Lecturer in Civil Engineering

University of Limerick

Rerports To: Head of School of Civil Engineering at Henan Polytechnic University [HPU]

Qualifications: PhD in Civil Engineering or related discipline.

Overall purpose of the job:
The principal activity will be to design and deliver lectures, tutorials and other learning activities in English at undergraduate level at Henan Polytechnic University, Henan Province, Jiaozuo, China. Monitoring of student comprehension. Close liaison with HPU staff is required to monitor the need for supplementary vocabularies or documentation in Chinese as required. 

Description:
The School of Civil Engineering at Henan Polytechnic University [HPU] in association with the Department Civil Engineering and Materials Science at the University of Limerick [UL] wishes to appoint a Lecturer in Civil Engineering to support the international collaboration between these institutes. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses at HPU through English, in a variety of Civil Engineering topics, including structural analysis, design of steel and timber structures, soil mechanics and finite element analysis. The successful candidate must be prepared to be flexible in their approach to teaching and assessment, taking due account of the wide range of English language competence in the student cohort and collaborate as appropriate with HPU staff to achieve the best outcomes for students. The use of various teaching technologies and active learning strategies has been a feature of the collaboration to date. Applicants must have a PhD degree in Civil Engineering or a related discipline and at least two years’ experience teaching in English preferably at University level. Applicants should be fluent English speakers. Experience of teaching students for whom English is not their first language will be an advantage. The successful candidate will spend a short period for orientation and briefing at the University of Limerick campus before transferring to the HPU campus as soon as possible after appointment.

(Citizens of the People’s Republic of China are not eligible for consideration for this position)

Essential requirements for the successful applicant:  

  • PhD degree in Civil Engineering or related discipline.
  • Capable of teaching a variety of Civil Engineering subjects at undergraduate level.
  • 2 years’ experience of teaching at university level

Desirable requirements for the successful applicant:  

  • English as a first language
  • Experience of teaching foreign language students

Salary:
 
Commensurate with experience but expected to be toward the upper end of the Lecturer below the Bar salary scale €31,748 - €51,722 depending on qualifications and experience. 

Application:
Please forward CV and letter of introduction (which should outline how you meet the criteria for this role) to Prof. Tom Cosgrove, Department of Civil Engineering and Materials Science at the University of Limerick [UL] on or before Friday 9 December 2016. Email: tom.cosgrove@ul.ie

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