Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Electronic and Computer Engineering
The University of Canterbury
New Zealand

Te Tari Pūhanga Hangarau| Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Located in Christchurch, New Zealand

  • Full-time 37.5 hours per week (1.0 FTE)
  • Continuing (permanent) position

What You Will Do

We invite applications for two continuing positions of Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in our dynamic, world-class, and growing Department. You will be motivated and supported to develop and maintain a vigorous research programme in areas appropriate to your expertise, in collaboration with other researchers and research groups, and particularly New Zealand industry partners. The Department has research strengths involving applied embedded systems, including advanced sensing systems and advanced control systems, and has access to state-of-the-art resources (such as our Nanofabrication laboratory). As such, you will join our active research family, and teach as part of a team into Electronics, Computer, and Mechatronics Engineering courses that make extensive practical use of embedded software and hardware.

Who You Are

You should ideally have a strong developing research record that involves use of embedded systems, which could include machine learning, autonomous robotics (including nano-robotics), biomedical and/or sensing applications, applied signal processing, internet of things, etc., but other compatible areas will also be considered. The Department is interested in applicants with some experience in successful collaboration with other researchers and industry, and show evidence of an enthusiastic approach to teaching.

Who You Will Work With

You will be working in a strong and supportive Department that has a passion for excellence in research and teaching. The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering fosters close collaborative connections within the Department, supporting and enabling your creativity and development. We also facilitate collaboration with other groups in the University, including the Departments of Computer Science and Software Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, the MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology, the Human Interface Technologies Lab, the Wireless Research Centre, and the Electric Power Engineering Centre. Existing research collaborations are also active with a number of other Universities and research institutes in New Zealand and from around the world. You will have the opportunity to collaborate with researchers both within and outside of your core interests, in an inclusive and supportive environment.

For more information about our team and facilities, please visit us at http://www.elec.canterbury.ac.nz

The College of Engineering has just completed a 3-year long, $163 million investment of its engineering specialist laboratory wings and main teaching spaces. Staff and students now have access to some of the best modern facilities and technologies for teaching, learning and research in the southern hemisphere. Every area has been designed with the principles of highly flexible learning spaces, collaborative open areas and engineering on display.

Why UC

Tangata Tū, Tangata Ora - Engaged, Empowered, Making a Difference.

The University of Canterbury is committed to accessible higher education, service to the community and the encouragement of talent without barriers of distance, wealth, class, gender or ethnicity. The University explicitly aims to produce graduates and support staff who are engaged with their communities, empowered to act for good and determined to make a difference in the world.

We are an Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO) employer and we encourage diversity in our staffing profile. The University of Canterbury actively seeks to meet its obligation under the Treaty of Waitangi | Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

The University of Canterbury is a leading University in New Zealand, with over 18,000 students. We are located in Christchurch - 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.

We offer a range of fantastic benefits including flexible work practices, study opportunities and generous superannuation and leave provisions. For more information, please visit us: http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/joinus

For more information about the University of Canterbury, please visit www.canterbury.ac.nz

The closing date for this position is: Sunday 15th August (midnight NZ time)

How to Apply

Applications for this position must be submitted online through our careers website and should include:

  • a 2-3 page 'cover letter' with one page including a statement covering research that outlines your interests and goals, and how this aligns with Departmental research, and another page with a statement outlining your teaching philosophy and strengths, and thoughts on how you could contribute to current and possible new courses offered by the Department, and
  • a 'resume' which includes a list of relevant research publications.

Unfortunately we do not accept applications by email; however we are happy to answer your queries in relation to the application process. Please forward these to WorkatUC@canterbury.ac.nz

For further information specifically about the role, please contact: Professor Paul Gaynor, paul.gaynor@canterbury.ac.nz

Important Information

In response to COVID-19 the New Zealand Government have imposed travel restrictions and are currently only allowing New Zealand Residents, Citizens and visa holders meeting a strict exception policy to enter the country, all of whom must currently enter Government-approved isolation/quarantine for two weeks upon arrival.

It is uncertain when these border restrictions will change, and this may alter the nature of the standard interview process for candidates, particularly at the on-site interview stage. To see how this might affect your application and for more information and updates on the border restrictions visit the Immigration New Zealand website or the New Zealand Government's official Covid-19 website.

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