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Professor of Structural Engineering Design

Architecture & Civil Engineering

Salary:  Competitive Package
Placed On:  Tuesday 23 January 2018
Closing Date:  Sunday 25 February 2018
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  CT5562

The Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering at the University of Bath is internationally recognised as a leading centre for research and teaching in the built environment. The Department came joint top in the Architecture, Built Environment and Planning unit of assessment in the 2014 REF and we are consistently at the top of the league tables (First for Architecture and Third for Civil Engineering, 2017 Complete University Guide). The University received a Gold award in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

Due to continued growth and investment the Department wishes to appoint an outstanding and inspirational Professor of Structural Engineering Design. The successful candidate will have a strong international reputation in one of the following fields of structural engineering:

·         Innovative structural design

·         Creative and sustainable construction

·         Digital structural design and manufacturing

·         Data driven structural design

·         Serviceability and human centred structural design

We are a joint Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering in which collaborative, integrated studio based design is central to our teaching ethos. Apassion for creative engineering design and integrated/collaborative working is an essential requirement.Some experience of practical engineering designwould also be beneficial. Professional status through the IStructE, ICE or equivalent is essential.

You will be expected to contribute to teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. You should therefore be able to demonstrate a commitment to maintaining the Faculty’s high standards in teaching and learning with the ability to educate and inspire some of the brightest students in the country. 

You will have a proven track record in innovative, high impact research which has demonstrably influenced civil engineering practice. You are expected to have a strong history of publishing high-quality journal articles, attracting significant research funding and supervising PhD students through to completion. Experience and capability of running large internationally collaborative projects would be beneficial. You will be expected to attract external funding to carry out internationally recognised research within one of our research centres, collaborating with industry and other researchers both within and without the University, enabling the research team’s ambitions to be realised.

It is expected that the successful candidate will undertake senior management and leadership duties as required. A track record of academic leadership roles would therefore be beneficial.

Application requirement:

All applicants must include both a full Curriculum Vitae and a two-page outline of their plans and intentions for research activity and grant capture over the coming five years. This document will be treated in the strictest confidence and with full respect for ownership. This is a mandatory component of the selection process, without which we will be unable to progress your application.

Informal enquiries about the post may be made to Professor Stephen Emmitt (+44 (0)1225 384722,, Head of the Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering; or Dr Antony Darby (+44 (0)1225 38 383182, email, Head of Civil Engineering.

Both the Department and the University are committed to providing a supportive and inclusive working environment and the Department recently received an Athena SWAN bronze award. We particularly welcome applications from women, who are currently under-represented in academic posts.

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The University of Bath is an equal opportunities employer and has an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations. To achieve our global aspirations, we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.