School of Design
Victoria University of 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 recognized 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 Motion Graphics focuses on delivering high quality teaching, research, and service in the area of Motion Graphics. Applicants should have significant experience in industry-relevant design research and practice, with expertise in the following areas:
• Video production and postproduction, including storyboarding, scene lighting, editing and compositing; projection and display strategies and technologies; motion graphics development, including 3D modelling, animation, simulation, rendering. Experience in sound design, photography, visual effects development, interaction design, creative coding, real-time visualisation, virtual reality applications and/or stereoscopic videography is beneficial.
• The position requires design expertise first and foremost, to be complimented by technical skills or knowledge and the successful candidate must exhibit an understanding of some range of the following approaches and/or software; Adobe Creative Suite, Nuke, Autodesk Maya, TouchDesigner. 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: Margaret Maile Petty, Head of School, Design
Applications close 14 February 2016
Victoria University of Wellington is an EEO employer and actively seeks to meet its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi.
For more information and to apply online visit http://www.victoria.ac.nz/about/careers