Te Tari Pūhanga Metarahi, Rawa Taiao | Department of Civil and Natural Resource Engineering
Located in Ōtautahi | Christchurch, Aotearoa | New Zealand
- Full-time 37.5 hours per week (1.0 FTE)
- Fixed-Term (3 year) position
Āu Mahi | What You Will Do
Applications are invited for a three-year fixed-term position in the Department of Civil and Natural Resources Engineering at the level of Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer (equivalent to Assistant Professor/ Professor in the US System).
This is an exciting opportunity to participate in the further growth of the fire engineering programme in a dynamic and productive department. Research and teaching interests in one or more of the following areas would be an advantage (though applicants with interests in other fire engineering specialties are also encouraged to apply): fire dynamics, material behaviour in fires, fire safety systems, fire safety design practice, structures in fires, evacuation, human behaviour in fire, performance-based fire safety design, fire risk assessment or fire risk management.
Mōu | Who You Are
Applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree in a relevant discipline and have a demonstrated record of published research in fire engineering. The successful candidate will have a commitment to excellence in teaching of core courses in fire engineering at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and will be expected to establish a vigorous research programme. The appointee will be expected to supervise final year undergraduate projects, Masters and Ph.D. students, collaborate with others in the University, and to contribute to Departmental, College, and University activities. The appointee will also be expected to develop links with and contribute to the wider engineering profession at local, national and international levels.
Mahi Ngātahi | Who You Will Work With
The successful appointee will have access to a range of research facilities (with technical staff) and expertise in related disciplines. The Faculty of Engineering has just completed a $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. In particular, a new fire engineering laboratory with capacity to test fire and structural fire behaviour up to two-storeys high has just been commissioned. Large-scale fire testing facilities are also available from time to time at the Building Research Association New Zealand (BRANZ) in Wellington, through collaborative research programmes.
For more information about our department and team, please visit our website.
Please take a virtual tour of our Engineering facilities.
Ngā Painga o UC | Why UC
Tangata Tū, Tangata Ora – Engaged, Empowered, Making a Difference.
Based in Ōtautahi Christchurch, Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury stands for whanaungatanga – we value people and their differences, manaakitanga – we extend care and empower others, and tiakitanga – we will enhance and nurture our resources.
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 offer a range of fantastic benefits. 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 1st May 2022 (midnight NZ time)
Please note applications will be reviewed after the close date.
Pēhea te tono mai | How You Apply
Applications for this position must be submitted online through our careers website and should include:
- a ‘cover letter’ including a 2-3 page statement outlining your research interests and goals, teaching philosophy, and thoughts on how you propose to contribute to the fire engineering programme (as a whole) in the department. a ‘resume’ which includes a list of relevant research publications.
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 [email protected]
For further information specifically about the role, please contact: [email protected]
This role requires that you are, and remain, fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (including any periodic boosters required by law or required to obtain a My Vaccine Pass), during your employment with the University of Canterbury.
In response to COVID-19 the New Zealand Government have imposed travel restrictions but have recently announced a five-step plan for a phased border re-opening. This phased re-opening will take some time and this may alter the nature of the standard interview process for offshore 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 and phased re-opening, please visit the Immigration New Zealand website or the New Zealand Government’s official Covid-19 website.