Senior Lecturer & Associate Professor of Geotechnical Engineering

Lae, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea
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Job description

The Papua New Guinea University of Technology is located in the industrial city of Lae, the second largest city in Papua New Guinea. The city of Lae has an airport with flights to any location in PNG. The University is the only technological university in the country. It has a main campus and three amalgamated colleges. The main campus has 14 academic departments including one Department of Open and Distance Learning (ODL). It offers undergraduate and graduate programs in engineering, natural and applied sciences, built environment, language and business. The university has an Information Technology Services department and a Library.

Applications are invited for the following positions:

Department of Civil Engineering

The Department of Civil Engineering offers programs in environmental, structural, geotechnical, pavement, traffic, water and wastewater engineering and construction management. It needs to fill the following positions:

Associate Professor of Geotechnical Engineering (1 position)

A doctoral degree in Geotechnical Engineering from a recognized university is required for this position. The successful candidate will have at least 10 papers that have been published in listed, peer reviewed journals and at least 10 years of full time university teaching experience or equivalent industrial research experience. Familiarity with teaching in distance mode and with using learning management systems such as Google Classroom or Moodle will be an added advantage. Subjects to be taught by the successful applicant include Geotechnics and Pavement Design among other common subjects.

Senior Lecturer of Geotechnical Engineering (1 position)

A doctoral degree in Geotechnical Engineering from a recognized university is required for this position. The successful candidate will have at least 5 papers that have been published in listed, peer reviewed journals and at least 5 years of full time university teaching experience or equivalent industrial research experience. The candidate must show evidence of research potential and keenness to work collaboratively with others. Evidence of familiarity with teaching in the distance mode and of using learning management systems such as Google Classroom or Moodle will be an added advantage. Subjects to be taught by the successful applicant include Geotechnics and Pavement Design among other common subjects.

Conditions of Service:
Base Salary Range: Associate Professor PGK67,645 – PGK82,676 per annum
Base IMA Range: PGK67,205 – PGK86,283 per annum
Base Salary Range: Senior Lecturer PGK55,323 – PGK67,618 per annum
Base IMA Range: PGK61,338 – PGK74,643 per annum

IMA = International Market Allowance

(Level of appointment depends upon qualification and experience)

Initial contract period is for three years. Benefits include a gratuity of 30% of salary in the first year, 35% in the second year and 40% in the third year (paid on fortnightly basis), support for approved research, appointment and repatriation fares for yourself and dependents, book & equipment allowance of PGK750.00 per annum, settling-in/out allowance of PGK1,700.00 for single & PGK3,600.00 for accompanied plus PGK200.00 for each of two authorized dependent children (under 19 years) on appointment and repatriation, six weeks paid leave per year, recreation leave fares for yourself, spouse & two authorized dependents after 18 months of service and education fares and assistance towards school fees for authorized dependents are available.

Staff members are also permitted to earn from consultancy up to 50% of earnings annually. Consultancy projects need to be approved by respective Head of Department and the Vice Chancellor’s office. Free, fully furnished accommodation is provided on campus. All earnings in PNG attract income tax, the tax rates are progressive and the maximum rate is 40%.

How to apply

Suitable candidates are advised to download and fill up a Job Application Form here: http://www.unitech.ac.pg/employment/joboffers. Curriculum Vitae and open letter of interests will not be accepted.

Applications must be received by 6th of October 2017. This advertisement and further information can be found here: http://www.unitech.ac.pg

For enquiries on the position or Application Procedure please contact the Recruitment Team on: recruitment@pnguot.ac.pg, +675 473 4257