Department of Computer Science & Software Engineering
Te Kaupeka Pūhanga – Faculty of EngineeringChristchurch, Aotearoa – New Zealand

  • Full-time 37.5 hours per week (1.0 FTE)
  • Continuing (permanent) position

Āu Mahi – What You Will Do

We invite applications for a continuing Lecturer/Senior Lecturer position in Software Engineering (equivalent to Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in the US academic System) to join our diverse and dynamic department.

You will teach into the growing Software Engineering undergraduate programme, which is accredited by Engineering New Zealand to the internationally recognised Washington Accord. You will also instruct at the postgraduate level and supervise research students.

You will develop a strong, externally funded research programme that complements the Department's present research activities, but is not limited to these topics. You will be encouraged to contribute and extend the department's extensive network of collaboration with researchers and industry both internationally and locally.

Finally, faculty staff are expected to participate in Departmental and University activities and administration, and collaborate with other academics in the Department's teaching and research activities.


Mahi Ngātahi – Who You Will Work With

Te Tari Pūhanga Pūmanawa Rorohiko – Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering is a strong and forward-looking Department, dedicated to excellence in both research and teaching, and with collaborative links with research groups and industry throughout New Zealand and the world. The Department and University will assist in the development of a successful research programme and teaching portfolio. This may include, for example, support to start up research, and teaching training and mentoring.

For more information about our Department and team, please visit our website.

Please take a virtual tour of the Engineering facilities.

Ngā Painga o UC – Why UC

Tangata Tū, Tangata Ora — Engaged, Empowered, Making a Difference.

Ngā Uara – Our Values of manaakitanga, whanaungatanga and tiakitanga guide our decisions and behaviour and provide a roadmap for how we do things at UC, affirming our commitment to pastoral care and support for our ākonga and staff. They challenge and inspire us to be the best we can, and make UC a great place to work and study. For more info on Ngā Uara – Our Values visit us here.

We are committed to accessible higher education, service to the community and the encouragement of talent without barriers of distance, wealth, class, gender or ethnicity. The University explicitly aims to 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.

What we offer

The University is committed to providing an excellent working environment through:

  • relocation support
  • widely accessible sabbatical provision
  • University and Faculty scholarship support for graduate students
  • A unique bequest funded endowment (Erskine fund) that supports an extensive visiting Fellowship programme
  • generous annual leave provisions
  • flexible working arrangements
  • supportive working environment
  • professional development and study opportunities
  • living in revitalised Ōtautahi – Christchurch, Aotearoa New Zealand
  • a unique working environment in a beautiful campus with access to UC facilities such as the recreation centre and Staff club at discounted rates plus onsite cafés and eateries, and more.

For more information on our Benefits, please visit https://www.canterbury.ac.nz/joinus/benefits/

This role sits within the Academic Staff, Associated Staff and Academic Support Staff Collective Agreement and the following salary scale applies:

This role sits within the Academic Staff, Associated Staff and Academic Support Staff Collective Agreement and the following salary scale applies: Lecturer $89,645 – $108,144 p.a., Senior Lecturer $113,826 – $142,591 p.a.

The closing date for this position is: April 21st, 2024 (midnight NZ time) Please note, applications will be reviewed after the close date.


About University of Canterbury

Studying at Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury prepares you to find your path, live your dreams, and change the world. Here, education goes far beyond the classroom, giving you a truly holistic learning experience enriched by our unique place on earth. UC has proudly been serving communities in New Zealand and the world for 150 years! Today we rank in the top 1% of universities worldwide. Our values—manaakitanga, whanaungatanga, and tiakitanga—help us empower others and be our best in our work, studies, and how we interact with each other.

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