Lecturer in Chemical and Process Engineering

Christchurch, New Zealand
27 Jun 2018
End of advertisement period
22 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Department in Chemical and Process Engineering (CAPE)
College of Engineering

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

What You Will Do

We invite applications for a Lecturer position in Chemical and Process Engineering (Assistant Professor in the US system) where you will develop an active teaching and research programme. Your research will complement the Department's present research activities, such as energy, catalysis, food processing and biotechnology but is not limited to these particular topics. You will also contribute to teaching in traditional core chemical engineering subjects, as well as being encouraged to develop a strong, externally-funded research programme as well as be expected to collaborate with other academics in the Department's teaching and research activities.

Who You Are

You will have a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering (or a closely aligned discipline), be able to demonstrate strength in research, and demonstrate a commitment to quality teaching.

Who You Will Work With

The Department is strong and forward-looking and is dedicated to excellence in research and teaching. CAPE offers a fully accredited (Engineering NZ and IChemE) four year undergraduate degree including minors in bioprocess engineering and in energy processing. We graduate approximately 60-70 BE(Hons) per year. We offer postgraduate degrees at both the ME and PhD level with postgraduate enrolments currently at ~50. We currently have 12 academic staff contributing to the teaching and research programme complimented by 11 support staff.

For more information about our team, please visit us http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/engineering/schools/cape/

The College of Engineering has just completed a three 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.

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, generous superannuation and leave provisions, please visit us: http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/joinus


The closing date for this position is: 22 July 2018 (Midnight NZ time)

Applications for this position should include a cover letter, resume and any additional attachments combined into one document and submitted through the online application process. Unfortunately we do not accept applications by email, however we are happy to answer your queries in relation to the application process, please forward these to Nikki Gibbs, Recruitment Coordinator nikki.gibbs@canterbury.ac.nz

Enquiries of an academic nature are welcome and should be addressed to Professor Peter Gostomski, Head of Department, peter.gostomski@canterbury.ac.nz.

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