Lecturer: Water / Environmental Engineering

University of Glasgow
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Position Type: 
Full-Time
Organization Type: 
University/Academia/Research/Think tank
Experience Level: 
Not Specified
Degree Required: 
Doctorate
Apply By: 
29 October 2019
5 days remaining

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The University of Glasgow, established in 1451, is a member of the UK's Russell Group of leading universities. The University is committed to enhancing its position as one of the world's great broad-based research-intensive universities.

Applications for the post are welcome in any research areas in Water or Environmental Engineering that complement the existing strengths within the School. The post-holder will develop, lead and sustain research of international standard in water and wastewater treatment, environmental microbiology, environmental chemistry, mathematical modelling, environmental hydraulics and bioinformatics. We are interested in appointing in an area that complements these strengths. Thus areas such as environmental sensing, water resources engineering, informatics and the interface between physics and biology are of particular interest, contribute to teaching, assessment, project supervision and curriculum design at undergraduate and postgraduate levels; and participate in School management and organisation.

 

The School is wishing to appoint a research leader in Water or Environmental Engineering. Our strengths currently lie in water and wastewater treatment, environmental microbiology, environmental chemistry, mathematical modelling, environmental hydraulics and bioinformatics. We are interested in appointing in an area that complements these strengths. Thus areas such as environmental sensing, water resources engineering, informatics and the interface between physics and biology are of particular interest. The successful candidate will establish collaborations with colleagues in the College in the development of new electronic, photonic, and/or magnetic components, and more widely in new system applications.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

To carry out research and scholarship in Water or Environmental Engineering, deliver an excellent student experience through teaching and assessment, and contribute to management and administration.

 

Perform the following range of activities:

 

1. Develop, lead and sustain personal and group research aligned appropriately to School/College research strategy.

2. Enhance your research profile, reputation and esteem through:

- Establishing and sustaining a track record of independent and joint publications of international quality in high quality refereed journals, generating research impact in terms of economic/societal benefit;

- Presentation at international and national conferences and at internal/external seminars, colloquia and workshops;

- Identification of potential funding sources and the development of proposals to secure funding from internal/external bodies to support future research;

- Developing and maintaining collaborations with colleagues across the School/College/University and external Academic and Industrial Partners;

- Contribution to team/group meetings/seminars/workshops and activities to enhance the wider knowledge, outputs and culture of the School/College.

3. Contribute to the planning, organisation and delivery of high quality teaching, supervision and assessment activities across under/post-graduate programmes within the Subject/School.

4. Contribute to the on-going development and design of under/post-graduate curricula, to ensure a research-led approach to student learning and assessment in the discipline and/or profession.

5. Manage a variety of academic administrative activities, including timely delivery of effective and constructive feedback on assessment, and provision of pastoral support.

6. Contribute to the management and organisational duties of the School, as assigned by the Head of School.

7. Engage in personal, professional and career development.

8. Contribute to the enhancement of the University’s international profile in line with the University’s Strategic Plan - Inspiring People – Changing the World.

http://www.gla.ac.uk/about/strategy/people/

Knowledge, Qualifications, Skills and Experience

Knowledge/Qualifications

Essential:
A1 Relevant PhD or equivalent experience within Water or Environmental Engineering research discipline
A2 Significant breadth/depth of knowledge in Water or Environmental Engineering
A3 A growing international reputation, evidenced by esteem indicators, in a field that matches or enhances existing activities within Water or Environmental Engineering.

Skills

Essential:
C1 Ability, drive and influence to develop an international research profile
C2 Research creativity and strong cross-discipline collaborative ability as appropriate
C3 Excellent communication skills, with ability to communicate complex data/concepts clearly and concisely
C4 Excellent interpersonal skills and a collegiate approach
C5 Appropriate workload/time/project/budget/people management skills
C6 Extensive IT and data analysis/interpretation skills
C7 Good team leadership skills including demonstrable supervisory skills
C8 A strong commitment to high quality, research led, student orientated teaching and proven ability to engage students to inspire learning, and to provide pastoral care to students

Experience

Essential:
E1 Sufficient depth of relevant research experience including postdoctoral experience, appropriate to an early career researcher
E2 Evidence of a track record of presentations and publications
E3 Experience in undertaking independent research and contributing to successful funding applications
E4 Excellent track record of development and delivery of teaching at undergraduate or postgraduate level

Job Features

The James Watt School of Engineering is comprised of 5 Research Divisions including: Aerospace Sciences; Biomedical Engineering; Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering; Infrastructure and Environment; and Systems, Power and Energy. The School has 130 staff engaged in all aspects of research and teaching. The annual research income of the School is £19m, and the School is home to the James Watt Nanofabrication Centre, the National Wind Tunnel Facility, the Electronic Systems Design Centre and the Centre for Medical and Industrial Ultrasonics.
 

Full details of all our research and teaching can be found at:

 

https://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/engineering/

 

For Lecturer:

Design and lecture on equivalent of 30 credits in undergraduate or postgraduate programmes; carry normal project supervision load.

Two 3* or more REF quality papers per annum (portfolio with minimum of four 3* papers in most recent 6 year period), with the potential that one or more could meet the 4* REF criteria

Apply for external research funding on average twice per year

PGR supervision equal to Russell Group median

Consistently hold a portfolio of funding as PI sufficient to support at least one PDRA
 

Athena Swan
It is the University of Glasgow’s mission to foster an inclusive climate, which ensures equality in our working, learning, research and teaching environment. 

 

We strongly endorse the principles of Athena SWAN, including a supportive and flexible working environment, with commitment from all levels of the organisation in promoting gender equality.
 

As an Athena SWAN Bronze Award holder, the James Watt School of Engineering has equality, diversity and inclusion at its heart, and actively supports applications from all sections of society.
 

More details of the School’s Athena SWAN activities can be found here:

https://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/engineering/athenaswan/
 

The School’s Athena SWAN Self-Assessment Team is happy to answer questions from applicants on gender equality in representation, progression and success: https://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/engineering/athenaswan/selfassessmentteam/

Standard Terms & Conditions

Salary will be on the Research & Teaching Grade, level 7, £35,845 – £40,322 per annum.

This is a full time and open ended role.

The successful applicant of this post will be enrolled onto the University’s Early Career Development Programme (ECDP). This will provide for you as an early career academic staff member to be developed and supported over a specified timeframe to facilitate the advancement of your academic career.

Information on the programme can be found on our website at:
http://www.gla.ac.uk/services/humanresources/all/pay/ecdp/policy/

New entrants to the University will be required to serve a probationary period of 6 months.

The successful applicant will be eligible to join the Universities' Superannuation Scheme. Further information regarding the scheme is available from the Superannuation Officer, who is also prepared to advise on questions relating to the transfer of Superannuation benefits.

Relocation assistance will be provided where appropriate.

All research and related activities, including grants, donations, clinical trials, contract research, consultancy and commercialisation are required to be managed through the University’s relevant processes (e.g. contractual and financial), in accordance with the University Court’s policies.

It is the University of Glasgow’s mission to foster an inclusive climate, which ensures equality in our working, learning, research and teaching environment.

We strongly endorse the principles of Athena SWAN, including a supportive and flexible working environment, with commitment from all levels of the organisation in promoting gender equality.

The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401.

Vacancy Reference: 028414; Closing Date: 29 October 2019