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Lecturer in Geotechnical Engineering

University of Surrey - Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Location: Guildford
Salary: £45,585 to £54,395 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 5th December 2023
Closes: 2nd January 2024
Job Ref: 061023

The University of Surrey is a global community of ideas and people, dedicated to life-changing education and research. We have a bold vision of what we want to achieve - shaping ourselves into one of the best universities in the world, which we are achieving through the talents and endeavour of every employee.  

Our culture empowers people to achieve this aim and to collectively to make a real difference.  

About us

Together with the Centre for Environment and Sustainability the Department forms the School of Sustainability Civil and Environmental Engineering. The School formed part of a very successful REF 2021 return in Engineering, with 93% world leading or internationally excellent outputs.

We offer highly praised undergraduate (BEng/ MEng) programmes in Civil Engineering that stand out through their strong industry links and employability prospects, together with a suite of popular and innovative MSc degrees in both full-time, part-time and distance learning modes.

Research in the Department is organised into thematic groups comprising Air Quality, Geomechanics, Infrastructure Systems Engineering, and Water and Environmental Engineering. Our research in geotechnics includes liquefaction and dynamic soil-structure interaction of on/offshore structures, soil particle testing and characterisation, including inter-particle friction and contact modelling of irregular grains. Our offshore wind research has resulted in a successful spin-off company RENEW-RISK.

Aspects of the role  

You will be contributing to teaching of Geotechnics at undergraduate level (including design orientated modules) and at MSc level in your specialist area, as well as the wider Civil and Environmental Engineering taught programmes.

Joining the Geomechanics Research group you will be undertaking cutting edge research resulting in world leading outputs. SAGE (Surrey Advanced Geotechnical Engineering) lab is part of Geomechanics Research group and houses advanced soil testing apparatus and model testing apparatus. Learn more about the Geomechanics Research Group here .

About you

  • We are looking to appoint a highly qualified and inspirational lecturer in the field of Geotechnical Engineering with a collegiate approach and passion for teaching and research.
  • In civil engineering and a research profile in geotechnics or soil-structure interaction. We would particularly welcome applications from candidates with research interests in the areas of energy geotechnics, foundation engineering, element testing of soil, or model testing.
  • Applicants must have a PhD in a relevant field.
  • A growing record of high-quality publications and involvement in initiating and submitting grant applications.
  • Evidence of high-quality teaching or potential to achieve this.

The School is committed to equality of opportunity and the promotion of diversity for the benefit of all. We particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups, such as people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and people with disabilities.

How to apply

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Subhamoy Bhattacharya, Chair in Geomechanics (s.bhattacharya@surrey.ac.uk) or Professor Abigail Bristow, Head of School (Tel: +44 1483 682995, a.l.bristow@surrey.ac.uk).

Please attach a CV (of no more than 2 pages) and a Cover Letter/Statement (of no more than 2 pages) outlining how you will contribute to teaching and research, and evidencing how you meet the essential/desirable criteria outlined in the person specification with an example for each.  

This is a fixed term role until 31st January 2026

Interviews planned for the 16th January 2024

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