Associate Professor/ Professor in Structural Engineering

Christchurch, New Zealand
19 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
16 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Civil and Natural Resources Engineering Department
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 an Associate Professor/Professor position in Structural Engineering (which is equivalent to full tenure professor/chair in the US system). The level of appointment will depend on the successful candidate's relevant experience. Your research will complement and/or strengthen the Department's present research activities that strongly focus on earthquake engineering. You will also contribute to teaching in traditional core structural engineering subjects, as well as being encouraged to develop a strong, externally-funded research programme as well as be expected to collaborate with other academics in the Department's teaching and research activities. You will also be required to collaborate with Industry and lead new initiatives in areas of teaching and research.

Who You Are

You will have a Ph.D. in Structural Engineering and be able to demonstrate:

  • Outstanding performance in leading complex research programmes, which ideally includes large experimental testing programmes and/or novel structural monitoring and data analytics
  • Sustained commitment to high quality teaching including experience in developing new teaching programmes
  • Professional experience in conceptualization and design of structures

You will be expected to supervise undergraduate projects, Masters and Ph.D. students, collaborate with others in the University, and to contribute to School, College, and University activities as well as developing strong links with the wider civil and natural resources engineering industry at local, national and international levels.

Who You Will Work With

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.

The Department of Civil and Natural Resources Engineering is a strong and forward-looking department dedicated to excellence in research and teaching. More information on the Department is available at:

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:

The closing date for this position is: 30th November 2018 (Midnight NZ Time)

How You Apply

Applications for this position must be submitted online and should include the following:

  • Cover Letter and CV
  • A list of publications and projects
  • A statement of future research and teaching interests
  • A description of the three most important achievements
  • A report of the professional experience
  • Details of three referees or three reference letters

Please ensure your application is uploaded as a single pdf file and that the file name is your surname only.

We are happy to answer your queries in relation to the application process, please forward these to Lorna Grubb, Recruitment Coordinator,

For further information specifically about the role can be obtained by contacting Professor Alessandro Palermo,

The University of Canterbury is an EEO employer and actively seeks to meet its obligation under the Treaty of Waitangi.