> Dear friends, colleagues
> We are relisting a position (deadline November 18) for a Computer Graphics
Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in the School of Design, Victoria University of Wellington. A one
sentence role description would read: ‘'Seeking artist/designer who makes interesting
work with computer programming techniques'. Our last attempt attracted a lot of
graphic designers and cultural theory researchers. We want someone who knows how to code,
loves to code, but is more of an artist/designer rather than a CS person. More info below
– feel free to circulate.
> Position Title: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Media Design (with
specialisation in Computer Graphics)
> Position Location: School of Design, Victoria University of Wellington, New
> Starting in 2012, the School of Design introduces a new Masters qualification in
Computer Graphics as part of its MDI offerings. It runs in collaboration with the Computer
Science Computer Graphics Masters qualification; the MDI places a focus on aesthetics and
creative output using computer graphics techniques while the Computer Science degree
places emphasis on the progression of scientific techniques, fidelity and performance.
Students from both programmes are required to take a portion of coursework in the other
school, as well as working together in co-taught electives. As such, team building and
managing such group dynamics will be important competencies.
> These Computer Graphics qualifications are sponsored by the New Zealand government’s
Ministry of Science and Innovation, and by local industry partners who are recognized
internationally for work in the Computer Graphics field: Weta Digital, Unlimited Realities
and Sidhe. These companies have already helped shape this degree with valuable feedback on
its feasibility, structure and future goals. They are also committed in various other
ways: with funding, review of student work, guest lectures, PhD scholarships and
> Applicants should be both experienced and knowledgeable in cutting edge art/design
teaching, research and practice. Areas of expertise should include a creative approach to
any number of the following production methods: 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. Applicants should also
possess a strong working knowledge of related studio practice and all relevant software.
> Candidates given preference for the position will hold a Masters or PhD degree (or
equivalent) in Media Art/Design with a deep understanding of various programming
approaches, or in Computer Science with a deep understanding of Media Art/Design, and who
have recognized high quality research achievements and creative outputs in these fields.
> When applying please include a covering letter stating why you are applying and why
you believe you are qualified for the position, as well as a CV of previous employment,
education, publications and awards, a portfolio of your work and/or where applicable, the
work of your students and a certified copy of your academic record. (URL’s to Web
portfolios are preferred).
> In New Zealand, Lecturer is equivalent to North American Assistant Professor, and
Senior Lecturer to Associate Professor. For further details governing the scope of the
position, and to initiate an application process, please go to
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