Are you passionate about developing a smart, sustainable and resilient built environment? Can you inspire others to address society’s future needs? Then the School of Engineering and Department of Civil, Maritime and Environmental Engineering is the place to make a real difference. A world-renowned centre for education, research and enterprise, we have brand new, world-class facilities and a vibrant 50-strong departmental academic community and excellent collaborative opportunities across the School. Civil Engineering at Southampton was ranked #1 and #2 in the UK this year by the Guardian and the Times Good University Guides respectively. Meanwhile, the wider Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences was ranked top in research power in the UK for General Engineering in the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF) in 2014.
This is an opportunity for two academics with an interest in civil engineering structures to contribute to the evolution of our successful teaching and research. Focused on smart infrastructure, sustainability or resilience, your research group will be housed in the new National Infrastructure Laboratory, which has major facilities for advanced structural testing – from small to large scale. Meanwhile, your teaching will shape the direction of our civil engineering programme, by inspiring our students to meet society’s future needs in a sustainable manner.
Join us and we’ll encourage you to shape a role that’s tailored to your interests and makes the most of your unique perspective. We believe equality and diversity are fundamental to creativity and innovation, in turn enabling us to develop and grow towards our strategic ambitions.
To succeed in one of these challenging roles, you will need a relevant PhD (or equivalent professional qualifications and experience) and a track-record of published research. Applicants with interests in experimental testing and heavy civil engineering infrastructure are particularly encouraged to apply.
You should be able to offer evidence of work in one or more of the following topics:
- Novel structural technologies, such as health monitoring, or offsite and additive manufacturing
- Digitalisation in civil engineering (eg smart sensing, BIM, AI or digital twins)
- Sustainable infrastructure and advanced structural materials
- Resilience-based or performance-based assessment of existing infrastructure
Your past involvement in the development and delivery of teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level will be matched by a recognised Higher Education teaching qualification. You’ll have a proven ability to develop innovative research proposals and attract research funding. Highly organised, with strong communication skills, you’ll be ready to manage and motivate others. These are full time permanent posts.
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In return we offer a range of benefits to fit around your lifestyle. As a university with an Athena SWAN silver award we are recognised for our commitment to improving equality for all in science and engineering, so we’ll help you find a good work/life balance. As well as access to onsite childcare facilities, our comprehensive benefits package also includes a contributory pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, subsidised health and fitness facilities, a cycle-to-work scheme and a range of discounts.
Equality, diversity and Inclusion is central to the ethos in the School of Engineering. We particularly encourage women, Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME), LGBT and disabled applicants to apply for this position. In recognition of our continued commitment to improving equality for women in science we were awarded an Athena SWAN bronze in 2013 and 2016. We give full consideration to applicants that wish to work flexibly including part-time and due consideration will be given to applicants who have taken a career break. The University has a generous maternity policy*, and onsite childcare facilities.
The University of Southampton is in the top 1% of world universities and in the top 10 of the UK’s research-intensive universities. The University of Southampton is committed to sustainability and being a globally responsible university and has recently been awarded the Platinum EcoAward. Our vision is to embed the principles of sustainability into all aspects of our individual and collective work, integrating sustainable development into our business planning, policy-making, and professional activities. This commits all of our staff and students to take responsibility for managing their activities to minimise harm to the environment, whether this is through switching off non-essential electrical equipment or using the recycling facilities.
*subject to qualifying criteria
We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.