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Lecturer / Associate Professor in Coastal Engineering

Employer
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
Location
Southampton, United Kingdom
Salary
£44,263 to £72,018 per annum
Closing date
27 May 2024

Civil, Maritime & Environmental Engineering

Location:  Boldrewood Campus
Salary:   £44,263 to £72,018 per annum
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Monday 27 May 2024
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  2658824DA

Imagine resilient coastlines able to withstand the impacts of climate change – and work to create them

About us

The School of Engineering is one of the UK’s largest with 2700 students, consistently strong performance in research and a leading reputation in knowledge exchange and enterprise. We ensure our students are educated to the highest standard.  

We have excellent facilities including design studios and workshops, materials testing laboratories and environmental flumes including the largest UK university towing/wave tank. Our civil engineering programmes are consistently ranked in the top five nationally and are housed in the National Infrastructure Laboratory on the Boldrewood Innovation Campus, with a world leading flume at the Future Towns Innovation Hub.  

About the role

We are seeking a lecturer or associate professor to join Energy and Climate Change within the Department of Civil, Maritime and Environmental Engineering, to deliver on coastal engineering research and teaching and linking with ongoing University-wide activities such as the University’s Sustainability and Resilience Institute.

We are looking for individuals who will enhance our research, teaching and enterprise capabilities in:

  • Understanding long-term coastal engineering and management strategies, coastal processes, adaptation to climate change, with an emphasis on mitigating sea-level rise impacts.
  • Applying quantitative methods to understand coastal zones including engineered defence performance and sea level rise adaptation/resilience.
  • Developing techniques and using facilities to model and measure coastal zone processes.
  • Applying sociotechnical methods and approaches to understand current and future system interaction across all scales.

About you

You will be someone who wants to work in a collaborative team environment, makes use of our world-leading facilities and have a passion for mentoring more junior staff and PhD researchers. You will have a higher degree in Coastal Engineering or related discipline with the capability to teach students through lectures, small group and lab classes. If required, training towards a teaching qualification will be provided as part of the role. It is desirable that you have Chartered status as an engineer.

You should have a proven ability or potential to generate high quality publications and attract research or enterprise funding. Highly organised, with excellent communication skills, you’ll be ready to manage activities, motivate colleagues and contribute to the leadership of the School.

We believe equality and diversity are fundamental to making a vibrant, proud and successful organisation.   A diverse workforce, with people from different ethnic, educational and social backgrounds and a range of ages, opens up a wealth of possibilities for Southampton. Due consideration will be given to applicants who have had career breaks for reasons including maternity, paternity or adoption leave, disability or illness. Athena SWAN bronze award recognised, we are committed to improving equality for women in science and engineering and to helping our staff find a good work/life balance or even part-time working hours. With access to onsite childcare facilities, our comprehensive benefits package also includes a contributory pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, subsidised health and fitness facilities, and a cycle-to-work scheme.

How to apply

Submit an up-to-date CV and answer the requested statements. Informal enquiries to Professors AbuBakr Bahaj (Head of Group, a.s.bahaj@soton.ac.uk) or Tom Cherrett (Head of Department, T.J.Cherrett@soton.ac.uk )

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