Digital and Interactive Media
The University of Waikato Joint Institute at Zhejiang University City College (NZUWI), based in China
The University of Waikato Joint Institute at Zhejiang University City College is designated as an Institute authorised to deliver NZ (University of Waikato) and Chinese (Ministry of Education) accredited degrees. Currently the Institute offers undergraduate degrees in Finance, Interface Design and Media Design. All teaching is conducted in English. After three years of operation, the Institute has an enrolment of 680 students and the total enrolment is expected to approach 1,000 students later this year.
Applications are invited to apply for a position to contribute to teaching courses in the area of Digital Media on the Bachelor of Design (Media) taught at the Joint Institute by the School of Arts. The position is based in China.
The Bachelor of Design (BDes) combines highly creative design and visual communication courses with computer programming courses. The degree has been created through a unique partnership between the School of Arts and the School of Computing in consultation with the design industry to meet the increasing demand for experts in graphic design who can work across platforms.
The role requires knowledge of theory and practice in the areas of digital media production, animation and interactive media (digital games and VR). Knowledge of digital media in both Chinese and global contexts, will be considered an advantage.
To be successful in the role you will have demonstrated experience in both lecturing and facilitating creative workshops with large groups of students, experience of teaching across cultures and the ability to work with students for whom English is not their first language.
Successful candidates for the position of Professional Teaching Fellow will hold a relevant Masters degree while candidates for the positions of Lecturer or Senior Lecturer will hold a PhD. Candidates for the position of Lecturer are expected to demonstrate a developing research profile with at least two or more publications. Candidates for the position of Senior Lecturer are expected to demonstrate an internationally recognised research profile with at least five or more publications as well as supervision experience and the ability to attract research funding.
Current salary range for Professional Teaching Fellows will be in the range of CNY320,000 to CNY455,000 per year, for Lecturers will be in the range of CNY342,000 to CNY405,000 per year, and for Senior Lecturers will be in the range of CNY421,000 to CNY548,000 dependent on qualifications, skills and experience.
A competitive benefits package is also on offer for the appointee (and partner and dependent children where relevant) which includes either on campus accommodation or a contribution towards accommodation, a contribution towards relocation and international school tuition fees, payment for work visa and medical insurance costs and one return economy airfare per annum to return to home country. For full details of these benefits please refer to the position description.
The appointment will start in August 2020 to include training before teaching at the Joint Institute starts in September 2020. The appointment will be a foreign expert, with employment compliant with the regulations of the provincial government. These regulations stipulate who is eligible for legal employment as a foreign expert with regard to obtaining work permits and visas.
This position will remain open until filled. Vacancy number: 400098
For more information and to apply, visit www.jobs.waikato.ac.nz