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 Structural Engineering

Department of Civil and Natural Resources Engineering

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

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

We invite applications for a new position in Structural 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.

We are interested in candidates who can integrate sustainability and civil infrastructure engineering, with expertise in the following areas: structural applications with novel materials, smart sensing technologies, life-cycle / maintenance analysis of distributed infrastructure, and preservation of existing built environment including heritage structures. 

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 and postgraduate level. The ability to contribute to postgraduate teaching in the areas of multi-disciplinary / multi-hazard civil infrastructure and heritage will be an advantage. 

The successful applicant must hold a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in structural engineering and have an excellent research record for the position being sought, including publishing papers in high quality, peer reviewed international journals. The applicant is expected to have demonstrated an ability to perform high-impact and high-demand research and 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. 

This is a unique opportunity to work closely with the engineering professions in new teaching and research programmes, including the International masters of Earthquake and Civil Engineering, 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 September 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. 

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