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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Aerospace Engineering

University of Canterbury
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

Te Tari Pūhanga Pūrere | Department of Mechanical Engineering
Te Rāngai Pūkaha | College of Engineering
Ōtautahi | Christchurch
Aotearoa | New Zealand

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

What You Will Do

Applications are invited for the continuing, full time position of Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer in Aerospace Engineering within the University of Canterbury's dynamic and growing Department of Mechanical Engineering. This position is equivalent to Assistant/Associate Professor in the US System. In this vital role, you will contribute to teaching in Mechanical Engineering, specifically in the design of aerospace structures, and expected to conduct research in related areas. This position also offers a unique opportunity to support a new initiative, the development and introduction of an Aerospace minor in Mechanical Engineering.

Who You Are

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree in Aerospace or Mechanical Engineering (or a closely aligned discipline), and have a demonstrated record of published research in internationally recognised journals of the highest quality appropriate to your career stage. Ideally, applicants would have a strong research record in with a focus on aerospace applications such as Conceptual Air Vehicle Design, Analysis of the Conventional (including high-speed) and/or Autonomous/Unmanned Aerospace Systems, Integration of Air Vehicle Subsystems (e.g., Airframe, Avionics, Propulsion) and Performance Analysis. Experience in, or working with industry is preferred but not required.

We are seeking candidates who are motivated to develop and maintain a vigorous research programme in their areas of expertise and who would relish collaboration with other researchers, research groups, and industrial partners - nationally and internationally.

Who You Will Work With

This position provides the opportunity to be part of a strong, supportive, and forward-looking Department dedicated to excellence in research and teaching and to contribute to the vibrancy of the Department's research culture.

The role of the Department of Mechanical Engineering is to remain at the forefront of research and technology and preserve our strong international reputation for high quality teaching. We aim to constantly develop our alumni and industry partnerships, to provide students with an education that is relevant to industry at the highest level, and to expand the scope of our research expertise by attracting and retaining highly-skilled academic and support staff.

For more about the Department of Mechanical Engineering, please visit our website.

Please take a virtual tour of our Engineering facilities.

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 15,000 students across five colleges. 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, 9 May 2021 (Midnight NZ time)

How to 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, your teaching philosophy, and views on the essential elements of Aerospace coursework within a Mechanical Engineering curriculum, 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 Prof Milo Kral, milo.kral@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.


Posted: 2021-03-18 Expires: 2021-04-17

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