Job: Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer Engineering Science, University of Auckland, NZ

University of Auckland, New Zealand (source: flickr/ mgrenner57, creative commons)
Alexander Richter 8 Jun 2015

Two positions as Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer in Engineering Science advertised for the Geothermal Group at the University of Auckland, New Zealand.

The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s largest university and houses the country’s largest and most successful engineering school. Within the Faculty of Engineering, the Department of Engineering Science (DES) offers undergraduate degree programmes in Engineering Science and Biomedical Engineering (see The Engineering Science degree focuses on mathematical modelling and its application to problems in computational mechanics and operations research/computational analytics. Each cohort in the Engineering Science degree consists of about 45 students selected at Year 2 of their degree. Entry standards are high. DES also has teaching responsibilities in mathematics and computation to students from all disciplines within the School of Engineering.

DES has a long-standing research track record in geothermal energy and hosts the University’s Geothermal Institute.  Reservoir engineering is the core interest of most DES geothermal staff, however some modelling and analysis of above ground technologies is also done within the Department.

The University of Auckland is seeking to make two appointments.

  • The first of the new appointees will join the geothermal reservoir engineering group. It is envisaged that this staff member will develop new reservoir engineering modelling approaches and will apply them to modelling geothermal fields.
  • The second appointment is to be made within the wider area of computational mechanics, ideally with a solid mechanics or geomechanics focus.

The successful applicant for both roles will have strong computational modelling skills, and a focus on using mathematics to understand the fundamental physical processes involved in the topics they address. The successful applicant will be expected to build and lead a program of international quality research and undertake PhD research supervision in the geothermal energy or computational mechanics; to develop and deliver curricula and courses in these fields; and to perform service roles in the Department of Engineering Science.

For enquiries about this role, please contact Professor Rosalind Archer at

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