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“Christchurch is a great city to live in. With the mountains and ocean on your doorstep it offers a terrific ‘playground’ for outdoor recreation. The fine weather and lack of traffic are far more attractive than Dublin. Interdisciplinary research collaborations are not necessarily contingent on large external research funding and we attract excellent postgraduates from overseas who bring a wealth of diversity of skills.”

Dr Aisling O’Sullivan (Ireland)
Senior Lecturer in Civil and Natural Resources Engineering

Ada Rutherford Professorship in Architectural Engineering

Department of Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, College of Engineering

We invite applications for the Ada Rutherford Professorship in Architectural Engineering. This is a continuing (i.e. permanent/tenured) and part-time (0.5 Full Time Equivalent) position. 

The Department is in the processing of establishing a new Architectural Engineering postgraduate programme that is unique in New Zealand. This is an exciting opportunity to work closely with the engineering and architectural professions to establish a distinctive programme that will have a significant impact on both professional groups.

The successful candidate will therefore:

  • Have a PhD or equivalent in a relevant discipline and have significant professional experience.
  • Have an established record of successful programme development and teaching of Architectural Engineering at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
  • Have an established record of publishing high quality outcomes from relevant scholarly and/or professional activities.
  • Have demonstrated a high level of academic and/or professional leadership ability.
  • Have outstanding interpersonal skills and enjoy developing relationships with a wide range of organisations and people.
  • Be expected to establish and lead a successful Architectural Engineering programme, collaborate with other academics in the University, develop strong links with the relevant professions and industry, and contribute to Departmental activities.
  • Be expected to have made and continue to make substantial contributions at national and international levels.
  • Be expected to have maintained and to continue to maintain a successful professional practice.
  • Be expected to lead efforts to more effectively integrate the architectural and engineering professions.

The Department of Civil and Natural Resources Engineering is a strong and forward-looking department, dedicated to excellence in both research and teaching.  Ranked amongst the best in the World, (QS World University Rankings), the Department of Civil and Natural Resources Engineering is one of the largest departments in the College of Engineering. With a history stretching back to 1905, the department has an excellent reputation for its research and teaching activities conducted in well-equipped laboratory facilities. The Department incorporates a wide range of engineering disciplines, including environmental, fire, fluid mechanics, geotechnical, hydrological, ecological, earthquake, structural, timber, transportation, and construction management.

For more information about the Department, go to: http://www.civil.canterbury.ac.nz. The Department offers two undergraduate degrees (one in Civil Engineering and one in Natural Resources Engineering) and a range of postgraduate offerings at the Masters and PhD levels. Included in this suite of postgraduate offerings are very successful specialised taught masters programmes.

For further information about the position, contact the Head of Department, Professor Mark Davidson, mark.davidson@canterbury.ac.nz.

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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 the position is: 13 March 2016

Applications for this position should be in the form of one on-line submission.  Your submission package will include:

  • a covering letter,
  • a full curriculum vitae with the contact details of 3 referees,
  • a 2-3 page document outlining your teaching philosophy, relevant scholarly and professional activities, and your approach to developing Architectural Engineering at the University of Canterbury.

Should you have queries in relation to the application process, please forward these to our Pay&HR team at pay-hr@canterbury.ac.nz

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