Associate Professor and Director of Master of Engineering in Management Programme

University of Canterbury

New Zealand


Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
College of Engineering
University of Canterbury
Christchurch, New Zealand
•        Full-time at 37.5 hours per week (1.0 FTE)
•        Continuing (i.e. permanent) position
What You Will Do
We invite applications for this unique combined continuing position of Associate Professor and Director of the Master of Engineering in Management (MEM) programme in our dynamic, world class, and growing Department.
You will be motivated to develop and maintain a vigorous research programme in areas appropriate to your expertise, in collaboration with other researchers and research groups, and particularly New Zealand industry partners.
The Department has a specific need to appoint a Director for the Master of Engineering in Management (MEM) degree programme, which will be based within the Department and as such, will be a key responsibility of this Academic role.  You will therefore be conducting research in a relevant area, for example, one or more of the following; engineering management, project management, environmental resources, sustainability in engineering or product/manufacturing management. You will also provide some teaching into this Master’s degree and a range of other associated subjects at undergraduate level (including engineering ethics, sustainability, standards, and contracts/commissioning). Your primary administrative role will be in the directorship/management of the MEM programme.
Please visit our website for more information about the MEM programme

Who You Are
You will be a person with a particular interest and motivation to lead the MEM programme at UC.  You will have a research background involving a related area and will ideally be linked with industry partners.  You will also have experience in successful teaching associated tertiary-level subjects.

Who You Will Work With
You will be working in a strong, supportive and forward-looking Department dedicated to excellence in research and teaching. The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering fosters close collaborative connections with other groups in the University, including the Departments of Computer Science and Software Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering, the Electric Power Engineering Centre, the Human Interface Technology Lab, the Wireless Research Centre, and the MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology.  Existing research collaborations are also active with a number of other Universities and research institutes in New Zealand and from around the world.  As the MEM programme Director, you will also be working with people from all engineering departments at UC, as graduate students from any engineering programme may continue their studies with the MEM.
For more information about our team, please visit the Department Website.
Please take a virtual tour of our Engineering facilities. 

Why UC
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:

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The closing date for this position is: Sunday, 29th September (Midnight NZ time)

Applications for this position are submitted online and should include:

  • a brief cover letter,
  • a curriculum vitae which includes a list of relevant research publications and the contact details of three referees, and
  • a 2-3 page statement outlining the applicant’s research interests and goals, teaching philosophy, and how they would contribute to the MEM programme.  

We are happy to answer your queries in relation to the application process, please forward these to 
For further information specifically about the role, please contact Head of Department, Professor Paul Gaynor,  
Internal candidates should apply via the Careers option in Employee Self-Service:

In your application, please refer to