Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
The University of Auckland
New Zealand

Te Whiwhinga mahi - The opportunity

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at The University of Auckland invites applications for the position of Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in the area of Construction Engineering and Management. Applications are welcome in the general area of Construction Engineering and Management, but preference may be given to candidates with experience in at least one of the following: Construction health and safety, Contract management, Cost engineering/Quantity surveying, Construction processes and logistics, Construction site and project Management, and Management of mega projects/complex project systems. It is expected that the candidate to the position have excellent and demonstrable track records not only in research but teaching at the corresponding academic level.

The University of Auckland is New Zealand's pre-eminent research-led University. The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is the largest departments in the Faculty of Engineering, with approximately 50 academic staff, 1,000 undergraduates and over 150 postgraduate students. We provide BE (Hons) degree programme in Civil and Environmental Engineering, together with a range of postgraduate taught courses and research based degrees at masters and doctoral levels.

The Department has an established strong reputation in the traditional fields of the discipline, being ranked 40th in the World according to the QS World Ranking 2022. The Department is also committed to promoting equality and diversity.

We offer a diverse and active community for research at and above postgraduate level and we are proud of our strong international reputation for the quality of our research outputs. Our team works across fields that include application of digital technologies in construction, construction and building informatics, construction technology and automation, building sustainability, risk management, disaster resilience, and fundamental construction management. We have collaborative links with research groups and industry within New Zealand and across the world.

The appointee will work as part of the Construction Engineering and Management Group in the Department and will be required to develop research collaborations with researchers both within and outside that Group.

The appointee will be research-focussed and be required to undertake high quality research, researcher supervision and teaching in their area of specialisation. They will be committed to the development and delivery of high quality curricula and courses and have excellent communication skills. They will also contribute to the wider activities of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and perform service roles for the department, faculty or university.

This is a permanent, full-time, 40 hours per week role. The salary range for this role is $86,979 to $144,526 per annum depending on experience and qualifications.

For more detailed information, please refer to the Position Description.


He kōrero mōu - About you

The successful applicant will have a PhD or equivalent in a relevant area. Additional industrial experience is desirable. They will also have a demonstrated ability to conduct research, supervise postgraduate students, publish in high quality journals, obtain research/industry funds, and engage with industry and the wider community.

Additional information

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou - What we offer

The University of Auckland is New Zealand's leading university and maintains significant computational, laboratory and analytic facilities. Auckland itself is frequently rated as one of the world's most liveable cities.

The University is committed to providing an excellent working environment through the following:

  • Flexible employment practices (including working from home, flexible hours)
  • Up to 6.75% company superannuation scheme
  • A competitive salary with five weeks' annual leave

In addition, we also offer career development programmes, discounted car parking, a generous parental leave allowance, childcare and a number of other discounts on internal and external services.

For more information please visit Staff Benefits.

Me pēhea te tuku tono - How to apply

Applications must be submitted online, by the closing date of 10/10/2022 to be considered. Please include your cover letter and your CV highlighting how you can meet the skills and experiences detailed above.

Please reach out to Suhayl Mohammed Via for more information. Please note we are happy to answer your questions but we do not accept applications by email.


The University is committed to meeting its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi and achieving equity outcomes for staff and students in a safe, inclusive and equitable environment. For further information on services for Māori, Pacific, women, LGBTQITakatāpui+, people with disabilities, parenting support, flexible work and other equity issues go to

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