Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Geotechnical Engineering

Department: Architecture & Civil Engineering
Salary: Starting from £40,792, rising to £48,677
Grade 8
Ref: CT6588

The Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering is internationally recognised as a leading centre for research and teaching in the built environment. The Department came joint top in the Architecture, Built Environment and Planning unit of assessment in the 2014 REF and we are consistently at the top of the subject league tables. The University received a Gold award in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

The Department wishes to appoint an outstanding and inspirational academic in the area of geotechnical engineering. The post is advertised at Lecturer (Assistant Professor) level. The successful candidate will have a scholarly reputation, demonstrated by a significant record of high quality journal publications in the relevant field. You will be expected to develop, largely through external funding, a research team in your specialist area. We would generally expect applicants for Lecturer level to have some post-doctoral experience. The successful candidate will be developing a reputation in one of the following fields:

  • Advanced geotechnical design for buildings (e.g. ground investigation for complex geotechnical works, computational geomechanics, soil-structure interaction)
  • Innovative geotechnical infrastructure design (e.g. smart infrastructure, offshore geotechnics)
  • Soil stabilisation (e.g. mechanical or chemical stabilisation of soils, using soil for buildings or engineering structures)

We will also consider excellent candidates with interests in other areas of geotechnical engineering who will complement and add capacity to our existing research areas (see http://www.bath.ac.uk/ace/research).

The post holder is expected to make a significant contribution to both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. We are therefore looking for someone with a dedication to the delivery of high-quality teaching across a range of subjects within their broad area of expertise. We are a joint Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering in which collaborative, integrated studio-based design is central to our teaching ethos. A passion for creative engineering design and integrated/collaborative working is an essential requirement. Some experience of practical engineering design would also be beneficial. Other duties will depend upon the background of the post holder.

Applicants must include a Curriculum Vitae and a two-page outline of their future plans and intentions for research activity and grant capture over the coming five years. This document will be treated in the strictest confidence and with full respect for ownership. This is a mandatory component of the selection process.

Both the Department and the University are committed to providing a supportive and inclusive working environment and the Department recently received an Athena SWAN bronze award. We particularly welcome applications from women, who are currently under-represented in academic posts.

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Stephen Emmitt (+44 (0)1225 384722, email S.Emmitt@bath.ac.uk), Head of Department; or Dr Antony Darby (+44 (0)1225 383182, email A.P.Darby@bath.ac.uk) Head of Civil Engineering.

The University of Bath is an equal opportunities employer and has an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations. To achieve our global aspirations, we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

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Closing date: Thursday 11 April 2019.

published: 21 March 2019     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.