The University of Aberdeen has launched a global campaign to recruit for 60 academic posts as part of an ambitious strategy to enhance our status as a world leader in research. From academic fellows to professors, the 60 posts are spread across multiple academic areas, including the following posts in decommissioning:

Professor in Decommissioning (Engineering)

School of Engineering

The School of Engineering at the University of Aberdeen seeks to appoint a Chair in Decommissioning to initiate and perform interdisciplinary cutting-edge research in the engineering fundamentals that underpin decommissioning and late-life asset management in the oil & gas sector. In addition, the new chair is expected to be a major contributor and inspiration for the university’s taught MSc Program in Decommissioning, the first of its kind globally. Find out more.

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Decommissioning (Engineering)

School of Engineering

The School of Engineering at the University of Aberdeen seeks to appoint a Senior Lecturer or Lecturer in Decommissioning to perform interdisciplinary research in the engineering fundamentals that underpin decommissioning and late-life asset managements in the oil & gas sector. In addition, the new staff member is expected to be a major contributor in the university’s taught MSc Program in Decommissioning, the first of its kind globally. Find out more.

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Decommissioning (Law)

School of Law

Applications are invited from candidates who can demonstrate an excellent research profile, as evidenced by publications in leading academic conferences and journals. Candidates will also have the potential for sustaining a funded research programme at the University of Aberdeen.  Candidates must be able to demonstrate a proven research interest in, or at least a clear and credible potential to undertake, high-quality legal research within applied context of offshore decommissioning. Find out more.

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Decommissioning (Geophysics)

School of Geosciences

This position will primarily enhance existing research excellence in the School of Geosciences through high profile publications and high-impact research resourced from externally-funded projects, particularly in relation to UK Industrial Strategy Funding, Global Challenge Funding or commercialisation activities.

The aim is to build on existing expertise in the NDC and in the School through geophysical monitoring approaches applied to decommissioning. This is aligned with the University’s institutional commitment to directing its research profile towards interdisciplinary challenge-orientated research. Consequently, the successful candidate should have, or rapidly develop, strong international orientation to their research. This broad remit would apply at both Lecturer and Senior Lecturer levels, though the expected levels of experience and achievement would be greater for the latter. Find out more.

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Artificial Intelligence (Natural and Computing Sciences)

School of Natural & Computing Sciences

The School of Natural and Computing Sciences is looking to appoint a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Computing Science with research interests in machine learning, whose work is complementary to research within the school covering areas such as natural language technologies; human-oriented AI; and multi-agent systems.  The post-holder will undertake both foundational and applied research, with the latter strengthening departmental collaborations across domains, with a focus on the Oil & Gas industry. In particular, the post-holder will engage closely with the National Decommissioning Centre (NDC) as well as relevant industry stakeholders due to the importance of machine learning and large-scale data analytics for the offshore industry. Find out more.

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Machine Learning (Natural and Computing Sciences)

School of Natural & Computing Sciences

The School of Natural and Computing Sciences is looking to appoint a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Computing Science with research interests in machine learning, whose work is complementary to research within the school covering areas such as natural language technologies; human-oriented AI; and multi-agent systems.  The post-holder will undertake both foundational and applied research, with the latter strengthening departmental collaborations across domains, with a focus on the Oil & Gas industry. In particular, the post-holder will engage closely with the National Decommissioning Centre (NDC) as well as relevant industry stakeholders due to the importance of machine learning and large-scale data analytics for the offshore industry. Find out more.

Further Information

More information about the 60 posts across multiple academic areas is available on the University of Aberdeen website.