Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in High Value Manufacturing University of Canterbury, Department of Mechanical Engineering New Zealand

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in High Value Manufacturing

Job ID5329

College of Engineering

Full/Part TimeFull-Time


Position Overview

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in High Value Manufacturing
Department of Mechanical Engineering

• Full-time (37.5 hours per week)
• Continuing (i.e. permanent) position


Applications are invited for a continuing (tenured) position of Lecturer / Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor in our dynamic and growing Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand, which is a recognised world class centre of learning, research and innovation excellence.


Christchurch is the gateway to the South Island of New Zealand with easy access to the Southern Alps and renowned skiing, hiking, fishing, whale watching, mountain biking and other outdoor destinations and facilities to support a work-life-balance lifestyle.


The Department hosts productive research groups in fluid dynamics, energy systems, materials engineering and design, along with close connections to other engineering and science departments. We are seeking candidates who are motivated to develop and maintain a vigorous research programme in their areas of expertise areas and who would relish collaboration with other researchers, research groups and industrial partners.


Ideally applicants would have a strong research record in advanced and high value manufacturing, but sound research experience in other emerging areas such as autonomous vehicle development will also be carefully considered.


With a success record of students competitively competing in international design and build events such as FSAE (Formula Student) and the Australasian Weir Warman competitions, enthusiastic support of students competing in these or other inter-university competitions is a highly valued part of the role.


The successful candidate will be instrumental in directing and expanding the Department’s postgraduate masters of engineering program, as well as teaching and co-teaching other courses in line with their specific area of expertise.


To support individual Professional Development and career advancement, the Department of Mechanical Engineering has a number of very active researchers in the fields of mechanical design and manufacture who have close ties with national and international universities, and industry.


The Department is particularly keen on applicants who have evidence of academic leadership, demonstrated experience in collaboration with other researchers and industry, and can show industrial manufacturing experience.


A PhD degree or equivalent is essential for this position.


This position offers the opportunity to be part of a strong, supportive, and forward-looking Department dedicated to excellence in research and teaching and to contribute to the vibrancy of the Department’s research culture.


For more about the Department, please visit: http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/engineering/schools/mechanical/




The closing date for this position is: 8 Jan 2018


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: http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/joinus


Applications for this position are submitted online and should include:

  • a Covering Letter,
  • a full Curriculum Vitae with the contact details of 3 Referees,
  • any teaching evaluations,
  • academic transcripts (in English),
  • a 1-page statement of research interests, goals, and experience
  • a 1-page statement of teaching interests and experience

Please ensure your application is uploaded as a single PDF file and that the file name is your surname, followed by your initial.


For further information on the role, please contact Don Clucas at don.clucas@canterbury.ac.nz


Internal candidates should apply via the Careers option in Employee Self-Service: https://ucpeople.canterbury.ac.nz


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

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