Techrete Lecturer in Façade Engineering

Imperial College London - Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Job summary

A Lectureship to conduct high quality research and teaching related to Façade Engineering, in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. 

This is a full time open ended appointment, involving collaborating with colleagues from the Structures Section and from the new Centre for Infrastructure Materials.  The post is made possible through generous support from Techrete.

Duties and responsibilities

You will have a broad understanding of Façade Engineering, and will be expected to plan, resource and direct an original and high quality research programme in one or more aspects of Façade Engineering.

You will have the capability to carry out research projects independently, and will also develop and lead collaborative projects, particularly with other members of the Department, to tackle broader challenges.

Essential requirements

You must have a PhD (or equivalent) in a subject relevant to Façade Engineering together with a broad knowledge of Façade Engineering, and a track record of high quality research activity and publishing technical papers in leading international peer-reviewed journals.

You will also have the technical skills to perform cutting edge and rigorous research in Façade Engineering, with the vision and imagination to develop a series of good ideas for funded research projects.

You will have the ability to interact positively with other academics, a willingness to communicate well, and good coordination, organisation and leadership skills.

Further information

Our preferred method of application is online via our website. Please click ‘apply’ below or go to and search using reference number ENG00166. 

Further information is available in the job description.

For informal enquiries about the post you may contact Professor Nick Buenfeld at

Any queries regarding the application process should be directed to Lucy Chivers at

Closing Date: 5th March 2018

About Imperial College London

Imperial College London is the UK’s only university focussed entirely on science, engineering, medicine and business and we are consistently rated in the top 10 universities in the world.

You will find our main London campus in South Kensington, with our hospital campuses located nearby in West and North London. We also have Silwood Park in Berkshire and state-of-the-art facilities in development at our major new campus in White City.

We work in a multidisciplinary and diverse community for education, research, translation and commercialisation, harnessing science and innovation to tackle the big global challenges our complex world faces.

It’s our mission to achieve enduring excellence in all that we do for the benefit of society – and we are looking for the most talented people to help us get there.

Additional information

Please note that job descriptions cannot be exhaustive and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

All Imperial employees are expected to follow the 7 principles of Imperial Expectations 

In addition to the above, employees are required to observe and comply with all College policies and regulations.

Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment. We are an Athena SWAN Silver award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and work in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.

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