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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Datacentric Civil Engineering

Requisition ID:  10644

Newcastle, GB

Contract Type:  Open Ended
Working Pattern:  Full Time
Posted Date:  08-Sep-2021


We are a world class research-intensive university. We deliver teaching and learning of the highest quality. We play a leading role in economic, social and cultural development of the North East of England. Attracting and retaining high-calibre people is fundamental to our continued success.



Lecturer Grade F £35,845 -  £40,332 per annum

Lecturer Grade G £41,526 - £49,553 per annum

Senior Lecturer Grade H £51,034 - £59,135 per annum


Closing Date:  28 September 2021

The role


The School of Engineering is seeking to appoint a new Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Datacentric Civil Engineering.  The School of Engineering is widely recognised for the quality of its teaching, research and industry engagement, within a supportive and successful environment.  As a School that strives to provide an outstanding educational experience, rooted in strong engineering disciplines, this position provides a significant opportunity for a highly motivated and productive individual to develop his/her academic career, supporting and inspiring the next generation of Newcastle University engineering graduates.  


Based within the Civil and Geospatial Engineering discipline you will be part of a large and vibrant team of engineers and scientists. We are at the forefront of developing sustainable and digital solutions for the future resilience of cities, infrastructure networks and  the water-energy nexus in a time of global change. We promote excellence by creating a culture and  environment where working together is the norm. We pool our resources and our networks, in the university, the UK and across the world, to drive innovation and creativity for a healthy planet and society. 


To complement this team, we seek an excellent researcher and teacher with a distinct vision for the digital transformation of civil engineering. We welcome applicants from across the field of development and application of digital and data technologies in civil engineering. Our primary criteria are excellence in research and teaching and commitment to our ethos of creativity and collegiality.  You will benefit from access to excellent research groups and facilities in Environmental, Geotechnical and Structural, Geospatial, and Water Engineering, as well as Future Mobility and beyond.


You will have growing international visibility, and contribute to the full spectrum of academic activities, including research, teaching and leadership, in a School that is committed to creating an inclusive environment, where staff and students are valued and respected and have equal opportunities to succeed.


We believe that a rich mix of people with different backgrounds will help us to create a Discipline in which intellectually ambitious academics will want to work and create a collegiate environment. Our diverse staff attracts a broad range of bright, active and engaged students.


We are keen to offer opportunities, where possible, to people from groups who are currently underrepresented, such as women and individuals from black or Asian backgrounds. All applications will be considered on the merits, experience, and qualifications of the candidate as these relate to the requirements and specifications of the post.


For informal enquiries contact Prof Chris Kilsby, Director of Civil and Geospatial Engineering: chris.kilsby@newcastle.ac.uk 

Discipline Webpages can be found here

Further information on the School of Engineering can be found here

Key Accountabilities

•    Initiate and implement a programme of research of an international standard in collaboration with, or in an area within the discipline of Civil and Geospatial Engineering.
•    Communicate, publish and promote research outputs and impact. 
•    Identify and obtain funding from appropriate sources to support the programme of research. 
•    Contribute to the delivery of core modules, across any stage, within the Civil and Geospatial Engineering programmes, using appropriate instruction methods and other pedagogic work, and mark and assess students’ work.
•    Supervise students’ projects and dissertations and supervise students and staff engaged in higher degree work by research.
•    Undertake curriculum development work, planning, development, and evaluation of courses and course materials, and supervise course provision.
•    Participate in the administrative and management processes of the School.
•    Carry out appropriate impact and engagement activities with academic, educational, learned/professional and industry partners, and the general public, for the benefit of the University and the discipline.
•    Represent the discipline on School, Faculty or University committees/groups. 


The Person 


Knowledge, Skills and Experience 



•    In-depth subject knowledge/expertise in relevant areas within the civil and geospatial engineering context, such as: engineering applications of Digital Twins, BIM, machine learning and AI, (Big) Data science and Data Analytics (including suitable programming experience), Smart Cities/Future Cities, Urban Analytics, Sensors and IoT, modelling of engineering and infrastructure systems, data visualisation and decision support.
•    Research track record, including publications in high quality and internationally recognised research journals.
•    Evidence of presentation of work to the national and international research community (e.g. conferences, seminars and similar high-profile events).
•    Effective time management and prioritisation skills to balance the potentially conflicting demands of teaching, research, and administration; and the ability to meet deadlines.
•    Excellent skills in communication, both orally and in written forms, including the ability to create, organise and present teaching and learning materials effectively for both large group and small group teaching.
•    Teaching, lecturing or assessment experience at undergraduate or postgraduate level, which may include laboratory and field sessions.


•    Experience of successful leadership of funded research and taught programme components. (Essential for Senior Lecturer)
•    Experience of recruiting, supervising and motivating different types of students. 
•    Evidence of introducing new insights to the content, delivery, or assessment of educational programmes.
•    Evidence of effective management of individual or team projects, and successful task completion.
•    Excellent collaborative, interpersonal and team working skills, resolving tensions/difficulties if they arise, and engaging/signposting pastoral care as appropriate. 

Attributes and Behaviours



•    Ability to meet the University’s standards for submission to the Research Excellence Framework (REF) and Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).
•    Capacity for original thought, creativity, and leadership
•    A clear, ambitious academic vision that represents a good fit with the aims of the academic unit.
•    Willingness and ability to work in interdisciplinary research and teaching environments.
•    Demonstrable commitment to our values: 

  • Professionalism and Academic Excellence 
  • Transparency and Accountability 
  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity 
  • Collaborative and Multi-disciplinary 
  • Ambition and Aspiration 
  • Motivation and Passion
  • Inquisitive, Creative and Imaginative 
  • Integrity and Respect
  • Social Responsibility 


•    Ability to create ideas for attracting undergraduate and postgraduate students to the taught programmes.
•    Through good networking skills, the ability to develop productive links with fellow professionals from other organisations and agencies with which the University interacts, notably representatives of organisations funding or collaborating in research, and professional bodies or societies.




•    A good Bachelor’s or Master’s degree (or equivalent experience) in a relevant subject area. 
•    A PhD (or equivalent research experience) in a relevant subject area.

•    A recognised qualification or equivalent experience in teaching in higher education.

Newcastle University is committed to being a fully inclusive Global University which actively recruits, supports and retains colleagues from all sectors of society.  We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all our employees and the communities they represent.  We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from everybody, regardless of race, sex, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital status/civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, as well as being open to flexible working practices.


The University holds a silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality. The University also holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers, and is a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe.


We understand how important the full employment package is to our colleagues at Newcastle University and we are committed to providing a great range of benefits and discounts for all.  You can learn more about what is available here on our Benefits Website page.

Requisition ID: 10644