Associate Professor / Professor, Visual Communication Design

University of Technology Sydney - School of Design, Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building

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 an academic leader to join their team. 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. 

Base Salary Range: $146,412 - $155,915 (level D); $182,053 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. 

Visa sponsorship and financial assistance for relocation may be offered where suitable. 

This appointment will be on a continuing full-time basis

Please click on the apply link to be taken to the relevant page at Jobs at UTS.  This page includes application instructions and a Position Statement and selection criteria. 

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

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

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