Associate Professor of Civil Engineering

Applications to be received by 12pm on Thursday 17th of January 2019

Grade 30S: £47,263 - £63,463 p.a. plus substantial additional benefits

The Department of Engineering Science intends to appoint an Associate Professor in Engineering Science (Civil Engineering). The successful candidate will work at the Department of Engineering Science (Central Oxford) and will be a Tutorial Fellow at St. Catherine’s College under arrangements described in the Job Description.


The combined university and college salary will be on a scale between £47,263 and £63,463 p.a. plus substantial additional benefits including; a housing allowance of £8,932 p.a. or free college accommodation; and other allowances including £1,005 p.a. for research support and £455 p.a. for entertainment (please see the job description for details of all allowances). The post of Associate Professor can be an entry-level permanent academic position, and can also be held by more senior academic staff, some of whom hold the title of Full Professor for which an allowance of £2,754 p.a. is payable. The appointment will be initially for 5 years at which point, upon completion of a successful review, the postholder will be eligible for reappointment to the retiring age.


This appointment will add further strength to the Department’s internationally-renowned research in civil engineering. The Associate Professor will build a research group specifically in one or more of the fields of geotechnical engineering, offshore renewable energy and numerical analysis applied to civil engineering problems. The successful candidate will be expected to engage in original research in the field of civil engineering, to secure research funding and to assist in the teaching of their subject at both undergraduate and graduate level. Undergraduate teaching may include lectures and practical classes, and the supervision of undergraduate design and project work.


She or he will have a doctorate in the subject or a cognate discipline as well as a strong background in research in civil engineering; a proven research record of high quality at international level; significant future research potential, and the ability to attract research funding and develop an independent programme of research. The successful candidate will have the ability to teach effectively, both at undergraduate and graduate levels, and have excellent interpersonal skills for undertaking tutorial teaching.


Further Particulars, containing full details of the application procedure and duties, may be obtained from http://www.eng.ox.ac.uk/work-here. The job ref is: DFSTC/133836. Please quote this in all correspondence.


Queries about the post that are not answered in the further particulars should be addressed to Professor Lionel Tarassenko CBE FREng FMedSci, Head of Department of Engineering Science using the contact detials below.


The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Thursday 17 January 2019. It is expected that the interviews of the shortlisted candidates will take place on Tuesday 26 February 2019.


Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford.

Contact: Professor Lionel Tarassenko CBE FREng FMedSci