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Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer in Design, Communication Design

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 creating a new Communication Design Programme to expand its current expertise. Join us in educating the next generation of communication designers and work with our world-class industry partners, such as Weta Digital, PikPok, RESN, and others.

The Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer role in Communication Design focuses not only on delivering high quality teaching and research, but also service that establishes and markets this programme. Applicants should have substantial expertise in industry-relevant design research and practice, with expertise in the following areas:

  • Print and web media, typography, digital visualization software, and a wide range of studio techniques and conceptual, cultural and historical influences that inform the portfolio. Additional knowledge of branding, parameterized design, motion graphics, 3D, and/or creative coding is beneficial.
  • Collaborating across diverse domains and locating complex research problems within design scoped projects.

The successful candidate will also be able to demonstrate an existing research programme and will have identified strategies for further developing his or her research platform 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 –  – Please do not send applications to this address.

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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