Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer
New Zealand Government Jobs
Wellington, Wairarapa, New Zealand
21d ago

Job Description

School of Design, College of Creative Arts Wellington

Applications are invited for a permanent, full-time position as Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Visual Communication Design or Spatial Design at Ngā Pae Māhutonga -

The School of Design - within the College of Creative Arts (CoCA) on the Massey University Wellington Campus. The level of appointment will depend on qualifications and experience.

  • The successful candidate will have strong affiliations with Pasifika communities and demonstrate a high level of achievement in practice, research and teaching in one or more of the following specialisms : typography;
  • graphic design; brand experience; information design; interaction design; user experience; immersive design (design for virtual and mixed reality);
  • concept or entertainment design; illustration; service design; urban design; interior design; exhibition design; or performance design.

    With a legacy of over a century in design education, Ngā Pae Māhutonga is ranked within the top 100 art and design programmes in the world.

    Our learning environment is immersive, student-centred, studio-based, project-focused, collaborative and oriented towards nurturing, inspiring and supporting creative expression.

    The contemporary portfolio of courses, faculty of internationally recognised leaders in design research and practice, and world-

    class facilities provide an ideal environment for students to realise their creative potential. Students are equipped with the research abilities, social responsibilities and pragmatic skill sets that enable them to flourish in the creative industries, represent New Zealand, and hold key positions that define creative thinking in businesses around the globe.

    Aligned with leading trends in design practice and scholarship, the appointee will develop and extend offerings within the undergraduate and postgraduate Visual Communication Design or Spatial Design curricula, meeting critical standards and expectations for the discipline and the industry.

    The successful candidate should possess strong human-centered design skills and demonstrate a capacity for conducting original, creative research.

    While teaching experience at undergraduate and postgraduate university levels would be beneficial, most value would be seen in a strong vision for research-

    led teaching and innovative pedagogy. Familiarity with contemporary design research methods / ethnography, design thinking practices, and progressive social, civic and entrepreneurial design practices is encouraged.

    We welcome applicants who can demonstrate strong connections and affiliation to Pasifika communities coupled with the ability to engage with a diverse and wide audience.

    Applicants should possess a strong background in professional design practice. The successful candidate is expected to maintain an active research profile within their discipline.

    The College of Creative Arts adopts an inclusive interpretation of research in regard to all domains of creative and performing arts practice, including practices traditionally viewed as professional practice.

    The school has excellent facilities, and there are many opportunities for funded research.

    The candidate will be expected to demonstrate a commitment to service in the form of administration and committee participation, and will be required to take on different roles and responsibilities within the School of Design as needed.

    An open, collaborative approach and willingness to work across areas and departments of the school, college and university is a priority.

    Massey University is committed to being a Treaty of Waitangi-led organisation. It is therefore expected that you will have or be committed to developing an appreciation of the Aotearoa New Zealand context and a demonstrable empathy towards the needs and aspirations of indigenous peoples.

    The School of Design is actively committed to developing a diverse staffing profile that matches that of New Zealand society as a whole.

    Applicants will have an MFA, MDes, DDes, or PhD or equivalent degree in a related field from an accredited institution and / or significant industry experience.

    Candidates will be asked to articulate their vision of design in the 21st century, and explain how that vision informs their teaching and research.

    This statement should be accompanied by a letter of interest, CV, descriptions of courses taught and / or proposed, twenty-

    five images of creative works - including at least five to ten examples of student work if available - and the names and contact details for four references.

    Candidates begin the application process by registering online at massey-careers.massey.ac.nz / Default.aspx

    Confidential questions about the position may be addressed to Professor Brian Lucid, Head of School, Ngā Pae Māhutonga at b.lucid massey.ac.nz

    Closing date : 31 August 2018 Reference number : A213-18CA

    For further information and to apply online, visit : http : / / massey-careers.massey.ac.nz /

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