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Lecturer/ Assistant Professor in Civil Engineering (Geotechnical Engineering), University College Dublin, Ireland

College | Management Unit: UCD College of Engineering and Architecture
School | Unit: School of Civil Engineering
Post Title & Subject Area (if relevant) Lecturer/ Assistant Professor in Civil Engineering (Geotechnical Engineering)
Post Duration: 1 year
Grade: Assistant Professor
Reports to Head of School

University College Dublin invites applicants for the post of Lecturer/Assistant Professor in the Geotechnical Engineering area in the School of Civil Engineering.
The School of Civil Engineering is a leader in both research and education in civil engineering in Ireland.
This position is a one-year contract to lecture in the area of geotechnical engineering and to conduct research in this area.
The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate abilities in the following areas:

Teaching and Learning – The successful candidate will be expected to deliver and lead a number of modules across the School’s programmes. These modules will be to both undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Research -The School actively encourages all academic staff to engage in research and places a strong emphasis on publication in leading civil engineering journals. The successful candidate will demonstrate a track record in research and publication.

Administration – The successful candidate will be expected to engage in such administrative and managerial duties as are appropriate to the role.

Appointment will be made on scale and in accordance with the Department of Finance guidelines.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Actively contribute to the graduate and undergraduate teaching programmes as directed by the Head of School.  Inter alia, this will involve module design and delivery, examination and assessment, quality assurance and enhancement, and associated administration     
  • Provide students with feedback in relation to examination performance, and evaluate performance in the professional and practical elements of the course 
  • Undertake and publish high quality research and scholarship in civil engineering.
  •  Keep abreast of research and scholarship 
  •  Make a significant contribution to the general administration of the Subject Area and the School
  • Contribute to the academic life of the Faculty and the University 
  • Contribute to the wider civil engineering community 
  • Undertake such other appropriate duties as directed by the Head of School in line with the contract of employment. 

Selection Criteria

Selection criteria outline the qualifications, skills, knowledge and/or experience that the successful candidate would need to demonstrate for successful discharge of the responsibilities of the post. Applications will be assessed on the basis of how well candidates satisfy these criteria.

Mandatory:

  • A PhD in civil engineering or related field, with expertise in geotechnical engineering.
  • A commitment to teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels     
  • A strong commitment to research and publication of research in civil engineering. 
  • An ability to design, manage and deliver modules across a range of areas.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

Desirable:

  • An interest in one of the School’s core research areas (Critical Infrastructure or Water Resources)
  • Experience in highway engineering
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Experience of research at the postdoctoral level
  • Experience of teaching

Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified.

Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time of 17:00 GMT on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system. UCD are unable to accept late applications

UCD do not require assistance from Recruitment Agencies. Any CV's submitted by Recruitment Agencies will be returned.

Applicants can apply via http://www.ucd.ie/hr/jobvacancies/

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