Senior Lecturer (Education and Research) in Water Systems Engineering

University of Exeter

Exeter, UK 🇬🇧

Job details

Job reference: P83862
Date posted: 20/07/2022
Application closing date: 15/10/2022
Location: Exeter
Salary: The starting salary will be from £46,042 up to £60,022 on Grade G, depending on qualifications and experience.
Package: Generous holiday allowances, flexible working, pension scheme and relocation package (if applicable).
Contractual hours: 36.5
Basis: Full-time
Job category/type: Academic
Attachments: JD P83862.pdf

Faculty of Environment, Science and Economy

This new full time post is available immediately on a permanent term basis.

Summary of the role

The University of Exeter is seeking to make an appointment in Water Systems Engineering within the Department of Engineering. The University welcomes applications which build on Exeter’s internationally-recognised research strengths in this area and face our research and teaching needs within the department.

The position of Senior Lecturer in Water Systems Engineering will be based in the Centre for Water Systems (CWS) directed by Professor Slobodan Djordjević and Professor David Butler FREng ( CWS is part of the Engineering Department, led by Professor Ion Sucala ( Engineering currently has over 90 academic staff across our Exeter (Streatham) and Cornwall (Penryn) campuses. Academics in Streatham have particular expertise in simulation, optimisation and machine learning, water systems engineering, computational analysis, nano-engineering, vibration engineering, materials and manufacturing and biomedical engineering. Our work in Penryn is mainly focused on renewable energy engineering.

Applicants for this post will have:

  • A PhD or equivalent in Civil, Water or Environmental Engineering or other relevant subject and have an independent, internationally-recognised research programme in a relevant active field of research;
  • A significant potential for research leadership;
  • A strong track record in refereed publications and success in significant grant capture;
  • Enthusiasm and ability to teach modules in Water Systems Engineering and beyond;
  • Relationships with external organisations and funders, and knowledge and experience of key sectors or business challenges.

Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role.

The University of Exeter

We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022 and QS World University Ranking 2022).  

Our research income in recent years means we’re the fastest growing UK Research University with some of the world’s most influential scientists, and we seek to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today through this. More than 99% of our research is of international quality and our world-leading research impact is growing faster than any other Russell Group university (2021 Research Excellence Framework). We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students. Read about our world leading research – Green Futures and how we are transforming education for a changing world. We are located in a beautiful part of the country and Exeter (a fast growing tech hub) is one of only a few UK cities to have been designated as a UNESCO Creative City.

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment

With over 27,000 students and 6,400 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment where our diversity is celebrated and valued as a major strength. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture where all members of our community are supported to thrive; where diverse voices are heard through our engagement with evidence-based charter frameworks for gender (Athena SWAN), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability Confident employer. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within our working community. Reasonable adjustments are available for interviews and workplaces.


We offer some fantastic benefits including:

  • 41 days leave per year
  • options for flexible working
  • numerous discounts at leading retailers
  • onsite gyms on all of our campus’ and a cycle to work scheme
  • sector leading policies around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), paternity leave (up to six weeks full pay) and a new Fertility Treatment Policy
  • stunning campus environments in Exeter and Cornwall, in the beautiful South West of England

Further information

Please contact Professor Slobodan Djordjević ([email protected]) or Professor Ion Sucala, Head of Engineering ([email protected]).

Please note that as of 1st September 2022 our colleges and schools will be moving into a new structure which will consist of the following three Faculties – Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Faculty of Environment, Science and Economy, and Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences.