Senior Lecturer in Media Design, Game Design

  • Deadline:
    Feb. 6, 2017, 11:59 p.m.
  • Location:
    Wellington, New Zealand

Permanent, full time

Wellington, New Zealand.

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

Victoria University’s School of Design is a leader in the field of design education in New Zealand, with a strong commitment to digital technologies that reflect and support the growth of a vibrant and internationally recognised digital creative sector in Wellington. Join us in training the next generation of media designers and work with our world-class industry partners, such as Weta Digital, PikPok, RESN, and others.

The Lecturer role in Game Design focuses on delivering high quality teaching, research, and service in the area of Game Design. Applicants should have significant experience in industry-relevant design research and practice, with expertise in the following areas:

•Game design, serious gaming, mobile games, browser-based design, general 2D/3D digital design and relevant contemporary and historical concepts, discussions and contextual issues of game design and digital media in general.
•The position requires design expertise first and foremost, to be complimented by other skills or knowledge and the appointee must exhibit an understanding of some range of the following approaches and/or software; 3D design and computer programming, Unity 3D, AR/VR development, project management and agile development methods, as well as traditional studio approaches, audio/video editing and production. While a familiarity with industry standard is expected, it is more important that submitted portfolios exhibit an expanded and innovative use of the above studio practices.

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 Masters or 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: Doug Easterly, Head of School, Design at

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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