Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Electrical / Computer Engineering – University of Canterbury

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

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

Applications are invited for a continuing position of Lecturer / Senior Lecturer the general field of Embedded Systems and Mechatronics in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Canterbury. Candidates will have a PhD degree or equivalent, and should ideally have a strong teaching and research record in embedded systems and mechatronics/robotics, but other areas will be considered. This could include signal processing, networked systems and/or actuation in a wide field of applications. The Department has a strong emphasis on project-based teaching, and candidates would be expected to teach into Mechatronics and Electrical Engineering courses that make extensive use of embedded software and hardware.

The appointee will be expected to develop and maintain a vigorous research programme in areas appropriate to their expertise, in collaboration with other research groups and particularly New Zealand industrial partners. The Department has very close connections with the Electric Power Engineering Centre and the MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology. You will be working in a strong and forward-looking Department dedicated to excellence in research and teaching. The Department is therefore particularly interested in applicants with evidence of academic leadership, strong experience in collaboration with industry, excellence in teaching. The University offers excellent research support including conference travel, balanced teaching loads, superannuation benefits and generous leave provisions including flexible study leave entitlements with a grant-in-aid in addition to full salary. Excellent childcare facilities, recreation and staff club facilities are also available on campus. Assistance with relocation expenses for the successful applicant will be offered. Job sharing or other innovative employment practices will also be considered.

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.

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Applications will be considered until the position is filled Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae with the names and contact details of three referees, plus a 1-2 page letter of application outlining their teaching philosophy, their research interests and goals with particular attention to how they envision their collaboration with New Zealand industry. Should you wish to e-mail any additional attachments or have queries in relation to the application process, please forward these to Nikki Gibbs, Recruitment Coordinator – nikki.gibbs@canterbury.ac.nz

Enquiries of an academic nature may be directed to Professor Milo Kral, Head of Department, by telephone +64 3 364 2987 ext 7392, or email: milo.kral@canterbury.ac.nz.

For information on the Department, please visit: http://www.elec.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.