Assistant/Associate Professor in Civil Engineering Geomechnics

University of Nottingham - Civil Engineering

Location: University Park

The Department of Civil Engineering of the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Nottingham invites applications for an Assistant / Associate Professorship in Geotechnical Engineering.

The successful candidate will be expected to engage in research at an international level and to contribute to the delivery, administration and development of the Department’s undergraduate and postgraduate courses. The University of Nottingham is an international institution with campuses in the UK, Malaysia and China. The University and the Department of Civil Engineering consistently rank highly in university guides and the Department was ranked 6th in the UK in the most recent 2016 QS League Tables.

The successful candidate will join the Nottingham Centre for Geomechanics (NCG). The NCG is a multi-disciplinary research centre that brings together expertise from the fields of geomechanics, geo-energy, rock mechanics, civil engineering, and materials science to solve all forms of soil and rock-related problems in engineering design and construction. The Group has excellent materials testing facilities, including specialist and bespoke element-scale soil and rock testing equipment, micro-scale characterisation equipment (micro-CT and XRD), and the 4m diameter geotechnical centrifuge. NCG members conduct both fundamental and applied research, including topics related to micro mechanics, constitutive modelling, geo-energy, tunnelling, mining, soil-structure interactions, and soil behaviour under dynamic/cyclic loading. The Group attracts funding from a variety of sources, with a current portfolio of £5.7M, £4.9M of which is from EPSRC and Innovate UK. Members of the NCG are recognised leaders in their respective research fields. The NCG also has strong links with the GeoEnergy Research Centre (GERC), a £14 million joint venture co-established by the British Geological Survey (BGS) and the University of Nottingham.

Candidates should hold a first degree in Civil Engineering and a PhD, or equivalent, in Geotechnical Engineering. Evidence of the ability to publish research papers and to present work at conferences is required. Excellent communication and team working skills are essential and the successful candidate will be expected to make a significant contribution to the future development of the Centre.


Assistant Professor in Civil Engineering Geomechnics

£34956 – £46924 per annum, depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.

Associate Professor in Civil Engineering Geomechnics

£49772 - £59400 per annum, depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Glenn McDowell , tel: 0115 951 4603 or email Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

The University of Nottingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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