Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Data-Centric Civil Engineering

Newcastle, Newcastle Upon Tyne (GB)
06 Sep 2018
End of advertisement period
30 Sep 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Data-Centric Civil Engineering - D147864A
Faculty/Services    Faculty of Science, Agriculture & Engineering
Unit     Engineering
Sub Unit    Infrastructure
Staff Category     Academic (non-clinical)
Contract Type     Open Ended
Hours of Work     Full Time
Location      Newcastle upon Tyne
Salary:    Lecturer F:  £35,210 - £39,610 per annum 

               Lecturer G:  £40,792 - £48,676 per annum 

               Senior Lecturer:  £51,630 - £67,044 per annum       
Closing date:  30 September 2018

Data-driven technology is impacting all areas of civil engineering. We are seeking to appoint a new Lecturer in Data Centric Civil Engineering whose research will use big data analytics, artificial intelligence or other related data techniques to solve applied civil engineering problems. This includes, but not limited to: design and operation of smart buildings, infrastructure and cities; prediction and management of extreme weather and other shocks to improve resilience; use of pervasive sensors to create digital twins of civil infrastructure systems; understanding infrastructure interdependencies.

You will join the Newcastle Urban Observatory team who lead the world’s largest urban monitoring programme, recording approximately one million observations per day from across the city and the University’s own highly sensored ‘Building as a Lab’. 

Grounded in civil engineering applications, you will also have the opportunity to collaborate and develop interdisciplinary research. You will join a team with an outstanding UKRI funding record who have recently benefitted from substantial investments that include a brand new Urban Sciences Building, our leadership of the UK Collaboratorium for Research on Infrastructure and Cities (UKCRIC) National Observatories programme, the National Innovation Centre for Data that the University host, and membership of the Alan Turing Institute. 

You will have a civil engineering or other relevant disciplinary background, including but not limited to applied computing and geomatics. You will have a proven research record in terms of publications and a relevant PhD, and proven or potential achievements in terms of research funding and international esteem.  

For further details and informal enquiries please contact Newcastle’s UKCRIC leads:
Professor Richard Dawson on +44 (191) 208 6618, or e-mail:; Professor Stephanie Glendinning on +44 (191) 208 5508, or email:

Applications should consist of a full academic CV and Covering letter, of up to 2 sides of A4, addressing why you feel you are right for this role, specifically including reference to the criteria and values as outlined in the person specification.

The University holds a silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality.  The University also holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers, and is a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe.