Regius Chair of Civil Engineering and Mechanics

University of Glasgow – James Watt School of Engineering

College of Science & Engineering

The successful candidate may be considered for the vacant Regius Chair of Civil Engineering and Mechanics. The Regius chair was the 1st chair in Civil Engineering in the UK, founded by Queen Victoria in 1840, and is reserved for outstanding academics of international standing.

The Division of Infrastructure and Environment has strong research groups in computational engineering (Glasgow Computational Engineering Centre), water/environmental engineering, geotechnics and transport systems. We are seeking to appoint a professor to complement or expand our existing activities. We are particularly interested in the areas of computational mechanics (including fluid-structure interaction), smart materials and data-driven modelling for infrastructure and environment. We will, however, consider outstanding applicants from any area of infrastructure related research. The successful candidate will be expected to grow an internationally leading research group that is self-sustaining.

They will also be expected to take a senior leadership role supporting the strategic objectives and priorities of the School/College in line with the University’s ambitions, and make a substantial contribution to enhancing a scholarly, research-led ethos within the School/College. We expect our professors to take responsibilities associated with managing external stakeholder relationships that advance knowledge exchange, public understanding and outreach and strengthen links with professional bodies and industry.

The selected candidate is expected to have a strong track record and commitment to delivering excellent teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level. The School of Engineering offers world class teaching across all Engineering disciplines. Willingness and expertise to build on and complement our existing portfolio of courses, and develop new and innovative courses, will be greatly valued.

The James Watt School of Engineering is comprised of 5 Research Divisions including: Aerospace Sciences; Biomedical Engineering; Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering; Infrastructure and Environment; and Systems, Power and Energy. The School has 130 staff engaged in all aspects of research and teaching. The annual research income of the School is £19m, and the School is home to the James Watt Nanofabrication Centre, the National Wind Tunnel Facility, the Electronic Systems Design Centre and the Centre for Medical and Industrial Ultrasonics.

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