Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Geotechnical Engineering or Geomechanics

University of Canterbury, New Zealand - Department of Civil and Natural Resources

Applications are invited for a full-time, continuing (i.e. permanent) position in the Department of Civil and Natural Resources Engineering at the level of Lecturer or Senior Lecturer (which spans the range from assistant professor to associate professor in the US system) depending on the successful candidate’s relevant research and teaching record.

Applicants must hold a PhD degree in a relevant discipline and have a demonstrated record of published research in geotechnical engineering or geomechanics. The successful candidate will have a commitment to excellence in teaching of core courses in geomechanics at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and will undertake research and supervision of postgraduate students. The appointee will also be expected to supervise Masters and PhD students, establish a vigorous externally-funded analytical and/or experimental research programme, collaborate with others in the University, and contribute to Departmental activities.

This is an exciting opportunity to participate in the further development of the geomechanics programme in a dynamic and productive department. Research and teaching interests in one or more of the following areas would be an advantage: seismic geotechnical engineering, foundation engineering, soil-structure interaction, geomechanics, or geosynthetics. It is also desirable that the appointee will develop strong links with the design profession.

The College of Engineering has just completed a 3 year long, $163 million investment of its engineering specialist laboratory wings and main teaching spaces. Staff and students now have access to some of the best modern facilities and technologies for teaching, learning, and research in the southern hemisphere. Every area has been designed with the principles of highly flexible learning spaces, collaborative open areas and engineering on display.

The Department of Civil and Natural Resources Engineering has a modern well-equipped geomechanics laboratory, excellent computer and library facilities within the University, and a strong commitment to top-level research. For information on the Department, please visit: http://www.civil.canterbury.ac.nz/.

For more information on the position, please contact Gabriele Chiaro (email: gabriele.chiaro@canterbury.ac.nz).

The closing date for this position is: 28th January 2018 (NZ time).

Located on a picturesque campus, the University offers an extensive range of services and facilities including library and art collections, child-care centres, health centre, recreation centre, pharmacy, book shop, and cafés. You’ll have opportunities to work alongside members of a world class, diverse academic community, and enrich your own professional and personal development.

For more information about the benefits of joining the University of Canterbury please visit us online at: http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/joinus.

Applications should include a covering letter, and full curriculum vitae with the contact details of 3 referees, plus a 2-3 page document outlining your research interests and goals, your teaching philosophy, and propose how you would contribute to our geomechanics programme.

For enquiries regarding the application process, please contact Nikki Gibbs, Recruitment Coordinator (email: nikki.gibbs.canterbury.ac.nz).

To view all vacancies at the University of Canterbury, please go to: http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/joinus.

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

To learn more about working & living in New Zealand, please visit: www.jobs.ac.uk/new-zealand

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