What You Will Do
We have an exciting opportunity for a postdoctoral fellow to undertake research in the field of Digital Engineering applied to the planning, design, construction and management of horizontal and vertical infrastructure. You will have the opportunity to drive research in a broad range of areas, contributing to the on-going research in the industry-led Building Innovation Partnership program and the Architectural Engineering program.
While the primary focus of this position is on research, you will also have the opportunity to deliver teaching in the Master of Architectural Engineering postgraduate program.
Who You Are
You will have a PhD in Infrastructure or Architectural Engineering, with a specialisation in Digital Engineering or a related discipline, and a background of advanced research in the application of digital techniques, such as digital twins, to the planning, design, construction and/or management of horizontal infrastructure and/or buildings.
You will have experience that demonstrates excellent research planning and leadership capabilities and a track record of preparing and delivering quality oral presentations and written publications. Ideally you will have experience in applied research to support innovation by the building and construction industry.
Who You Will Work With
This is an exciting and unique opportunity to develop alongside industry experts and academic leaders in a progressive, supportive, and productive department. You would be joining a vibrant and collaborative team and would play a leading role in shaping our direction. This role also provides key ingredients for successful and high impact research due to the department's engagement and leadership in the resilience, construction, transportation, building services, and natural hazards sectors.
The College of Engineering has just completed a 3 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. More information on the Department is available here.
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The Department of Civil and Natural Resources Engineering are also recruiting for a Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer in Architectural Engineering.
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 fantastic benefits that UC offers including flexible work practices, study opportunities and generous superannuation and leave provisions, please visit us: http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/joinus
The University of Canterbury is 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 closing date for this position is: Sunday, 26th January 2020 (Midnight NZ time)
Applications for this position are submitted online and should include a cover letter (describing background, suitability for the position, your recent and future research projects), a curriculum vitae which includes a list of relevant research publications, and the names and contact details of two referees.
Unfortunately 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 [email protected]
For further information specifically about the role, please contact Professor Larry Bellamy, [email protected]