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Dear Colleagues

Please find below below an announcement of a new Lecturer (i.e., Assistant Professor) position within the Centre for Transport Studies at Imperial College London. The focus is on developing research and teaching in the broad area of Urban Engineering. Urban Engineering is still an emerging field in the UK and accordingly, we feel that this post offers the opportunity to lauch exciting new lines of work. We are looking for candidates from a transport engineering/planning background but with broad ranging interests and capabilities in urban systems analysis and the ambition and vision to capitalise on the opportunities presented.

I would be most grateful if you would bring this opportunity to the attention of any relevant candidates you may be aware of. I will be at TRB this year, and I would be happy to meet candidates informally in that context, diary permitting.

With best regards for the New Year.

Prof. John Polak
Chairman, Centre for Transport Studies
Director of Research, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Lead, Low Carbon Cities, Climate KIC
Imperial College London<><><>


Lectureship in Urban Engineering Systems

Centre for Transport Studies
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Imperial College London

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Imperial College London invites applications from outstanding candidates for a Lecturership in the area of Urban Engineering Systems, based in the Centre for Transport Studies. The Centre for Transport Studies (<>) is one of the largest and most successful transport groups in Europe, with a wide ranging and high quality programme of research and teaching activities, and is the focus for transport research throughout the College.

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering has an outstanding international reputation and has consistently achieved the highest possible rating in all national assessments of research quality. In the 2008 UK Research Assessment Exercise, it was the top-rated civil engineering department in the UK; 95% of its staff being judged as world-leading or internationally excellent.

The focus of this post is on developing programmes of engineering research and teaching that take a holistic view of urban systems including the built and natural environment and human activity and behaviour and the relationship of these processes to the planning, management and operation of underlying networked infrastructures including those serving transport, communications, buildings, energy, water and wastes. Potential areas of work include:

*        Interdependence and resilience of urban systems and infrastructures.

*        Mitigation of the effects of extreme events, including natural hazards and human threats, on civil infrastructure systems.

*        Adaptation and renewal of legacy infrastructure and processes in urban environments.

*        Application of smart systems and technologies to the design, management and operation of urban systems and infrastructure

We particularly welcome candidates with a strong academic background in transport engineering within the context of urban systems, but also with a vision and ambition to undertake work that takes an integrated view of such systems and with the personal qualities to enable successful multidisciplinary collaboration.

An application form and further particulars for the post are available online via (select “Job Search” then enter EN20110297RS into “Keywords”). Alternatively, if you are unable to apply online, please contact Mr Colin J Kerr, Departmental Administrator, on +44(0) 207 594 6044, or email:<> to request these documents.

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor John Polak (email:<>) or Professor Washington Ochieng (email:<>).

Closing date for applications: 31 January 2012.

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