Lecturer / Assistant Professor or Associate Professor, Civil, Maritime and Environmental Engineering

Southampton, United Kingdom
£39,739 to £65,107 per annum
01 Jun 2022
End of advertisement period
28 Jun 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

Civil, Maritime & Environmental Engineering

Location:  Boldrewood Campus
Salary:   £39,739 to £65,107 per annum
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Tuesday 28 June 2022
Interview Date:   See advert
Reference:  1838522DA

Lecturer (Assistant Professor) or Associate Professor in Maritime Engineering

Imagine the future of maritime engineering – then drive it forward 

Look to the future in a world-renowned centre for education, research and enterprise. 

Are you an early or mid-career academic with a passion for Maritime Engineering?  Are you looking to join an academic team where you can build your profile and experience?  Then the Department of Civil, Maritime and Environmental Engineering is the ideal place to make your mark. We have brand new, world-class facilities, a vibrant research culture, and are committed to all our students achieving their best. 

You will join our Department, which is one quarter of the School of Engineering and is one of the strongest and largest within the UK, as well as being part of community of 400+ academics in the Southampton Marine & Maritime institute.  

Within this environment we will support you to further develop your academic career while you play a pivotal role in enhancing our research strength.  We are looking for individuals with interests that:  

  • make use of facilities such as our fully equipped 138 m Boldrewood wave/towing tank and new state-of-the-art large structures and materials testing laboratories all on the Boldrewood Innovation campus; 
  • explore the future of lean crewed and autonomous vessels from subsea robots through to the largest ships; 
  • look for sustainable solutions to accessing marine renewables and other ocean resources; 
  • apply AI and ML techniques to the future digitilisation of maritime engineering from design; production, through to fleet operation; 
  • find a decarbonised and emission free future for world shipping; 
  • discover new ways to design stronger, lighter ships; 
  • optimise performance of ship hulls, foils and propulsion systems; 
  • design future ships, yachts and high performance craft. 

We are a team that ensures that our student cohort are educated to the highest of standards and are looking for individuals who want to keep our programmes and modules at the cutting edge of maritime engineering education while sustaining our high student satisfaction.  We offer and support many opportunities for external engagement and gaining leadership experience.   

To make the most of this exciting role, you will need a PhD (or equivalent professional qualifications and experience) in a relevant area of maritime engineering along with a track-record of published research. You will be eligible for a Fellowship of the HEA due to your past involvement in the development and delivery of teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level or supported to achieve this at Southampton.  You’ll have a proven ability to develop innovative research proposals and attract research funding.  Highly organised, with strong communication skills, you’ll be ready to manage and motivate others. 

In return we help you shape a role that’s uniquely tailored to your interests and lifestyle. As a university with an Athena SWAN silver award we are recognised for our commitment to improving equality for all in science and engineering.  Our comprehensive benefits package also includes a contributory pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, subsidised health and fitness facilities, a cycle-to-work scheme and a range of discounts.  

Please include (i) a research statement, (ii) a teaching and citizenship statement highlighting areas of interest in education and willingness to contribute to departmental activities and (iii) a diversity statement addressing your commitment to equality, diversity, and inclusivity. You can enter these statements in the textboxes provided in the online application form. Alternately, upload documents (no more than 1 page per statement) and provide a summary of these statements in the textboxes. All three statements are required for your application to be considered. As part of these statements, candidates should evidence:  

  • future research interests/plans (including grant capture);  
  • past research activities demonstrated by journal publications and funding portfolio; 
  • your ability to develop/deliver innovative teaching and assessment;  
  • that you are caring and can support students (UG/PG) and colleagues; 
  • that you can work well in a diverse team and can build an inclusive department; and 
  • that you have potential to lead activities relevant to the department including outreach. 

Details of our different undergraduate programmes can be seen here: .  

The University of Southampton is in the top 1% of world universities and in the top 10 of the UK’s research-intensive universities. Equality, diversity and Inclusion is central to the ethos in the University and within School of Engineering. We particularly encourage women, Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME), LGBTQ+ and disabled applicants to apply for this position. We give full consideration to applicants that wish to work flexibly including part-time and due consideration will be given to applicants who have taken a career break. The University has a generous maternity policy (subject to qualifying criteria) and onsite childcare facilities. 

Your application will be treated in the strictest confidence. For informal inquiries about these posts or other opportunities, please contact the Head of Department, Stephen Turnock ( ) or the Head of Maritime Engineering, Dominic Hudson (

Interviews are expected to be held on either the 13th or 15th July 2022.

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Holly Shergold (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 5719, or email Please quote reference 1838522DA on all correspondence.