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 league tables. The University has received a Gold award in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).
The Department wishes to appoint two outstanding and inspirational academics in the area of structural engineering design. The posts are advertised at Lecturer (Assistant Professor) level. The successful candidates 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 structural engineering design:
- Digital structural design and/or manufacturing (e.g. parametric design, additive manufacturing, structural optimisation, etc.)
- Data driven structural design
- Structural serviceability/vibration for human centred structural design
- Innovative architectural structures
We are not currently seeking applicants whose primary research focus is finite element modelling/analysis (except to support the research areas above) or earthquake engineering, but rather someone who will complement and grow our existing research areas (please refer to our website http://www.bath.ac.uk/ace/research).
The post holders are 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 holders.
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.
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:
- 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).
- 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.
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.
Closing dateTuesday 18 December 2018
Interview dateWednesday 23 January 2019