Lecturer in Design Innovation

Camperdown, Australia
11 Sep 2018
End of advertisement period
14 Oct 2018
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 B, Base Salary: $104,155 p.a.  - $123,682 p.a. plus leave loading and a generous employer’s contribution to superannuation.

About the opportunity 

We are seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Design Innovation with a record of research and teaching in design thinking/design innovation and with a strong background in design management, product design, and/or strategic design. This role would have both a research and teaching focus. The School’s Design Lab offers a Bachelor in Design Computing and a 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).

The successful applicant would have an excellent opportunity to take part in the foundation of the new Master of Design. They would 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 would also become a member of the Design Lab and have the opportunity to work in a highly collegiate environment of peers to further their research and career. The Design Lab undertakes design research in multiple fields both within the University, with industry and other institutions.

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 Lecturer in Design Innovation with:

  • a PhD in a relevant field
  • demonstrated track record of successful lecturing and tutoring in design thinking, design innovation, design management, product design.
  • demonstrated ability to develop, coordinate, and evaluate teaching and learning.
  • a record of successful translation of research outcomes into high impact, international, peer-reviewed research outputs, commensurate with level of appointment sought
  • ability to articulate the application of your research to real-world problems and opportunities
  • excellent English verbal and written communication skills.

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.

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 1759/0918C 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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