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£35,845.00 - £59,135.00
1 August 2020
The Geospatial Engineering Group within the School of Engineering is seeking to appoint a Senior Lecturer / Lecturer in Geospatial Engineering, to complement our existing strengths in geospatial data acquisition, management, processing, modelling and analysis.
Motivated individuals who have the potential for world-leading research and teaching in any aspect of geospatial engineering including GIS, remote sensing, photogrammetry, cartography/visualization, geodesy, engineering surveying, and geospatial analysis/modelling will be considered.
You will contribute to the full spectrum of the Group’s activities including research, teaching and leadership. You will have a good Bachelor’s or Masters degree and a PhD (or equivalent research experience) in a closely related discipline. Expertise in your field must be complemented with a strong research record with proven impact, and/or proven potential to deliver both research and teaching of the highest quality. You will have excellent project management skills and an ability to engage with non-academic stakeholders (e.g. industry, government and the public) at a local and international level.
You will develop an international leading capability at Newcastle in the field of geospatial research, and will have the opportunity to work closely with University initiatives and partnerships such as SAM@Newcastle (the Spatial Analytics and Modelling initative), the GCRF Water Hub, the EPSRC UKCRIC Urban Observatory and DAFNI (Data and Analytics Facility for National Infrastructure), the National Innovation Centre for Data (NICD), the NERC COMET+ centre of excellence, and the Alan Turing Institute. You will have access to PhD studentship funding via the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Geospatial Systems and the NERC One Planet and IAPETUS Doctoral Training Partnerships.
This is a full time, open ended position.
Please direct informal enquiries to Professor Peter Clarke via:
email@example.com or telephone +44(0)191 2086351
For more information about the School of Engineering, please visit: https://www.ncl.ac.uk/engineering/
For more information about Geospatial Engineering, School of Engineering, please visit: https://www.ncl.ac.uk/engineering/research/civil/geomatics/
For more information about NICD, please visit:
To undertake and publish independent research of an international standard in collaboration with, or in an area compatible with, the research interests of other academic staff in the group; and to seek external funding for this work.
To supervise PhD students as the leader or member of a supervisory team.
To support, deliver and lead undergraduate and Master’s level courses in aspects of geospatial engineering and related topics appropriate to individual expertise.
To undertake student recruitment, dissertation supervision, support and assessment activities over the academic year.
To carry out appropriate impact and engagement activities with academic, educational, learned/professional and industry partners and the general public, for the benefit of the University and the discipline.
The Person (Essential)
Knowledge, Skills and Experience
In-depth knowledge of at least one of:
geographic information science, remote sensing, photogrammetry, geodesy, engineering surveying, geospatial analysis, geospatial data modelling, or spatial data visualisation
Research track record in at least one of the aforementioned areas; this should include publications in high quality and internationally recognised research journals
Excellent skills in communication of science, both orally and in written forms, including the ability to create, organise and present teaching and learning materials effectively for both large group and small group teaching
Highly developed planning, organisational and time management skills, and efficiency in administrative tasks
Evidence of developing research proposals and seeking research funding, either individually or as part of a team
Experience of presentation of work to the international research community (at conferences, seminars and similar high profile events)
Evidence of effective management of individual or team projects, and successful task completion
Fieldwork skills, possibly including offshore work
Evidence of high-quality teaching or lecturing at undergraduate or Masters level, which may include residential field courses (essential for Senior Lecturer)
Previous involvement in the recruitment and supervision to completion of research students (essential for Senior Lecturer)
Evidence of successful leadership of funded research projects and taught programme components (for Senior Lecturer grade)
Attributes and Behaviour
Capacity for original thought, creativity and leadership
Excellent collaborative, interpersonal and team-working skills, resolving tensions/difficulties as they arise, and engaging/signposting pastoral care as appropriate
A clear, ambitious yet realistic vision for their research that represents a good fit with the aims of the academic unit
Good networking skills and the ability to develop productive links with fellow professionals from other organisations and agencies with whom the University interacts, notably representatives of organisations funding or collaborating in research and professional bodies and societies
- A good Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a relevant subject, and PhD (or equivalent research experience) in an appropriate topic
- Accreditation from a relevant professional institution
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