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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Geotechnics

Imperial College London - Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Location: London
Salary: £60,762 to £68,987 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 13th September 2021
Closes: 15th October 2021
Job Ref: ENG01866

Job summary

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering has an exciting new academic vacancy and is looking for highly able, enthusiastic and well-motivated applicants wishing to develop a career in one of Europe’s leading teaching and research institutions.  The appointment is at Lecturer / Senior Lecturer level, depending on experience and track record.

The Department has an outstanding international reputation, consistently achieving the highest rating from all previous UK research assessment exercises.  The successful candidate will become a member of the Geotechnics Section and will undertake internationally leading research; build a research group consistent with a developing international reputation; and undertake teaching (both under-graduate and post-graduate) of the highest standard.  

The appointee will be encouraged to take full advantage of the extensive laboratory facilities that are housed within the Civil Engineering Department on Imperial’s South Kensington campus.

This is a full-time, open ended post.

Duties and responsibilities

You will plan, resource and direct an original and impacting research programme in one or more aspects of sustainable and resilient design of civil engineering infrastructure associated with zero carbon economy. Areas of particular interest include:

  • Engineering geology
  • Geotechnical and geological soil / rock characterisation
  • Development of quantitative ground models for predictive analyses
  • Laboratory and field investigation / monitoring techniques

You will have the capability to conduct research projects on your own (supervising research students/assistants) and to develop collaborative projects, in particular with other members of the Department and College, to address broader engineering and social challenges.

You will also contribute to a broad range of both undergraduate (MEng) and post-graduate (MSc) teaching.  

Essential requirements

You will need to demonstrate that you meet the criteria listed below:

  • PhD (or equivalent) in Geotechnical Engineering / Engineering Geology or a related field.
  • A developing national reputation and expertise in the field of geotechnical engineering / engineering geology is essential at Lecturer level and an excellent record of research, evidenced by a portfolio of research publications, confirming national/ international standing (commensurate with career stage) is essential at Senior Lecturer level.
  • A portfolio of research publications, confirming national standing (commensurate with career stage).
  • Experience of preparing grant applications for submission is desirable at Lecturer level and a significant track record in attracting research funding is essential at Senior Lecturer level.
  • Experience of training Undergraduate and Postgraduate students and supervision of higher degrees (MSc, PhD) is desirable at Lecturer level and essential at Senior Lecturer level.
  • The ability to communicate well, conveying ideas and concepts clearly and effectively plus the ability to be collaborative and able to build and sustain effective working relationships, both internally and externally.

Further information

For informal enquiries about the post please contact Professor Lidija Zdravkovic at

Our preferred method of application is online via our website. Please click ‘apply’ below or go to and search using reference number ENG01866.

Further information about the post is available in the job description.

Any queries regarding the application process should be directed to Lucy Chivers at

For technical issues when applying online please email

Closing Date: 15th October 2021

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