PostDoc Position at University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand

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Deadline:  2022-11-20

Location:  Christchurch, New Zealand

Te Kura Pangarau School of Mathematics and Statistics finds itself in the unique position to be able to offer multiple two-year fixed term roles. These roles offer the opportunity to create new connections and collaborations that will ultimately support our existing research across the school, and particularly of our early-mid career academics.

Fixed term for two years
Full time at 37.5 hours per week
Relocation assistance contribution

Te Kura Pangarau School of Mathematics and Statistics is a forward-looking School, dedicated to excellence in teaching and research. We aspire to be a productive, dynamic, creative, and inspiring community that maintains an inclusive, welcoming and supportive environment in which students and staff alike can flourish. Our School is one of the largest at UC and we teach a diverse range of students from programmes across the University.

These positions are school-wide but applications can be made to work with Chris Stevens with the possibility of collaborating with with David Wiltshire in Physics:

Dr. Stevens research is in the field of mathematical and numerical relativity focusing on black holes, gravitational waves, global properties/asymptotic structure and IBVP formulations of the Einstein equations and Friedrich’s conformal field equations.

Ongoing projects include global numerical evolutions of asymptotically simple space-times, the numerical calculation of the Newman-Penrose constants, a numerical implementation of Cauchy-characteristic matching, quasinormal mode calculations in modified theories and the scattering problem for gravitational waves. There is potential to jointly collaborate with Prof. David Wiltshire in the School of Physical and Chemical Sciences on numerical relativity applied to cosmological simulations.


Pēhea te tono mai | How You Apply

Step 1

Review our list of staff/groups and their research projects

Identify which person/group you align with and then email the contact’s name to discuss your research and collaboration opportunities. Please note that Applicants who do not do this may not be considered by the selection committee.

Step 2

Apply via our careers website including the following:

Document 1: A cover letter summarising your background and experience
Document 2: A Curriculum Vitae
Document 3: A detailed two-year Research Plan that aligns with the staff member/group you have been in contact with. Please put their name on this document, plus a half-page research statement and half-page teaching philosophy.
We do not accept applications by email, however, we are happy to answer any queries at WorkatUC[AT]

For overseas applicants, please visit Immigration New Zealand website or the New Zealand Government’s official Covid-19 website, to review the latest health and visa requirements for visiting and working in New Zealand.

The closing date for this position is: 20 November 2022 (midnight NZ time)

Please note, applications will be reviewed after the close date.

The salary for this position is Lecturer (2.01 – $82,882) to Senior Lecturer (4.05 – $120, 514).