Vacancy: Professor in Visual Communication

University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Apply by October 16, 2017

The UTS School of Design is recruiting for an academic leader to join their team.

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With a strong research record in Visual Communication, you will take on a directorial and leadership role, and provide intellectual definition of emerging academic practices within the discipline.

As part of UTS’s innovative and vibrant Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building, you will join the UTS School of Design led by Professor Lawrence Wallen. The School again climbed the QS World University Rankings by Subject to 29 in 2017. The School of Design offers an engaged and critical design culture with a practice-based, studio-led approach supported by interdisciplinary collaboration. Renowned for its creativity, research profile, international focus, industry engagement and state-of-the-art facilities, the School forms a dynamic community of students, lecturers, researchers and practitioners. You will have the opportunity to engage in exploratory practice while working alongside recognised design leaders with strong networks and partnerships on the global stage.

As an academic leader in Visual Communication, you will foster a culture that values critical thinking, creative practice and practice-led teaching. You will lead a dynamic dialogue between theory and practice that underpins studio based teaching in both the School and the discipline while maintaining an active practice and relevant research profile that includes acquiring research and project funding.

You will supervise Higher Degree Research students and contribute to the development of new supervisors through co-supervision and mentoring. You will also represent the discipline in the wider community by fostering, promoting and developing links with industry, government and professional bodies.

Specific enquiries around the academic framing and expectations of the role may be directed to Professor Lawrence Wallen on lawrence.wallen@uts.edu.au.

Specific issues with the application process may be directed to the UTS Recruitment Team at recruitment@uts.edu.au or to Julie Small, Recruitment Consultant, on +61 2 9514 2039.

Please be advised that as part of the selection process you may be requested to deliver a presentation, the audience for which may include individuals not on the Selection Panel.

Closing Date: Monday 16th October 2017 11.59pm (AEST)

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