Lecturer in Water Engineering

The University of Sheffield

Sheffield, , GB


This is an exciting opportunity for a highly able, enthusiastic, versatile and well-motivated individual to join the Department of Civil and Structural Engineering at the University of Sheffield. Whilst we welcome applications from candidates in all areas of fundamental or applied hydraulics/water engineering, we are particularly seeking applicants whose skills complement our existing strengths in urban drainage, potable water, groundwater and environmental fluid mechanics.

Applications are invited from individuals with a strong academic record (including a relevant PhD or equivalent) with, ideally, interdisciplinary expertise across fundamental and applied research. The postholder will be expected to teach undergraduate and postgraduate courses, as part of the Civil and Structural Engineering curricula, and must demonstrate strong research potential that will lead to external funding, scholarly publications and collaborations with others, both in the Department and across the University.

Applicants must have completed a PhD (or have equivalent experience) in water engineering or a related field. The potential to teach using a range of appropriate instruction methods, along with the ability to communicate complex theories and problems effectively to undergraduate and postgraduate students, are essential. Research interests that complement the Departments existing strengths in water engineering, evidence of high-quality research and innovation in water engineering, and a publication record showing evidence of creativity and research versatility are also essential. A successful record of obtaining external research income and experience of involvement in the management of grants or contracts is desirable, as well as the ability to mentor and develop junior colleagues in both their research agendas and teaching portfolios.

The main duties and responsibilities of this post include:

  • Design, deliver, assess and evaluate high quality research-led teaching programmes, which will include identifying learning objectives and selecting appropriate curricula, selecting teaching methods, resources and reading, and determining, designing and producing study material.
  • Engage in administrative duties involved in teaching, which include supervising and examining final year dissertation projects, and the development of learning and teaching in general.
  • Undertake personal tutor/pastoral responsibilities for undergraduate and postgraduate students.
  • Planning, resourcing and directing an original and high quality research programme in water engineering;
  • Developing and conducting a personal research programme and preparing research proposals for funding bodies;
  • Writing reports for research sponsors and contributing to the organisation of international workshops hosted by the Department;
  • Contribute to the life of the Department, the Faculty and the wider University community through administrative responsibilities and committee membership as and when appropriate.

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