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Lecturer in the Built Environment

Closing date: 16th March 2020
Job ref: UOS025392

Open ended contract

As Lecturer in the Built Environment, you will join the highly successful Resources, Infrastructure Systems and Built Environments (RISE) research group. Working collaboratively with others both in the Department and across the University, you will contribute to the teaching at the Royal Academy of Engineering Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Building Design at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. You will also conduct a programme of research, developing your personal research profile and strategic research interests in line with the University’s Sustainability Strategy and contributing to the Department's international reputation.

You will conduct research to the highest standards, securing research funding (both external and internal), publishing results in internationally recognised high-impact journals, supervising postgraduate research students and managing Research Associates as necessary. You will be expected to project-manage your research portfolio as required, taking ultimate responsibility for all aspects of managing your research projects to completion (for example HR, Finance, etc.).

You will also play a key role in supporting the delivery of a high-quality, cohesive programme of teaching activities, including the supervision of undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate taught (PGT) project students. You will be encouraged to collaborate colleagues in the Department of Civil and Structural Engineering and more broadly within the Faculty of Engineering and University.

As a teacher you will play a key role in maintaining our reputation for high-quality teaching by designing, delivering and assessing topics in Resources, Infrastructure Systems and Built Environments, as well as the wider Civil and Structural Engineering subject area, for UG and PGT level programmes.

We would particularly encourage applications women and those from a BAME background both of which are currently under-represented in the Department’s academic staff.

The Department has held an Athena Swan Bronze Award since 2013 and we are keen to continue to grow the diversity of our academic staff.

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Lecturer in Concrete Technology and Automated/Precision Casting

Closing date: 16th March 2020
Job ref: UOS025393

Open ended contract

As Lecturer in Concrete technology and automated/precision casting, you will join the highly successful Concrete research group. Working collaboratively with others both in the Department, the Centre for Cement and Concrete and across the University, you will contribute to the teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. You will also conduct a programme of research, developing your personal research profile and strategic research interests in line with the University’s Sustainability Strategy and contributing to the Department's international reputation.

The Department has held an Athena Swan Bronze Award since 2013 and we are keen to continue to grow the diversity of our academic staff. Therefore we would particularly encourage applications women and those from a BAME background both of which are currently under-represented in the Department’s academic staff.

You will develop your own research area, carrying out innovative research in concrete technology and automated/precision casting working both individually and in collaboration with other academic colleagues within the group as well as developing wider networks across academia and industry.

You will conduct research to the highest standards, securing research funding (both external and internal), publishing results in internationally recognised high-impact journals, supervising postgraduate research students and managing Research Associates as necessary. You will be expected to project-manage your research portfolio as required, taking ultimate responsibility for all aspects of managing your research projects to completion (for example HR, Finance, etc.).

You will also play a key role in supporting the delivery of a high-quality, cohesive programme of teaching activities, including the supervision of undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate taught (PGT) project students. You will be encouraged to collaborate colleagues in the Department of Civil and Structural Engineering and more broadly within the Faculty of Engineering and University.

As a teacher you will play a key role in maintaining our reputation for high-quality teaching by designing, delivering and assessing topics in electrical machines and drives, as well as the wider Civil and Structural Engineering subject area, for UG and PGT level programmes.

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University Teacher in Construction Management,

Closing date: 2nd March 2020
Job ref: UOS025450

Open ended contract

As a part time University Teacher in Construction Management, you will deliver modules on our MSc programme in Civil Engineering and Management.

The teaching will be delivered through a mixture of directed reading, lectures and classroom discussions. The classroom discussions will be structured to develop key management skills relating to communication and teamwork. The modules will be assessed through a combination of class presentations, reflective portfolios and peer reviews. You will also be expected to undertake other duties as required by the Head of Department, including the supervision of dissertation students.


Further information about the MSc in Civil Engineering and Management can be found at: www.sheffield.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/courses/2020/civil-engineering-and-management-msc.

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Introduction from Professor Joby Boxall

Our department was founded in 1917 and we have a strong research history in fundamental areas such as structures and water. We continue to strive to be the best civil engineering department in the UK by developing and delivering our plans for excellent research and teaching.

We're in the top four in the UK for research excellence according to the last Research Excellence Framework (2014), 44th in the world (5th in the UK) according to the latest QS World University ranking by subject (2019), and we’re justifiably proud of our teaching and research, which goes beyond the traditional areas of the profession. We’re well known for our work in structural fire engineering, earthquake engineering, blast engineering, flood prediction and prevention, and leakage management.

But civil and structural engineering is no longer just about the built environment above and below ground. We have a responsibility and passion to address emerging global engineering challenges, and our growing expertise in resilient infrastructure, sustainability and carbon-neutral construction, energy generation & storage, digital technologies, characterisation of new materials, and managing risk and hazards, means we’re dedicated to making the world a better place and to producing engineers who will build a better future.

Professor Joby Boxall

Professor Joby Boxall
Head of the Department of Civil & Structural Engineering


Research 

Research in the department is split into eight individual groups, namely Computational Mechanics & Design, Geotechnical Engineering, Water Engineering. Steel Structures, Concrete and Earthquake Engineering, Resources, Infrastructure Systems and Build Environments, Earthquake Engineering, and Blast & Impact Engineering.

We recently undertook a review to map our research on to big picture challenges; an overview of the state of the construction industry, a review of the wider infrastructure sector as a context for research, and global research opportunities. The review highlighted that we’re working in areas that align well with the government’s National Infrastructure Plan and the International Sustainable Development Goals. Our mapped research themes are Hazards & Resilience, Infrastructure, Energy, Digital, and Materials.

A great example of this is our recently opened Integrated Civil & Infrastructure Research Centre (ICAIR). This £8 million laboratory investment will facilitate and conduct internationally leading research and development in civil and infrastructure engineering and act as a catalyst for the introduction of technologies capable of delivering step changes in the design, fabrication, and operation of constructed infrastructure. Most importantly it will leverage expertise from across the University, local industry and beyond.

By redefining our research goals and outputs, transforming our research culture by supporting and encouraging those who are showing research ambition and potential, and cultivating inter-disciplinary networks, we hope to demonstrate the true impact of our work, and show how our strengths as a department feed into the most important global challenges we face.


Teaching 

The Diamond

We offer three-year BEng and four-year MEng undergraduate degrees in Civil and Civil & Structural Engineering. We also offer uniquely interdisciplinary programmes such as Structural Engineering & Architecture and Architectural Engineering

Our first and second year undergraduate students are taught in the Diamond, a world class facility for engineering education opened in September 2015. The building allows all engineering students the opportunity to get hands-on learning in state-of-the-art labs, develop skills in on industrial scale equipment, and study in over a thousand study spaces.

Our undergraduate teaching starts with the engineering fundamentals, incorporates plenty of laboratory classes and project work, and culminates in students specialising in Masters level optional modules in specific areas. Our award winning Integrated Design Project takes up an entire semester of 3rd year and allows students to take part in a realistic design project, from conception, to design and build. It contextualises their studies and gives them the employability skills that are valued in the workplace. Our courses incorporate a wide-range of careers support, so much so that in the last Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey (2016/17) 100% of our students went into graduate-level jobs or further study.

Our range of postgraduate MSc courses covers Architectural Engineering Design, Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, Water Engineering, Infrastructure, Risk and Resilience, and Management.


Working at the University of Sheffield

We actively work towards creating a socially diverse workplace where everyone can be themselves, and where we all embrace each other’s unique backgrounds and heritage, strengths and skills. Diverse, inclusive teams solve problems better and develop broader and more creative solutions, and so we work hard to help staff tap into this power.

When we recruit we aim to bring together diverse teams with the relative skills, strengths and identities to make a positive impact on the University and the world. Find out more www.sheffield.ac.uk/jobs/uni/diverse

The City of Sheffield

Sheffield is a vibrant, friendly, safe city surrounded by some of the most breathtaking countryside in the UK. It has been called the UK’s greenest city; there are 50 public parks and 170 woodlands within the city boundary. England’s fourth-largest city, Sheffield has the wealth of facilities you’d expect to find in a major city, yet more than a third of the city lies inside the Peak District National Park.

The city of Sheffield contains an abundance of entertainment and cultural activities. With a thriving cultural industries quarter and a range of city-wide events throughout the year, there is something on offer to suit everyone’s taste and interests.

Located in the centre of the UK, Sheffield is at the heart of an excellent transport network. There are 6 international airports within 65 miles and a bustling railway station offers access to every corner of the UK, and beyond.

To find out more about how we work with partners and friends in Sheffield to help shape a culturally and economically vibrant city visit: www.sheffield.ac.uk/about/city


Rewards and Benefits

The Deal logo

If you join the University you will have access to a Total Reward Package that includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development. You will have access to your own personalised portal where you can also access a comprehensive selection of benefits and offers to suit your changing lifestyle needs, for example financial wellbeing, travel options, shopping and cinema discounts.

For more information on reward and benefits visit: www.sheffield.ac.uk/hr/thedeal

How to apply

Applications should be made online via www.sheffield.ac.uk/jobs quoting the job reference number.

Informal Enquiries

If you have any administration queries and details on the application process, contact the lead recruiter: Gillian Callaghan civ-recruiters@sheffield.ac.uk

If you need any support with your online application, visit: www.sheffield.ac.uk/jobs/applying

Our league table rankings

44th in the world and 5th in the UK according to the QS World University rankings by subject (2019).

8th in the UK according to the Times University League Table (2020).

7th in the UK according to the Complete University Guide (2020).

Flagship institutes

The University’s four flagship institutes bring together our key strengths to tackle global issues, turning interdisciplinary and translational research into real-world solutions.