Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Fluid Mechanics and Water Engineering

Christchurch, New Zealand
15 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
14 May 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Department of Civil and Natural Resources Engineering

Applications are invited for a fixed term (three years) academic position at the level of Lecturer or Senior Lecturer (equivalent to Assistant Professor and Associate Professor, respectively, in the US ranking system) in Fluid Mechanics and Water Engineering.

The appointee will be expected to contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in fluid mechanics and water engineering. Research interests could include environmental fluid mechanics, groundwater mechanics and sustainability.

As a Lecturer, the appointee will need a Ph.D. with evidence of strength in research, have teaching experience and/or a demonstrated commitment to quality teaching.

As a Senior Lecturer, the appointee will be established as a researcher and teacher with a Ph.D. as well as a record of publishing in internationally respected and peer reviewed journals. The appointee will need to demonstrate a record of teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and an ability to attract and supervise postgraduate students.

The ability to teach in another area of the Department's teaching programme (e.g. mathematical modelling, engineering design) will be an advantage. You will be encouraged to develop a strong research programme, and will be expected to collaborate with other academics in the Department's teaching and research spectrum.

The Department of Civil and Natural Resources Engineering is a strong and forward-looking department dedicated to excellence in research and teaching. The Department of Civil and Natural Resources Engineering offers two undergraduate degrees (civil engineering and natural resources engineering) where a common core (80% of the credits) provides a broad overview of key disciplines in civil engineering. The civil engineering degree has a stronger focus on structural training and the natural resources engineering degree has a focus on water engineering. The Department also offers Masters and Ph.D. degrees to which the appointee would be expected to contribute. In particular, the department is starting a new Masters in Civil Engineering program where there are exciting opportunities for the appointee to develop specialist master courses in their area(s) of expertise.

More information on the Department is available at: http://www.civil.canterbury.ac.nz/

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.

Further information about this role can be obtained by contacting the Head of Department, Mark Davidson at mark.davidson@canterbury.ac.nz

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

The closing date for this position is 5pm on Monday, 14 May 2018 (NZ time).

Applications should include a curriculum vitae, the names and contact details of three referees, evidence of research productivity and potential (including copies of two recent publications), and a one-page statement of research and teaching interests.

Should you wish to e-mail any additional attachments, or have queries in relation to the application process, please forward these to Nikki Gibbs, Recruitment Coordinator, email: nikki.gibbs@canterbury.ac.nz

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