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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Computer Graphics
University of Canterbury

Date Posted May 24, 2023
Title Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Computer Graphics
University University of Canterbury
Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
Department Computer Science and Engineering
Application Deadline Jun. 18, 2023
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
    Senior Lecturer
  • Computer Engineering
    Computer Science

Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering

Located in Christchurch, New Zealand

What You Will Do

We invite applications for a Lecturer position (equivalent to tenured Assistant Professor in the US System) in the area of Computer Graphics, or related field - but an exceptional candidate in another field of computer science will be considered.

You will contribute to teaching in undergraduate and postgraduate subjects. You will develop a strong research programme, including supervising postgraduate students and seeking external research funding. You will also participate in Departmental and University administration. The appointee will be expected to collaborate with other academics in the department, and to develop links with the wider Computer Science and Software Engineering profession at local, national and international levels.

Who You Are

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science or Software Engineering (or closely aligned discipline) and have a demonstrated record of published research in Graphics (or closely aligned discipline). The successful candidate will have a commitment to excellence in teaching Graphics courses and supervising research projects at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

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.

Our Department is one of the largest at University of Canterbury, and one of the fastest growing in student numbers. We teach a diverse range of students from programmes across the University. We take care in supporting students in their learning and we are well resourced to help you with your teaching. Our teaching activities are highly collaborative, both within the Department and University wide. Our teaching teams are student-centred, proactive and feedback-seeking, and work in an open reflective cycle of design, delivery and review. Our diverse research interests and strong collaborative connections span many Departments across campus, and internationally.

Opportunities for collaboration within the Department are strong, with several research groups addressing fields relating to Graphics, including deep learning, computer vision, immersive gaming, augmented reality, spatial interactive systems, and semi-autonomous robotic systems. There are also opportunities for collaboration with other groups across the University, including the Human Interface Technology Lab (HITLab, predominantly interested in AR/VR) and the School of Product Design (Applied Immersive Game Design), as well as the Southern Hemisphere's largest Digital Screen Campus opening in 2023.

The opportunity is here now for you to help build the future of our Department. For more information about our Department and team, please visit our website.

Why UC

University of Canterbury is in Christchurch, the gateway to the South Island of New Zealand. Christchurch is a very desirable place to live. We have a lot of green space, great bike routes, and access to the sea and mountains (which you can see from our Department building) all within one-hour drive from the city.

We offer a range of benefits:

  • Relocation support
  • Onsite child care facilities
  • A unique bequest funded endowment (Erskine fund) that supports an extensive visiting Fellowship programme
  • Widely accessible sabbatical provision
  • University and Faculty scholarship support for graduate students
  • Generous annual leave provisions
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Supportive working environment
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Living in Aotearoa New Zealand
  • A unique working environment in a beautiful campus with access to UC facilities. For more information, please visit:

The University of Canterbury is a leading University in New Zealand, with over 18,000 students. We produce graduates and support staff who are engaged with their communities, empowered to act for good and determined to make a difference in the world. Applications that promote our offering a diverse and inclusive workplace are especially encouraged.

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.

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.

For more information about the University of Canterbury, please visit

The appointable salary range will depend on the skills and experience of the successful applicant and covered by the academic and associated staff collective employment agreement: Lecturer (2.01 - $86,197) to Senior Lecturer (4.05 - $124,732).

The closing date for this position is: Sunday 18 June 2023

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 pages); and
  • a teaching statement outlining any prior teaching experience, your teaching philosophy, and contributions particularly related to Graphics (~1 page).
  • a list of publications, indicating your three most significant contributions.

We value inclusivity and diversity at the University of Canterbury. We know that candidates from neuro-diverse and underrepresented backgrounds often only apply for roles if they meet all of the criteria. We like to make our hiring decisions based on more than just your previous job experience and qualifications, so if you're keen to apply but are not sure you meet all of the requirements or need additional support please let us know. We also encourage you to advise us of the pronouns you use at any point during the recruitment process.

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: Prof Andreas Willig,

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

Contact Information

  • Prof Andreas Willig
    Computer Science and Engineering
    University of Canterbury
    20 Kirkwood Avenue, Upper Riccarton, Christchurch
    Canterbury, Christchurch 8041
    New Zealand


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