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Professor of Intelligent Infrastructure Systems iCAIR Director

University of Sheffield

Sheffield, United Kingdom

Summary: The University of Sheffield is seeking to appoint a Professor and inaugural director to lead and develop the newly established Integrated Civil and Infrastructure Research Centre (iCAIR). The University and Faculty of Engineering have identified infrastructure as a strategic area for research growth. With support from the European Regional Development Fund and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, the University has embarked on the development of a new state-of-the-art research facility that will host and support the Integrated Civil and Infrastructure Research Centre (iCAIR). The Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering (ACSE) is one of the world’s leading departments in the field, renowned for high quality, multidisciplinary research and teaching. In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF) assessment, we achieved the highest ranking for quality of research publications and were ranked 3rd amongst all General Engineering Departments in the UK. We have excellent research facilities and are very proud of our research culture that promotes and nurtures collaborative research. As Director of the Integrated Civil and Infrastructure Research Centre (iCAIR), you will provide the strategic leadership required by a transformative project of this scale.

You will be responsible for overseeing the management of centre activities, for developing and leading the research and innovation agenda for iCAIR and the strategic relationships with a range of high-value SME’s. The role will involve sustained engagement and the collaboration with leaders within SMEs, local and national industry, government and academia. It requires a forward thinking, collaborative approach combining an understanding of industry sector needs with research and innovation opportunities. The Director will utilise the research capacity of all Departments in the Faculty of Engineering to deliver both major long-term economic impact to regional SMEs as well as produce exceptionally high-quality research. As a Professor, you will have an outstanding international reputation, research track record and publication profile in intelligent infrastructure systems, focusing on one or more of the following priority areas:


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