Associate Professor in Engineering Design and Construction

University College London (UCL) wishes to appoint an Associate Professor in Engineering Design and Construction. The post holder will be based at The Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction (BSSC) at the Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment, a world-leading faculty ranked #1 in the world for Built Environment studies and #1 in the UK for its research environment.

The preferred candidate will be a scholar with a strong international academic profile, with an outstanding record of research and publication. The candidate will lead globally significant research in the ongoing transformation and digitalization of the design, engineering and construction sectors in the UK and internationally. The candidate should contribute to consolidating BSSC’s position as an international centre for excellence in engineering design, construction project management and economics, project delivery, sustainable materials and technologies and low carbon transitions.

The post holder will carry out teaching, research and knowledge transfer in engineering design and construction and contribute to the development of this field within the scholarly environment in the School. The post holder will contribute to multi-disciplinary research efforts in this area and teach across two new and innovative integrated Masters Programmes. The post holder should also be able to teach and inspire research students, engage with industry partners and represent BSSC internationally at a range of academic and industry conferences and policy meetings. The post holder may also be considered for appointment as the Programme Director for our 4-year integrated MEng in Construction Engineering Management programme, depending on experience.

The successful applicant will be expected to: undertake research, publish at an international level of excellence in their field, and take a lead in encouraging research achievement among colleagues and students; initiate or participate in practice-based or applied research projects with industry partners individually or as part of a team within BSSC and UCL; target and apply for significant research funding, and foster a culture of grant application amongst colleagues and graduates; engage and involve users in their research, to generate impact; teach, supervise and support students at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, particularly on the new MSci in Construction Project Management and the MEng in Construction Engineering Management.

Take an active leadership role in creating an innovative and stimulating teaching and learning environment; contribute to examinations, marking and other forms of assessment (including dissertation supervision); broaden and strengthen BSSC’s research, industry and policy networks; lead, or be engaged as part of a team, in short course offerings and advisory services; perform enabling or leadership roles in the School and serve on departmental, faculty and UCL committees; and, engage in continuing professional development.

This is an open-ended, full time position.

The appointee is required to have a PhD in a relevant field, and experience of research or teaching in a related discipline. The successful candidate will also need to have an excellent grounding in engineering design and construction and ability to conduct research independently and in collaborative teams, demonstrating a multi-disciplinary approach. They will have a strong track record in scholarship and research, research publications, and funding. They will also have experience of research-led teaching, leadership and innovation in teaching practices, and fostering a positive supervision environment. The successful candidate will be able to work harmoniously with staff and students of all cultures and backgrounds and possess excellent stakeholder liaison and/or public engagement skills

For academic queries about the post, please contact Professor Jacqui Glass, Chair of Construction Management, email

For queries about the application process, please contact Helen Pascoe, School Manager on +44(0)7525 286051 email

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.

Interview Date: TBC

We particularly welcome female applicants and those from an ethnic minority, as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.

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