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Lecturer in Geotechnical Engineering

University of Sheffield - Department of Civil and Structural Engineering

Location: Sheffield
Salary: £41,526 to £49,553 per annum. Potential to progress to £55,750 per annum through sustained exceptional contribution.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 30th March 2021
Closes: 4th May 2021
Job Ref: UOS028086

Closing Date: 04 May 2021

The geotechnical engineering discipline is transforming faster than ever as we respond to emerging infrastructure challenges and witness a technological revolution in the civil engineering sector; all the while presiding over an unprecedented climate emergency that threatens the very foundations of our built environment. We are looking to recruit a Lecturer in Geotechnical Engineering to help shape our taught programmes and research activity, and to address and take advantage of the future’s challenges. You will have the vision and drive to help our department contribute to the national and international agenda facing the geotechnical sector today. Your research could be focused on any area within the geotechnical discipline and be related to either numerical or physical investigative methods; but crucially we seek a talented individual who can relate their research vision to impact on key emerging challenges (i.e. infrastructure performance/resilience, adaptation of geotechnical systems for our evolving climate, low carbon development/management, decarbonisation of energy production, integration of digital technologies), to help shape and lead our geotechnical engineering activities, to be at the forefront of the profession and engineer a better future.

You should have a proven track record of publishing high quality journal papers, of delivering impact and the potential to generate research funding. You should also have a real passion to deliver high quality teaching at all levels and openness to new ways of delivery and assessment.  You will be educated to degree level in Civil and Structural Engineering or a related discipline or have equivalent experience together with a PhD in a relevant subject area or have equivalent experience.

The Department’s teaching is underpinned by international leading research, ranked top 4 in the UK for research excellence, and offers excellent laboratories and facilities for students.  All undergraduate and postgraduate courses are accredited.

Over the last five years research activity in the Department has continued to expand, which enables high employability for students through research-led teaching. Civil engineers also have a responsibility to address emerging global engineering challenges.  The Department’s growing expertise in resilient infrastructure, sustainability and carbon-neutral construction, energy generation and storage, digital technologies, characterisation of new materials, and management of risk and hazards, shows a dedication and passion about making the world a better place and producing engineers who will build a better future.

We are one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The University’s Total Reward Package includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development.

We build teams of people from different heritages and lifestyles whose talent and contributions complement each other to greatest effect. We believe diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact through research, teaching and student experience.

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