Faculty of Engineering/Department of Civil and
Environmental Engineering

Professional Teaching Fellow
(Civil and Environmental Engineering)


The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at The University of Auckland invites applications for a Professional Teaching Fellow position to strengthen its teaching activities and curriculum in storm-water management. Desired areas of core expertise in teaching should include, but are not limited to, engineering solutions to mitigate the environmental impacts of storm-water run-off, innovative low-impact urban design and development, the impact and efficiency of green infrastructure and sustainability issues.

The appointee is expected to strengthen the MEngSt (Environmental) program by building links with industry to formulate teaching courses for postgraduates or new lab course for postgraduates and introducing new content into our BE degree (e.g. air pollution, solid waste, numerical modelling, industrial/hazardous waste treatment and emerging technologies).

The University of Auckland is New Zealand's pre-eminent research-led University. The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is the largest department in the Faculty of Engineering, with approximately 40 academic staff, 800 undergraduates and over 150 postgraduate students. We provide BE (Hons) degree programme in Civil and Environmental Engineering, together with a range of postgraduate taught courses and research based degrees at masters and doctoral levels. The Department has an established strong reputation in the traditional fields of the discipline.

We offer a diverse and active community for research and teaching at and above postgraduate level, and we are proud of our strong international reputation for the quality of our research outputs and graduates. Our research activities broadly concern water and wastewater treatment, contaminated soils and groundwater remediation, solid waste, stormwater, and sustainability engineering. We have collaborative links with research groups and industry within New Zealand and across the world.

The appointee will be a part of the Environmental Engineering research/teaching group in the Department and will be expected to teach a postgraduate course on stormwater management as well as contribute to other undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the environmental area. In addition, the appointee will be expected to play a significant role in modifying the composition and focus of the Taught Masters program (MEngSt) in Environmental Engineering with the goal of making the degree more attractive to domestic and international students. Accordingly, the appointee is expected to show a commitment to the development and delivery of high quality curricula and courses, demonstrate excellent communication skills and ability to form partnership with industry. The appointee will also be expected to contribute to the wider activities of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and to perform service roles for the Department/Faculty/University.

The minimum qualification for the successful applicant is a Master degree with 10+ years of professional experience in Environmental Engineering or a closely related Engineering field. The appointee would have demonstrated the ability to teach large undergraduate courses, knowledge of flipped classroom and team-based methods of course design and delivery, and online education and learning management systems (especially Canvas). The ideal candidate will demonstrate both the skills for the job and a real enthusiasm for teaching.

Applications should include a CV and teaching portfolio, including course evaluations. Salary range is from PTF1 - PTF 4 depending on qualifications and experience. For informal enquiries, please contact Associate Professor Ajit K Sarmah (a.sarmah@auckland.ac.nz) or alternatively applicants can visit www.auckland.ac.nz/opportunities for more information on this position and to submit an online application.

How to apply:

All applicants must submit a single document containing their cover letter, CV, and teaching statements, along with the contact details of at least three academic references. Applications must be able to demonstrate the key points mentioned in the position description. Applications are to be submitted online and will be accepted up to end of business on the closing date.

To apply, applicants first need to register by completing an online user profile and then clicking on the 'Apply Now' button. If you experience difficulty in submitting the application, or do not receive a confirmation email after you have applied, please contact askhr@auckland.ac.nz or DDI 64 9 923 3000.

Applications close on Friday, 9 June 2017.

For further information and to apply online please visit www.auckland.ac.nz/opportunities

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posted: 16 May 2017     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.