Sir Kirby Laing Professorship of Civil Engineering

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire (GB)
12 Sep 2018
End of advertisement period
10 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

The University of Cambridge is pleased to invite applications for the post of the Sir Kirby Laing Professorship of Civil Engineering. In addition, the appointee will provide academic leadership for the Centre for Digital Built Britain (CDBB).

Suitable candidates will possess significant academic standing and accomplishment in civil engineering and related disciplines, as well as a deep interest in, and passion for, the digitisation agenda and its relation to the work of the CDBB.

The Department of Engineering is the largest department at the University of Cambridge and one of the leading centres of engineering in the world. Renowned for both its teaching and research, the Department's aim is to address the world's most pressing challenges with science and technology. It comprises some of the best academics, staff and students from around the world to deliver practical outcomes for society on pivotal issues such as energy, cities, transport, healthcare and manufacturing.

The Centre for Digital Built Britain is a partnership between the Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy and the University of Cambridge to deliver a smart digital economy for infrastructure and construction for the future and transform the UK construction industry’s approach to the way we plan, build, maintain and use our social and economic infrastructure.

Standard professorial duties include teaching and research, examining, supervision and administration. The Professorship will be based in Cambridge. A competitive salary will be offered.

The University has engaged Perrett Laver to support the University in this appointment process and further information is available from Perrett Laver by emailing or on, quoting reference number 3751.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon BST on Wednesday, 10th October, 2018.