Associate Professor in Media Design, Interaction Design

  • Deadline:
    Feb. 6, 2016, 3:02 p.m.
  • Location:
    Wellington, New Zealand

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

* game and app design, human-computer interaction, user experience design, design research, interactive prototyping and physical computing. Experience in computer programming, data visualization or specialized HCI technology (like gaze or motion tracking), is beneficial
* securing and managing major external grants; collaborating across diverse domains and locating complex research problems within design scoped projects.

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 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: Douglas Easterly, Head of School, Design -

Victoria University of Wellington is an EEO employer and actively seeks to meet its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi.

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