Research Associate: In situ imaging of shale fracture and geomechanics

There is a Post Doctoral post available performing ‘/In situ/ imaging of shale fracture and geomechanics’, based at the Harwell Campus in the Research Complex at Harwell, adjacent to Diamond Light Source, the UK’s synchrotron. The information on the position can be found on the following website:

The deadline for applications is 13.July 2017.

Faculty position in the area of Rock Mechanics at PUC, Chile

The School of Engineering at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile invites applications for a full-time faculty position in the area of Rock Mechanics. The appointment will be jointly affiliated with the Department of Structural & Geotechnical Engineering (DIEG) and the Department of Mining Engineering (DIM).

For more information, see the corresponding website.

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Geotechnical Engineering/Geomechanics at the University of Sydney

Applications are invited for appointment to a continuing position at either lectureship or senior lectureship level (levels B or C) in the School of Civil Engineering, within the Faculty of Engineering & Information Technologies at the University of Sydney.

The deadline for application is 30th August 2017 11:30 pm Sydney time. Continue reading

PhD position in Risk Assessment and Hazard Integration at TU Delft

The TU Delft is looking for a PhD student looking at complex risks and the integration into hazard assessment. The focus is on extreme events, e.g. flooding and tsunamis, leading to geotechnical failure within the context of nuclear power stations. The hazard integration aspect will cover both technical and social (e.g. organisational and human aspects). The PhD project is part of a EU research programme involving 18 partners. Students with a strong mathematical or engineering background are encouraged to apply.

Please see the attachment for more details.

University of Nottingham – Assistant and Associate Professor positions in Geotechnical Engineering

We are currently looking to recruit an Assistant and Associate Professor at the University of Nottingham in the area of geotechnical engineering. The positions are full time Research and Teaching – the research being conducted under the umbrella of the Nottingham Centre for Geomechanics which is well equipped to facilitate a wide range of research interests ( and the teaching within the Department of Civil Engineering. Continue reading

Junior chairs in Energy & Environment (including Geotechnics & Soil Mechanics)

The Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour (France) opens two tenure-track junior chair positions in the framework of a substantial multi-year growth plan ( The two junior chairs are in the broad area of Energy and Environment, which includes Geotechnics and Soil Mechanics. The start-up package to support each junior chair consists in the allocation of two PhD scholarships and reduced teaching duties (1/3 of the regular charge).

Further details about the posts including eligibility criteria and application procedure are given in the attachment.