Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Electronic and Computer Engineering

Christchurch, New Zealand
Friday, 22 November 2019
End of advertisement period
Sunday, 22 December 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

College of Engineering

University of Canterbury

Christchurch, New Zealand

  • Full-time at 37.5 hours per week (1.0 FTE)
  • Continuing (i.e. permanent) position

What You Will Do

We invite applications for a continuing position of Lecturer / Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor in our dynamic, world class, and growing Department. You will be motivated to develop and maintain a vigorous research programme in areas appropriate to your expertise, in collaboration with other researchers and research groups, and particularly New Zealand industry partners. The Department has a keen emphasis on physical project-based teaching with a basis involving embedded systems. As such, you will be expected to teach into Electrical, Electronics, Computer, and Mechatronics Engineering courses that make extensive use of embedded software and hardware.

Who You Are

You will hold a Ph.D. degree in a relevant discipline. Ideally, you should have a strong research record involving use of machine learning closely aligned with electrical and electronic hardware applications, but other compatible areas will also be carefully considered. Other compatible areas could include applied signal processing (particularly associated with biomedical applications), the internet of things, or power systems. The Department is interested in applicants with experience in successful collaboration with other researchers and industry, and high performance in teaching.

Who You Will Work With

You will be working in a strong, supportive, and forward-looking Department dedicated to excellence in research and teaching. The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering fosters close collaborative connections with other groups in the University, including the Departments of Computer Science and Software Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering, the MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology, the Human Interface Technologies Lab, the Wireless Research Centre, and the Electric Power Engineering Centre. Existing research collaborations are also active with a number of other Universities and research institutions in New Zealand and from around the world.

For more information about our Department and team, please visit our website.

The College of Engineering has just completed a 3-year long, $163 million investment of its engineering specialist laboratory wings and main teaching spaces. Staff and students now have access to some of the best modern facilities and technologies for teaching, learning and research in the southern hemisphere. Every area has been designed with the principles of highly flexible learning spaces, collaborative open areas and engineering on display.

Why UC

The University of Canterbury is committed to promoting a world-class learning environment through research and teaching excellence, and has a vision statement of "People Prepared to Make a Difference". You will have the opportunity to work alongside members of a diverse academic community and enrich your own professional and personal development.

For information about the range of fantastic benefits that UC offers including flexible work practices, study opportunities and generous superannuation and leave provisions, please visit us: http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/joinus

The University of Canterbury is an Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO) employer and we encourage diversity in our staffing profile. The University of Canterbury actively seeks to meet its obligation under the Treaty of Waitangi - Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

The closing date for this position is: Sunday, 12th January 2020 (Midnight NZ time)


Applications for this position should be submitted online and include:

  • a brief cover letter,
  • a curriculum vitae which includes a list of relevant research publications and the contact details of three referees, and
  • a 2-3 page statement outlining the applicant's research interests and goals, teaching philosophy, and their thoughts on how to develop a successful research team in the Department.

We are happy to answer your queries in relation to the application process, please forward these to WorkatUC@canterbury.ac.nz

For further information specifically about the role, please contact: Prof Paul Gaynor, paul.gaynor@canterbury.ac.nz