Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Civil Engineering in The Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering at the University of Bath, UK

The Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering at the University of Bath 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 has 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 civil 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 of civil engineering design:

  • Innovative infrastructure design (e.g. smart infrastructure)
  • Building environmental engineering design
  • Digital civil engineering design and manufacturing
  • Human centred design of the built environment

We are specifically seeking applicants who will complement and add capacity to our existing research areas (please refer to our website 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.

All applicants must include both 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, without which we will be unable to progress your application.

Interview arrangements:

We may request short Skype meetings with candidates as part of our shortlisting process. Successful candidates will be notified before the Christmas break. We will then implement a two stage selection process:

  1. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to prepare a short lecture, as if to first year students on a topic chosen from a list, and a presentation about their current and future research and teaching plans. These will be presented by the candidates on 9th January 2019 either in person (for UK based candidates) or via Skype (for overseas candidates).
  2. Candidates who achieve adequate performance during the presentations will be invited to the university to attend formal interview which will take place 23rdJanuary 2019.

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

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.

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Further details:
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.

Job title: Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Civil Engineering

Department: Architecture & Civil Engineering

Salary Starting from £40,792, rising to £48,677

Grade Grade 8

Placed on Thursday 15 November 2018

Closing date Tuesday 18 December 2018

Interview date Wednesday 23 January 2019

Reference CT6306

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