Free open Job in Australasia Lecturer in Computer Science – University of Canterbury, New Zealand

“Christchurch is a great city to live in. With the mountains and ocean on your doorstep it offers a terrific ‘playground’ for outdoor recreation. The fine weather and lack of traffic are far more attractive than Dublin. Interdisciplinary research collaborations are not necessarily contingent on large external research funding and we attract excellent postgraduates from overseas who bring a wealth of diversity of skills.”

Dr Aisling O’Sullivan (Ireland)
Senior Lecturer in Civil and Natural Resources Engineering

Lecturer in Computer Science
  • Full-time (37.5 hours per week) Continuing (permanent/tenured) position
  • Lecturer level (comparable to Assistant Professor in the North American system) 

We invite applications for a Lecturer in Computer Science. The minimum qualification on appointment is a Ph.D. in Computer Science or Software Engineering (or a related discipline) and a good research record.

The successful applicant will be expected to develop a strong research portfolio, teach into the department’s computer science courses, as well as participate in departmental and University administration. We are particularly interested in candidates with experience teaching and researching distributed systems and algorithms as they relate to data science. Part of the teaching role will be to educate students in recent data science / big data technologies such as Spark and Hadoop. 

The department and university will assist in the development of a successful research programme and teaching portfolio. This may include, for example, support to start-up research, and lecturing/teaching training and mentoring. You will be working in a strong and forward-looking department, committed to excellence in research and teaching. For more information on the department, visit: 

The Universities in New Zealand do not have a tenure system; the positions are continuing (permanent) upon appointment. Promotion to higher levels is based upon performance in all three key areas: teaching, research and service. 

The closing date for this position is: 3 May 2017 

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”.  You will have the opportunity to work alongside members of a diverse academic community and enrich your own professional and personal development. 

For information about the range of benefits in joining UC please visit us online at: 

Applications for this position should include a cover letter, a full CV with contact information for 3 academic referees, and two separate statements (each consisting of 1-2 pages): one statement about your teaching contributions, particularly with respect to Computer Science; and one statement about your recent research achievements. Please ensure your application is uploaded as a single PDF file and that the file name is your surname, followed by your initial. 

Further information about this role can be obtained by contacting the Head of Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering, Associate Professor Austen Rainer, email: 

The University of Canterbury is an EEO employer and actively seeks to meet its obligation under the Treaty of Waitangi.