Reader/Professor in Environmental Fluid Mechanics

University of Dundee - Civil Engineering

Summary of Job Purpose and Principal Duties
The appointee will be expected to contribute to research in Environmental Fluid Mechanics and to teaching and administration within the School of Science and Engineering. The appointee will be expected to:

  • Contribute to the ongoing research in Environmental Fluid Mechanics.
  • Provide leadership in the generation of external research funding.
  • Publish in high quality research journals and major international conferences.
  • Act as a mentor to more junior members of academic staff.
  • Teach at undergraduate and post-graduate level.
  • Supervise students at all levels (honours and MSc projects, PhD).
  • Undertake administrative duties as directed by the Dean or Discipline Lead.

The School is seeking an outstanding candidate to lead work in this area by the appointment of a Reader/Professor and applications are encouraged especially from researchers working in marine hydrodynamics and/or ocean and coastal engineering.

Key responsibilities:

  • Develop externally funded research activities in relevant areas.
  • Collaborate on research projects with academic and/or industrial partners from other parts of the UK and internationally.
  • Supervise students on undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD projects.
  • Carry a normal teaching load at undergraduate and Masters level. This will include topics in fluid mechanics, marine hydrodynamics and ocean and coastal engineering, but could also include interdisciplinary courses.
  • Contribute to the School’s academic and pastoral support for undergraduate and postgraduate students.
  • Contribute to the School’s general teaching and administrative duties.
  • Create, lead and participate in collaborative research that is externally funded.
  • Develop graduating engineering professionals and early career researchers.
  • Undertake senior administrative duties within the School and University.
  • Act as a mentor to more junior members of academic staff.
  • Contribute strongly to raising the international research profile of Civil Engineering at Dundee.

Any Additional Information
The University of Dundee is a diverse community and is committed to equality of opportunity for all by providing a supportive, flexible and inclusive working environment. We have family friendly policies (including flexible working and childcare vouchers), staff groups for LGBT and BME; and prayer room facilities.

The University of Dundee has received the Athena SWAN Bronze Award (Athena Swan) which recognises the promotion of gender equality and has made further commitment to advancing inclusive culture which supports and encourages all under-represented groups.

The University of Dundee is a Scottish Registered Charity, No. SC015096.

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