Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Behavioural Neuroscience

Christchurch (Locality), Canterbury (NZ)
Aug 08, 2021
Oct 12, 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Mid Level

Te Kura Mahi ā-Hirikapo | School of Psychology, Speech and Hearing

Te Rāngai Pūtaiao | College of Science

Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha |University of Canterbury

Located in Christchurch, New Zealand

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

What You Will Do

Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury is seeking to fill a permanent, full-time academic post in the discipline of Psychology in Te Kura Mahi ā-Hirikapo | School of Psychology, Speech and Hearing. The successful candidate will be an accomplished researcher and experienced in Behavioural Neuroscience. In this vital role you will contribute to: Behavioural Neuroscience within undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Psychology; assist with academic initiatives within the School; supervision of research related to Behavioural Neuroscience; seek external funding to support staff and student research.

The School has an excellent purpose-built Animal Facility to support staff and student research in Behavioural Neuroscience. Local, national and international collaborations are encouraged.

Who You Are

You will have an active research programme in Behavioural Neuroscience, consistent with appointment at Lecturer / Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor level.

The essential selection criteria, consistent with the level of appointment, are:

  • A PhD in Psychology or closely allied discipline
  • Research and scholarship in a field relevant to Behavioural Neuroscience
  • Experience teaching undergraduate and/or post-graduate students
  • Experience in supervising or co-supervising Masters and/or Doctoral research students
  • Recognition of te ao Ngāi Tūāhuriri - the role of mana whenua cultural practice and traditions - values, tikanga and kawa

Who You Will Work With

This position provides the opportunity to be part of, and contribute to, a strong, supportive, and forward-looking School dedicated to excellence in (a) undergraduate and postgraduate education in Psychology, Speech and Hearing; (b) Behavioural Neuroscience research; and (c) to facilitate the use by society of the knowledge gained.

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

Why UC

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

The University of Canterbury is 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.

We are an Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO) employer and we encourage diversity in our staffing profile. The University of Canterbury actively seeks to meet its obligation under the Treaty of Waitangi | Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

The University of Canterbury is a leading University in New Zealand, with over 18,000 students. We are located in Christchurch - the gateway to the South Island of New Zealand with easy access to the Southern Alps and renowned skiing, hiking, fishing, whale watching, mountain biking and other outdoor destinations and facilities to support a work-life-balance lifestyle.

We offer a range of fantastic benefits including flexible work practices, study opportunities and generous superannuation and leave provisions. For more information, please visit us: http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/joinus

For more information about the University of Canterbury, please visit www.canterbury.ac.nz

The closing date for this position is: Sunday 3rd October (midnight NZ time)

How to Apply

Applications for this position must be submitted online through our careers website and should include:

  • a 'cover letter' including a 2-3 page statement outlining your research interests and goals, teaching philosophy, and your thoughts on how to develop a successful behavioural neuroscience team
  • a 'resume' which includes a list of relevant research publications.

We do not accept applications by email; however, we are happy to answer your queries in relation to the application process. Please forward these to WorkatUC@canterbury.ac.nz

For further information specifically about the role, please contact: john.dalrymple-alford@canterbury.ac.nz

Important Information

In response to COVID-19 the New Zealand Government have imposed travel restrictions and are currently only allowing New Zealand and Australian citizens and permanent residents to enter the country.

It is uncertain when these border restrictions will change, and this may alter the nature of the standard interview process for candidates, particularly at the on-site interview stage. To see how this might affect your application and for more information and updates on the border restrictions visit the Immigration New Zealand website or the New Zealand Government's official Covid-19 website.