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Job title Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Geotechnical Engineering

Department Architecture & Civil Engineering

Salary Starting from £45,585, rising to £64,914

Grade Grade 8 to Grade 9

Contract Type Full Time, Open Ended

Placed on Tuesday 04 June 2024

Closing date Tuesday 25 June 2024

Interview date Thursday 01 August 2024

Reference FM11758

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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Geotechnical Engineering

We are looking for a Lecturer/Senior in Geotechnical 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

The teaching and learning environment within the Department includes a range of 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 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. 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. 

About you

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

  • Remote sensing in geotechnics
  • Big data and/or AI for geotechnics

For a Lecturer role, you will have experience teaching Geotechnical Engineering to degree level. You will also have an emerging research profile with evidence of internationally important research publications and some evidence of successful research funding. 

For a Senior Lecturer role, you will have extensive experience of teaching Geotechnical Engineering at degree level, a wide portfolio of high quality, internationally leading research publications and evidence that you can attract research funding in your field. You are likely to have taken on leadership roles at a University. 

You will have an ongoing commitment to continuing professional development and scholarship, engaging with a deep and broad study of Geotechnical Engineering, familiarity with the current boundaries of knowledge and how they are advanced, and active participation in the development of education.

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 build a dynamic and empowered team that can thrive in today's changing world.

Further information

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

The first round of the selection process (presentations) will be held on XXXX. Interviews will be held on XXXX.

What we can offer you:

Find out more about our benefits.

We consider ourselves to be a university where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We have an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations and have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds will lead to a better environment for our employees and students, so we encourage applications from all genders, backgrounds, and communities, particularly from under-represented groups, and value the positive impact that will have on the university. We are committed to maintaining a safe and secure environment for our students, staff, and community by reinforcing our Safer Recruitment commitment.

We are very proud to be an autism friendly university and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

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Further details:

We are constantly seeking to reduce the unconscious bias that enters any assessment process, with the goal of creating an inclusive and equal assessment process. To support this, personal details will be removed from application forms at the initial shortlisting stage.