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Lecturer / Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor Manufacturing, IOT and Industry 4.0
University of Canterbury

Date Posted Mar. 22, 2018
Title Lecturer / Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor Manufacturing, IOT and Industry 4.0
University University of Canterbury
Department Department of Mechanical Engineering
Application Deadline Apr. 14, 2018
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Christchurch, Canterbury
    New Zealand
  • Lecturer/Instructor
    Senior Lecturer
    Associate Professor
  • Mechanical Engineering
    Manufacturing & Quality Engineering
    Industrial & Systems Engineering

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor Manufacturing, IOT and Industry 4.0

Department of Mechanical Engineering

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

Applications are invited for a continuing position of Lecturer / Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor in our dynamic and growing Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand, which is a recognised world class centre of learning, research and innovation excellence.

The Department hosts productive research groups in fluid dynamics, energy systems, materials engineering, manufacturing and design, along with close connections to other engineering and science departments. 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.

Ideally applicants would have a strong research record in advanced and high value manufacturing including experience with Industry 4.0, IOT, and the use of modern technologies such as additive manufacture, and virtual and augmented reality applied to design and manufacture. Sound research experience in other emerging areas such as autonomous vehicle development will also be considered.

With a success record of students competitively competing in international design and build events such as FSAE (Formula Student), Shell Eco Marathon and the Australasian Weir Warman competitions, enthusiastic support of students competing in these or other inter-university competitions is a highly valued part of the role.

The successful candidate will be instrumental in directing and expanding the Department’s taught postgraduate masters of engineering program, as well as teaching and co-teaching other courses in line with their specific area of expertise.

To support individual Professional Development and career advancement, the Department of Mechanical Engineering has a number of very active researchers in the fields of mechanical design and manufacture who have close ties with national and international universities, and industry.

The Department is particularly keen on applicants who have evidence of academic leadership and demonstrated experience in collaboration with other researchers and industry.

A PhD degree or equivalent is essential for this position.

This position offers 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 College of Engineering has just completed a three 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.

The closing date for this position is: Saturday 14th April 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 Covering Letter,
  • a full Curriculum Vitae with the contact details of three Referees,
  • any teaching evaluations,
  • academic transcripts (in English),
  • a one page statement of research interests, goals, and experience
  • a one page statement of teaching interests and experience

Please ensure your application is uploaded as a single PDF file and that the file name is your surname, followed by your initial.

For further information on the role, please contact Don Clucas at

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

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