Professor in Civil Engineering Fluids University College London, Department of Civil Environmental and Geomatic Engineering United Kingdom

Professor in Civil Engineering Fluids, - Ref:1690492


UCL Department / DivisionDepartment of Civil Environmental and Geomatic Engineering


Hours Full Time

(inclusive of London allowance)At an appropriate point on the professorial scale (not less than £66,008 per annum) plus £3,031 London Allowance

Duties and Responsibilities

The Department of Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering (CEGE) at UCL is renowned for its commitment to excellence in research and teaching, and for its innovative approach to educating Civil Engineering students through a combination of project-led learning and technical understanding.


The Fluids group in CEGE has a long record of innovative and meticulous experimental research into complex flow phenomena. Projects have included studies into coherent structures in turbulent boundary layers, wave-current interaction, extreme wave impacts, tsunami, fluid-structure interaction, sediment transport, seabed scour, turbulent diffusion of urban pollution, natural ventilation of buildings and groundwater flow. In the Pat Kemp Fluids Laboratory we have a wave-current flume, a reversing flow tidal flume, a low turbulence flume and a building aerodynamics wind tunnel; the instrument pool includes a 2-d LDV, PIV and ADVs. We also work closely with UCL Mechanical Engineering, with whom we share a 2.5m wide wave flume and a 1.2m wide wave-current flume. Fluids is a compulsory part of the undergraduate curriculum in 1st, 2nd and 3rd years; together with colleagues in Mechanical Engineering we deliver a 3-module “Oceans Minor” in 2nd and 3rd years; and we teach optional Masters modules in Natural Environmental Disasters and in Offshore and Coastal Engineering. Applicants are invited to view the departmental webpages for further information. UCL invites applications for the position of Professor of Civil Engineering Fluids with an outstanding extensive knowledge and a wide interest in fundamental fluid mechanics. The successful candidate will lead and carry out research, teaching and administration in the fields of Fluids, Coastal and Offshore Engineering. The post is available from 1 January 2018.


Key Requirements

The successful candidate will hold a PHD or equivalent industrial experience in a relevant area. The post holder will have extensive knowledge and a wide interest in fundamental fluid mechanics, alongside an outstanding track record of high quality publications in leading international research journals. Expertise in one or more of the following or complementary areas: waves, oceanic currents, turbulence, tsunami, offshore engineering, coastal engineering, flooding risk and resilience, hydraulic structures, fluid-structure interaction, sediment transport, seabed scour, wind engineering, groundwater flow or hydrology is also essential. This expertise should be applicable in the context of civil engineering, at a level appropriate for publication in a high-impact journal, and relevant for the teaching of undergraduate and taught postgraduate courses within the connected curriculum.

Further Details

UCL is being assisted in this appointment process by the executive search firm Society.Applications should consist of a full academic CV accompanied by a statement of research interest and plans. Within the documentation please provide the names and addresses of three referees who are leading figures in the relevant subject, including at least one referee based outside the candidate’s country of residence). These documents can be uploaded via Society’s website:


If you wish to discuss the post informally, please contact Professor Richard Simons:, tel. [+44] (0)20 7679 7723.


Queries regarding the application process should be directed to Elizabeth Powell:, tel. [+44] (0)20 3108 4079.


Further particulars for the role can be accessed at the bottom of this page.

We particularly welcome female applicants and those from an ethnic minority, as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

Closing Date 7 Dec 2017

Latest time for the submission of applications 23.59

Interview date TBC

Our department holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award, which illustrates our commitment to addressing gender equality.

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