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Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Associate Professor in Design, Visual Effects and Animation

Permanent, Full-time
Wellington, New Zealand

Help shape the future of Communication Design: become a leader in design education.

Victoria University’s School of Design is pleased to announce a new position as part of our expansion via the Wellington ICT Graduate School. Join us in educating the next generation of Visual Effects Artists/Designers and work with our world-class industry partners, such as Weta Digital, PikPok, RESN, and others.

The Associate Professor role focuses not only on delivering high quality teaching and research, but also service that establishes and promotes our new Master of Design Technology degree. Applicants should have substantial experience in industry-relevant design research and practice with expertise in the following areas:

A comprehensive studio approach complemented by advanced skills and knowledge spanning a variety of industry standard visual effects software and techniques. It is additionally important that submitted portfolios exhibit an expanded and innovative use of the above studio practices.

Excellent collaboration and teamwork, as evidenced through participation in major film or game projects or through smaller productions that have won awards and/or estimable review.

The successful candidate will also be able to demonstrate an existing research programme, and/or creative practice, and will have identified strategies for further developing his or her research/creative practice within the School of Design’s strategic research areas. Candidates with a PhD qualification in a relevant field and an established research platform will be given preference for the position. Please include a covering letter, CV, and portfolio of creative work (web based portfolios are preferred).

For further information, please contact: Douglas Easterly, Head of School, Design - 

Applications close 6 February 2017

Victoria University of Wellington is an EEO employer and actively seeks to meet its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi.

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