L/SL/AP Fashion Design Technology (1000299) Kelburn, Wellington Central, New Zealand


Help shape the future of Fashion Design: become a leader in design education

This role focuses on delivering high quality teaching, research, and service in the School of Design, across various areas related to fashion design research and practice.  The appointed candidate should have a broad understanding of the value of fashion design technology - in New Zealand as well as internationally. The candidate should be familiar with contemporary discourse in the field and able to foster critical and creative thinking. As well as experience teaching in higher education, the candidate should have a strong professional portfolio, or research in fashion design, with substantial expertise in one or more of the following areas:  

  • New technological developments in the field
  • Mātauranga Māori, in relation to fashion design
  • Fundamentals of Fashion Design construction and studio approaches
  • Conceptual/experimental approaches to the field

The successful candidate will also be able to demonstrate an excellent creative practice, and/or an existing research programme, and will have identified strategies for further developing his or her research/creative practice within the School of Design’s strategic research areas. Please include a covering letter, CV, and portfolio with examples of practice or research and student work (web based portfolios are preferred). 


We are a team of passionate researchers and teachers from a wide range of disciplines that help prepare the next generation of design professionals in making an impact in New Zealanders and world-wide. We are a team that values collaboration, innovative thinking, creativity, excellence in teaching, and critical and transformational engagement. We are committed to upholding the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi and implementing the University’s Māori strategic outcomes framework “Mai i te Iho ki te Pae”, and committed to the success of Māori and Pasifika students.

For further information, please contact: Douglas Easterly, Head of School, Design – douglas.easterly@vuw.ac.nz

Applications close 13 May 2020


Senior Lecturer

Associate Professor   

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