University College London

Professor in Civil Engineering Fluids

University College London (UCL) is a world-class research and teaching institution based in London whose staff and former students have been awarded 29 Nobel Prizes. The most recent addition, in 2014, is John O’Keefe (Medicine). UCL is one of the world’s premier universities; ranked seventh in the world’s top 10 universities by the QS World University Rankings (2015).

The Engineering Faculty is uniquely international, reflecting UCL’s global outlook.  Their students and staff join from over 120 nations across Europe, the Americas, Africa, India, China, the Middle and Far East, and Australasia – as do their academic and business partners. They have a campus in Adelaide, the home of UCL Australia, a partnership with the University of South Australia specialising in energy and resources, but they also recognise their home in London, one of the world’s great cities, and believe in contributing to their local communities and young people.

The Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering which celebrated its 190th birthday this year is led by Professor Stuart Robson. CEGE is renowned for its commitment to excellence in research and teaching, for its interdisciplinary breadth and for its innovative approach to educating Civil Engineering students through a combination of project-led learning and technical understanding. The department currently has 670 students and over 50 academic staff.

UCL are now seeking to appoint a Professor in Civil Engineering Fluids. The post holder will be expected to carry out research and produce high quality publications; teach at undergraduate and graduate levels in areas allocated to them by the Head of Department; contribute to the development, planning and implementation of new specialist modules, applying research to the needs of the engineering profession alongside any other duties commensurate with the grade and purpose of the post.

Candidates will be expected to possess a PhD (or equivalent) in this area alongside extensive knowledge and a wide interest in fundamental fluid mechanics. They will also have an outstanding track record of high quality publications in leading international research journals and a proven ability to secure substantial funding from external sources as evidenced by the holding of research grants as principal investigator or significant contribution to successful research proposals. Previous involvement (or equivalent experience) in teaching at undergraduate or postgraduate level as evidenced by responsibility for preparing and delivering lectures, tutorials or laboratory classes are all essential for the position.

To download additional information, and to apply, please visit the website of UCL’s recruitment partners, Society, by clicking here.

Applications should consist of a full academic CV, accompanied by a covering letter addressing the criteria in the Person Specification. UCL would request that candidates clearly set out in their application (a) what they believe they would bring to the department and (b) how they think they would benefit from being a member of the team.

The deadline for receipt of applications is 23:59 (GMT) on Thursday, 7 December 2017.

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