Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture

Professional Teaching Fellow in Landscape Architecture (Zhengzhou University Partnership Appointment)

CELA (Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture)

Professional Teaching Fellow in Landscape Architecture (Zhengzhou University Partnership Appointment)

Professional Teaching Fellow in Landscape Architecture (Zhengzhou University Partnership Appointment)

Victoria University of Wellington

POSITION: Professional Teaching Fellow in Landscape Architecture (Zhengzhou University Partnership Appointment)

The Wellington School of Architecture is a vibrant, multi-disciplinary School that now seeks an energetic, enthusiastic, and talented colleague to complement our team, and to play a key role in our major new international venture in China. We have an exciting new project partnering with a highly-regarded ‘double first class’ chinese university, in Zhengzhou. The person appointed will deliver and manage courses that will lead to the award of our VUW-THW degrees in China. The School of Architecture will be managing two of the three degrees to be offered initially: the BAS degrees in Architecture and Landscape Architecture. The staff complement will grow as the course develops.

Consequently we are seeking someone who can rise to the challenge of playing an important role in establishing the Landscape Architecture Bachelor degree in the Joint College that has recently been created in Zhengzhou. Candidates must demonstrate expertise in teaching and practice; exhibit innovation in design or design-related teaching; understand the degree content and curriculum structure in our professional degree, and show strong promise of making significant contributions to the advancement of contemporary Landscape Architecture design practice. Candidates must be willing to spend an extended period in China – the actual periods are currently not defined but potentially this would be two 8 week periods in each year, plus any management visits that would be required.The successful applicant will be based at the Te Aro campus in Central Wellington when not in China. You would be course coordinator for undergraduate Landscape Architectural design and related courses.

The Professional Teaching Fellow career track runs parallel to the Lecturer career track, but with a stronger focus on Scholarship and Professional practice, and less emphasis on research. Promotion also follows a parallel track. The post is offered as full-time but fractional appointments may be possible for suitable candidates. It is expected that the appointee will contribute to teaching across three trimesters. Substantial periods of time are allowed periodically for the development of Scholarship.

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, well being, 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
The Wellington School of Architecture is a vibrant, multi-disciplinary School that now seeks an energetic, enthusiastic, and talented colleague to complement our team, and to play a key role in our major new international venture in China. We have an exciting new project partnering with a highly-regarded ‘double first class’ Chinese university, in Zhengzhou. The person appointed will deliver and manage courses that will lead to the award of our VUW-THW degrees in China. The School of Architecture will be managing two of the three degrees to be offered initially: the BAS degrees in Architecture and Landscape Architecture. The staff complement will grow as the course develops.

Consequently, we are seeking someone who can rise to the challenge of playing an important role in establishing the Landscape Architecture Bachelor degree in the Joint College that has recently been created in Zhengzhou. Candidates must be willing to spend an extended period in China – the actual periods are currently not defined but potentially this would be two 8-week periods in each year, plus any management visits that would be required. The successful applicant will be based at the Te Aro campus in Central Wellington when not in China. You would be course coordinator for undergraduate Landscape Architectural design and related courses.

The Professional Teaching Fellow career track runs parallel to the Lecturer career track, but with a stronger focus on Scholarship and Professional practice, and less emphasis on research. Promotion also follows a parallel track. The post is offered as full-time but fractional appointments may be possible for suitable candidates. It is expected that the appointee will contribute to teaching across three trimesters. Substantial periods of time are allowed periodically for the development of Scholarship.

Ō pūmanawa - About you
You must demonstrate expertise in teaching and practice; exhibit innovation in design or design-related teaching; understand the degree content and curriculum structure in our professional degree, and show strong promise of making significant contributions to the advancement of contemporary Landscape Architecture design practice.

Key Requirements:
A completed PhD or Professional Master’s degree in a relevant field, or other relevant qualifications commensurate with the role.
Evidence of successful teaching in a relevant field at tertiary level and good understanding of the expectations in relation to professional competencies.
Evidence of developing skill with a range of pedagogies and technologies.
Good oral and written communication skills.
Good interpersonal skills and demonstrated 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 Wellington School of Architecture has a highly regarded and well-established reputation in New Zealand and this is an exciting opportunity to be part of a major new international venture with a strong international partner, that will grow over subsequent years. The school and the faculty in which we sit are expanding and our forward projections are very positive. Sitting alongside other expansion plans for undergraduate and Master’s degrees this is an outstanding time to join the school to help it meet its ambitious plans.

Close Date for Vacancy: 11 February 2022

Contact Details for Vacancy:  If you have any questions regarding this role please get in touch with Andre Brown, andre.brown@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

Download and complete the University Application Form.

Link to the position is here:
https://www.wgtn.ac.nz/about/working-here/current-vacancies-broadbean

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 any other supporting documentation to erecruit@vuw.ac.nz stating the reference number and position title from the advert in the subject line.

Additional Info

Organization/School : Victoria University of Wellington

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