Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Smart Manufacturing

University of Auckland, New Zealand - Department of Mechanical Engineering

Applications are invited for the position of Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Smart Manufacturing in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. The successful applicant will be research-focused and be required to undertake high quality research in the general area of Smart Manufacturing Solutions (in particular in the field of Industry 4.0), researcher supervision and teaching in an area or areas compatible with the interests and activities of the Department.

The University of Auckland is New Zealand's pre-eminent research-led University. The Department of Mechanical Engineering is one of the largest departments in the Faculty of Engineering, with approximately 30 academic staff, 600 undergraduates and 140 postgraduate students. We provide BE (Hons) degree programmes in Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics Engineering, together with a range of postgraduate taught courses.

We offer a diverse and active community for research at and above postgraduate level, and we are proud of our strong international reputation for the quality of our research outputs. Our research activities concern mechatronics, dynamics, control, smart manufacturing, industrial automation, micro-systems and smart materials, mechanics of materials, composites, medical devices and rehabilitation robotics, and thermofluids. We have collaborative links with research groups and industry within New Zealand and across the world.

You will work as part of the Manufacturing Systems group of the Department in the newly established Laboratory for Industry 4.0 Smart Manufacturing Systems (LISMS) and will be required to develop research collaborations with researchers both within and outside the group and attract research funding, nationally and/or internationally. You will contribute to our taught programmes in areas relevant to your specialisation. You will be committed to the development and delivery of curricula and courses and have excellent communication skills. You will also contribute to the wider activities of the relevant research and teaching groups and perform service roles for the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

You will have a PhD or equivalent in a relevant area, together with post-doctoral research, teaching and/or industrial experience. You will also have a demonstrated ability to conduct research, have supervised, or intend to supervise, postgraduate students, and a strong track record of published research.

For informal enquiries, please contact Associate Professor Krishnan Jayaraman (k.jayaraman@auckland.ac.nz).

Why work for us?
The University is committed to providing an excellent working environment through flexible employment practices and a culture that encourages and supports staff to reach their full potential. We offer a competitive salary, five weeks’ annual leave per year, and over 300 different career development courses. In addition, the University offers a company superannuation scheme, discounted car parking, childcare and a number of other subsidies on internal and external services.

For more information please visit: Career development and benefits.

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 www.equity.auckland.ac.nz.

All applications must be made online - www.auckland.ac.nz/opportunities job code 19023.

Applications close Monday 17 July 2017.

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