Associate Professor in Design Innovation

Location
Camperdown, Australia
Posted
11 Sep 2018
End of advertisement period
14 Oct 2018
Ref
1758/0918C
Contract Type
Fixed Term, Permanent

Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning

  • Opportunities for candidates with experience in practice or research
  • Continuing or Fixed-Term, Full-Time or Part-Time, Camperdown location
  • Academic – Level D, Base Salary: $153,622 p.a.  - $169,240 p.a. plus leave loading and a generous employer’s contribution to superannuation.

About the opportunity 

We are seeking to appoint an Associate Professor with a record of research and teaching in design thinking, design innovation, strategic design and with a strong background in a design discipline, such as industrial design, product design or design management. Consideration will also be given to high achieving industry based professionals who might not necessarily have a track record in research but can demonstrate local and international standing in the design community with a track record of design project management and delivery.

The successful candidate will be joining the Design Lab research group and the Design discipline. The Design Lab has a distinguished reputation for leading design research. Founded 40 years ago, research in the Design Lab has evolved from focusing on design cognition to interaction design, creative technologies and using design as an innovation method. The Design discipline offers the Bachelor in Design Computing, Master of Interaction Design and Electronic Arts, as well as the newly launched Design Major and Master of Design (with specialisations in Design Innovation, and Strategic Design).

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance in recruiting talent aligned to these values in the pursuit of research excellence. We are looking for Associate Professor in Design Innovation with:

  • a PhD in a relevant field and/or extensive industry experience in design, design innovation or other related fields
  • a record of successful design innovation in industry/commerce, or research/design outcomes in high impact, international, peer-reviewed research outputs
  • success in obtaining competitive grant funding and/or industry funding
  • demonstrated track record of successful lecturing in design thinking, design innovation strategic design, industrial design, product design or design management
  • demonstrated ability to develop, coordinate and evaluate teaching and learning.

The successful candidate will be expected to build collaborations within the School, the University, industry, and beyond, and to apply for competitive research funding to develop research.

The successful candidate will have an excellent opportunity to lead the foundation of the new Master of Design. They will offer both input and direction of curriculum as well as working on promotion (local and international) of the program to industry and prospective students. The successful applicant will also become a member of the Design Lab and have the opportunity to work in a highly collegiate environment of peers to further their career. The successful candidate will have an international network of industry/research collaborators and be able to implement their experience into practical tools for teaching and learning.

Selection Criteria for online application form

  • a PhD in a relevant field and/or extensive industry experience in design, design innovation or other related fields
  • demonstrated ability to develop, coordinate and evaluate teaching and learning
  • demonstrated track record of successful lecturing in design thinking, design innovation, strategic design, industrial design, product design or design management
  • capacity to attract high-quality PhD candidates and to successfully supervise them through to timely completions, and/or the ability to recruit high performing students into the Master of Design program
  • a record of successful design innovation in industry/commerce, or research/design outcomes in high impact, international, peer-reviewed research outputs
  • success in obtaining competitive grant funding and/or industry funding
  • ability to articulate the application of your research to real-world problems and opportunities
  • demonstrated experience in leading teams
  • excellent English verbal and written communication skills.

Please refer to the Candidate Information Pack for further information. To be considered, it is essential that you upload a resume and address the online selection criteria.

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 6000 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit sydney.edu.au/recruitment and search by the reference number 1758/0918C to apply.

Closing date: 11:30pm, 14 October 2018 (Sydney Time)

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

If we think your skills are needed in other areas of the University, we will be sure to contact you about other opportunities.

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