Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Water Engineering

Canterbury (NZ)
23 Sep 2016
End of advertisement period
23 Oct 2016
Academic Discipline
Engineering & Technology
Contract Type
Full Time

Department of Civil and Natural Resources Engineering

  • Full-time and Continuing (permanent) position

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). The level of appointment will depend on the successful candidate’s relevant research and teaching record.

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree in a relevant discipline and have a demonstrated record of published research in water engineering with a preferred focus on environmental and/or sustainability issues in water systems. The successful candidate will have a commitment to teaching excellence in core design and professional development courses at the undergraduate level and contribute to the development of a new Masters program at the postgraduate level.

The candidate will be expected to establish a vigorous research programme. The appointee will be expected to supervise postgraduate students, collaborate with others in the University, and to contribute to Departmental, College, and University activities. The appointee will also be encouraged to develop links with and contribute to the wider engineering profession at local, national, and international levels.

This is an exciting opportunity to participate in the further development of the water engineering group in a highly ranked and dynamic department. Additional desirable specialisations within water engineering include risk and resilience of water systems, water quality control, ecological engineering and water infrastructure design.

The Department of Civil and Natural Resources Engineering has modern equipped laboratories, high-performance computing and excellent library facilities within the University, and a strong commitment to top-level research. More information on the Department is available at: http://www.civil.canterbury.ac.nz/.

The closing date for this position is: Wednesday, 26 October 2016 (NZ time).

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 benefits in joining UC please visit us online at: http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/joinus.

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 how the applicant proposes to contribute to the water engineering programme at Canterbury. Please ensure your application is uploaded as a single pdf file and that the file name is your surname, followed by your initial.

For further information about the position, please contact Associate Professor Pedro Lee: pedro.lee@canterbury.ac.nz.

Internal candidates should apply via the Careers option in Employee Self-Service: https://ucpeople.canterbury.ac.nz.

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