Free open Job in Australasia Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/ Associate Professor/ Professor in Civil Systems Engineering at University of Canterbury, New Zealand

Christchurch, New Zealand 

  • Full-time at 37.5 hours per week (1.0 FTE)
  • Continuing (i.e. permanent) position

What You Will Do

The Civil Systems Engineering group will lead research and teaching in the sustainable development and management of the built and natural environments. The group’s expertise will be applied to diverse challenges in climate change; sustainable energy systems and resource management; building information and service systems; infrastructure systems modelling and performance assessment; and asset planning and management.

For this position, the department recognises the need for expertise in risk, resilience, complexity, economics, and smart and connected information systems, with application to multiple infrastructure systems. The successful applicant will use methods such as data analytics, decision analysis, operations research, network analysis, risk analysis, economic analysis, social and organizational analysis, complex systems, and systems modelling.

Who You Are

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree in a relevant discipline and have a demonstrated record of published research in civil engineering systems as defined above.  The successful candidate will have a commitment to excellence in teaching of core courses relevant to civil engineering systems at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and will be expected to establish a vigorous research programme. Applicants able to contribute to teaching in other core subjects taught by the Department and who have demonstrated a strong research record of working across multiple infrastructure systems would be preferred. The appointee will be expected to supervise final year undergraduate projects, Masters and Ph.D. students, and pro-actively attract research funding.

Who You Will Work With

This is an exciting opportunity to develop alongside others in a progressive, supportive, and productive department. The Civil Engineering Systems group will have access to high-performance computing and excellent library facilities within the University. The Department’s involvement with the resilience, construction, transportation, building services, and natural hazards sectors within New Zealand provide key ingredients for a successful university group on civil engineering systems. The Department’s involvement in the industry and government funded centres (Quake Centre and Quake CoRE) provides the new group with links to world-leading research and relevant professional groups, while New Zealand engineering’s world-leading practice in long-term asset management and critical infrastructure resilience provide drivers for uptake of new methods and graduates.

Why UC

For information about the range of fantastic benefits that UC offers including flexible work practices, study opportunities and generous superannuation and leave provisions, please visit us:

Closing date: 1 March 2019 (midnight NZ time) 

How You Apply

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
  • a 2-3 page statement outlining the applicant’s research interests and goals, teaching philosophy, and their thoughts on how to develop a successful systems engineering team in the Department.

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