University College London (UCL) wishes to appoint an Associate Professor in Major Infrastructure Delivery. The postholder will be based at The Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction (BSSC) at the Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment, a world-leading faculty ranked #1 in the world for Built Environment studies and #1 in the UK for its research environment.
The Associate Professor in Major Infrastructure Delivery will lead globally significant research in the ongoing transformation of infrastructure performance in the UK and internationally. This will contribute to consolidating BSSC’s position as an international centre for excellence in the management of major infrastructure projects, construction economics, project delivery, sustainable construction and low carbon transition.
The postholder will carry out teaching, research and knowledge transfer in major infrastructure delivery and contribute to the development of this field within the scholarly environment in the School. They will also contribute to multi-disciplinary research efforts in this area and teach across the School’s curriculum, including on UCL’s innovative MBA in Major Infrastructure Delivery.
The postholder should also be able to teach and inspire research students, engage with industry partners and represent BSSC internationally at a range of academic and industry conferences and policy meetings.
The successful applicant will be expected to carry out research and produce high quality publications; to communicate research outcomes to academic and non-academic stakeholders; to participate in collaborative research and enterprise activities; to teach, supervise and support students at undergraduate and postgraduate levels; to contribute to the development, planning and implementation of a high quality curriculum; to contribute to examinations, marking and other forms of assessment; to participate in departmental and faculty events, and build collaborations across UCL; and, to engage in continuing professional development.
The appointee is required to have a PhD in a relevant field, and experience of research or teaching in a related discipline. Areas of specific expertise in major infrastructure projects could include: Governance and assurance structures, including formal and informal mechanisms, and levels of delegation of authority within the project; Leadership approaches, including individual competencies, top management team composition, and collective strategies to lead multiple teams to deliver complex projects; Risk management, including strategies to allocate and balance risks between clients and supply chain partners; and Programme management, including strategies for the coordination and integration of multiple projects, and the formation of collaborations through integrated project teams.
They will have a strong track record in scholarship and research, research publications, and funding. They will also have experience of research-led teaching, leadership and innovation in teaching practices, and fostering a positive supervision environment. The successful candidate will be able to work harmoniously with staff and students of all cultures and backgrounds and possess excellent stakeholder liaison and/or public engagement skills.