Job : Senior Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering - PNG University of Technology

 The Papua New Guinea University of Technology Mechanical Department offers a four-year undergraduate degree and a graduate master’s program in Mechanical Engineering with 10 academic staff members, 13 technical staff, and 2  administrative staff. There are six laboratories in Thermal and Heat Transfer, manufacturing,  material science laboratory, and 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-degree Celsius foundry.

The department also has an NDT Center for research and consultancy service to the  industry. Several types of research are done in the areas of design and manufacturing,  materials characterization, renewable energy and environment, mechatronics, engineering  education and refrigeration, and air conditioning.

Job : Senior Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering
Job : Senior Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering

Applications are now open for the following position:

Senior Lecturer (ME0-005)

The Senior Lecturer position is specifically in the areas of Thermal and Fluids,

Renewable Energy, Design, Mechatronics, and Controls. Candidates are expected to demonstrate a potential for teaching excellence and scholarly activity with continued professional development in the general area of Renewable Energy, Mechanical Design, or  Controls. This position involves teaching undergraduate and graduate students and  developing an active, externally funded research program. It is anticipated that the  candidate will attract funded research projects and contracts in their areas of research and  develop links with relevant local industries and international agencies for collaborative research that will promote the mission of the university. The candidate must have the 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 refereed international  journals and conference proceedings. Candidates must possess an ability to communicate  effectively and work closely with students, faculty, staff, administration, and other stakeholders with diverse backgrounds.

Minimal Qualifications:

The successful candidate must possess a doctorate (Ph. D.) degree in mechanical  engineering or a closely related field from an accredited institution. The successful  candidate must be a mature person with at least 5 years of full-time university teaching  and research experience in a similar environment with 5 or more publications in learned  professional journals. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated excellence  in university-level teaching and research, experience with laboratory-based instructions,  online or blended instructions, industrial experience, experience with engineering  accreditation, and willingness to teach in multiple areas of the undergraduate and graduate  curriculum. The candidates must have expertise in at least one or more of the following  areas: design, Fluids, Heat transfer, systems, automatic control, and dynamics. Special  considerations will be given to candidates with demonstrated practical skills in Heat  transfer, Renewable Energy, Design, Mechatronics, and Controls.


  • Applicants are encouraged to check the minimum qualification and also specialization for the position before applying.
  • All applications that do not meet the minimum qualifications will be outright  disqualified and will not be considered.

Conditions of Service:

Base Salary Range:

Senior Lecturer PGK60,453 – PGK73,888 per annul 

Base International Market Allowance (IMA) Range:

PGK76,200 – PGK 92,729 per annum

(Level of appointment depends upon qualification and experience)

The 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 each  for 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 their earnings annually. Consultancy projects need to be  approved by the respective Head of Department and the Vice Chancellor’s office. Furnished  accommodation is provided on campus. All earnings in PNG attract income tax, the tax rates  are progressive and the maximum rate is 40%.

Application Procedure:

Detailed application with updated curriculum vitae including certified copies of

qualifications, names, and addresses preferably email addresses and phone numbers of

three (3) current referees including one from past/present employer, if any, should be sent to

the address below:

The Registrar,

PNG University of Technology,

Private Mail Bag,

Lae, 411,

Papua New Guinea

Applications including all requirements must be compiled and sent to ( by 18 February 2023.

For inquiries on the position or Application Procedure please contact the Recruitment Team

on telephone (+675) 473 4257/4261 or email address above.


Also read : University of Papua New Guinea School Leavers Acceptance List 2023

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