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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Civil Systems Engineering

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

Location: Christchurch - New Zealand
Salary: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 11th September 2018
Closes: 18th October 2018

Applications are invited for a full-time, continuing (i.e. permanent) position in the Department of Civil and Natural Resources Engineering at Lecturer or Senior Lecturer (equivalent to Assistant and Associate Professor in North America). The level of appointment will depend on the successful candidate’s relevant experience.  We will consider applications for appointment at higher levels.

The Civil Systems Engineering group will lead research and teaching in the sustainable development and management of the built and natural environments. In this context the group will provide expertise in sustainability, risk, resilience, complexity, economics, and smart and connected information systems.  Our new staff will use methods such as exploratory analysis of large data sets, decision analysis, operations research, network analysis, risk analysis, economic analysis, complex systems, and systems modelling. The group’s expertise will be applied to diverse challenges in climate change; sustainable energy systems and resource management; building information and service systems; infrastructure systems modelling and performance assessment; and asset planning and management.

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree in a relevant discipline and have a demonstrated record of published research in civil engineering systems as defined above.  Applicants will have a commitment to excellence in teaching of core courses relevant to civil engineering systems at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and will be expected to establish a vigorous research programme.  Applicants able to contribute to teaching in other core subjects taught by the Department would be preferred. The appointees will be expected to supervise final year undergraduate projects, Masters and Ph.D. students, and pro-actively attract research funding.

This is an exciting and unique opportunity to develop alongside others in a progressive, supportive, and productive department.  The civil engineering systems group will have access to high-performance computing and excellent library facilities within the University. The Department’s involvement with the resilience, construction, transportation, building services, and natural hazards sectors within New Zealand provide key ingredients for a successful university group on civil engineering systems.  The Department’s involvement in the industry and government funded centres (Quake Centre and Quake CoRE) provides the new group with links to world-leading research and relevant professional groups, while New Zealand engineering’s world-leading practice in long-term asset management and critical infrastructure resilience provide drivers for uptake of new methods and graduates.

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. More information on the Department is available here.

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The closing date for this position is: 18th October 2018 (NZ time)

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