Lecturer in Design ICT, 3D/VFX

  • Deadline:
    March 18, 2016, 1:03 p.m.
  • Location:
    Wellington, New Zealand

School of Design
Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Help shape the future of 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 educating 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 3D/VFX Design focuses on delivering high quality teaching, research, and service in the area of 3D/VFX Design. Applicants should have significant experience in industry-relevant design research and practice, with expertise in the following areas:
• 3D/VFX: modelling, animation, compositing, plugins/scripting and the more speculative/experimental edges of the field. Additional knowledge of computer programming (C++, Python, WebGL), AR/VR, game design and/or CNC fabrication, 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: 3D; Maya; Nuke; ZBrush; Mudbox; SolidWorks. While a familiarity with industry standard is expected, it is more important that submitted portfolios exhibit an expanded and innovative use of these in 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).

Contact: Douglas Easterly, Head of School, Design - douglas.easterly@vuw.ac.nz

Please do not send applications to this email address. Applications must be submitted online.

Applications close 18 March 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

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