Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer in Fluid Mechanics/ Aerodynamics
University of Auckland Department of Mechanical Engineering
New Zealand

The opportunity

Applications are invited for the position of Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Fluid Mechanics/Aerodynamics in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. The successful applicant will be required to supervise researchers and to teach in areas compatible with the interests and activities of the Department and to undertake high quality research in any of the following areas: aerodynamics (in particular yachts and novel air vehicles), wind engineering (including wind hazard mitigation), CFD, microfluidics, biofluid mechanics or bio-inspired fluid mechanics. The Department has a large low speed wind tunnel and excellent technical support and instrumentation for undertaking experimental investigations.

About the department

The University of Auckland is New Zealand's pre-eminent research-led University. The Department of Mechanical Engineering is one of the largest departments in the Faculty of Engineering, with approximately 30 academic staff, 600 undergraduates and 140 postgraduate students. We provide BE (Hons) degree programmes in Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics Engineering, together with a range of postgraduate research and taught programmes.


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 research activities broadly concern thermofluids, smart manufacturing, mechatronics, acoustics, dynamics, control, industrial automation, micro-systems and smart materials, mechanics of materials, composites, medical devices and rehabilitation robotics. We have collaborative links with research groups and industry within New Zealand and across the world.


About the position

You will work as part of the Thermofluids group and will be required to develop research collaborations with researchers both within and outside the group and to attract research funding, nationally and/or internationally. You will contribute to our taught programmes in areas relevant to your specialisation. You will be committed to the development and delivery of curricula and courses and have excellent communication skills. You will also contribute to the wider activities of the relevant research and teaching groups and perform service roles for the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

Skills and experience

You will have a PhD or equivalent in a relevant area, together with post-doctoral research, teaching and/or industrial experience. You will also have a demonstrated ability to conduct research, have supervised, or intend to supervise, postgraduate students, and a strong track record of published research.


Applications are submitted on line via our careers website. For more information on this role and to apply online, please visit www.auckland.ac.nz/opportunities


For informal enquiries, please contact Professor Krishnan Jayaraman (k.jayaraman@auckland.ac.nz).


Please note we are happy to answer your questions, but we do not accept applications by email.


Your CV should provide information about your citation index and describe your teaching philosophy and research interests.

How to apply

Applications close Friday, 21 June 2019.


For further information go to www.auckland.ac.nz/opportunities


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 www.equity.auckland.ac.nz


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