Lecturer in Civil Engineering (Geotechnical)

Paisley, Renfrewshire (GB)
£35,550 to £47,722 per annum      
31 May 2018
End of advertisement period
30 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Paisley Campus
Lecturer in Civil Engineering (Geotechnical)

£35,550 to £47,722 per annum        
Full-Time (Permanent): 35 hours per week

The School of Engineering & Computing at UWS is well established and an internationally recognised academic centre. The School is seeking to strengthen its teaching and research expertise through the full-time appointment of a Lecturer in the area of Civil Engineering.

Applicants should have a first degree in Civil Engineering and a higher degree, preferably at PhD level in a relevant discipline. It would also be desirable to hold or be working towards Chartered Engineering status and have membership of an appropriate professional body. Relevant industrial experience and a proven track record in research would be desirable. 

Research and/or industrial experience 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 also be advantageous. The proposed staff member would take the lead in developing new teaching materials in the subject area as well as establishing appropriate research and commercial activities particularly with the civil engineering sector. The post holder may also be asked to take on a programme leadership role within the group. 

The successful candidate will be based at our Paisley Campus and will contribute to teaching and research activities at both undergraduate and postgraduate level across the School. 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. 

Scotland has some stunning countryside and coastlines for outdoor and family life.  We are close to Glasgow, Scotland's largest city, with its rich heritage and vibrant cultural life, and Glasgow International Airport is very close to the Paisley campus.

Appointment will be made at a salary level appropriate to the successful candidate’s experience & career stage, with role requirements commensurate with expertise and experience.

For informal enquiries about this post please contact Dr. James M. Thompson, Assistant Dean (Education), School of Engineering and Computing, Tel: 0141 848 3564; e-mail:  

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

Closing Date: Midday Monday 2nd July 2018
Interviews will be held on Wednesday 11th and Thursday 12th July 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.