University of Caterbury, New Zealand, powered by, Dr Aisling O’Sullivan (Ireland)

“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

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Architectural Engineering

Department of Civil and Natural Resources Engineering

We are recruiting for a new academic position in Architectural Engineering, to support the development of exciting new interdisciplinary programmes and growth of the Civil and Natural Resources Engineering department 

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Architectural Engineering
Department of Civil and Natural Resources Engineering

We invite applications for a new position in Architectural Engineering.  This position is continuing (i.e. permanent/tenured) and full-time.  The positions of Senior Lecturer and Lecturer are broadly equivalent to Associate Professor and Assistant Professor in the North American system.

With expertise that complements and adds to existing strengths in the Department, and the ability to work closely with industry, the successful applicant will be able to teach general structural engineering at the undergraduate level and courses in architectural engineering at the postgraduate level. The ability to contribute to postgraduate teaching in one or more of the following areas will be an advantage: building systems; building envelope design and engineering; human factors in design; digital design and construction; sustainable building design; sustainability of the built environment. 

You must hold a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline and have an excellent research record for the position being sought, including publishing papers in high quality, peer reviewed international journals.  You will be expected to establish a vigorous research programme, collaborate with other academics in the University, develop strong links with the engineering profession and industry, and contribute to Departmental activities.  You will also be expected to make substantial contributions at the national and international levels. 

This is a unique opportunity to work closely with the engineering and architectural professions in new interdisciplinary teaching and research programmes, including the development of a new Master of Architectural Engineering programme, to improve collaboration between the professions and building design practice. 

The Department of Civil and Natural Resources Engineering is a strong and forward-looking Department, dedicated to excellence in both research and teaching.  A major modernisation of the Department’s facilities is nearly complete, including a recently-opened Structural Engineering Laboratory. Further information on the Department is available at

The closing date for this position is: 20 August 2017 

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: 

Applications for this position should include a cover letter, resume and any additional attachments combined into one document and submitted online. Please ensure your document file name is your surname, followed by your initial. 

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