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Assistant Professor in Electronic Engineering (Automation and A.I.)

Trinity College Dublin
Dublin, Leinster (IE)
on request
Closing date
25 Feb 2021

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Assistant Professor in Electronic Engineering (Automation and A.I.)

The EEE Dept in the School of Engineering ( seeks to make the Tenure Track (appointment of an Assistant Professor in Electronic Engineering (Automation and A.I.), to complement the existing staff in the areas of Circuits and Systems, Digital Signal Processing, Communications and Control. This post is part of new investment in research and education at Trinity through the E3 initiative (

The focus area for this appointment is in the general area of Automation and A.I as applied to Engineering systems and embodied through E3 ( The post reflects the growing awareness of the importance of data centric Engineering to the next generation of Engineering professionals. Applicants should have a strong research background in application and development of Automation and A.I. technologies in Engineering areas that include at least one of the following Cyber-Physical Systems, Autonomous Vehicle Subsystems (e.g. Drone Control Systems), Robotics (Industry 4.0, Public Safety Operations, Surgical Manipulators), Embedded Systems, Control Systems, Signal Processing. We are also interested in candidates who have experience with physical hardware design in these areas. The EEE Dept is ranked #1 in Ireland (QS Rating) and the Engineering School is in the top 100 worldwide. The Department has a long history of strong collaboration with industry e.g. Google, YouTube, Qualcomm and is especially strong in communications ( , DSP, audio/video processing (, The School runs a vibrant Biomedical Engineering initiative with contributions from each of the 3 disciplines including EEE. 

Post Specification (Comp: 034791)

Post Title:

Kinsella Assistant Professor in Automation and A.I. (Electronic Engineering)

Post Status:

Tenure Track - This position is a Tenure Track position which is 5-years in the first instance, permanency is subject to satisfying the tenure requirements.


Electronic and Electrical Engineering, School of Engineering, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin

Reports to:

Head of Discipline, Professor Anil Kokaram


Appointment will be made on the Assistant Professor (Lecturer) Salary Scale] at a point in line with Government Pay Policy [€35,509 to €50,410 per annum], appointment will be made no higher than point [8]


Application Information

Closing Date: 12 Noon (Irish Standard Time), Thursday 25th February 2021

Full Job Description and Application Process can be found at


Applicants should provide the following information when applying:

  1. A cover letter
  2. A comprehensive curriculum vitae, including a full list of publications
  3. The names and contact details (i.e. addresses, e-mail, etc.) of three referees
  4. Research plan (summarising the candidate's research accomplishments to date, and the research they plan to conduct in the next five years, along with plans for securing competitive research funding – maximum of 2 pages);
  5. Teaching statement (summarising teaching experience and approach – maximum of 2 pages).

PLEASE NOTE:  Candidates who do not submit this additional information may not be considered for shortlisting



Further Information for Applicants

Informal enquiries about this post should be made to the Head of the School of Engineering, Professor Henry Rice,, or to the Head of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Professor Anil Kokaram,


At Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin we provide a liberal environment where independence of thought is highly valued and all are encouraged to achieve their potential. We promote a diverse, interdisciplinary, inclusive environment which nurtures ground-breaking research, innovation, and creativity through engaging with issues of global significance. 

Located in a beautiful campus in the heart of Dublin’s city centre, Trinity is Ireland’s highest ranked university.  It is home to 17,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students across all the major disciplines in the arts and humanities, and in business, law, engineering, science, and health sciences.

Trinity’s tradition of independent intellectual inquiry has produced some of the world’s finest, most original minds including the writers Oscar Wilde and Samuel Beckett (Nobel laureate), the scientists William Rowan Hamilton and Ernest Walton (Nobel laureate), the political thinker Edmund Burke, and the former President of Ireland and UNHCR Mary Robinson. This tradition finds expression today in a campus culture of scholarship, innovation, creativity, entrepreneurship and dedication to societal reform.

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