First listed on: 28 June 2017

Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Geotechnical Engineering /Geomechanics

School of Civil Engineering
Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies
Reference no. 1056/0517

  • Develop your career within a school with an established history in geotechnical engineering/geomechanics
  • Build your research profile whilst joining an international leading group in the fields of fundamental rock, soil and granular mechanics
  • Full time, continuing position, remuneration package $120k-$147k including leave loading and 17% Superannuation

About the opportunity 

Applications are invited for appointment to a continuing position at either lectureship or senior lectureship level (levels B or C) in the School of Civil Engineering, within the Faculty of Engineering & Information Technologies at the University of Sydney.

The School of Civil Engineering has a reputation for the quality of its graduates, for the breadth, depth and innovation in its undergraduate curriculum, and for the strength of its research and postgraduate teaching programs. The School’s research and teaching are primarily in the fields of structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, fluids and environmental engineering, and project management. The School is ranked 21st in the 2017 QS World University Rankings. For more information please visit:

This new opening highlights the School’s vision to further grow the activities of the Sydney Centre in Geomechanics and Mining Materials (SciGEM) directed by Professor Itai Einav.  The school and SciGEM are strengthening their research capabilities and we are particularly interested to grow our research in geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering and/or rock mechanics.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance in recruiting talent aligned to these values in the pursuit of research excellence.

You will hold a PhD in Civil Engineering or related discipline.  You should be able to demonstrate vibrant research in rock and/or soil mechanics, and/or in geoenvironmental engineering, involving proven combination of experimental and theoretical achievements. Preference will be given to applicants who can demonstrate substantial experience of experimental mechanics. Proven experience in the planning and execution of fundamental research and demonstrated ability to publish research outcomes in high-quality international journals are essential criteria. Since the position will require liaising with industry, you will be able to demonstrate strong communication skills.

As lecturer or senior lecturer, you will teach in any civil engineering unit of study in either the undergraduate or postgraduate programs, such as rock mechanics and geomechanics. You will also supervise student research projects; establish strong research programs; apply for external research funding; assist with course development and administration; contribute to professional and community service; and contribute to academic scholarship.

About us

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 6000 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit and search by the reference number to apply.

Closing date: 11:30pm 30 August 2017 (Sydney Time)

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

If we think your skills are needed in other areas of the University, we will be sure to contact you about other opportunities.


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