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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Interior Architecture

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Interior Architecture (4606) Te Aro, Wellington Central, New Zealand

  • Do you want to join a leading centre of architecture and design in New Zealand?
  • Are you interested in teaching at a tertiary level?
  • Do you have a track record in research publication and/or creative work?


Mō Te Herenga Waka - About Our 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 Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Interior Architecture to join the Wellington School of Architecture. The position calls for an individual with a strong architectural interiors design portfolio. You will also bring a reputation as an accomplished researcher or professional with the capability to contribute to the leadership of the Interior Architecture major.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • 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 major, School and Faculty in service roles.


Ō pūmanawa - About you

You are passionate about teaching a diverse range of students and appreciate the importance of Ako (reciprocal teaching and learning). You will have expertise in the human experience of interiors, the innovative use of materials, colour and form, be committed to creating sustainable environments and professional Interior Architecture practice. Ideally you will have expertise in intersection of issues of sustainability, health and wellbeing. You will have evidence of success in one or more of the following:

  • Human wellbeing and productivity.
  • Māori designed environments.
  • Psychology of Space.
  • Digital communication techniques.
  • Building materials, components, services and systems for Interior Architecture.
  • Sustainability principles.
  • Healthcare and aged care environments.

However, we are open to applications from a wide range of candidates that may contribute to research and teaching in this area.

An appreciation for both the theory and practice of Interior Architecture will help you thrive in this role. You will have established industry connections and create opportunities to collaborate and enhance student’s 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 will have evidence of the ability to create a collaborative and open teaching and learning environment in studio, seminars and lectures. You will have the ability to mentor students to engage with issues of cultural response and identity. Experience teaching using online methods will be an advantage.

Key Requirements: 

  • 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 research publication and/or creative work.
  • 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

The 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.                                                              

Lecturer Role Description

Senior Lecturer Role Description

Close Date for Vacancy: Monday 5th September 2022

Contact Details for Vacancy: If you have any questions regarding this role please get in touch with Professor Robyn Phipps applicants should follow all steps listed below. 


Important - Application Steps and information

For applicants who are not NZ Citizens or Permanent Residents, we recommend you check the NZ Immigration website for updates related to Covid19 restrictions on entry to New Zealand:

Download and complete the University Application Form.

Click Apply Now Button at the base of the advert, follow the process to enter your contact details and add your CV in the online form. 

Please include a cover letter in your application, telling us why you’re a great fit for this position then email the completed application form, cover letter and CV or any other supporting documentation to stating the reference number and position title from the advert in the subject line.