Senior Lecturer or Associate Professor in Professional Practice
- Are you looking for a Senior Lecturer or Associate Professor role in the Wellington School of Architecture?
- Have you got an ability to work with students and staff from a diverse range of backgrounds?
- Do you have an appreciation for both the theory and practice of Architectural Practice?
Mō Te Herenga Waka – About the University
Te Herenga Waka – Victoria University of Wellington is a global-civic university with our marae at our heart. This iho draws off our heritage and is further defined by our tūrangawaewae, in particular Wellington, Aotearoa, and the Asia-Pacific, all of which are expressed in our position as Aotearoa New Zealand’s globally ranked capital city university.
Our core ethical values are respect, responsibility, fairness, integrity, and empathy. These core ethical values are demonstrated in our commitment to sustainability, wellbeing, inclusivity, equity, diversity, collegiality, and openness. With, and as, tangata whenua, we value Te Tiriti o Waitangi, rangatiratanga, manaakitanga, kaitiakitanga, whai mātauranga, whanaungatanga, and akoranga.
Kōrero mō te tūranga – About the role
Te Herenga Waka – Victoria University of Wellington is currently recruiting a Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Professional Practice to join the Wellington School of Architecture. This is an exciting opportunity for a senior academic/practitioner to teach across Architecture disciplines and help shape the future of architecture and the built environment in Aotearoa. The position calls for an individual with a senior experience in architectural practice and a reputation as an accomplished practitioner.
- On-going research activity.
- Academically rigorous teaching across undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
- Actively engage with industry, government, professions and diverse communities.
- Contribute to the collegial development of the School and Faculty in service roles.
Ō pūmanawa – About you
You will have expertise in the management of architectural practice and delivery of professional services. You will have experience as a senior practitioner, and ideally also have experience teaching in a tertiary academic environment. You will demonstrate expertise in the professional and legal parameters involved in project implementation and delivery. You will also have expertise in the business of practice, including strategic market management, financial planning and insurance, and professional ethics and conduct.
You are passionate about teaching a diverse range of students and appreciate the importance of Ako (reciprocal teaching and learning) to this environment. You will be familiar with contemporary discourse and demands in the field of Architecture. You will have evidence of success in one or more of the following:
- Interior Architecture
- Landscape Architecture
- Building Science
- Urban and Regional Planning or Design
The University is open to applications from a wide range of candidates that may contribute to leadership, research and teaching in this area.
An appreciation for both the theory and practice of Architectural Practice will help you thrive in this role. You will have established industry connections and create opportunities to collaborate and enhance student successes and experiences. You will engage with allied majors, in particular Architecture, Building Science, Landscape Architecture, Māori Designed Environments, and Urban and Regional Planning. You will be encouraged to share and scaffold knowledge across the other relevant majors in the School of Architecture. A collaborative and open approach to teaching and learning will give you opportunities of growth and diversity. You will also encourage a collaborative and supportive environment. You will have evidence of the ability to create a collaborative and open teaching and learning environment in studio, seminars and lectures. Experience teaching using online methods will be an advantage.
- Relevant qualifications or industry experience commensurate with the seniority of this role or a completed PhD in a relevant field.
- An established track record in professional practice or management, research publication and/or project delivery.
- Demonstrated evidence of a high standard of teaching in a relevant field at tertiary level or relevant industry experience.
- Ability to work with students and staff from a diverse range of backgrounds.
Ētahi kōrero hai āwhina i a koe – Why you should join our team
Victoria University’s Faculty of Architecture and Design Innovation, Te Wahanga Waihanga-Hoahoa, is a unique and leading centre of architecture and design in New Zealand. The Faculty’s facilities are widely acknowledged as some of the best in Australasia. The Faculty is based in a radically remodelled former cargo building, which is an award-winning landmark in central Wellington.
The Wellington School of Architecture’s mission is to provide every student with an exceptional learning experience that blends design excellence with expertise in sustainability and Tārai Kōrero Toi a Māori design language.
Ko te rā kati ā te 24 Whiringa-ā-nuku 2022.
The closing date is 24 October 2022.
To apply, click on ‘Apply now’ below, addressing your cover letter and resume to Andrew Norton, using reference VUWarc0922, or call 800 605 010 (New Zealand) or +61 3 9016 6000 (international) for further information.Download candidate information Download candidate form