Senior Tutor

Canterbury (NZ)
14 Oct 2016
End of advertisement period
13 Nov 2016
Academic Discipline
Engineering & Technology
Contract Type
Full Time

With the growth of the Civil and Natural Resources Engineering Department, and taking advantage of brand new research facilities in the College of Engineering, we are excited to be recruiting for a range of new Departmental roles.

Department of Civil and Natural Resources Engineering

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

We invite applications for the continuing position of Senior Tutor in the Department of Civil and Natural Resources Engineering.

The role of the Senior Tutor is to undertake high quality tutoring services for the Department, focusing on supporting the teaching of Civil and Natural Resource Engineering Design Studio 2 and communication portfolio courses, as well as assisting with the coordination of the Professional Engineering Development course and marking of practical work reports. Responsibilities will include developing resources (course, lab and assessment material), tutoring, marking assessments, and coordination/mentoring/supervision of casual tutors.

This is an opportunity to work within a department dedicated to teaching excellence. The successful applicant must have experience in tutoring civil and/or natural resources engineering, preferably at the University level. Candidates with equivalent industry experience are encouraged to apply. Applicants will have demonstrated experience, or potential, in developing teaching resources, coaching individuals as well as groups of students, demonstrated experience in marking assessments, enthusiasm for teaching, excellent communication skills (both written and oral) and effective time management.

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

For an informal discussion about this position, please contact Tom Cochrane, Associate Professor, email:

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:

The closing date for this position is: Sunday, 13 Nov 2016.

Applications must include a covering letter, and full curriculum vitae with the contact details of 3 referees, combined into one document and submitted online. Please ensure your application is uploaded as a single pdf file and that the file name is your surname, followed by your first name initial (e.g. Cochrane_T.pdf).

For enquiries regarding the application process, please contact Nikki Gibbs, Recruitment Coordinator, email:

Internal candidates should apply via the Careers option in Employee Self-Service:

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