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 Chemical and Process Engineering

Department of Chemical & Process Engineering

  • Full-time (37.5 hours per week)
  • Continuing (permanent) position

We invite applications for an academic position in Chemical and Process Engineering at the level of either Lecturer or Senior Lecturer. The Department offers a fully accredited (IPENZ and IChemE) 4-year undergraduate BE (Hons) degree. The students can also specialise by enrolling in one of two minors - bioprocess engineering or energy processing. In addition, the Department has a very active Ph.D. degree programme. 

The Department is flexible about the research area for applicants. As the successful candidate, you will complement the Department’s present research activities, such as energy, catalysis, food processing and biotechnology but are not limited to these particular topics. The successful candidate will contribute to teaching in the bioprocess engineering minor along with traditional core chemical engineering subjects. 

At Lecturer level, you will have a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering (or a closely aligned discipline), be able to demonstrate strength in research, and demonstrate a commitment to quality teaching.

At the Senior Lecturer level, you will be established as a researcher in chemical engineering and demonstrate a commitment to quality teaching. You will need a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering (or a closely aligned discipline) and a strong record of publishing in internationally respected journals. For candidates with significant academic experience, you will also need to demonstrate an ability to attract and successfully supervise postgraduate students. For industrial candidates, staff supervision experience will be considered, along with a commitment to develop a successful teaching portfolio.

The successful candidate at either level will be encouraged to develop a strong, externally-funded research programme. They will also be expected to collaborate with other academics in the Department’s teaching and research activities. 

The Department is strong and forward-looking and is dedicated to excellence in research and teaching. We have recently moved into a new 3,000 sqm building which houses modern research & teaching areas and fully staffed technical workshops. This development is complemented by a significant investment in the rest of Engineering, including a new student common area. Further details are available at

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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:

The closing date for this position is: Sunday, 27 August 2017 (NZ time) 

Applications for this position should include a cover letter, resume, teaching interests, research plans and referee contact details combined into one document and submitted online, with your surname as the name of the document. 

Should you wish to e-mail any additional attachments or have queries in relation to the application process, please forward these to Nikki Gibbs, Recruitment Coordinator,

Enquiries of an academic nature are welcome and should be addressed to Associate Professor Peter Gostomski, Head of Department,

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