Professor/Associate Professor in
The Pells Sullivan Meynink Professor/Associate Professor in Engineering Geology
College of Science, University of Canterbury
Department of Geological Sciences
Continuing (i.e. permanent) position
We are seeking an energetic, innovative and high-performing individual to join the Department for this continuing Professorial-level position. The successful candidate will have an international research reputation in the broad field of geotechnics and slope stability, and its application to engineering geology. In addition, demonstrated commitment and excellence as a university-level teacher and in the supervision of postgraduate research students is required. The ability to lead research programmes and gain external funding, and evidence of ongoing professional activity, are also essential for this role.
The Department of Geological Sciences at University of Canterbury has a high national and international profile with excellent teaching and research facilities. Engineering Geology is a core component of the programmes offered by the Department; in particular, the MSc (Engineering Geology) programme has for some decades been at the forefront in providing skilled graduates for the industry in Australasia, and demand from both employers and students is strong and increasing. The successful applicant will be expected to take a prominent role in the further development and leadership of the Engineering Geology programme, and also to develop a strong applied research and practitioner mentoring partnership with staff of Pells Sullivan Meynink, the principal sponsor of this position.
The Department of Geological Sciences has strategic research programmes in Pacific Rim Tectonics, Active Tectonics and Landscape Evolution, Quaternary Geology, Applied Geoscience (engineering geology, environmental geosciences, geo-energy resources) and Geological Hazards and Disaster Management. The Department presently has approaching 350 equivalent full-time students, almost half of whom are postgraduates.
For information on the Department, please visit: www.geol.canterbury.ac.nz
For more information on the position, email Professor Tim Davies, Acting Head of Department, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Located on a picturesque campus with an extensive range of services and facilities, inclusive of library and art collections, child-care centres, health centre, recreation centre, pharmacy, bookshop and cafés. You will have the opportunity to work alongside members of a world class, diverse academic community and enrich your own professional and personal development. For more information about the benefits of joining the University of Canterbury please visit us online at: http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/joinus
The closing date for this position is: 31 July 2012 (NZ time).
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