Lecturer in Geotechnics

Belfast, Northern Ireland
£39,592 - £54,421 per annum
27 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
24 Apr 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description:

The School of Natural and Built Environment (NBE) at Queen’s University Belfast, is currently seeking to appoint an exceptional candidate to the post of Lecturer in Geotechnical Engineering.   

As Lecturer in Geotechnical Engineering, you will undertake teaching and research in line with the strategy/targets of the Civil Engineering Discipline within The School of Natural and Built Environment, The Faculty of Engineering and Physical Science (EPS) and wider Queen’s University’s vision of world class leadership and impact on society. The successful candidate will join the Geotechnical Research Group and contribute to high-quality teaching by designing, delivering and assessing courses across a range of core and option modules, including the supervision of undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate taught (PGT) project students.   

You will also develop your personal research profile to the highest standards; contributing to our international reputation by securing research funding, publishing results in internationally recognised high-impact journals and supervising postgraduate research students. Candidates from any area of geotechnical research are welcomed; and those with a background in numerical/constitutive modelling of soil-structure interaction, geotechnical infrastructure systems and geohazards (i.e. climate resilience/flooding) are especially encouraged. The successful candidate is expected to become a member of one of the professional accrediting institutions for our degree programmes and have the ability support the administration activities of the School.  

The successful candidate must have, and your application should clearly demonstrate you: 

  • Hold or be about to obtain a PhD in Civil Engineering within the specialist area of Geotechnics
  • Hold 2(i), First degree, or higher, in Civil Engineering or a related subject
  • Can demonstrate evidence of potential to deliver high quality teaching in Civil Engineering Subjects at undergraduate or postgraduate level through the medium of English
  • Have a strong record of publications, commensurate with career stage, in the Geotechnical field in peer reviewed/refereed journals that are REF returnable within the Engineering Unit of Assessment.  

Please note the above are not an exhaustive list. For further information about the role including the essential and desirable criteria, click on the 'Candidate Information' link below.   

At Queen’s our people are at the heart of everything we do. As a staff member you will become part of a vibrant organisational culture, which will provide you with the opportunity to achieve your full potential and enhance your career through a continuous focus on learning and development.   

We offer an excellent employment package that includes:

  • Great terms & conditions
  • Pension schemes
  • Flexible working by enabling you to design your working week in collaboration with your manager through a blend of remote and office working                              
  • Family-friendly initiatives
  • Career development opportunities
  • Support for health & mental wellbeing
  • Generous holiday entitlement of 8.4 weeks a year (made up of 23 days annual leave, 10 closure days and 9 bank holidays)  

Queen’s University is committed to promoting equality of opportunity to all. We have created an inclusive culture by establishing staff networks such as iRise (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and International Staff Network) and PRISM (LGBTQ+) which help us progress equality.   

We also subscribe to Equality Charter Marks such as the Diversity Charter Mark NI in addition to Athena Swan. For further information on our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, please visit: www.qub.ac.uk/diversitywww.qub.ac.uk/qgi and www.qub.ac.uk/sites/StaffGateway/StaffNetworks/.  

Informal enquiries may be directed to John McKinley at john.mckinley@qub.ac.uk

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