Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer in Groundwater Engineering
University of Canterbury, New Zealand, Department of Civil and Natural Resources Engineering
New Zealand

What You Will Do

Applications are invited for a continuing (i.e. permanent and tenured) position in the Department of Civil and Natural Resources Engineering at Lecturer or Senior Lecturer level (equivalent to Assistant or Associate Professor in the US System). The level of appointment will depend on the successful candidate’s relevant experience.

The successful applicant will develop a strong research and teaching profile related to groundwater engineering. They will also be expected to make significant contributions to the teaching of related areas such as fluid mechanics, design, and/or mathematics. The successful applicant will develop a research programme of international standing in an area relevant to groundwater engineering. They will be strongly encouraged, and supported, to gain external funding for their research programme and to develop collaborations with other researchers both within the university and beyond.

The appointee will be expected to develop links with, and contribute to, the wider engineering profession at local, national and international levels.

Who You Are

Applicants must hold a relevant Ph.D. degree (for example in groundwater engineering, civil engineering or fluid mechanics) will have a commitment to excellence in teaching at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and will utilise effective teaching methods that enable a wide range of learners to succeed. The appointee will also demonstrate experience in successfully supervising final year undergraduate research projects, Masters and Ph.D. students, an ability to collaborate with others both within the University and externally, and an interest in contributing to Departmental, College, and University activities. 

Who You Will Work With

The role of the Department of Civil and Natural Resources Engineering (CNRE) is to remain at the forefront of research and technology and preserve our strong international reputation for high quality teaching.  

We 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. 

CNRE at UC is rated in the top 1 per cent of civil engineering schools in the world. A qualification from us is recognised globally, will open doors to employment on projects all over the world and has an international reputation that is the envy of other universities. UC offers programmes unique to New Zealand in Humanitarian and Natural Resources Engineering. We are one of just two departments in the southern hemisphere offering postgraduate programmes in Fire Engineering.

For more information about us, please visit CNRE Website

For information about the range of fantastic benefits please visit us: http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/joinus

Closing date: 25th August (Midnight, NZ time)


Applications for this position are submitted online and should include:

  • a brief cover letter,
  • a curriculum vitae which includes a list of relevant research publications and the contact details of three referees, and
  • a 2-3 page statement outlining the applicant’s research interests and goals, teaching philosophy, and their thoughts on how to develop a successful Groundwater Engineering team in the Department.

We are happy to answer your queries in relation to the application process, please forward these to lorna.grubb@canterbury.ac.nz, Recruitment Coordinator

For further information about the role, please contact Professor Roger Nokes, roger.nokes@canterbury.ac.nz


To learn more about working & living in New Zealand, please visit: www.jobs.ac.uk/new-zealand

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