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Assistant Professor in Transportation Engineering

Civil Engineering

Location:  University Park
Salary:  £39,592 to £54,421 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.
Closing Date:  Friday 02 June 2023
Reference:  ENG203123

To achieve the Faculty of Engineering’s vision of being top ranked in all areas of Education and Student Experience as well as Research and Knowledge Exchange, we are seeking applications from high quality people whose backgrounds, experience and identity broadens and enhances the diversity of our existing team. We are looking for an Assistant Professor whose expertise lies in Transportation Engineering and welcome applications from well qualified individuals with the ability to teach all aspects of Transportation Engineering in our Civil Engineering programmes. 

This post is available on a research and teaching basis. 

You will be able to carry out the academic duties to the highest standard and to evidence how, through your personal experience and background, you will be able to: 

  • Plan and deliver high quality taught modules at undergraduate and postgraduate level in Transportation Engineering 
  • Supervise final year UG & PG students 
  • Conduct your own original research and supervise researchers 
  • Create a bold strategy for your research and show how it will benefit from, and bring benefit to, interaction with your colleagues 

We are looking for an innovative thinker who can evidence: 

  • Your enthusiasm for interactive teaching 
  • You are a caring and approachable person who is student centred in your approach and can support students in the modern University environment 
  • Your potential to be published in international journals of the highest quality 
  • That you can work well in a team and interact with existing research in the team to create greater insight into the complex challenges that transportation engineering faces 
  • Your ability to contribute positively to the collegiate activities of the Department, such as open days and outreach activities

This is a permanent, full-time post (36.25 hours). Arrangements for job share may be considered.

As well as a competitive pay package, you will receive access to a large range of benefits covering areas such as Health and Wellbeing, Professional Development, Family and Parenting, Transport and Finance discounts. 

To apply for this position please ‘apply now’ and complete an application. Our application process is designed to allow you to bring your experiences and background to life and it enables you to tell us more about you.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Glenn McDowell, tel: 0115 951 4603 or email Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

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Our University is a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We warmly welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, see our Moving to Nottingham pages.

Please note that applicants for this post will be considered on an equal basis, subject to the relevant permission to work in the UK as defined by the requirements set out by UK Visas & Immigration.  Please visit: for more information.

For successful international applicants, we provide financial support for your visa and the immigration health surcharge, plus an interest-free loan to help cover the cost of immigration-related expenses for any dependents accompanying you to the UK. For more information please see the our webpage on Financial support for visas and the immigration health surcharge.



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