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Associate Professors & Senior Lecturers of Mechanical Engineering


Morobe, Papua New Guinea

Education and Training, Manufacturing, Mechanical

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THE PAPUA NEW GUINEA UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY The University 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 in 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 Mechanical Engineering

The department offers a four-year undergraduate degree and a graduate masters program in Mechanical Engineering. The department has 16 academic members, 13 technical staff and 3 administrative staff. There are six laboratories in Thermal and Heat Transfer, manufacturing, material science laboratory, thermodynamics that includes refrigeration and air conditioning for students' laboratory work and research, along with a medium size workshop with facilities for machining, milling, a computer numerical control (CNC) machine, EDM, and fabrication including a 3000 deg Celcius foundry. The department also has an NDT Center for research and consultancy service to industry. There are several researches done in the areas of design and manufacturing, materials characterization, renewable energy and environment, mechatronics, engineering education and refrigeration and air conditioning.

Associate Professors

  • The applicant for the position of Associate Professor must have a Ph. D. and a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from a recognised university with a strong evidence of research potential and a commitment to teaching both at graduate and undergraduate levels.
  • This is a senior academic positions and the candidate must have an ability to lead and to be able to perform effectively as a team and a proven commitment to research at an international level as demonstrated by publications in referred international journals and conference proceedings.
  • The successful candidate will be a mature person with at least 10 years of full time teaching and research experience in a similar environment and with at least 10 publications in recognised international journals.
  • The candidates must have an expertise in at least one or more of the following areas: design, systems and automatic control, dynamics, vibration, acoustics, sensors and actuators, particularly related to electro-mechanical and hydraulic systems.
  • Special considerations will be given to candidates with demonstrated practical skills in electromechanical system integration and mechatronics systems engineering.
  • The position requires candidates to teach both undergraduate and graduate courses and supervise master and doctoral students.
  • Applicants with experience in Open and Distance Education (ODE) and master and graduate program development will have an advantage.
  • The candidates will also have the ability to routinely apply for competitive grant funding in their areas of research, and to develop links with relevant local industries and international agencies for collaborative research.

The desired commencement date is as early as possible.

Senior Lecturers

  • The applicant for the position of Senior Lecturer must have a Ph. D. and a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, an acceptable evidence of research potential and commitment to teaching both at graduate and undergraduate levels.
  • The candidate must have an ability to perform effectively as a teacher and a proven commitment to research at an international level as demonstrated by publications in referred international journals and conference proceedings.
  • The successful candidate will have at least 5 years of teaching and research experience and 5 or more international publications in reputed journals.
  • The candidates must have an expertise in at least one or more of the following areas: engineering systems design, solid mechanics, engineering management including TQM, manufacturing, tribology, etc.
  • The candidates will also have the ability to routinely apply for competitive grant funding in their areas of research, and to develop links with relevant local industries for collaborative research.
  • Applicants with experience in ODE and graduate program development will have an advantage.

The desired commencement date is as early as possible.

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%.

Suitable candidates are invited to send detailed application with curriculum vitae, publication list, summary of her/his educational activity, research interest, and certified copies of qualifications. They should provide names and addresses, including email addresses, fax/phone numbers of three (3) referees, at least one of whom should be a past/present employer or supervisor. Applicants should also give an indication of their earliest availability to take up the appointment.

Applications must be sent by email to recruitment@pnguot.ac.pg by 30th of September 2017. This advertisement and further information on these positions can be found at www.unitech.ac.pg

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