What You Will Do
We invite applications for two Lecturer / Senior Lecturer positions in Condensed Matter Physics / Materials Science where the successful candidates will develop active teaching and research programmes (the appointment is equivalent to Assistant or Associate Professor in the US System).
The level of appointment will depend on the successful candidates' relevant experience.
You will contribute to teaching in physics and materials science and collaborate with other academics in the School's teaching and research activities in Physics, Chemistry and Environmental Sciences.
You will demonstrate evidence of the ability to secure research funding, and will be expected to develop a strong, externally funded research programme.
The appointee will also be expected to develop links with and contribute to the profession at local, national and international levels.
Who You Are
Applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree in Physics, Materials Science, or a related discipline incorporating a strong physics background.
The successful applicants will have a demonstrated record of research in physics (preferentially applied to health or sustainability), i.
e. in the areas of nanosensors, solar cells, 2D materials, quantum computing, computational / theoretical condensed matter physics / materials science, etc.
The successful candidate will have a commitment to excellence in teaching of core courses in physics at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, delivering effective teaching methods that enable a wide range of learners to succeed.
The appointee will also demonstrate a background in student mentoring and supervision, an ability to collaborate with others in the University, and interest in contributing to School, Faculty, and University activities particularly in the areas of community outreach and retention.
The successful candidate will have an active commitment to bringing the Treaty of Waitangi Te Tiriti o Waitangi as it applies to physics and materials science into their activities and teaching, and have awareness and experience in addressing bicultural issues.
Who You Will Work With
The School of Physical and Chemical Sciences Te Kura Matū is one of the largest Schools at the University of Canterbury Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha.
The School sits on a solid foundation, built on 150 years of academic tradition. The School has 88 members of academic, technical and administrative staff from very diverse backgrounds, who share the common goal of actively searching for innovative solutions to the problems facing New Zealand and the World.
The School is housed within the Rutherford Regional Science and Innovation Centre (RRSIC), a brand-new research centre, with state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities, and offices in the newly built Beatrice Tinsley building.
The School also operates the Mount John Observatory, a unique observation post within the Southern Hemisphere. Researchers from the School also have access to the Scott Base Antarctic Research station and the wider university's excellent research and computational facilities available which can be used to measure, manipulate, visualise and quantify the living world.
The School offers majors in Astronomy, Physics, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Medicinal Chemistry and Environmental Sciences.
Research in the School is concentrated in five major themes : Sustainability and the Environment, New Materials, Nanotechnology and Laser Physics, Energy and Storage, Astronomy and Astrophysics, and Human, Animal and Plant Health.