Professor of Evacuation & Pedestrian Dynamics

University of Greenwich
July 11, 2024
Offerd Salary:£66,857 to £79,795
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Professor of Evacuation & Pedestrian Dynamics School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences Location: Greenwich Campus

Salary: £66,857 to £79,795 plus £4069 London weighting per annum Contract Type: Permanent Release Date: Thursday 27 June 2024 Closing Date: Thursday 11 July 2024 Interview Date: To be confirmed Reference: 4618

Based within the School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences on the World Heritage site at the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, you will be part of an expansion of our world-leading Multi-Disciplinary and Multi-Scale Modelling expertise and a member of the Centre for Safety, Resilience and Protective Security (CSRPS). Joining the Expanding Excellence in England (E3) funded M34Impact project you will contribute to tackling major societal challenges affecting the environment, quality of life, safety, security, and the economy.

In this role you will strengthen our capacity to conduct high quality research in the areas of human behaviour associated with urban-scale evacuation and evacuation from the built environment, and the associated modelling of evacuation. You will take a lead in research and enterprise (RE) activities enabling the further development and enhancement of the EXODUS suite of evacuation software. You will also work to develop theoretical frameworks describing human decision making and behaviour in evacuation situations to support general evacuation model development.

The role also involves leading enterprise and knowledge exchange activities in evacuation and pedestrian dynamics, that make use of the EXODUS suite of tools and other methodologies as appropriate. An interest in exploring how AI techniques, VR/MR and high-performance computing can be used to enhance evacuation modelling capabilities is desirable.

Ideally you will have a PhD in evacuation modelling or a related field and have extensive relevant research experience. A strong track record of publication in peer reviewed, international journals, and a proven ability to generate significant research income are expected. You will also bring an extensive network and reputation in the national or international academic or professional community and will provide strategic leadership at Centre level in achieving a range of research and knowledge exchange outcomes.

For an informal discussion about the post please contact Professor Ed Galea ([email protected]), Centre Lead for the Centre for Safety, Resilience and Protective Security and lead for the Safety and Security these of M34Impact.

Should you have any queries please contact the People Directorate Team on [email protected]

We operate a hybrid working policy, as set out in the University's Working Principles and Guidelines.

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Employment Visa: Under the UK Government Points Based System scheme this role does meet the criteria to be sponsored for a Skilled Worker Route application.

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