Professor, Visual Communication Design

University of Technology Sydney - School of Design

Job Summary
UTS has a bold vision to be a world-leading university of technology. We are a dynamic and innovative university in central Sydney, consistently ranked the top young university in Australia. With a culturally diverse campus life and extensive international exchange and research programs, UTS prepares graduates for the workplaces of today and tomorrow. 

The UTS School of Design is recruiting for a Professor with a strong research record in Visual Communication Design to play a directorial and leadership role and provide intellectual definition of emerging academic practices within the discipline. 

Detailed Description
As part of UTS’s innovative and vibrant Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building (DAB), 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 31 in 2016. 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 practitioner’s. 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 a Professor, Visual Communication Design you will take on an academic leadership role that will foster a culture that values critical thinking, creative practice and practice-led teaching. You will be expected to 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. 

Further you will represent the discipline in the wider community by fostering, promoting and developing links with industry, government and professional bodies.

You will supervise Higher Degree Research students and contribute to the development of new supervisors through co-supervision and mentoring. 


Base Salary Range: $176,712 pa (Level E). 

This role attracts 17% superannuation in addition to the base salary. Employee benefits include flexible work practices, child care centres, generous parental leave and salary packaging opportunities. 

This appointment will be on a continuing full-time basis

How To Apply
Prior to commencing your application for IRC84685, please review the Position Statement (scroll to the bottom of the page) and the relevant selection criteria (last page of the document), which you are required to address in your submission in a separate document. 

Please note that only those applications submitted via the UTS online recruitment system will be accepted. Current UTS employees should apply through their UTS Employee Self Service function. 

As you will be unable to save your application once started, please have all required documents and information available prior to commencing. 

Please ensure that the file name for each document submitted includes IRC84685. 

Specific enquiries regarding this opportunity may be directed to Professor Lawrence Wallen on  

Specific enquiries or issues with your application may be directed to the UTS Recruitment Team at or on +61 (0) 2 9514 1080. 

Closing Date:  Monday 31 October 2016 at 11.59pm (AEST) 

We are committed to diversity and social inclusion, evidenced by our WGEA Employer of Choice citation, Wingara Indigenous Employment Strategy and the UTS Access and Inclusion Plan. We welcome applications from women (particularly for senior and non traditional roles), Indigenous Australians, people with disability, those who identify as GLBTIQ and applicants from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

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