significant new test facilities and collaboration space to propel the IAAPS team into a global leading position in clean transportation, the drive towards net-zero and fundamentally addressing the climate emergency. 

The successful applicant will be joining a group of colleagues undertaking world class research in this area, publishing in leading journals, engaging with industrial partners, and will make a significant contribution to research and teaching capacity

The postholders will be expected to teach at undergraduate and postgraduate level, including the delivery of fundamental electronic and electrical engineering material, in addition to advanced modules at Master’s and PhD level.

About the department

The Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering is a successful and expanding department at the University of Bath (University of the Year 2023). The Department has a strong record in both research and teaching and close collaborations with industry. 96% of its research activity was graded as either world-leading or internationally excellent in the Research Excellence Framework 2021 and it is consistently highly placed in the National Student Survey.

The Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering holds Bronze Award for the Athena SWAN scheme, which promotes gender equality among all disciplines.

We particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups.

Informal enquiries about the post may be made to either:

Professor Peter Wilson, Head of Department, Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Email: [email protected] or

Professor Chris Brace, Executive Director of IAAPS, Email: Chris Brace [email protected]