Assistant Professor in Construction Innovation

Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland

Job description

Post Specification (Comp: 032062)

Post Status:

Specific Purpose Contract- Career Break


Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, School of Engineering

Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin


Department of Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin, College Green, Dublin 2, Ireland

Reports to:

Head of Department

The School of Engineering, Trinity College Dublin, invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor in Construction Innovation. The successful candidate will hold a PhD in engineering and have research experience in a field related to Construction Innovation, especially geotechnical or structural engineering. Candidates should have a record of success in civil engineering research and the ability to lead independent and collaborative research projects. They should also have an ability to contribute to teaching activities and strategic developments within the School at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Role of the Associate Professor in Construction Innovation Research

The Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering has strong research groups in the following fields: structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, environmental engineering, transportation engineering and sustainable energy. Applications are sought from candidates with prior experience in geotechnical or structural engineering and interests in contemporary research topics that address new dimensions in civil engineering and construction (e.g. resilience and security, sustainable cities, smart infrastructure, energy efficiency, etc.). Research expertise in numerical and mathematical modelling and/or experimental methods and measurement will be necessary.

The successful candidate will become a Principal Investigator in TrinityHaus, the TCD research centre that examines interconnected areas of research and design in the built and urban environment. TrinityHaus has a multidisciplinary, multi-faceted research approach to construction innovation that considers the interaction and interdependency of space, energy, air, water and earth to design environments in a sustainable and socially responsible manner.

Research in structural and geotechnical engineering in TCD includes sustainable materials and structural systems, mitigation of environmental hazards due to climate change, wind and earthquakes and the development of novel systems for renewable energy production.


Appointment will be made on the Lecturer Merged Salary Scale at a point in line with Government Pay Policy (€32,540 to €46,615 per annum), appointment will be made no higher than point 8 (€46,615)

Hours of Work:

Hours of work for academic staff are those as prescribed under Public Service Agreements. For further information please following link below:

Closing Date:

12 Noon (Irish Standard Mean Time), 31st January 2017

The successful candidate will be expected to take up post on March 2017 or as soon thereafter as possible.

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