Senior Lecturer In Design

Senior Lecturer In Design
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The University Of Auckland


Senior Lecturer In Design

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Company DescriptionnullJob DescriptionThe University of Auckland invites applications for two positions of Senior Lecturer in Design.Who we areThe University of Auckland is New Zealand's pre-eminent research-led University. Creative Arts and Industries is the centre for creative research, teaching and practice at the University of Auckland. We offer undergraduate and postgraduate study of a wide range of creative disciplines within our Schools of Architecture and Planning, Fine Arts, Music and the Dance Studies Programme. In all areas, the emphasis is on creative exploration and discovery and on interdisciplinary collaboration across the University. We offer a diverse and active community for research at and above postgraduate level and we are proud of our strong international reputation for the quality of our research outputs. We have established an excellent reputation in the traditional fields of the discipline, and have strong collaborative links with research groups and industry within New Zealand and across the world.Position 1: Who are we looking for?This is a significant opportunity to work with a diverse team tasked with the development and initiation of a new type of design education at New Zealand’s largest and best resourced University.The ideal candidates will be dynamic and creative educators who are an experienced teacher and researcher in the field of design. They will identify with the vision for a new model of Design education that combines cultural and social investigation, balances creative and entrepreneurial engagement, challenges technological adoption and commits to the inevitability of change with courage and positivity.The candidates will work alongside the Programme Lead to develop and build on the new curriculum and research portfolio. They will be able to respond to the challenges involved in curriculum delivery while helping to develop a post-graduate programme capable of producing innovative research, which is both connected to industry and responsive to social needs.The Design Programme is built around four main thematic areas of study and practice using a combination of approaches and methodologies relating to service, speculative and game design. The candidate will collaborate with other design academics, technicians and support staff to ensure an integrated and balanced experience for the students at a masters level. The candidate will be inspired and capable of developing and delivering new curriculum in key areas such as Design Research Methodologies, Design Enterprise, Design Communities, Sustainable Design Impacts, Speculative Design and Emerging Technologies.A PhD in design or a related discipline is required for these positions. Alternatively, we will also consider applicants with relevant industry/professional experience.Position 2: An opportunity for leadershipIn addition to the above, we are looking to appoint one of the Senior Lecturers positions with leadership responsibilities as a Programme lead. This is an exceptional opportunity for a dynamic and creative leader in the field of design, to articulate and operationalise a strong vision of the future of design. The ideal candidate will have high-level skills in the development of curricula, pedagogy and scholarship. In addition, they will demonstrate the business acumen required to plan and manage resources, spaces and support activities to meet the University’s financial performance requirements and secure the sustainability of the Programme.With outstanding communication and collaborative skills, the appointed Senior Lecturer will be enthusiastic about building relationships to enable interdisciplinary and cross-faculty collaborations in both teaching and research, demonstrating the relevance and deep engagement with industry.Work with usThe appointees will be teaching and research-focused and be required to undertake high-quality research, researcher supervision and teaching in their area of specialisation. They will be committed to the development and delivery of high-quality curricula and courses and have excellent communication skills. They will also contribute to the wider activities of the Design Programme and perform service roles for the department, faculty or university.The University of Auckland is also dedicated to providing an excellent and stimulating environment for its employees which ensures a healthy work-life balance through.Five weeks’ annual leave per annumUp to 6.75% employer superannuation contribution.Flexible employment practicesDiscounted, onsite childcare, parking and various leisure and recreation services.For more information on the benefits of working here, see our Staff Benefits page.How to applyApplications must be submitted online, by the closing date of Friday 21st August 2020 to be considered. Please include your CV and a cover letter outlining what strengths you would bring to this role.For more information on the role, please view the position description.QualificationsnullAdditional InformationIn accordance with our commitment to equitable recruitment, the University welcomes applications from all suitably qualified and experienced candidates. In response to COVID-19 the New Zealand Government has imposed a travel ban and are currently only allowing New Zealand Residents, Citizens and visa holders meeting a strict exception policy to enter the country, all of whom must currently enter Government approved quarantine for two weeks on arrival.It is uncertain when these border restrictions will change, and this may impact the degree to which an off-shore candidate can engage in the interview process; or be available to commence in a new position. For more information and updates on the border restrictions visit the Immigration New Zealand website or the New Zealand Government’s official Covid-19 website.The University is committed to meeting its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi and achieving equity outcomes for staff and students in a safe, inclusive and equitable environment. For further information on services for Maori, Pacific, women, LGBTQITakatapui+, people with disabilities, parenting support, flexible work and other equity issues go to www.equity.auckland.ac.nz


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