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Lecturer / Senior Lecturer / Reader in Water and Environmental Engineering

Infrastructure & Sustainable Eng

Location:  Aston University Main Campus
Salary:  £37,099 to £64,914 per annum
Grade:  Grade 08 to Grade 10
Contract Type:  Permanent
Basis:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Friday 03 May 2024
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  0887-23
Release Date:  Thursday 28 March 2024

An exciting opportunity has arisen in the Department of Civil Engineering for applicants in Water and Environmental Engineering. The successful candidate will make a significant contribution to teaching and research in Fluid Mechanics, Hydraulics, Water and Wastewater Engineering. 

We are looking for an individual with a strong passion for student learning and teaching. At the lecturer level, the candidate should demonstrate significant potential to build an internationally recognised research profile. For the Senior Lecturer/Reader position, a distinguished international reputation in research and scholarship is expected. We give a strong emphasis on student engagement, project-oriented learning, and employability. Excellent communication and organisational skills with strong commitments to inspiring teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels are, therefore, vital. Demonstrating the capability to create innovative methods for course delivery, assessment, and curriculum design will be considered a significant advantage.

PhD in Civil Engineering or a closely related discipline, along with teaching experience, outstanding publication records, and demonstrable evidence of an internationally recognised research profile, is a prerequisite. 

We are striving to develop a strong research group in the Sustainable Infrastructure Engineering and Management theme and collaborate closely with the two research institutes in the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences (EPS). For further information please visit the following links:

Industrial experience and professional qualification (CEng) or working towards professional qualification will be highly desirable. 

We would particularly like to encourage applications from those returning to academia after a period of absence and women seeking to progress in their academic careers. Aston University is committed to the principles of the Athena SWAN Charter, recognised recently by a prestigious Gold Award to EPS, and we pride ourselves on our vibrant, friendly and supportive working environment and family atmosphere.

What we offer:

  • Aston University is a dynamic and vibrant campus located within Birmingham city centre, which has excellent transport links via bus or train.
  • Excellent training and development opportunities.
  • A generous annual leave scheme with 30 days bookable leave and a further 13 days of bank holiday and University closure days.
  • Everyday discounts to a number of activities and retailers.
  • Great family-friendly policies.
  • On-site gym and pool with discounted staff membership available.
  • Further information on our Benefits and Rewards can be found here.

As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy. 

Please visit our website for further information and to apply online.  For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Professor Mujib Rahman (, Head of the Department of Civil Engineering.

Further details:    University Information     Job Details - Reader     Job Details - Senior Lecturer     Job Details - Lecturer    
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Aston University is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.  It promotes equality and diversity in all aspects of its work. We strive to have robust inclusivity strategies in place, including race and sexual orientation, to encourage colleagues to have the confidence and freedom to be themselves in the workplace. For more information, visit:

We recognise the value of flexible working.  Please contact the recruiting manager to discuss what flexible working options are available for particular roles.

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