Lecturer in Timber Engineering

We are very excited to announce that the School of Civil Engineering at The University of Queensland is looking to fill a new post in the area of Timber Engineering (Lecturer). The application closes on the 28 April 2019.


The role

The successful appointee to this position will lead the research aimed at enhancing the fire performance of timber using treatments and modification techniques.  The appointee will be in charge of leading research projects investigating the use of treatments and modification techniques towards achieving specific fire performance objectives related to ignition, charring, and self-extinction characteristics among others.  This research will require developing a deep understanding of the relationship between wood physical and chemical characteristics, the type of modification techniques available and their effect on the fire performance of timber.

The person

The person applying for this position will be highly motivated and able to demonstrate expert knowledge in one or more of the following areas: wood science, fire safety engineering, or material science.  With excellent communication and interpersonal skills, the successful individual will be able to evidence their ability to work collaboratively and engage with students, staff and external stakeholders.


To discuss this role please contact A/Prof. Dilum Fernando or the fire academics at UQ. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, Resume and Selection Criteria responses.

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