Employer: Faculty of Science and Engineering
Job location
Bay Campus, Swansea
Job salary
£34,804 - £59,135 per annum depending on level applied for/appointed.
Job term
Job closing date

Swansea University’s vision is to transform lives and futures by providing an outstanding academic environment with a balance of excellence between world-class teaching and research, driving impact that is enabled by effective regional and global collaborations.

The College of Engineering is part of the newly formed Faculty of Science and Engineering, led by Professor Kenith Meissner, Executive Dean and Professor Johann Sienz, Deputy Executive Dean.

The UK Top 10 College of Engineering at Swansea University is seeking applications from ambitious and talented individuals to join our academic team in 2021.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a vibrant and highly regarded UK Engineering College, located on a beautiful beachfront campus in the city of Swansea. Swansea is a coastal city that is both picturesque and cosmopolitan, offering an excellent quality of life. Our stimulating, multidisciplinary environment enables and inspires excellence.

The appointed individual will take responsibility for the development, delivery, assessment and coordination of modules that form part of the design thread of our programmes, where particular emphasis is placed on structural design aspects. The appointee will also act as an Academic Supervisor for Year 3 Research Projects and Year 4 Group Design projects, where all group projects are developed in close collaboration with industrial contacts. Most Year 4 projects involve the design of Buildings, Bridges and Highways. Hence, the successful candidate should have significant experience in leading design projects in these areas at a senior level in industry. A significant level of engagement of the appointee with industry will be required to maintain and further strengthen the current level of industrial engagement, aiming to keep our programmes up-to-date, in line with the latest practice in industry, and to ensure our graduates possess the necessary skills to maintain our current high levels of employability. The appointed individual will also take responsibility for administrative roles needed for the smooth running of the College.

The successful candidate would need to possess:

  • Experience of the suitability to teach the specified or related modules.
  • Substantial experience as a practicing Civil Engineering with a proven track record of leading roles in significant Civil Engineering projects involving the design of Buildings, Bridges and Highways, with a particular emphasis on structural design and construction management aspects, and demonstrate a sufficient breadth and depth of knowledge of civil engineering design in general.
  • Demonstrate strong links with the wider civil engineering community in the UK, including professional bodies, consultancies and contractors with an ability to bring together engineers from across the Civil Engineering profession to enhance the industrial engagement within our Civil Engineering programmes.
  • Be willing to have active involvement in the design and development of new programmes of study within the Civil Engineering Portfolio.

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be directed to Professor Eduardo de Souza Neto (Civil Engineering Portfolio Director) e.desouzaneto@swansea.ac.uk.

The University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity in all of its practices and activities. We aim to establish an inclusive environment and welcome diverse applications from the following protected characteristics: age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race (including colour, nationality, ethnic and national origin), religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation.

We have an under-representation of women in the area of academia and would particularly welcome applications from women for this position. We also have an under representation of individuals from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds and would encourage applications from these groups. Appointments will always be made on merit.


The Process       

Please Note: you will need to specify on your application exactly what pathway/level you wish to be considered for.

To apply for the post please click on the link: www.swansea.ac.uk/jobs

Applicants are asked to provide a completed online application providing evidence against the essential criteria in the recruitment documentation.

This post is on a Research (Lecturer to Associate Professor) or Innovation and Engagement pathway (Senior Lecturer to Associate Professor).  The Academic Career Pathways (ACP) scheme is designed to ensure that academic strengths whether in research, teaching, the wider student experience, leadership or innovation and engagement, are all appropriately recognised, developed, valued, and rewarded.  Further information is available here.  These provide indicative performance levels for all academic staff which will be used in the recruitment process as well as for internal academic promotion. Where there are numeric indicators these will be considered in light of the stage of career, hours of work and other commitments.  This may be personal circumstances or work related activities outside of academia such as in industry or a clinical setting.  Applicants are very welcome to provide any relevant individual circumstances such as career breaks, any periods of leave or secondment or any other absences, which should be taken into account and how these have had an impact on your career development.

This can be included in Questionnaire 1 on the online application, which asks for further information in support of your application.