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Lecturer in Environmental Fluid Mechanics (Teaching & Research)

University of Dundee - Civil Engineering

Location: Dundee
Salary: £36,261 to £48,677 Grade 7-8 (Lecturer).
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 9th November 2018
Closes: 9th December 2018
Job Ref: SSEN0153

The School of Science and Engineering has an international reputation for excellent teaching and topical research, particularly in addressing global challenges in energy, the environment, health care, technology, forensic science and infrastructure.

With its award winning Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification (CAHID), and departments in engineering, computing, physics and mathematics, the School offers a portfolio of disciplines and curriculums and state of the art facilities which prepare and inform the scientists and engineers of tomorrow. The School is run by an enthusiastic, committed and approachable team of experts who are recognised for their teaching approaches. It is also one of the fastest growing schools within the University.

We are recruiting for an exceptional individual to join us as a Grade 7 or 8 Lecturer Environmental Fluid Mechanics (Teaching & Research) to join its Fluid Mechanics research group based within the Civil Engineering Discipline.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the development of research in the area of computational fluid mechanics through the highest quality publications supported by appropriate external research funding. For appointments at Grade 8, evidence of independent funding is expected.

The School has recently grown in this area by the addition of a new MSc programme on Marine Hydrodynamics and Ocean Engineering. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute significantly to the delivery and development of this programme and the full range of teaching programmes within the Civil Engineering Discipline including BEng, MEng and MSc degrees.

Your priorities will include:

  • Developing and conducting externally-funded research projects.
  • Publishing research in high quality and peer-reviewed journals and other platforms, as appropriate.
  • Teaching modules in fluid mechanics, computational fluid dynamics and marine hydrodynamics at undergraduate and taught postgraduate levels.
  • Developing student skills in environmental fluid mechanics, computational fluid dynamics and ocean engineering.
  • Supervising students undertaking undergraduate and postgraduate individual projects.

Who we’re looking for:

  • PhD in a relevant subject.
  • Demonstrated ability as a teacher and student mentor.
  • Demonstrated capacity for high-quality research.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Excellent team working skills.

We are one of the UK’s leading universities – internationally recognised for our expertise across a range of disciplines and research breakthroughs in multiple areas, including science, medicine and engineering, amongst many others. Conveniently located on the banks of River Tay, our main city-centre campus is at the heart of Dundee - an up-and-coming, friendly, compact and affordable city with a rich heritage in design and technology. We also have campuses at Ninewells Hospital and in Kirkcaldy which are easily accessible via local transport links.

For further information about this position please contact Professor Peter Davies (Professor in Environmental Fluid Mechanics) at For more information about Civil Engineering at Dundee please visit

The diversity of our staff and students helps to make the University of Dundee one of the top universities in the UK. Family friendly policies, staff support networks for BME and LGBT staff, membership of Athena SWAN and Stonewall, as well a full range of disability services, create an enjoyable and inclusive place to work.

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