University of Bath

University of Bath

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Structural Engineering (FM11190)

United Kingdom

Closing in 12 days

Job title Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Structural Engineering

Department Architecture & Civil Engineering

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

Grade Grade 8 to Grade 9

SOC Code - Visa Requirements 2311 (Professor/Reader/Senior Lecturer/Lecturer)

This role is sponsorable

Placed on Wednesday 15 November 2023

Closing date Wednesday 13 December 2023

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference FM11190


We are seeking a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer to join the Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering.

About the role:

This role involves conducting world-leading research as well as teaching groups of civil engineers and potentially architects (undergraduate and postgraduate) using a range of teaching methods. Research will be associated with one of more of our cross-disciplinary Faculty of Engineering and Design Research Centres and linked to a subject cluster within the Department. Teaching will include in-person lectures, small group teaching in design studios, online teaching, supervision of student research and support of individual students.

We encourage you to apply if you are specialist in one or more of the following areas:

  • Digital fabrication of structures in buildings and infrastructure;
  • Innovative approaches to structural analysis and structural design;
  • Structural engineering using traditional materials (including conservation of historic structures);
  • Structural form finding and optimisation.
  • You will be a dynamic colleague who can provide guidance and mentorship to students, encouraging their creativity and critical thinking in relation to sustainable structural design practices. Working with other structural engineers, materials scientists, geotechnical engineers, architects, environmental engineers and others within and outside the Department, you will further develop your own research in the field of structural design, promoting net-zero and regenerative design.

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

    This is a full time, permanent position.

    About you:

    We would like you to have an emerging research profile with some initial funding and a growing publication profile (lecturer level) or a more established research profile with a well-developed portfolio of research funding and publications across a range of topics in leading international journals (senior 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 subject area is essential for this position.

    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.

    About us:

    The Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering is an internationally renowned Department and is consistently ranked near the top of UK league tables for both Architecture and Civil Engineering. The Department is committed to supporting excellence in both research and teaching. It offers undergraduate, taught postgraduate and PhD research programmes and students collaborate with each other on some interdisciplinary design projects as part of their undergraduate degrees. Our research activity covers a broad range of areas, and we collaborate within the Department, across the university and with external partners in delivering high quality research in the context of climate change and delivering a sustainable built environment.

    You will be supported in obtaining an accredited higher education teaching qualification if you do not already have one. We also offer mentoring support to all our staff in the Department.

    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.
  • We aim to be an inclusive 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 our teams.

    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.

    Find out from our staff what makes the University of Bath a great place to work. Follow us @UniofBath and @UniofBathJobs on Twitter for more information.

    Further details:
  • Senior Lecturer Job Description
  • Lecturer Job Description

  • Terms and Conditions of Employment

  • 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.

    Job details


    Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Structural Engineering (FM11190)


    University of Bath


    United Kingdom


    November 16, 2023

    Application deadline

    December 13, 2023

    Job type



    Architecture and Design,Engineering

    About the employer

    Situated in Bath, Somerset, United Kingdom, University of Bath is a public university that received its royal charter in 1966. The University of Bath has been consistently ranked amongst the top universities in the UK and is known for its expertise in research and teaching. In 2004, the university launched the SET squared Partnership with the universities of Bristol, Southampton, and Surrey. This is the largest partnership ever, comprises of a combined staff of 6,400 researchers, and has a research budget of £266 million.

    The university is known for its four faculties: management, science, humanities and social science, and engineering and design. The university has been recognized for its excellence in research facilities and according to the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), 87 percent of the university's research has been defined as world-leading. Notably, the university's research into child poverty and support for vulnerable people won a Queen's Anniversary Prize in 2011. The university's research grants and contracts portfolio is worth around £150 million.

    The university constantly finishes at the top of student satisfaction rankings and excelling in Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Psychology. It was also awarded Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework. Because of its high-quality teaching, Bath's graduates are highly sought after by the UK's top employers.

    In 2004, Bath University invested in creating a sports training village, which has emerged as one of the best training centers for athletes in Europe. In 2013, the University became a founder member of GW4, an alliance of universities sharing intellectual and physical resources. Also, in the same year, the university opened a block of 75 flats for students living on campus. In 2012, the university began a three-year campus improvement project to improvise and expand student accommodation, teaching space, and a £10million arts centre. The university has invested over £450 million on its campus over the last decade.

    In 2015, the university inaugurated a specialized area for arts, education, and events. The University of Bath has a well-built infrastructure with all the essential facilities and amenities a student will require. The university gives equal focus on sports and offers one of the best sports facilities in the UK. The university-based athletes won six medals in the 2016 Rio Olympics.

    Almost one-fourth of the students enrolled are from outside the UK, so, the university offers a perfect internationally diverse experience. Airbus, World Bank, Nike, Ford, and Rolls Royce are some of the industry leaders, which collaborate with the university.

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