Senior Lecturer in Civil Engineering

Paisley, Renfrewshire (GB)
£49,149 - £56,950
25 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
27 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

School of Engineering and Computing
Paisley (with travel to other locations as required)

Senior Lecturer in Civil Engineering
Full-time, £49,149 - £56,950

The University of the West of Scotland is a leading edge modern University driving an ambitious strategy for high quality teaching and excellent research with a global engagement agenda to reflect the needs of the 21st century workplace.  The School of Engineering and Computing at UWS is well established in addition to being an internationally recognised multidisciplinary academic centre.  The Civil and Construction Engineering Subject Group in the School is seeking to strengthen its teaching and research expertise through the appointment of a Senior Lecturer in the area of Civil Engineering.

We are looking to appoint an outstanding and highly experienced academic who can add to our profile.  You will demonstrate a leadership capability in the subject area and will be expected to take on substantive leadership duties within the School. 

The prospective candidate should have a good first degree in Civil Engineering from a professionally accredited programme and normally be qualified to PhD level in a Civil Engineering or closely related discipline.  Full membership of an appropriate professional body such as the ICE, IStructE, CIHT, IHE (or equivalent) and HEA is desirable.  The successful candidate will have experience in module, and potentially, programme leadership.

They should aspire to take a lead role in developing new innovative teaching practice in the Civil Engineering area and contribute to the Graduate Apprenticeship Programme offered by the Group.
We are looking for a candidate with significant experience in teaching Water Engineering and Hydraulics but who can also make a valid contribution to teaching other core subjects associated with Civil Engineering.  The post holder must have experience operating in a Higher Education environment and be able to take on the leadership duties within the Subject Group and School. 

Relevant research and/or industrial experience in one or more of the fields of Water Engineering or Hydraulics (or other equivalent areas) and experience with recent developments in these areas with evidence of a proven track record of sustained high quality publications in leading journals are an essential requirement for the post.  The School’s research is organised into a close community of industry-focused inter-disciplinary research groups and the successful applicant should establish appropriate research and commercial activities in the aforementioned areas and proactively collaborate with colleagues across all disciplines to enhance the impact of their research and their contribution to UWS research development and ultimate impact in the REF process.

This position will be based at our Paisley Campus with some scheduled activities at our other campus locations such as the new Lanarkshire Campus to be opened in September 2018.  The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to our outreach activities promoting STEM subjects and our international academic activities as required.

The University of the West of Scotland is committed to supporting your personal development and providing an inclusive working environment.

UWS has the Athena SWAN Bronze Award, is a Disability Confident employer, and welcomes applications from under-represented groups; as such we particularly encourage applications supporting our diversity agenda. 

Interested parties may also wish to contact Dr James Thompson, Assistant Dean (Education), School of Engineering and Computing, (Tel: 0141 848 3564; e-mail:

Further information and details on how to apply are available at

Closing date for applications: Sunday 27th May 2018 

Interviews will be held week commencing the 4th June 2018

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.