Assistant Professor in Offshore Geotechnics (Durham University, UK)

Ref: ENGI21-51

The Department of Engineering at Durham University is currently undergoing a period of strategic growth and is looking to fill nine new academic posts across a range of specialisations at various academic levels. We welcome applications from outstanding individuals with research and teaching interests in the following areas:

  • Offshore Geotechnics – Assistant Professor grade 7/8

This is an exciting opportunity to join an expanding, unified Engineering Department which is recognised as being one of the very best in the UK, with a reputation for excellence in teaching, research and employability of our students. In the REF2014 exercise, 90% of the Engineering outputs were graded 3* or 4*, and Durham was ranked 4th in the UK for impact in the General Engineering unit of assessment. The Department is committed to an ethos of research-led teaching at all levels of our taught programmes. Durham University was ranked 4th in The Guardian University Guide 2021, 6th in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021 and 7th in The Complete University Guide 2021 for General Engineering. We were ranked 2nd in Engineering behind only Cambridge, in a recent Institute for Fiscal Studies report on the difference in graduate earnings by UK university choice.

The Engineering Department demonstrates significant depth of research excellence across a range of disciplines, with activities that are currently concentrated around three Research Challenge areas (, namely Sustainable Infrastructure, Future Energy Systems and Advanced Materials, Electronics and Communications. We are particularly proud of the collaborative interdisciplinary nature of our research, which also includes strong industrial partnerships.  This recruitment campaign strives to bolster our existing Research Challenges, and potentially establish a new Research Challenge in the area of Bioengineering.  Opportunities exist to make multiple appointments in one or more of the engineering specialisations included in this advert.  We are a scholarly community that is open, representative and diverse: our commitment to this is expressed through work of the Department’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Group, and our Athena Swan Bronze award.

We are particularly keen to hear from candidates who have already achieved Chartered Engineering status. As a minimum, if not already professionally qualified, candidates will be expected to demonstrate the ability and desire to become Chartered.

Salary Grade: Assistant Professor (grade 8) – £41,526 – £49,553 Assistant Professor (grade 7) – £33,797 – £40,322

Working arrangements: Full Time (we will consider requests for flexible working arrangements)

Start Date: Ideally 1 October 2021

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