[ES_JOBS_NET] Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Engineering Geology

Nicola Loasby Nicola.Loasby at hainesattract.co.nz
Wed Dec 11 19:59:40 MST 2013

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Engineering Geology
Department of Geological Sciences
*        Full-time at 37.5 hours per week (1.0 FTE)
*        Continuing (i.e. permanent) position
Applicants are invited to apply for the role of The Pells Sullivan Meynink Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Engineering Geology, which is hosted by the College of Science at the University of Canterbury.
Engineering Geology is a core component of the programmes offered by the Department of Geological Sciences. In particular, the MSc (Engineering Geology) programme has for some decades been at the forefront in providing skilled graduates for industry in Australasia, and graduate student demand is strong. Additional capability is required to support this demand and to extend the range of discipline expertise available. This position requires a well-qualified research active scientist, preferably with some professional experience.
Applicants for this continuing position will be expected to develop and deliver course material at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, supervise postgraduate research students in the MSc (Engineering Geology) and PhD degree programmes, develop their own research portfolio, and develop and maintain industry links. Dependent on experience, a developing to excellent research and publication track record within the broad field of engineering geology is a key requirement. Evidence of a commitment to excellent teaching and excellent applied research with potential or demonstrated ability to lead research programmes and gain external funding will be required. Willingness to engage in interdisciplinary teaching and research, and ability to contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in geology and/or hazard and disaster management are also an advantage.
Applicants must have a PhD, while postdoctoral research or equivalent professional experience in relevant aspects of engineering geology with a developing research track record will be an advantage. The Department of Geological Sciences has a high national and international profile and has excellent teaching and research facilities. For more information see www.geol.canterbury.ac.nz. Enquiries of an academic nature are welcome and should be addressed to Professor Jarg Pettinga, Head of Department, jarg.pettinga at canterbury.ac.nz
The engineering geology teaching and research programme at University of Canterbury is of long standing and in strong demand; the appointee will be expected to take a prominent role in their further development, and in the other activities of the Department of Geological Sciences. The successful applicant will be expected also to develop a strong applied research and practitioner mentoring partnership with staff of Pells Sullivan Meynink, the principal sponsor of this lectureship level position.
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: http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/joinus
The closing date for this position is: 15 February 2014.
Applications for this position should include a completed University of Canterbury application form, a curriculum vitae, a summary of research and professional achievements and a one to two page outline of their academic and research goals if appointed to the role. It is anticipated that the appointee will take up the position in the latter part of 2014.Should you wish to e-mail any additional attachments or have queries in relation to the application process, please forward these to Jodee Cook, Pay and HR Administrator, jodee.cook at canterbury.ac.nz
For more detailed information on this position and to apply online visit http://vacancies.canterbury.ac.nz Internal candidates should apply via the Careers option in Employee Self-Service: https://ucpeople.canterbury.ac.nz
The University of Canterbury is an EEO employer and actively seeks to meet its obligation under the Treaty of Waitangi.
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