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Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer in Structural 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: 16th November 2020
Closes: 10th January 2021

We are seeking an exceptional candidate to contribute to the development of our teaching and research programmes in Structural Engineering. 

Your research will complement the present research activities of the Department’s Structural and Architectural Group. The Department is interested in receiving applications from very strong candidates in any structural engineering area and would particularly encourage applications from candidates with expertise related to Sustainable Structural Engineering, the behavior of structures in wind, use of novel materials or preservation of existing built environment including heritage structures. You will contribute to teaching in traditional core structural undergraduate courses and development of new courses at the postgraduate level. You will also be encouraged to develop a strong, externally-funded research programme as well as be expected to collaborate with other academics in the Department’s teaching and research activities. The appointee will also be expected to develop links with and contribute to the wider engineering profession at local, national and international levels.  

This is a unique opportunity to work closely with 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.    

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree in Structural Engineering, Architectural Engineering or Civil Engineering (or a closely aligned discipline), and have a demonstrated record of relevant published research in internationally recognized journals of the highest quality.  The successful candidate will have a commitment to excellence in teaching of core courses in Structural Engineering at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, delivering effective teaching methods that enable a wide range of learners to succeed. 

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. 

You will also demonstrate a background in supervising final year undergraduate projects, Masters and Ph.D. students, an ability in collaborating with others in the University, and interest in contributing to Departmental, College, and University activities. 

CNRE aim to constantly develop our alumni and industry partnerships, to provide students with the highest level of training, and to expand the scope of our research expertise by attracting and retaining highly-skilled academic and support staff.  

We are in the top 1 per cent of civil engineering schools in the world. For more information about our department and team, please visit our website.  

Closing date: 10th January 

For more information about how to apply, visit our careers website.  

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