Watercare Chair in Infrastructure

University of Auckland

Auckland, New Zealand 🇳🇿

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Faculty of Engineering

  • Lead an interdisciplinary community in New Zealand’s top ranked University.
  • Centred in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and linked across the University, focusing on water and infrastructural engineering.
  • Collaborate and engage meaningfully with industry and unitary authorities to enhance development and management of infrastructure.
  • Live and work in New Zealand’s largest, most cosmopolitan and culturally diverse city.

As the leading Faculty of Engineering in New Zealand, we recognise the need to support the development of a robust infrastructure investment strategy appropriate for now, and the rapidly changing future.

We welcome interest from scholars who have developed research expertise in water-related engineering and infrastructure, and wish to continue their career in New Zealand’s largest and fastest growing city. You will relish the opportunity to apply your expertise and influence to increasingly complex questions impacted by new technologies, environmental (including climate adaptation) and associated policy changes, and the resultant social and cultural evolution.

Watercare Services are supporting the creation of this Chair to attract those motivated to provide thought leadership to developing resilience in national infrastructure and the academic discipline; developing strategic relationships with industry; and further enhancing research, teaching and capacity-building in the largest Department in the Faculty of Engineering (approximately 40 academic staff, 800 undergraduates and over 150 postgraduate students). This is a continuing academic position to be appointed at full professor level.

The Department offers a diverse and active community for research at and above postgraduate level and we are proud of our strong international reputation for quality research outputs. We have collaborative links with research groups and industry within New Zealand and across the world.

The University of Auckland’s ranking in the top 100 of the 2018 QS World Universities Ranking (ranking top in New Zealand in 37 out of 40 subject areas including Civil and Structural Engineering) confirms both its status as New Zealand’s pre-eminent research-led university and its place amongst the top 1% of universities worldwide.

The University is committed to meeting its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi and achieving equity outcomes for staff and students in a safe, inclusive and equitable environment. For further information on services for Māori, Pacific, women, LGBTI, equity groups, parenting support and flexible work go to http://www.equity.auckland.ac.nz

For further information please contact:

Clare Litten, University of Auckland, DDI: +64 923 9096, email: [email protected]

Dr Kathrin Soehnel, University of Auckland, DDI: +64 923 9006 email: [email protected]

Applications close: 4th April 2018