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Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Software Engineering
University of Canterbury

Date Posted Sep. 7, 2021
Title Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Software Engineering
University University of Canterbury
Christchurch , Canterbury, New Zealand
Department Te Tari Pūhanga Pūmanawa Rorohiko - Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering
Application Deadline Nov. 1, 2021
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Lecturer/Instructor
    Senior Lecturer
  • Computer Engineering
    Computer Science
    Engineering - Other

Te Tari Pūhanga Pūmanawa Rorohiko |Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering

Located in Christchurch, New Zealand

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

We invite applications for a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer position in Software Engineering (equivalent to Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in the US System) where you will develop an active teaching and research programme. The level of appointment will depend on the successful candidate’s relevant experience.

Your research will complement the Department’s present research activities, but is not limited to these topics. You will also contribute to teaching in undergraduate and postgraduate Software Engineering subjects, as well as being encouraged to develop a strong, externally funded research programme, supervise postgraduate students, participate in Departmental and University administration, as well as be expected to collaborate with other academics in the Department’s teaching and research activities. The appointee will also be expected to develop links with and contribute to the wider Software Engineering profession at local, national, and international levels.

Universities in New Zealand do not have a tenure system as compared to North American programmes and academic staff are continuing (i.e., permanent) employees upon appointment. Promotion to higher levels is based upon performance in all three keys areas: teaching, research, and administrative responsibilities.

Who You Are

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree in Software Engineering or Computer Science (or a closely aligned discipline) and have a demonstrated record of published research in Software Engineering (or a closely aligned discipline). The successful candidate will have a commitment to excellence in teaching of core courses in Software Engineering at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, applying effective teaching methods that enable a wide range of learners to succeed. The appointee will also demonstrate a background in supervising final year undergraduate projects, Masters and Ph.D. students, an ability in collaborating with others in the University, and interest in contributing to Departmental, College, and University activities.

Even though the scope of research and teaching of this position is rather open, and we encourage applications from candidates with a background in any area of Software Engineering, we are particularly interested in candidates with experience teaching team-based, project-oriented software development using object-oriented technologies (such as Java) and agile software development practices. Also, we encourage applications from candidates with research and teaching experience in software testing, software security (including Software Engineering for cybersecurity) or formal methods in Software Engineering.

Who You Will Work With

The Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering is a strong and forward-looking Department, dedicated to excellence in both research and teaching and with collaborative links with research groups and industry throughout New Zealand and the world. The Department and University will assist in the development of a successful research programme and teaching portfolio. This may include, for example, support to start-up research, and teaching training and mentoring.

For more information about our Department and team, 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 promoting world-class research and teaching excellence, providing 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 educate 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 18,000 students. 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:

For more information about the University of Canterbury, please visit

The closing date for this position is: Monday 1 November 2021 (midnight NZ time)

Please note applications will be reviewed after the close date.

How to Apply

Applications for this position must be submitted online through our careers website and should include:

a cover letter;
a full academic CV with contact information of three academic referees;
a research statement highlighting recent research achievements and outlining future research plans (2-3 pages); and
a teaching statement outlining teaching your teaching philosophy and contributions particularly with respect to Software Engineering (2-3 pages).
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

For further information specifically about the role, please contact: A/Prof Matthias Galster,

Important Information

In response to COVID-19 the New Zealand Government have imposed travel restrictions and are currently only allowing New Zealand and Australian citizens and permanent residents to enter the country.

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.

Please reference in your cover letter when
applying for or inquiring about this job announcement.

Contact Information

  • A/Prof Matthias Galster
    Te Tari Pūhanga Pūmanawa Rorohiko - Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering
    University of Canterbury
    Christchurch, Canterbury
    New Zealand


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