Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer in Interaction Design at VUW, New Zealand

Victoria University of Wellington, School of Design, New Zealand
Apply by July 31, 2019

This Lecturer/Senior Lecturer role focuses on delivering high quality teaching, research, and service in the School of Design, across various areas related to interaction design research and practice.

School of Design
Wellington, New Zealand

Full-time position.

Help shape the future of Interaction Design: become a leader in design education.

This Lecturer/Senior Lecturer role focuses on delivering high quality teaching, research, and service in the School of Design, across various areas related to interaction design research and practice. The appointed candidate should have a broad understanding of the value of interaction design today in society and in culture, in New Zealand as well as internationally. The candidate should be familiar with contemporary discourse in the field and able to foster critical thinking. As well as experience teaching in higher education, the candidate should have a strong professional portfolio, or research in interaction design, with substantial expertise in one or more of the following areas:
• User experience design and methods
• Design psychology
• Design for healthcare
• Design for vulnerable populations
• Tangible interactions design

The successful candidate will also be able to demonstrate an excellent creative practice, and/or an existing research programme, and will have identified strategies for further developing his or her research/creative practice within the School of Design’s strategic research areas. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate and teach a design-led approach that produces delightful human experiences at the interstice of design, engineering, business and psychology, based on rigorous research.
Please include a covering letter, CV, and portfolio with examples of practice or research and student work (web based portfolios are preferred).For further information, please contact: Zach Dodson, Acting Head of School, Design – zach.dodson@vuw.ac.nz

Applications close Wednesday, 31 July 2019.

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/current-vacancies
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