Teaching Associate in Water Engineering

Glasgow, Glasgow City (GB)
£31604 - £38833
04 Jul 2018
End of advertisement period
24 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Teaching Associate in Water Engineering
Department: Civil and Environmental Engineering (
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering (
Staff Category: Teaching
Reference No: 139230
Reports To: Head of department
Grade: 7
Salary Range: £31604 - £38833
Contract Type: Open Contract
FTE: 1 (35 hours/week)
Closing Date: Tuesday, 24 July 2018

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE), University of Strathclyde, is seeking to appoint a Teaching Associate to deliver teaching in Water/Hydraulic Engineering and support our strategic growth through developing Distance and Flexible Learning and online courses.  

Recently the Department has seen considerable success in teaching and research. We are a dynamic department, with a reputation for having a friendly and active culture.  We are internationally renowned for our water research within our Centre for Water, Environment, Sustainability and Health, and our expertise is sought after globally by governments, NGOs and the industrial sector.  We offer two undergraduate degrees (MEng/BEng (Hons)) in Civil Engineering and Civil & Environmental Engineering and popular and highly successful MSc degrees including Civil Engineering, Hydrogeology, Environmental Engineering. We additionally offer four MSc degrees via distance learning (Hydrogeology, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Health Science, Sustainability and Environmental Studies). We are seeking to expand distance learning further to offer further distance learning MSc degrees and online CPD.  

As a Teaching Associate you will design and deliver a range of classes and learning activities at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, including one or more of the following: hydraulics, optimisation of water distribution systems, water infrastructure (water and/or wastewater), hydrogeology, hydropower, and groundwater transport/remediation.  You will commit to excellence in teaching and learning, providing a high-quality student learning experience.  You will undertake laboratory design and teaching, student assessment, feedback and examination activities, and contribute to the continuous improvement of the curriculum. In addition, you will perform Department, Faculty and/or University administrative functions, for example through active participation in committees. 

Applications are sought from candidates who are ambitious in pursuing a long-term career focused on high quality University Education. The University of Strathclyde offers a full career teaching pathway up to grade 10 (equivalent to Readership in the academic career pathway). 

To be considered for the role, you will be educated to a minimum of PhD* level in Civil Engineering or a related discipline, or you will be educated to Degree level with significant, relevant teaching experience. You will have experience of teaching at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level, preferably in the fields of water distribution systems, water infrastructure (water and/or wastewater), hydrogeology, hydropower, and groundwater transport/remediation. You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to plan and organise your own workload and you will have the ability to work independently as well as within a team. You will be highly motivated, with an ability to motivate others.  

*Applications from candidates with relevant experience, who are close to completion of a PhD are welcomed. In such circumstances, the appointment will be made at Teaching Assistant level (Grade 06 salary scale £27,285 - £30,688) and duties will be adjusted to reflect the grade of the post. Upon the award of the PhD, the duties and grade will be revised accordingly.  

Further information on the application process and working at Strathclyde can be found on our website (

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