Academic Position, Announcement, Position

Tenure track position in Creative Coding at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

School of Design Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Media Design, Creative Coding

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

Generative/procedural graphics, animation, generative/procedural 3D, interactive graphics, parameterized design, computer graphics for augmented reality experiences, stereoscopic/3D film production, computer graphics for game design, and/or computer graphics for film/video production. Additional specialization in other areas is desirable

The position requires design expertise first and foremost, to be complimented by other skills or knowledge and must exhibit an understanding of some range of the following approaches and/or software; openGL, openCL, iOS, Python, Processing, C/C++, JAVA, HTML5 Canvas, OpenFrameworks, Blender, Maya, Motion, Flash, Houdini, Shake, Nuke. 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.

Candidates should be able to critically address a wide range of design issues and theories relating to current concepts in digital media design practice. 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 at margaret.petty@vuw.ac.nz

Applications close 18 October 2015

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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Link: http://www.victoria.ac.nz/about/careers

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