Lecturer in Civil Engineering University of Waikato

The University of Waikato
Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Lecturer – (Civil Engineering)

Vision

We will

 deliver a world-class education and research portfolio
 provide a full and dynamic university experience which is distinctive in character
 pursue strong international linkages to advance knowledge

The over-arching themes of this Vision are:

 Excellence
 Distinctiveness
 International Connectedness

Values

Ko te mana o Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato ka herea ki tō tātou:

 Tu ngātahi me te Māori
 Mahi pono
 Whakanui i ngā huarahi hou
 Whakarewa i te hiringa i te mahara

The University of Waikato places a high value on:

 Partnership with Māori
 Acting with integrity
 Celebrating diversity
 Promoting creativity

1. GENERAL

The Faculty of Science and Engineering undertakes teaching and research in a range of science and engineering disciplines. It currently has more than 1000 undergraduate, graduate or postgraduate EFTS (effective full-time students).

The School of Engineering is one of two major academic units in the Faculty of Science and Engineering. It currently has 24 academic staff, 11 technical support staff and two administrative staff. Student numbers have increased steadily since 2002 to the 450 EFTs in 2016. About 20% of the EFTS are masters and doctoral students.

The School of Engineering offers programmes leading to BE(Hons) degrees in chemical & biological engineering, civil engineering, electronic engineering, environmental engineering, materials & process engineering and mechanical engineering, and to BSc and BSc(Tech) degrees majoring in electronics, materials & processing, and physics. It also offers Postgraduate Diplomas, Graduate Diplomas, MSc, MSc(Tech), ME, MPhil and PhD degrees. The School has research and development strengths in materials, energy efficiency, composites, mechanical engineering, bio-processing, electronics, environmental technology, and biophysics.


The interdisciplinary nature of the School is demonstrated by the research units:

 AgriEngineering Research Group
 Biochemical Research Group
 Electronics Research Group
 Energy Research Group
 Optoelectronics Research Group
 Range Imaging Research Group
 Stress Analysis Research Group
 Sustainable Engineering Research Group
 WaiCAM Centre for Advanced Materials (incorporating the Metals and Composites research groups)
 Waikato Cortical Modelling Group

2. POSITION PURPOSE

To contribute to the teaching, postgraduate supervision and administration requirements of the School of Engineering in accordance with workload norms, maintain and develop original scholarship and research, and undertake professional/community/iwi service activities relevant to the profession or discipline.

3. ACCOUNTABILITY

The Lecturer is responsible to the Dean of the School of Engineering

4. FUNCTIONAL RELATIONSHIPS:

Dean of Engineering
Other academic staff in School
School Administrative and Technical staff
Sessional Assistants
Students
Other Faculty staff
Relevant Research Institutes and Centres and external research agencies
External stakeholders

5. KEY TASKS

Having regard to the aims, objectives and long-term strategic goals of the Programme/Department/School/ Faculty and the University, the primary objectives required of a Lecturer include the following:

Teaching and Learning

 Prepare and deliver research-informed lectures and/or seminars and, as appropriate, conduct and/or co-ordinate tutorials, practical classes, demonstrations, or workshops.
 Contribute to or be responsible for paper co-ordination and delivery. This includes: administration; initiating and developing material; appraisal, review and evaluation of programmes and papers; development of the curriculum; developing and delivering on-line papers, where appropriate; and updating teaching resources and materials.
 Carry out marking and assessment activities including the setting of examinations.
 Be readily available to advise and meet with students including maintaining regular office hours.
 Supervise honours, graduate and postgraduate students.
Research
 Develop an active research programme and conduct quality research and contribute to knowledge development through scholarship and publication. This will include involvement in research projects
and attendance and presentation at academic conferences, and may include leadership of a research team and/or obtaining internal or external research funding for specific projects.
 Build and maintain national, and preferably international, research collaborations which enhance the profile and reputation of the University.
 Contribute to applications for external research funding and knowledge transfer and commercialisation activities.

Service and Administration

 Participate in professional and/or community/iwi and/or outreach activities relevant to the Faculty/School.
 Carry out broad administrative functions including active and constructive participation at Programme/Departmental and/or Faculty/School meetings and undertake administration, planning and/or committee work where appropriate.

Other

 Participate in maintaining a safe and healthy work environment for self and others including students. Comply with and undertake responsibilities set out in the University's Health and Safety Policy.
 Any other duties that are consistent with the position held, other than in exceptional circumstances such as rehabilitation after injury or sickness.
NOTE: Staff will have an annual professional goal setting interview with their manager. New staff normally attend such an interview approximately three months after taking up their appointment.

6. PERFORMANCE STANDARDS

The Lecturer will be performing satisfactorily when:

 Teaching and associated duties are fulfilled to an acceptably high level of competency defined by School and Faculty norms and expectations.
 Student learning, at all levels, is appropriately facilitated in accordance with the School, Faculty and University's goals and objectives.
 Personal and/or team research and scholarship activities yield demonstrable outcomes normally evidenced by both continued publications in books and refereed journals and presentation or publication of conference papers; and/or industry sponsored research activities.
 Research collaborations are developed
 Regular contributions are made to appropriate professional groups and/or in a public service or University or national representation capacity.
 Regular contributions are made to the School and/or Faculty administration, as appropriate, relative to workload norms and expectations.
 Safe and healthy work practices are followed. University policies and procedures, relevant work standards and statutory obligations are complied with.


PERSON SPECIFICATION
EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

Essential

 A PhD in Civil Engineering (or close to completion of)
 A four-year professional degree in Civil Engineering
Preferred
 A PhD in Structural Engineering.
 Chartered Engineer.
TRAINING, SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
Essential
 Consultancy/design experience.
 Broad knowledge in civil or structural engineering, with advanced/specialist knowledge in at last one field of Geotechnical and Engineering Geology; Marine and Coastal Engineering; Geomatics and Remote Sensing; Highways and Transportation.
 Demonstrated success in undergraduate teaching including the ability to lecture to large numbers and conduct small group seminars and tutorials effectively.
 Demonstrated ability to conduct research (through publications) or proven track record of excellence in design.
 Experience in Civil Engineering practice.
 A proven ability to communicate effectively with students and staff.
 Ability to apply information and communication technologies to achieve desired outcomes and to maintaining and updating those skills.
 Time management skills.
Preferred
 Excellent knowledge of seismic design requirements.
 Research/industry experience in structural engineering
 Ability to contribute to the graduate and postgraduate teaching programme including the supervision of Honours, Masters and PhD students.

PERSONAL QUALITIES

 Self-motivation and a pro-active approach including a demonstrated commitment to innovation.
 Demonstrated capacity to work effectively as a member of a team.
 Ability to relate effectively and sensitively to students and staff from a variety of backgrounds and cultures.
 Commitment to maintaining and updating information and communication technology skills.
 Commitment to a culture of openness, flexibility and cooperation to achieve excellence in academic programmes, research and service.
 A commitment to equal opportunity for all.

8 September 2017

The University of Waikato
Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato

POSITION DESCRIPTION
Senior Lecturer (Civil Engineering)

Vision

We will
 deliver a world-class education and research portfolio
 provide a full and dynamic university experience which is distinctive in character
 pursue strong international linkages to advance knowledge
The over-arching themes of this Vision are:
 Excellence
 Distinctiveness
 International Connectedness

Values

Ko te mana o Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato ka herea ki tō tātou:
 Tu ngātahi me te Māori
 Mahi pono
 Whakanui i ngā huarahi hou
 Whakarewa i te hiringa i te mahara
The University of Waikato places a high value on:
 Partnership with Māori
 Acting with integrity
 Celebrating diversity
 Promoting creativity

1. GENERAL

The Faculty of Science and Engineering undertakes teaching and research in a range of science and engineering disciplines. It currently has more than 1000 undergraduate, graduate or postgraduate EFTS (effective full-time students).

The School of Engineering is one of two major academic units in the Faculty of Science and Engineering. It currently has 24 academic staff, 11 technical support staff and two administrative staff. Student numbers have increased steadily since 2002 to the 450 EFTs in 2016. About 20% of the EFTS are masters and doctoral students.

The School of Engineering offers programmes leading to BE(Hons) degrees in chemical & biological engineering, civil engineering, electronic engineering, environmental engineering, materials & process engineering and mechanical engineering, and to BSc and BSc(Tech) degrees majoring in electronics, materials & processing, and physics. It also offers Postgraduate Diplomas, Graduate Diplomas, MSc, MSc(Tech), ME, MPhil and PhD degrees. The School has research and development strengths in materials, energy efficiency, composites, mechanical engineering, bio-processing, electronics, environmental technology, and biophysics.

The interdisciplinary nature of the School is demonstrated by the research units:

 AgriEngineering Research Group
 Biochemical Research Group
 Electronics Research Group
 Energy Research Group
 Optoelectronics Research Group
 Range Imaging Research Group
 Stress Analysis Research Group
 Sustainable Engineering Research Group
 WaiCAM Centre for Advanced Materials (incorporating the Metals and Composites research groups)
 Waikato Cortical Modelling Group
2. POSITION PURPOSE

To contribute to the teaching, postgraduate supervision and administration requirements of the School of Engineering in accordance with workload norms, maintain and develop original scholarship and research, and undertake professional/community/iwi service activities relevant to the profession or discipline.

3. ACCOUNTABILITY

The Senior Lecturer is responsible to the Dean of the School of Engineering

4. KEY RELATIONSHIPS:

Dean
Other School/Faculty staff
School Administrative and Technical staff
Sessional Assistants
Students
Relevant Research Institutes and Centres and external research agencies
External stakeholders

5. KEY TASKS

Having regard to the aims, objectives and long-term strategic goals of the Programme/School/ Faculty and the University, the primary objectives required of a Lecturer include the following:
Teaching and Learning
 Prepare and deliver research-informed lectures and/or seminars and, as appropriate, conduct and/or co-ordinate tutorials, practical classes, demonstrations, or workshops.
 Contribute to or be responsible for paper co-ordination and delivery. This includes: administration; initiating and developing material; appraisal, review and evaluation of programmes and papers; development of the curriculum; developing and delivering on-line papers, where appropriate; and updating teaching resources and materials.
 Carry out marking and assessment activities including the setting of examinations.
 Be readily available to advise and meet with students including maintaining regular office hours.
 Supervise honours, graduate and postgraduate students.
Research
 Develop and maintain an active research programme and conduct quality research and contribute to knowledge development through scholarship and publication. This will include involvement in research projects and attendance and presentation at academic conferences, and may include

leadership of a research team and/or obtaining internal or external research funding for specific projects.
 Build and maintain national, and preferably international, research collaborations which enhance the profile and reputation of the University.
 Contribute to applications for external research funding and knowledge transfer and commercialisation activities.

Service and Administration

 Participate in professional and/or community/iwi and/or outreach activities relevant to the School/ Faculty.
 Carry out broad administrative functions including active and constructive participation at School/Faculty meetings and undertake administration, planning and/or committee work where appropriate.
Other
 Participate in maintaining a safe and healthy work environment for self and others including students. Comply with and undertake responsibilities set out in the University's Health and Safety Policy.
 Any other duties that are consistent with the position held, other than in exceptional circumstances such as rehabilitation after injury or sickness.
NOTE: Staff will have an annual professional goal setting interview with their manager. New staff normally attend such an interview approximately three months after taking up their appointment.

6. PERFORMANCE STANDARDS

The Senior Lecturer will be performing satisfactorily when:
 Teaching and associated duties are fulfilled to a high level as defined by School/Faculty/University expectations including paper appraisal and teaching evaluation.
 Student learning, at all levels, is appropriately facilitated in accordance with the School/Faculty/ University goals and objectives.
 Personal and/or team research and scholarship activities yield demonstrable outcomes normally evidenced by continued publications in books and refereed journals, presentation or publication of conference papers and/or performance/works of art/other non-print media outcomes, where appropriate.
 Research collaborations are developed.
 Regular contributions are made to appropriate professional and/or community/iwi groups and/or in a public service or University or national representation capacity.
 Regular contributions are made to the Pro the School/Faculty administration, as appropriate, relative to workload norms and expectations.
 Safe and healthy work practices are followed. University policies and procedures, relevant work standards and statutory obligations are complied with.

PERSON SPECIFICATION
EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

Essential
   A PhD in Civil or Structural Engineering or equivalent
 A four-year professional degree in Civil Engineering.
Preferred
 Chartered Engineer

TRAINING, SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

Essential
 Broad knowledge in civil or structural engineering, with advanced/specialist knowledge in at last one field of Geotechnical and Engineering Geology; Marine and Coastal Engineering; Geomatics and Remote Sensing; Highways and Transportation.
 Experience in Civil Engineering practice, including consultancy/design experience
 Excellent knowledge of seismic design requirements.
 Research/industry experience in structural engineering
 Consultancy/design experience.
 Demonstrated success in undergraduate teaching including lecturing to large numbers and to conducting small group seminars and tutorials effectively.
 Commitment to using innovative teaching methods and materials e.g. project based learning, distance delivery techniques, team teaching skills.
 Demonstrated ability to conduct research (through publications) or proven track record of excellence in design.
 Demonstrated success in attracting external funding and in attracting high-quality postgraduate student
 A proven ability to communicate effectively with students and staff.
 Ability to apply information and communication technologies to achieve desired outcomes and to maintaining and updating those skills.
 Time management skills

PERSONAL QUALITIES

 Self-motivation and a pro-active approach including a demonstrated commitment to innovation.
 Demonstrated capacity to work effectively as a member of a team.
 Proven ability to maintain a professional approach while under pressure.
 Ability to relate effectively and sensitively to students and staff from a variety of backgrounds and cultures.
 Commitment to a culture of openness, flexibility and cooperation to achieve excellence in academic programmes, research and service.
 A commitment to equal opportunity and to the University's partnership with Māori as intended by the Treaty of Waitangi.


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