Associate Professor / Assistant Professor / Lecturer - Art and Creative Technology - Digital Art and Design

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences


Location: Gadong
Salary: BN$40,680 to BN$230,400
£23,757.12 to £134,553.60 converted salary* per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed on: 3rd November 2016
Closes: 29th December 2016
Reference: UBD/FASS/002

Over the past five years, Universiti Brunei Darussalam has been on an exciting progressive journey of change, from what is fundamentally a teaching university to a first class international university of excellence in teaching and research. Our vision is to be among the top 50 universities in Asia. 

In education, we have introduced a new undergraduate degree program, Generation Next (GenNEXT), which emphasizes broad-based learning, programmes that cross-disciplinary boundaries and real world experiential learning in the form of the Discovery Year. 

In research, UBD is fortunate to have the strong support of His Majesty’s government in providing funds and infrastructural support to advance research. This entails substantial increase in research funding and the development of infrastructural support as well as ample dedicated leave time for research and conferences. 

In April 2014, UBD experienced another milestone with the announcement of the new salary scheme for the recruitment and retention of quality academic staff. 

As Brunei Darussalam’s Premier National University, UBD invites suitably qualified candidates to join us in shaping global future leaders and contribute as a Centre of Excellence in Teaching and Research. 

The Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) is emerging as one of the leading institutions of higher education in Asia. It was established in 1985 and since then it has seen an increase in the number of graduates, the introduction of new academic programmes, the enhancement of infrastructure and the development of graduate studies.

UBD envisions to be recognized as one of top 50 universities in Asia by virtue of its research, innovations, academic talent, education, infrastructure and internationalization. Driven by its goal, the university offers state-of-the-art infrastructure, innovative curriculum and favourable environment to provide holistic learning, teaching and research opportunities for its students and academic personnel. 

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) invites applications for a new faculty position in Digital Art and Design

The successful candidate will hold a PhD in a related area or equivalent and will be expected to actively contribute to teaching, research and/or consultancy in interactive arts and design. Candidates are expected to be practicing professionals and must demonstrate satisfactory knowledge of relevant art and/or design methodology, together with perceptive and cognitive aspects of user directed interaction design.

Applicants must possess strong visual art and/or design skills, well-versed in Cinema 4D or Autodesk Maya, together with proven knowledge of digital art and multimedia and demonstrate a capacity for conducting original creative research and practice particularly in areas such as screen-based interactive design, mobile design, human centred design, virtual/augmented reality and visual communication/graphic design amongst others. Apart from a strong publication record in the area, candidates need to demonstrate a strong portfolio of practice-based creative work and must also possess a background in creative practice or industry. 

It is expected that appointees will bring significant expertise in design practice and innovative design teaching as well as a research oriented-career. 

Additional anticipated skills and experience include: 

Applicants are encouraged to share web links to their personal and teaching portfolios. 

UBD Salary and Fringe Benefits 

Salary range per annum: -

Lecturer (with PhD) - between BND40,680 to BND53,280
Assistant Professor / Senior Assistant Professor - between BND49,560 to BND76, 920
Associate Professor - between BND87,600 to BND90,120
Professor -  between BND105,600 to BND230,400 

Bonus payment after each 12 months of satisfactory service.
Gratuity payment of 25% of last drawn basic monthly salary x 36 months. Payable at the end of the contract. 

No personal income tax scheme in Brunei Darussalam on income earned

Among the other benefits

For more details on the benefits, visit http://www.ubd.edu.bn/career-opportunities 

Application Submission
Completed application forms together with copies of academic certificates and comprehensive curriculum vitae with the names and addresses of three referees should be sent to: - 

Registrar & Secretary
Universiti Brunei Darussalam
Jalan Tungku Link
Gadong BE1410
BRUNEI DARUSSALAM
 

Email: office.recruit@ubd.edu.bn 

Application forms can be downloaded from our website at http://www.ubd.edu.bn/academic-positions/ and completed applications must reach us by 29th December 2016

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and called for interview.