Deadline: 25.04.2024

Lecturer in Structural Engineering/

University of Bath
United Kingdom

The Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering is looking for a Lecturer in Structural Engineering to conduct world leading research and help facilitate the education of our students.

The Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering is internationally renowned and is consistently ranked near the top of UK league tables, enabling us to attract high quality staff and students. We have achieved excellent results in the National Student Survey over a number of years and the University currently has a triple Gold award in the Teaching Excellence Framework and more than 90% of Bath research submitted was ranked as ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ in the Research Excellence Framework.

We are specifically looking for someone to conduct research and teach in one or more of the following fields:

  • Structural form finding
  • Digital tools for structural optimisation (not only for structural component or joint optimisation)
  • Structural fire engineering

We are not looking for someone with experience mainly in the fields of structural materials or Finite Element modelling, but Finite Element modelling may be a tool used in your research.

The teaching and learning environment within the Department includes a range of teaching methods with online or in-person delivery, including lecturing, tutorials with large and small groups, placement visits, studio teaching and preparation of online learning resources. The activities will range from lectures with around 250 students to 1:1 studio teaching.  This teaching role covers all aspects of the design, delivery and development of education on the University of Bath’s taught programmes. You will not necessarily be expected to undertake the full range at any one time but may be required to do any of them, according to the changing needs in the Department.

Your research will be affiliated to one of our multidisciplinary Faculty research centres and you will work with colleagues across the Faculty of Engineering & Design and the University to develop research funding proposals, conduct your research, supervise and mentor others in their research, produce high quality research publications and engage with industry and the public in the promotion of your research findings.

Underpinning these activities are an ongoing commitment to continuing professional development and scholarship, where scholarship involves engaging with a deep and broad study of Structural Engineering, familiarity with the current boundaries of knowledge and how they are advanced, and active participation in the development of education.

For an informal discussion, please contact Prof. Heath, Head of Department, [email protected] or Prof. Zang, Deputy Head of Department, [email protected].

About you:

We would like you to have an emerging research profile with some initial funding and a growing publication profile (lecturer level). You should be able to collaborate effectively with other professions involved in the design of buildings and infrastructure. A PhD in a relevant discipline is essential for this position.

Should you not already hold a formal teaching qualification, you will be supported by the University through our Higher Education Academy accredited teaching development programme.

There is a strong culture of providing newly appointed lecturers the necessary support and freedom to develop their academic careers. We would like the postholder to have the ambition to take on leadership roles within and/or outside the Department at an appropriate stage in their career.  These roles can lead to promotion and the University has a well-established career progression route for academic staff on teaching only, research only or teaching & research contracts.

Should you have personal or work commitments that prevent you from taking a full-time role, this position could be taken on as a job share, provided we can cover all requirements of the role.  We expect any members of staff to spend 40% of their time employed by the University. If you would like to apply as a job share, you do not need anyone to apply with but please indicate what time commitment you are able to provide.

You will be a kind and culturally aware leader who fosters an environment where every individual is valued and respected, regardless of their background or identity. You will understand that change is inevitable and necessary, actively encouraging your team to adapt and evolve. By promoting a culture of openness and inclusivity, you will create a dynamic and empowered team that can thrive in today’s changing world.

What we can offer you:

  • a very generous employer contributory pension scheme
  • generous annual leave allowance with an additional 5 discretionary days so that you can enjoy a positive work life balance
  • we are a family-friendly University and with an increasingly agile workforce, are open to flexible working arrangements
  • an excellent reward package that recognises the talents of our diverse workforce
  • a wide range of personal and professional development opportunities
  • a number of support options available for new and existing staff to help with the cost of some immigration expenses which you may be eligible for: Relocation allowance, Visa Reimbursement, Interest-Free Loan.


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