School of Engineering: Department of Electrical Power Engineering and Mechatronics
The Department of Electrical Power Engineering and Mechatronics invites applications for a professor position in Mechatronics. The fields of research and development and studies of the professorship are the following:
• Mechatronics system control;
• Robotic control and sensorics;
• Autonomous and smart systems;
• Industrial AI systems;
• Human centered robotics;
• Self-learning mechatronics and robotics systems.
• Management of projects in the field of mechatronics;
• Applying for high-level funding in his or her field of expertise;
• Organisation of studies at Master's level in the subjects of mechatronics modelling, advanced robotics, etc.;
• Involving doctoral students and post-doctoral researchers in the research and development activities of the Department of Electrical Power Engineering and Mechatronics;
• Advising policy makers, representatives of the state and the society in field of mechatronics;
• Further development of the Mechatronics and Autonomous Systems Centre at the Department of Electrical Power Engineering and Mechatronics;
• Contribution to national strategic plans in the field of mechatronics.
The Department offers
• Full support for fostering and expanding a research group;
• Young doctoral students and post-doctoral researchers to support the Professor;
• A flexible work schedule;
• A modern and ergonomic working environment;
• The tools required for teaching and research: computers, software, servers, computer classrooms, etc.;
• Reimbursement of travel expenses.
• A doctoral degree or an equivalent qualification in IT, electronics, mechanical engineering or a similar field;
• Extensive and proven experience in carrying out analysis of mechatronics systems and/or robotics in the field and excellent teaching skills;
• An excellent knowledge of English, both written and spoken;
• Successful supervision of at least 1 doctoral thesis;
• The total volume of competition-based financing received in the last 5 years with his or her significant participation at least 200,000 € ;
• Preparation of the methodology of a number of courses (incl. courses taught in English) and creation of teaching materials and aids (used mainly for academic activities related to his/her own work).
The following gives an advantage when applying for the position:
• Being a member of IEEE (automation and robotics section);
• Being the author or translator-editor of at least one textbook for higher education institutions or an equivalent teaching aid;
• Being a member of an international conference committee;
• Being an active and outstanding spokesman in his/her field of expertise;
• Having initiative in finding funding and competing for it, including in cooperation with other universities;
• Having energy and willingness to work in a new and young research team;
• Worked as a recognised top specialist in his/her field in an enterprise or in the public sector (e.g. an engineer, specialist, etc.),
• Successful experience in entrepreneurship.
For more detailed information on the position and on the way this job fits in the Department’s strategy can be obtained from Professor Ivo Palu, ivo dot palu at taltech dot ee
Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech) is an international scientific community with 11,000 students and approximately 1,800 employees, one of the largest universities in Estonia. The strengths of the university are wide multidisciplinary study and research interests, modern research and study environment as well as good cooperation with international educational and research institutions.
The Department of Electrical Power Engineering and Mechatronics of the School of Engineering is engaged in issues related to mechatronics system control, industrial AI systems as well as research on autonomous and smart systems. The Department has 80 employees in eight research groups. In the field of mechatronics and autonomous systems, the Department has long-term experience in self-learning mechatronics and robotics systems. The Department is looking for a Professor of Mechatronics and Robotic Systems with whom to cooperate to strengthen the Mechatronics and Autonomous Systems Centre.