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Lecturers in Construction and Surveying

Edinburgh Napier University - The School of Engineering and the Built Environment (SEBE)

Location: Edinburgh
Salary: £40,927 to £50,296 per annum (Grade 6) - Excellent benefits package
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 7th September 2021
Closes: 3rd October 2021
Job Ref: 0000012846

Join Edinburgh Napier University and contribute to the success of Construction and Surveying

The School of Engineering and the Built Environment (SEBE) is delighted to offer new 3 Lectureships in Building Surveying, Quantity Surveying and Real Estate Surveying.

The School has experienced a growth of under and post-graduate programmes in Surveying over the past decade. In addition to the suite of undergraduate programmes in Architectural Technology, Construction Project Management, Building Surveying, Quantity Surveying and Real Estate Surveying, the School now also offers equivalent post-graduate programmes available on-Campus and Online.

The School has an active research programme in areas of engineering, transportation policy, sustainable energy and construction with funding from research councils, government and industry. Our brand new Trimble Technology Lab provides state-of-the-art tools and technologies for research in architecture, engineering and construction. The School is closely involved with the Construction Scotland Innovation Centre, hosts the Built Environment Exchange (beX) and is partner in the Housing, Construction and Infrastructure Skills Gateway funded by the Edinburgh & South East Scotland City Region Deal.

Construction and Surveying is now one of the principal and distinctive features of the School and as a result the University is keen to appoint 3 new Lecturers in Surveying able to capitalise on this, be it by contributing to the growing teaching and learning portfolio, or by further enhancing the research effort.

The roles

As Lecturers in Surveying, you shall be expected to deliver high-quality teaching and learning and contribute to the School’s growing reputation. You shall also be expected to conduct high-quality research able to meet the growing scientific and technological expectations of the sector.

In terms of teaching and learning, the 3 posts shall contribute to the development of the School’s Masters in Construction Project Management, Real Estate Investment and Management and Environmental Sustainability, as well as the under-graduate Building Surveying, Quantity Surveying and Real Estate Surveying programmes. In terms of research, the successful candidate shall be invited to conduct research in the field of smart energy and sustainable construction.

Specific roles:

Building Surveying: survey and measurement, design and building standards and building management. 

Quantity Surveying: construction cost studies, commercial management and professional practice. 

Real Estate Surveying: property value studies, property valuation, consultancy and environmental sustainability.

Who we are looking for:


  • Doctorate qualification in relevant discipline
  • Proof of a strong academic standing in teaching and learning
  • Evidence of high-quality (2 and 3*) research outputs
  • Experience sufficient to underpin the on-going development of teaching and learning within the School and support an expansion of the research portfolio
  • Demonstrate a level of achievement appropriate to the post applied for


  • RICS, or CIOB membership
  • HEA membership or a strong willingness to achieve membership within 18 months of appointment

For a detailed list of the requirements, you can read the full role profile for the Building Surveying, Quantity Surveying and Real Estate Surveying posts here

Benefits we offer

In return, we offer a great working environment where we support ambition, recognise achievement and offer an attractive benefits package. This includes a minimum of 46 days annual leave (includes bank holidays), a generous pension scheme, professional development opportunities, discounted access to onsite sports facilities and a wide range of other staff discounts. 

Salary: £40,927 - £50,296 (Grade 6)

Additional Information

Application closing date: 3rd Oct 2021 at 11:59pm
Interviews will be held on: Week commencing 11th Oct 2021

The University is committed to inclusion, demonstrated through our work in respect of our diversity awards and accreditations (Advance HE’s Athena SWAN Charter) and hold Disability Confident, Career Positive and Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champion status. More details can be found here.

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