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Lecturer in Construction Technology

Robert Gordon University

Location: Aberdeen
Salary: £34,189 to £48,677 per year - Dependent on Experience
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 7th December 2018
Closes: 6th January 2019
Job Ref: RGU02098

Job Summary

We are pleased to advertise an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated individual to join the academic team of the Scott Sutherland School of Architecture & Built Environment, contributing to teaching, research, and consultancy, and to the future development of the School. Robert Gordon University is undergoing a period of ambitious change, and this post offers opportunity for a collaborative, and adaptable individual.

An experienced professional with either a PhD in a related subject or substantial industry experience, you will augment the School’s academic team through your expertise in the area of advanced construction methods. In particular, we are looking for someone with knowledge in complex construction systems such as advanced cladding and glazing technologies, and new material developments. Additionally, knowledge of BIM and off-site digital fabrication processes would be of particular value. You will contribute to the School’s programme of courses, and will actively participate in research and commercial opportunities arising.

You will hold membership of the CIOB, CIAT, RICS, or RIBA or equivalent, and will actively participate in the school’s research through the production of high quality outputs and participation in bids for funded research. Additionally, you will be responsible for the effective operation and development of nominated components within designated courses, including our new Graduate Apprenticeship honours degree in Construction for the Built Environment.

You will have previous academic or significant industrial experience related to construction, as well as an understanding of building performance, especially from an environmental perspective. A strong understanding of the construction industry and current construction practices is essential, all within the context of progressive industry digitisation and automation. The ability to relate theory to practice is essential, as is evidence of published research outputs.

The research activity of the School is considered central to its success as a progressive, informed, and collaborative academic community. The School has 4 clusters of research interest and activity, these being Digital Design and Communities; Housing and Place Making, Pedagogy, and Projects, Process, and Performance; the latter of which engages with both the construction and energy sectors. Along with those from academic backgrounds, we welcome applicants with significant industry experience. The School can provide appropriate mentorship and support to enable those with industry backgrounds to contribute to its research endeavour.

Research is applied, and the disciplinary breadth of the school embraces a diversity of outputs including those arising from practice-based methodologies. The School already demonstrates explicit teaching- research linkages in specific areas, most notably in relation to the energy performance of buildings, urban resilience, and digital visualisation, but it aims to build on this further to Undergraduate as well as Postgraduate levels. Key to the ambitions of the University is the increased production of internationally recognised research outputs, building the PhD student community, and the growth of funded research, including through collaborative partnership. The School performs a central role in important external networks and it is expected that new appointments will further extend these.

Salary on appointment will be dependent upon experience. Candidates with limited/no lecturing experience will be placed on the first point of the scale, although consideration will be given to a market supplement (reviewed bi-annually) for those with specific industry experience.

This post is subject to a Disclosure Scotland check. For more information visit: www.mygov.scot/standard-disclosure

   
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