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Faculty of Environment
School of Earth and Environment

Lecturer in Applied Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering


Location: Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service: Faculty of Environment
School/Institute: School of Earth and Environment
Category: Academic
Grade: Grade 8
Salary: £39,324 to £46,924 per annum
Contract Type: Fixed Term (3 Years)
Closing Date: Monday 17 October 2016
Reference: ENVEE1131
Downloads: Job Description

The School of Earth and Environment is seeking to appoint a lecturer in Applied Rock Mechanics.

You would be joining a dynamic environment within the Engineering Geology, Rock Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering grouping at the University of Leeds. You will be expected to undertake world class research in Engineering Geology with an emphasis on applied rock mechanics and rock engineering, and make a significant contribution to teaching at taught postgraduate and undergraduate level. Such commitments include the highly successful postgraduate taught MSc programme in Engineering Geology, as well as on undergraduate programmes in Geosciences. You will also be expected to engage in appropriate administrative duties, as directed by the Head of School.

You will have a PhD in Geosciences, Civil, Mechanical or Mining Engineering or a related cognate discipline, with an appropriate background in academic research or industrial practise in a relevant subject area. Additionally you will have evidence of leadership skills and the potential to teach effectively at all levels within higher education. Experience of field and laboratory characterisation approaches relevant to Applied Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering research and teaching is desirable.

The University of Leeds' commitment to women in science has been recognised with a national accolade. The University has received the Athena SWAN Bronze Award and the Faculty of Environment holds the Athena SWAN Bronze Award in recognition of our success in recruiting, retaining and developing/promoting women in Science, Engineering and Technology (SET). We are proud of our commitment to equality and inclusiveness.

The University also offers family friendly policies including generous maternity and paternity leave; full details of the policies can be found here http://hr.leeds.ac.uk/homepage/4/policies. Informal enquiries about the post may be directed to Dr Jared West, tel +44 (0)113 343 5253, email j.west@see.leeds.ac.uk, or to Dr Bill Murphy, tel +44 (0)113 343 5232 w.murphy@see.leeds.ac.uk

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posted: 29 September2016     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.