College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences
Camborne School of Mines

Lecturer in Mining Engineering - Automated and Remote


Starting salary 33,943 - 41,709 plus 5,000 market supplement per annum
This new full-time post is available immediately on a permanent basis.

The University of Exeter is a Russell Group university that combines world-class research with very high levels of student satisfaction. Exeter has over 21,000 students and is ranked 7th in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016, 9th in the Guardian University Guide 2016 and 10th in The Complete University Guide 2016. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), the University ranked 16th nationally, with 98% of its research rated as being of international quality. Exeter was named The Times and The Sunday Times Sports University of the Year 2015-16, in recognition of excellence in performance, education and research. Exeter was The Sunday Times University of the Year 2012-13.

The post will be based in the Camborne School of Mines (CSM), a discipline within College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences. With over 125 years of providing high quality education and state-of-the-art research for the international mining industry, CSM is one of the world's best known Mining Schools, and is currently undergoing a major programme of expansion. This post will support the next generation of delivery of high impact international research and innovative world-class mining related education.

The post of Lecturer in Mining Engineering - Automated and Remote Mining will contribute to extending the research profile of mining engineering at Exeter, particularly in areas related or complementary to robotics, sensing technology, automated mining operations, small-scale mining, equipment miniaturisation, augmented reality, and underground communication.

The successful applicant will hold a PhD or equivalent in Mining Engineering or a related area or demonstrably equivalent industrial research experience, and have an independent, internationally-recognised research programme in an active field of research related or complementary to existing Exeter strengths. He/she will be able to demonstrate the following qualities and characteristics - a strong record in attracting research funding, or demonstrable potential to attract such funding; an appreciation of industry research priorities within area of expertise gained through recent experience in industry and an active and supportive approach to inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary research that will help to foster interactions and links both within the University and with industry.

Cornwall will appeal if you wish to work in beautiful surroundings with plenty of opportunities for sporting and outdoor activities. The campus is a few minutes' walk from Penryn and only 10 minutes from Falmouth, which is the centre of Cornwall's creative scene, with businesses, studios, shops and galleries, and great live music across the town. Falmouth's seven beaches, beautiful rivers and the world-famous marina also make it a haven for those who love sand, sailing and surf. The University will also assist with relocation costs and support where required (subject to individual offer and circumstances in relation to our relocation policy)

For further information, please contact Kip Jeffrey, email C.Jeffrey@exeter.ac.uk, or telephone (01326 259442)

The closing date for completed applications is 12 December 2016.

The department is proud to have a Bronze Athena SWAN award in recognition of their commitment to providing equality of opportunity and advancing the representation of women in STEM/M subjects. All of the University of Exeter's STEM/M departments hold an Athena SWAN award.

The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer which is 'Positive about Disabled People'. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.


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