Lecturer in Mātauranga Māori/Oceania Communication Design
Victoria University of Wellington
Te Aro, New Zealand
6d ago
  • Do you hold a completed PhD in Communication Design or other relevant field or relevant qualifications commensurate with the role?
  • Are you successful in teaching in a relevant field at the tertiary level?
  • Do you have the ability to work with students and staff from a diverse range of backgrounds?
  • Mō Te Herenga Waka - About Our University

    Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington is a global-civic university with our marae at our heart. This iho draws off our heritage and is further defined by our tūrangawaewae, in particular Wellington, Aotearoa, and the Asia-Pacific, all of which are expressed in our position as Aotearoa New Zealand's globally ranked capital city university.

    Our core ethical values are respect, responsibility, fairness, integrity, and empathy. These core ethical values are demonstrated in our commitment to sustainability, wellbeing, inclusivity, equity, diversity, collegiality, and openness.

    With, and as, tangata whenua, we value Te Tiriti o Waitangi, rangatiratanga, manaakitanga, kaitiakitanga, whai mātauranga, whanaungatanga, and akoranga.

    Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the role

    Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington is currently recruiting a Lecturer in Mātauranga Māori / Oceania Communication Design to join the School of Design Innovation.

    The position calls for a strong professional portfolio, research or writing in communication design with a focus on indigenous knowledge and experience teaching and working within interdisciplinary groups on successful, published projects.

    Key Responsibilities :

  • On-going research activity.
  • Academically rigorous teaching across undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
  • Actively engage with industry, government, professions and diverse communities.
  • Contribute to the collegial development of the major, School and Faculty in service roles.
  • Ō pūmanawa - About you

    You will be familiar with contemporary discourse in the field of Māori and / or Pasifika visual languages and traditions and possess a broad understanding of the value diversity brings to communication design.

    A specialisation and evidence of success in one or more of the following are preferred :

  • visual communication,
  • illustration,
  • information design,
  • critical writing in design
  • However, we are open to applications from a wide range of candidates that may contribute to researching and teaching in the area of Communication Design where there is a focus on indigenous knowledge.

    Strong evidence portfolios of creative work or research and student work are necessary.

    A broad appreciation of cultural acumen now considered fundamental to the discipline will help you thrive in this role. Your engagement with Mātauranga Māori and / or Pasifika ideologies will enable the wider distribution of this knowledge across our Bachelor of Design Innovation.

    You will encourage a collaborative and supportive environment and a positive impact on the recruitment, retention and successes of both Māori and Pacifica students and staff.

    Key Requirements :

  • A developing record of scholarly research and creative practice that focuses on Māori and / or Pasifika visual traditions and languages.
  • Demonstrated evidence of good oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated evidence of some successful teaching in a relevant field at the tertiary level.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with students and staff from a diverse range of backgrounds.
  • A completed PhD in a relevant field, or other relevant qualifications commensurate with the role.
  • Ētahi kōrero hai āwhina i a koe - Why you should join our team

    Victoria University's Faculty of Architecture and Design, Te Wahanga Waihanga-Hoahoa, is a unique and leading centre of design and architecture in New Zealand.

    The Faculty's facilities are widely acknowledged as some of the best in Australasia. The Faculty is based in a radically remodelled former cargo building, which is an award-winning landmark in central Wellington.

    The mission of the School of Design Innovation is to enhance teaching, learning, research and creative activities across the design disciplines whilst enabling each discipline to retain its distinctive focus.

    Studio-centred, the School engages with a wide range of ideas and issues relating to the understanding, creation and production of material and visual culture, and supports both professional and academic viewpoints as they reflect, embody and contribute to enhancing the quality of life of our communities.

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