Lecturer in Artificial Intelligence (1912) Kelburn, Wellington Central, New Zealand

  • Do you have a completed doctoral qualification in an Artificial Intelligence field?
  • Are you experienced teaching in AI or a relevant field at tertiary level?
  • Do you hold a record of scholarly research and 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 in Artificial Intelligence to join the Faculty of Engineering on a permanent, full-time contract.

The Faculty of Engineering at Victoria University of Wellington is developing world-leading undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Artificial Intelligence (AI). We will combine research excellence with innovative and motivating teaching to create the leading centre for Artificial Intelligence in Australasia, located in one of the world’s most desirable countries to live in. Our programmes will encompass the technical design and implementation of AI, whilst also including the relevant aspects of computer science, software engineering, network engineering, electronic and computer system engineering, statistics, operations research, information management and biology.

Ō pūmanawa - About you

You will be a motivated, research-driven individual with a PhD in a relevant aspect of AI, including (but not limited to): symbolic regression and statistical/mathematical modelling; feature selection and dimensionality reduction; evolutionary deep learning and transfer learning; and evolutionary clustering and unsupervised learning; neural networks; manifold learning; computer vision and image analysis; and natural language processing.

You will have excellent oral and written communication skills, good interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds.

You will be a highly organised self-starter and natural relationship builder, who relishes working autonomously as well as contributing positively to a high performing team. You will need effective time management and forward planning to balance meeting deadlines and maintain a high standard of teaching and research.

Key Requirements:
• A completed a doctoral qualification in an AI related field.
• Experience in teaching as well as supervising at postgraduate level
• A record of scholarly research
• A commitment to working with research teams and seeking research funding.

Ētahi kōrero hai āwhina i a koe - Why you should join our team

This is a rare opportunity to develop your academic career in a collegial and collaborative environment at the heart of New Zealand’s nexus of industry, research and government sectors. Wellington’s landscape and lifestyle, along with Victoria University’s standing as the top research institute in New Zealand and in the top 2% worldwide, means that this position is an outstanding combination of academic opportunity and work/life balance. The Faculty’s strategic direction and commitment to collaborative, inter-disciplinary and globally impactful academic work will mean that early career academics will be able to enhance both their research and teaching portfolios.

Role Description

Close Date for Vacancy: 31 October 2021

Contact Details for Vacancy: If you have any questions regarding this role please get in touch with Mengjie Zhang at Mengjie.Zhang@vuw.ac.nz. But 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: https://www.immigration.govt.nz/about-us/covid-19

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