Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Chemical Engineering

Auckland, New Zealand
19 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
11 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

About the role

We are inviting applications from individuals with impressive academic credentials and a specialisation in Chemical Engineering for a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer level opportunity. The successful applicant will have a commitment to excellence in teaching and will teach in the Department's Chemical and Materials Engineering programme. We have a robust research programme but we are keen to augment our current research strengths. Therefore research interests in emerging subfields and technologies will be a distinct advantage.

What we are looking for

We are looking for a Chemical Engineer with a relevant PhD that will be able to work with existing staff members in the Chemical and Materials department, as well as colleagues in the Environmental Engineering space to collaborate and develop new research and teaching activities.

We would therefore give preference to applicants with the relevant experience and interest in one or more of the following research areas:

  • Waste water and biomass treatment and processing
  • Membrane separation and adsorption technologies
  • Bioreactor Engineering for Biorefinery processes
  • Biosensors

About the department

With a current annual intake of 85 students into our Chemical and Materials (C&M) Engineering undergraduate degree program, our numbers have grown steadily by about 25% over the last ten years. The BE (Hons) degree in Chemical and Materials Engineering is accredited by the United Kingdom based International Institute of Chemical Engineers (IChemE), and to the level of the UK Master of Engineering standard. Internationally our chemical engineering degree is unique and innovative, in that besides its strong process-engineering core, the degree is purposefully integrated with a well-defined materials engineering curriculum. The department's research is internationally recognised, with research strengths in light metals, process control, food engineering, membrane technology, wastewater treatment, biomass refinery, thermal storage systems, biological materials, and surface materials science. Laboratories and facilities for the department's research are world class, and by early 2020, the department will be moving into a brand new, purpose-built, faculty of engineering building in the heart of Auckland city. We expect new opportunities for further growth and development for the research and teaching activities of the department and staff.

Why work for us?

The University is committed to providing an excellent working environment through flexible employment practices and a culture that encourages and supports staff to reach their full potential. Offering five weeks' annual leave, over 300 courses and workshops designed to support your professional development, and standout facilities for staff members who are also parents, it's easy to see why we've recently been voted one of New Zealand's most attractive employers.

*Randstad Awards 2017.


Please apply online with your CV and covering letter (combined into one document). For additional information about the role please contact chemmat@auckland.ac.nz

Applications close Sunday, 11 November 2018.

For further information and to apply online please visit www.auckland.ac.nz/opportunities

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