To comply with new EU laws regarding "cookies", we have updated our Terms and Conditions and provided a detailed description of how cookies work and are used on this website.  By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to those updated Terms and Conditions.
This notice should appear only the first time you visit the site.
View All Vacancies

Senior Lecturer in Civil Engineering

Engineering and the Built Environment

Location:  Birmingham, West Midlands
Salary:  £46,376 to £50,408 per annum
Closing Date:  Sunday 08 December 2019
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  112019-500

We invite applications to join our integrated teaching and research teams in Birmingham City University’s School of Engineering and the Built Environment at Senior Lecturer level. 

Located in a modern £300M campus in the heart of Birmingham City Centre, the School of Engineering and Built Environment is a thriving, vibrant, and inspiring learning community committed to excellence in research, high quality teaching, and industrial engagement. Building on continuous success in student growth and in sustained advancement of research activities, the School has embarked on a programme of extensive expansion funded by substantial long-term investment.

We invite applications to join our Civil Engineering team in the School of Engineering and Built Environment. For this role we are particularly seeking applicants with industry experience.


  • Provide an excellent student experience.
  • Act in accord with the University’s strategy, policy and procedures.
  • Use appropriate learning, teaching, support and assessment methods.
  • Set and mark assessments and provide constructive feedback and feedforward.
  • Assist in the supervision of student projects at undergraduate and postgraduate level.
  • Contribute to the design and development of high quality, up-to-date Civil Engineering courses.
  • Contribute to the management, administration, and development of the course provision within the school.
  • Engage in reflective practice as a method for identifying inhibitors and facilitators to performance.
  • Participate in outreach activities to aid in recruitment.
  • Conduct high quality research leading to publications in leading academic journals, and develop bids and partnerships for research funding.



  • Chartered Engineer status with one of the following professional bodies: ICE, IStructE, IHE, CIHT, or EurIng equivalent.
  • Masters or Bachelor’s degree in a Civil Engineering discipline
  • Significant industrial experience with a consultant or contractor in an area of Civil Engineering
  • High-level knowledge, skill, and expertise in any area of Civil Engineering, such as Structural Engineering, Infrastructure Engineering, Highways Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, or Civil Engineering Surveying
  • Experience with use of appropriate national and international design standards, such as the British Standard or the Eurocodes, depending on the discipline.
  • Excellent presentation and teaching skills, as demonstrated by Higher Education teaching experience or regular presentations to industry
  • Excellent team working and communication skills


  • Industry experience with a UK-based Civil Engineering consultant or contractor.
  • PhD in a Civil Engineering-related topic
  • Higher Education teaching experience
  • Knowledge of specialised software, relevant to the specific Civil Engineering discipline

For an informal discussion of the post, please email Panagiotis Patlakas, Course Leader for Civil Engineering at

To apply for this role, please complete the online application and attach your CV, Covering Letter and Highest Qualification. Candidates are advised to remove personal information, including names to ensure a fair and transparent recruitment process.

Closing date for advert and applications is 08 December 2019.

Further details:
Please note on occasions where we receive a large number of applications, we may close the advert ahead of the publicised closing date. If this does happen, we will contact all candidates via email who have started but not yet completed their application, giving 48 hours’ notice.  We would therefore advise that you submit your completed application as soon as possible.
Birmingham City University holds an Athena Swan Bronze Award and promotes the advancement of gender equality through Representation, Progression and Success for All. We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.
Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.


Forgotten Details    Register