Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Civil & Natural Resources Engineering

University of Canterbury

Christchurch, New Zealand 🇳🇿

Pūhanga Metarahi me te Rawa Taiao | Civil & Natural Resources Engineering

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

What You Will Do

Applications are invited for a full-time, permanent position in the Department of Civil and Natural Resources Engineering at the level of Lecturer or Senior Lecturer (which spans the range from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor in the US system). The level of appointment will depend on the successful candidate’s relevant research and teaching record.

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 with a focus on water engineering, where there are exciting opportunities for the appointee to develop specialist master courses in their area(s) of expertise.

Who You Are

You must hold a Ph.D. degree in a relevant discipline and have a demonstrated record of published research in environmental engineering with a focus on biological wastewater treatment systems. You will have a commitment to excellence in teaching of core courses in environmental engineering, water/wastewater treatment, engineering design and professional development at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels and contribute to the development of a new Master’s program (Water Engineering) at the postgraduate level. Ideally, you will have applied design experience and be able to support the department’s final year Integrated-Design course.

You will be expected to establish a vigorous externally-funded analytical and/or experimental research programme and will be expected to supervise postgraduate students, collaborate with others in the University, and contribute to Departmental, College, and University activities. You will also be encouraged to develop links with and contribute to the wider engineering profession at local, national, and international levels.

This is an exciting opportunity to participate in the further development of the water engineering group in a highly ranked and dynamic department. Additional desirable specialisations within water engineering include drinking water, groundwater quality, decentralised wastewater systems, water quality monitoring, analysis and control, ecological treatment systems, agricultural systems and water infrastructure design.

Who You Will Work With

Civil and Natural Resources at UC is rated in the top 1 per cent of civil engineering schools in the world. Environmental Science and Engineering at UC is ranked first in New Zealand according to the recently released Global Ranking of Academic Subjects (GRAS) 2021. A qualification from us is recognised globally, will open doors to employment on projects all over the world and has an international reputation that is the envy of other universities. 

For more information about our department and team, please visit our website.

Please take a virtual tour of our Engineering facilities.

Why UC
Tangata Tū, Tangata Ora – Engaged, Empowered, Making a Difference.

The University of Canterbury is committed to accessible higher education, service to the community and the encouragement of talent without barriers of distance, wealth, class, gender or ethnicity. The University explicitly aims to produce graduates and support staff who are engaged with their communities, empowered to act for good and determined to make a difference in the world.

We are 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 University of Canterbury is a leading University in New Zealand, with over 15,000 students across five colleges. We are located in Christchurch – the gateway to the South Island of New Zealand with easy access to the Southern Alps and renowned skiing, hiking, fishing, whale watching, mountain biking and other outdoor destinations and facilities to support a work-life-balance lifestyle.

We offer a range of fantastic benefits including flexible work practices, study opportunities and generous superannuation and leave provisions. For more information, please visit us: http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/joinus

For more information about the University of Canterbury, please visit www.canterbury.ac.nz

The closing date for this position is: Sunday 25th July (Midnight NZ time)

How to Apply

Applications for this position must be submitted online through our careers website and should include:

  • a ‘cover letter’ including a 2-3 page statement outlining your research interests and goals, teaching philosophy, and your thoughts on how to develop a successful research team in environmental engineering, and
  • a ‘resume’ which includes a list of relevant research publications.

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 [email protected]

For further information specifically about the role, please contact: Dr Ricardo Bello-Mendoza

Important Information

In response to COVID-19 the New Zealand Government have imposed travel restrictions and are currently only allowing New Zealand and Australian citizens and permanent residents to enter the country.

It is uncertain when these border restrictions will change, and this may alter the nature of the standard interview process for candidates, particularly at the on-site interview stage. To see how this might affect your application and for more information and updates on the border restrictions visit the Immigration New Zealand website or the New Zealand Government’s official Covid-19 website.

Job Details

Reference #5847
Posted on11 Jun 2021
Closes on25 Jul 2021 23:55
Job level(s)Academic
Work type(s)Continuing (Permanent) full-time
More details (document)
Position description 1Lecturer PD 2021.pdf
Position description 2Senior Lecturer PD 2021.pdf