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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Bioengineering

University of Canterbury

Christchurch, Canterbury
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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Bioengineering

Department of Mechanical Engineering

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

Applications are invited for a continuing (tenured) 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.

Ideally, applicants would have a strong research record in applied dynamics for bioengineering, but sound research experience in other compatible areas of bio- or biomedical engineering will also be carefully considered, which could include biomechanics, biokinematics, physiological modelling, and bioinstrumentation.

Experience or specialisation in emerging research areas of bio- or biomedical engineering with promising, innovative outcomes or clinical application experience, are of particular interest to our Department.

We are seeking candidates who are motivated to develop and maintain a vigorous research programme in their areas of expertise areas and who would relish collaboration with other researchers, research groups, and industrial partners - nationally and internationally.

To support individual Professional Development and career advancement, the Department of Mechanical Engineering has a number of very active researchers in bioengineering and close collaborations with several local hospitals, the MedTech Centre of Research Excellence and New Zealand and international industry.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering is introducing a teaching program in bioengineering and the successful applicant will be instrumental in the development and presentation of an undergraduate bioengineering design course, as well as other courses in line with their specific area of expertise.

The Department hosts productive research groups in fluid dynamics, energy systems, materials engineering and design, along with close connections to other engineering departments. Productive collaborations with other universities and research institutes/centres are also encouraged and maintained.

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

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.

For more about the Department, please visit:

The closing date for this position is: 8 January 2018.

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.

The University of Canterbury is 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.

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 3 Referees,
  • any teaching evaluations,
  • academic transcripts (in English),
  • a 1-page statement of research interests, goals, and experience
  • a 1-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 Chris Pretty at:

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