Date Advertised
Job Type
Full Time Job Ad
Job Level
Other Talent
AUD 145,000 +
Skills Required
Teaching, Research, Visual Communication, Critical Thinking


Sydney, 2000
New South Wales, Australia

Associate Professor/Professor,Visual Communication

Sydney, New South Wales

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 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.

How to Apply

We are committed to making an appointment to this position as soon as possible and applications will be assessed as they are received so please submit your application early.

Please note that only those applications submitted via the UTS online recruitment system will be accepted - click on the apply link to be taken to the relevant page. Current UTS employees should apply through their UTS Employee Self Service function.

As you will be unable to save your application once started, please have all required documents and information available prior to commencing.

Please ensure that the file name for each document submitted includes IRC99092. Your application should include a current CV and the name and contact details of three professional referees.

For more information on the role please download the Position Statement from the UTS website.

Specific enquiries or issues with the application process may be directed to Julie Small, Recruitment Consultant, on +61 2 9514 2039.

Please be advised that as part of the selection process you may be requested to deliver a presentation, the audience for which may include individuals not on the Selection Panel.

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

Please note: If you have a disability that requires adjustment to the recruitment process or an alternative application pathway please contact the recruitment team on +61 2 9514 1080 for assistance.

We are committed to diversity and social inclusion, evidenced by our WGEA Employer of Choice citation, Wingara Indigenous Employment Strategy and the UTS Access and Inclusion Plan. We welcome applications from women (particularly for senior and non traditional roles), Indigenous Australians, people with disability, those who identify as GLBTIQ and applicants from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

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