Assistant Professor in Civil or Environmental Engineering

Durham (County) (GB)
14 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
20 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Assistant Professor in Civil or Environmental Engineering (Grade 7 or 8) 

As one of the UK’s leading universities, Durham is an incredible place in which to define your career and enjoy a high quality work/life balance. Benefitting from a fantastic location just 90 minutes south of Edinburgh, and less than three hours away from London, this historically rich city is home to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Durham Cathedral, dating back to the 11th century and is within close proximity of the beautiful Durham Dales. With a welcoming student body that numbers more than 17,000 and over 3,000 members of staff, this centre of academic excellence looks forward to welcoming your application.

About us:
Durham University is listed 4th in The Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017 and is widely lauded for the exceptional talent it harbours.  Featuring in the top 100 World University Rankings 2017-2018, our students and academics are at the heart of our world-leading research and teaching capabilities, shaping the future with their ground-breaking work.  The needs of our staff are taken care of too, with generous pension plans, assistance with childcare facilities, the option for flexible working and a Relocation Manager who can help settle you into this fantastic city.  

The role: 
Set within our high-flying Engineering department (currently ranked 5th in the UK and boasting students with a minimum grade average of A*AA), this fantastic role combines teaching with research, making for a diverse and engaging academic experience.  Supporting the university’s key research areas including the Sustainable Infrastructure Challenge, you will join colleagues who have strengths in geotechnical engineering and computational mechanics, contributing your own research interests and ideas of how these can be applied within an engineering context.  Pursuing interdisciplinary research opportunities with industry, academic and government partners, you will also continue our relationship with the Institute of Hazard, Risk and Resilience (IHRR) and the Durham Energy Institute (DEI).  You will also teach undergraduate and postgraduate students, support undergraduate research and design projects, and supervise PhD candidates, inspiring the next generation of Civil and Environmental Engineers.

You’ll need: 

  • A good first degree and a PhD in Civil or Environmental Engineering or a closely related field.
  • To be a Chartered Civil or Structural Engineer, or be working towards achieving Chartered Engineer status.
  • Experience of teaching seminars and lectures, with HEA fellowship (or be willing to become a fellow).
  • Well-developed and internationally acclaimed research plans, with the ability to secure funding.
  • The confidence to recruit and supervise PhD students, and to lead research groups.
  • Keen communication skills with the ability to secure partnerships for the benefit of students and the department as a whole.

Candidates who would like to apply for the position as a grade 7 post must have concluded or be in the process of concluding their PhD studies.  While you won’t necessarily hold all of the above criteria, you are encouraged to apply for this role if you feel you have the potential to achieve these standards.

How to apply:
We value and promote an inclusive and diverse working environment at Durham and we welcome applications from all individuals.
We prefer to receive applications online.  For this role we are working with our partner organisation TMP (UK) Limited and your application will initially be submitted to TMP (UK) Limited via our website.
Please carefully read the job description for this post which outlines the documents which you will be required to submit, information about referees, contact details should you require further information and next steps including an indication of when interviews will take place.

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Closing date : 20th November 2017