Professor in Civil Engineering (or related field)

Birmingham City University - Engineering and the Built Environment

Location: City Centre Campus (Millennium Point)

Salary: £58,220 Attractive Remuneration Package

Interview Date: Friday 11 May 2018

Suitable candidates may also be considered for the position of Head of Centre for the Built Environment.

Located in a modern £300m campus in the heart of Birmingham, the School of Engineering and the Built Environment is a thriving, vibrant, and inspiring learning community committed to excellence in research, high quality teaching and impactful industrial engagement. Building on growth in our academic portfolio alongside our sustained advancement in research activity, the School continues to be ambitious in its strategic vision and seeks talented individuals. For example, our school is recognised as one of the country's leading schools for the Built Environment and is ranked at 11th in the Guardian’s 2018 League Table.

We invite applications to join our team in a dynamic, multidisciplinary environment, particularly related to civil infrastructure and smart cities. You will join a strong school-wide team delivering successful, professionally accredited, undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Engineering through Construction to Surveying, Planning and Real Estate in a well-equipped, purpose-built, facility. We are a practice-based school, making our teaching and research relevant to the evolving world around us. We work in a collaborative and cross disciplinary culture where interacting freely across the School and with colleagues in other Schools is encouraged to gain a unique insight into impactful problem domains.

We seek an individual capable of teaching and undertaking research aligned to the research activities of the School that cut across engineering and the built environment which support the themes of advanced materials & manufacturing, building performance, the environment, knowledge based systems, smart cities, and sustainable transport.

You will be responsible for: 

Teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels

  • Pursuing research leading to high quality publications
  • Seeking external funding for research
  • Supervising higher degree students
  • Contributing to curriculum development.
  • Addressing the pastoral needs of students
  • Participating in academic-related administration. 

You should have:

  • A good first degree and post-graduate degree in the subject (or related discipline)
  • Recent industry or equivalent academic experience
  • The potential to develop and sustain externally funded research work and publishing in high quality refereed journals
  • The ability to teach and supervise research students
  • The ability to build collaborative relationships
  • Excellent communication skills and experience of successfully working as part of a team. 

Applicants should apply by completing their online application, uploading a full CV and a covering letter highlighting their motivation for working with BCU, their areas of expertise and their ambitions.

Please contact the Head of School, Professor Gareth Neighbour ( for further information.

*International applicants from outside the EU will need to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK.

As this is a professorial appointment you will need to ensure that you address the criteria for conferment in your application and include details of three suitable independent referees of professorial status. Referees who are contacted will be asked to comment on the suitability of the applicant for a professorship. Further details of the criteria for the conferment of a professorship and the procedures for conferment can be found in the further details section.

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