Faculty of Science and Engineering
School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Lecturer/Associate Professor in Engineering Geoscience

REF: A8224
Salary: £35,326 - £60,022 per annum - Grade 7/8/9

The School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences is a large, interdisciplinary School with an enviable record of success. Our research and teaching activities address issues of sustainability on land and in the marine environment, and we are seeking to appoint an excellent candidate capable of advancing our inter-disciplinary activities. You will deliver teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate level in engineering geology, as well as more general teaching across the earth and environmental sciences degree programmes. The role includes the programme management of our new MSc in Environmental and Engineering Geology, and research / knowledge exchange with industry.

The School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences comprises nearly 60 academic staff and enjoys excellent support from well-resourced laboratory facilities (including 16 technicians). As well as depth and breadth in and across our subject areas, we have strong academic links across the institution with for example the University's Sustainable Earth and Marine Institutes. Our staff members hold research income in excess of £13m from all major funding providers, and teach in excess of 1,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students.

You should have a PhD or equivalent in geosciences or a related discipline with a specialism in engineering geoscience. You will be an enthusiastic team player, prepared to provide excellent teaching informed by professional practice, scholarship and research experience. You will demonstrate potential for excellent research, commensurate with the level of appointment and compatible with one of the REF Units of Assessment to which we return staff (6, 7 and 14). A track record of applied research or industrial experience in the fields of geotechnical rock/soil mechanics, ground characterisation, engineering of geohazards and ground risks for infrastructure is required. You should also demonstrate an ability to develop effective partnerships with industry, deliver an applied curriculum enhancing graduate and postgraduate employability outcomes, and enhance knowledge exchange.

Please demonstrate how you meet the essential criteria outlined in the knowledge, qualifications, training and experience elements of the job description in your application.

Please indicate the level of role to which you are applying and tailor your application accordingly. Please note however that the University reserves the right to make an offer of appointment within the range advertised, aligned with Plymouth's Academic Career Pathways, according to your knowledge, experience and skills in relation to the key accountabilities.

For an informal discussion to find out more about the role then please contact Dr Matthew Watkinson by email mpwatkinson@plymouth.ac.uk

This is a full-time position working 37 hours per week on a permanent basis.

Interviews are likely to take place during the weeks of 13 or 20 December and you will be notified if you have been shortlisted.

Closing date: 12 midnight, Thursday 25 November 2021

We offer a competitive salary package and a generous pension and holiday scheme. We also offer a range of other benefits, including ongoing development opportunities.

The University of Plymouth is a diverse, welcoming community where everyone makes a difference and is encouraged to bring their whole selves to work. To find out more about our inclusive community, initiatives such as Athena Swan and the Race Equality Charter and our range of benefits / support mechanisms such as flexible working, staff networks and enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave please visit , our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion webpages

We particularly welcome applicants from under-represented groups at the University of Plymouth, such as BAME/BIPOC and LGBT+.

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published: 28 October 2021     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.