Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer in Thermo-Fluid Mechanics
University of Canterbury, New Zealand, Department of Mechanical Engineering
New Zealand

Applications are invited for a continuing (tenured) position of Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Thermo-Fluid Mechanics within our growing Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Ideally, applicants will have a strong research record in fluid mechanics and/or thermodynamics or related fields. Experience in one or more of bioengineering, aerospace, heat transfer, HVAC or agricultural technology is welcomed, but is not a prerequisite. A PhD degree or equivalent is required for this position. Experience in, or working with industry is beneficial but not required. 

We are seeking candidates who are motivated to develop and maintain a vigorous research programme in their area(s) of expertise and who would relish collaboration with other researchers and industrial partners nationally and internationally. The University encourages interdisciplinary projects and our Department has strong links with industry, overseas academic groups, and research groups in New Zealand, and will help a new appointee to grow strong and productive networks. The laboratories are well equipped, and housed in a spacious, modern building. Internal funding supports the purchase of capital equipment for research. 

This position offers the opportunity to help further develop and enhance the programme. The successful applicant will be required to deliver a core undergraduate course in fluid mechanics, and to offer another course in line with their specific area of expertise. Previous teaching experience is beneficial.

The Mechanical Engineering undergraduate degree programme has grown significantly to 150 students per year, and the Mechatronics programme to 100 per year. For more about the Department of Mechanical Engineering, please visit: Mechanical Engineering 

Christchurch offers attractive living conditions with easy access to beaches, river and mountain landscapes, and an international airport facilitating travel.

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”. 

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

The closing date for this position is: Sunday, 1st September 2019 (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 Fluid Mechanics team in the Department. 

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

For further information specifically about the role, please contact: Prof. Mark Jermy, mark.jermy@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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