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Associate Professor / Professor in Civil Systems Engineering

University of Canterbury, Civil and Natural Resources Engineering Department

Job Title: Associate Professor / Professor in Civil Systems Engineering
Reference Code: 6095
Job Location: Chirstchurch
New Zealand
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Engineering & applied sciences
Sciences and technology: other
Application Closing Date: 17 July 2018
Date Posted: 2018-06-13
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description

Associate Professor / Professor in Civil Systems Engineering
University of Canterbury

With the growth of the Civil and Natural Resources Engineering Department we are excited to be establishing a new civil systems engineering group. We will appoint a prominent leader in the field first, to be followed by the appointment of two junior academics.

Associate Professor / Professor in Civil Systems Engineering Department of Civil and Natural Resources Engineering

  • Full-time and Continuing (permanent) position

Applications are invited for a full-time, continuing (i.e. permanent) position in the Department of Civil and Natural Resources Engineering at the level of Associate Professor or Professor (which is equivalent to full tenure professor in the US system). The level of appointment will depend on the successful candidate's relevant experience.

The Civil Systems Engineering group will lead research and teaching in the sustainable development and management of the built and natural environments. In this context the group will provide expertise in sustainability, risk, resilience, economics, and smart and connected information systems. This 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.

This is an exciting and unique opportunity to develop a new group 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 Quake CoRE provides the new group with links to world-leading research, 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. The Department seeks a leader adept at collaboration and communication as well as teaching and research.

More information on the Department is available at:

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.

Job Requirements

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. 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.

Information and Application Process Instructions

The closing date for this position is: 17th July 2018 (NZ time)

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 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,
  • and a 2-3 page statement outlining the applicant's research interests and goals, teaching philosophy, and how they propose to their thoughts on how to create a successful systems engineering team from these three appointments in the Department.

Please ensure your application is uploaded as a single pdf file and that the file name is your surname only.

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

When inquiring or applying for this position, please also reference

Applicants with dual-career considerations can find university jobs such as professor jobs, dean jobs, chair / department head jobs, and other faculty jobs and employment opportunities at the University of Canterbury and at other institutions of higher education in the region on or or

To obtain more information or to submit your resume you can contact Human Resources Department as shown below. If you apply for this position, please say you saw it first on Thank you.

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