Two Cambridge Lectureship Opportunities

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University Lectureships in Engineering, Environment and Sustainable Development

Department: Department of Engineering

Salary: £40,792 – £51,630

Application deadline: 31 August 2019

Applications are invited for two University Lectureships from candidates working in the area of Engineering, Environment and Sustainable Development. The new positions will be within the Environment section of the Civil Structural and Environmental Engineering Division of the department, which runs the highly successful MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development and has an internationally leading profile in research particularly related to Resource Efficiency and Water Infrastructure.

Candidates should have an excellent track record in research, a strong commitment to teaching and the potential to form internationally leading independent research activities in any related areas of research, but particularly:

  • Resource Efficiency: one of the appointments will have a research focus in this area, following the recent award of an EPSRC Programme Grant on this topic in the department.
  • Whole Systems Analysis of Risk: across the Infrastructure sector, engineers have to operate within an increasingly complex set of constraints and uncertainties where adaptation planning is increasingly essential.
  • International Development: the MPhil programme in Engineering for Sustainable Development has a strong international focus, which creates demand for related teaching and creates opportunity for innovative research. Many current opportunities have been created through the Global Challenges Research programmes supporting low income countries.

Successful candidates are likely to have a strong interest in inter-disciplinary working, across the integrated department of Engineering, and with other departments in the University. Specifically, candidates with experience of using social science methodologies in an engineering context could be of particular value.

The successful candidates will take up their appointments on 1 January 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

If you wish to apply, please ensure that you upload the application documentation as follows:

  • a Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • a publications list highlighting your top three publications
  • a statement of professional, teaching and research experience and future research plans within an integrated engineering department (no more than three A4 pages). Please highlight how you would take advantage of interactions with one or more of the other groups in Cambridge working in related areas.

If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact the HR Office (, +44 (0) 1223 332615).

The interviewing panel will meet soon after the closing date and agree a procedure for short-listing candidates who will be invited to visit the Department, give a short seminar/lecture and attend a formal interview. This process may include soliciting references before a final short-list is agreed.

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Julian Allwood, e-mail:

Please quote reference NM18743 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.


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