Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer in Civil Systems EngineeringDepartment of Civil and Natural Resources EngineeringUniversity of CanterburyChristchurch, New Zealand
We are recruiting a high-potential candidate to our newly established group in civil systems engineering. Together, we will lead research and teaching in engineering of built and natural systems in an uncertain future.
What You Will Do
Applications are invited for a full-time, continuing (i.e. permanent and tenured) position in the Department of Civil and Natural Resources Engineering at Lecturer or Senior Lecturer level (equivalent to Assistant and Associate Professor in North America, respectively). The level of appointment will depend on the successful candidate's relevant experience. The Department will consider applications for appointment at higher levels.
The Civil Systems Engineering group will provide leadership on sustainable development and management of civil and natural systems. We welcome applications from candidates from a broad range of backgrounds, including, but not limited to risk, resilience, complexity, economics, and/or smart information systems. Our new faculty may use methods from data science, operations research, policy analysis, network theory, and/or systems modelling. They will be expected to engage in interdisciplinary collaborations within the university and wider community. Together, our group will tackle challenges such as: climate change; integrated sustainable systems for infrastructure, energy and agriculture; and smart and healthy cities.
Who You Are
Successful applicants will hold a Ph.D. degree in a relevant discipline and have a demonstrated record of published research. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a vigorous, world-class research programme, including collaborations with the group and wider department. Additionally, they will be committed to excellence in teaching of courses relevant to systems engineering at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The ability to contribute to core civil engineering subjects taught by the department is anticipated. The appointee will be expected to supervise final year undergraduate projects, Masters and Ph.D. students, and proactively attract research funding.
Who You Will Work With
This is an exciting and unique opportunity to develop alongside others in a progressive, supportive, and productive department. You would be joining a vibrant and collaborative team and would play a leading role in shaping our direction. This role also provides key ingredients for successful and high impact research due to the department's engagement and leadership in the resilience, construction, transportation, building services, and natural hazards sectors.
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. More information on the Department is available here.
Please take a virtual tour of our Engineering facilities.
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 University of Canterbury is an Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO) employer and we encourage diversity in our staffing profile. The University of Canterbury actively seeks to meet its obligation under the Treaty of Waitangi - Te Tiriti o Waitangi.
The closing date for this position is: Sunday, 19th January 2020 (Midnight NZ time)
Applications for this position should be submitted online and include:
We are happy to answer your queries in relation to the application process, please forward these to WorkatUC@canterbury.ac.nz
For further information specifically about the role, please contact Professor Roger Nokes, firstname.lastname@example.org