Lecturer in Civil Engineering (Geotechnical)

Paisley, Renfrewshire (GB)
07 Apr 2017
End of advertisement period
08 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Paisley Campus

Lecturer in Civil Engineering (Geotechnical)    REQ000400
£41,709 - £46,924 per annum

University of the West of Scotland is an ambitious, growing university and we are at an exciting stage in our development.  We have renewed our academic and international focus and are growing our research and knowledge exchange.  Our investment in Engineering and Computing now sees us recruiting a number of academic posts in the School.  We are looking for engaged and talented individuals to make a real impact on the local, national and international communities we serve.  This post is therefore part of a major investment in new talent and excellence to support our growth plans. Civil Engineering is ranked 5th in the UK by the Guardian with internationally recognised research impact.

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic lecturer with suitable skills and commitment to take on the role of programme leader and develop and grow the BEng Civil Engineering programme (accredited for Incorporated Engineer) to achieve CEng Accreditation as well as increase the TNE provision of the programme.

We will appoint a highly competent academic who can add to our profile.  Your experience will demonstrate a commitment to high quality, innovative education with a global outlook. You will augment our research and/or commercial activities, and will exhibit an entrepreneurial and collaborative mind-set to enhance the impact of your work.  All academics benefit from research mentoring that is suitable to their needs within a multidisciplinary and highly diverse community of researchers.

You should be qualified in a civil engineering related first degree, and normally at Doctoral level.  You will be a Chartered Engineer, ccommitment and the ability to lecture in the fields of geotechnical engineering, land surveying and civil engineering materials and technology is an essential requirement for the post.  Understanding of digital engineering, ground and highway engineering, sustainable construction and health & safety would be beneficial.  Willingness to contribute to research in geotechnical, ground or water engineering would be desirable.

The successful candidate will be based at our Paisley Campus with some scheduled activities at our other campus locations and at our partner institutions abroad.  The West of Scotland boasts some of the most stunning countryside and coastline for outdoor and family life.  We are close to Glasgow, Scotland's largest city, with its rich heritage and vibrant cultural life, and just minutes from the International airport.

The University of the West of Scotland is committed to supporting your personal development and providing an inclusive working environment.  UWS has an Athena SWAN bronze award, is a Disability Confident employer and welcomes other under-represented groups; as such we particularly encourage applications to support our diversity agenda.

For informal enquiries about this post please contact Professor Milan Radosavljevic, School of Engineering and Computing, Tel: 0141 848 3452; 

Further information, including details of how to apply please visit at

Closing Date: Monday 8th May 2017
Interviews will be held on Tuesday 23rd May 2017

UWS is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from underrepresented groups.
UWS is a “Disability Confident” employer.
University of the West of Scotland is a registered Scottish charity, no. SC002520.

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