Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Geotechnical Engineering or Geomechanics

Christchurch, New Zealand
13 May 2019
End of advertisement period
10 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Department of Civil and Natural Resources 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

Applications are invited for a full-time, continuing (i.e. permanent) position in the Department of Civil and Natural Resources Engineering at the level of Lecturer or Senior Lecturer (which spans the range from assistant professor to associate professor in the US system) depending on the successful candidate's relevant research and teaching record.

Who You Are

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree in a relevant discipline and have a demonstrated record of published research in geotechnical engineering or geomechanics. The successful candidate will have a commitment to excellence in teaching of core courses in geomechanics at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and will undertake research and supervision of postgraduate students. The appointee will also be expected to supervise Masters and Ph.D. students, establish a vigorous externally-funded analytical and/or experimental research programme, collaborate with others in the University, and contribute to Departmental activities.

This is an exciting opportunity to participate in the further development of the geomechanics programme in a dynamic and productive department. Research and teaching interests in one or more of the following areas would be an advantage: seismic geotechnical engineering, foundation engineering, soil-structure interaction, geomechanics or geosynthetics. It is also desirable that the appointee will develop strong links with the design profession.

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 has a modern well-equipped geomechanics laboratory, excellent computer and library facilities within the University, and a strong commitment to top-level research. For information on the Department, please visit: http://www.civil.canterbury.ac.nz/.

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 closing date for this position is: Sunday, 30th June 2019 (Midnight NZ time)


Applications for this position are submitted online and should 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 propose how you would contribute to our geomechanics programme.

We are happy to answer your queries in relation to the application process, please forward these to Lorna Grubb, Recruitment Coordinator, lorna.grubb@canterbury.ac.nz

For further information specifically about the role, please contact Prof. Brendon Bradley, brendon.bradley@canterbury.ac.nz

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