Lecturer: Visual Communication Design – Illustration and Drawing

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Lecturer: Visual Communication Design - Illustration and Drawing
Remuneration: market-related 
Location: Stellenbosch
Education level: Masters
Job policy: Employment Equity position
Type: Permanent
Reference: #LSW18/151/0522
Company: Stellenbosch University

Stellenbosch University
Faculty of arts and social sciences
Department of visual arts  
Lecturer: visual communication design (illustration and drawing)
Ref. LSW18/151/0522 
The Department of Visual Arts at Stellenbosch University is internationally recognised for its training and development of visual artists and designers with an emphasis on cross-disciplinary encounters. Emphasis is placed on the integration of conceptual and technical processes, engaging visual art and design practices as critical research methodologies, and the nurturing of specialist and transferable skills. In this environment, visual art and design are understood as critical practices that provide nuanced perspectives on cultural, economic, and socio-political challenges, and drive innovation and sustainable futures.
Duties :
  • Undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and research supervision in Visual Communication Design as primary subject area, but within a visual arts environment that promotes and facilitates interactions between art and design;
  • Developing and maintaining competitive standards in Visual Communication Design through the specific application of illustration and drawing;
  • Participating in curriculum planning and delivery of the Visual Arts and Design programme;
  • Participating in departmental administration, including postgraduate programme coordination (e.g. Honours in illustration);
  • Producing individual research output as well as contributing to departmental creative research projects and activities;|
  • Promoting innovation, creative and critical thinking among undergraduate and postgraduate students.
  • Master’s degree in Visual or Fine Arts, or an equivalent qualification (must have the relevant qualification at commencement of duties);
  • Proven knowledge of the broad field of Visual Communication Design, including expertise and skills in inter alia, Design History/Theory/Visual Culture, Illustration and Drawing, Printmaking, Branding and Strategy, Typography, Editorial/Publishing (print and screen-based), Moving Image and Animation, and Web Design;
  • Proven knowledge and experience of Illustration and Drawing as applicable to Visual Communication Design;
  • Skill and experience in the training and teaching of Visual Arts and Design at a higher education level;
  • Proven experience or training in postgraduate supervision;
  • Proven experience with online learning platforms, and the ability to develop and deliver hybrid learning content;
  • Proven ability to work independently as well as collaboratively within creative research disciplines;
  • Sound administrative and communication skills;
  • The ability to function in a multilingual environment.
Recommendations :
  • Continuous research and professional development in the variety of technologies integral to Visual Communication Design;
  • Actively engaged in research and creative work;
  • Design industry experience. 
Commencement of duties: 1 September 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter
Closing date: 11 July 2022
Enquiries regarding this post: Dr. Kathryn Smith on 021 808 2082, or at [email protected]
Enquiries regarding remuneration/benefits, as well as technical assistance with the electronic application process: Human Resources Client Services Centre on 021 808 2753, or at [email protected]
Stellenbosch University is committed to employment equity (EE), and appointments will be made in line with the EE plan for the specific environment as well as the institutional EE Plan of the University.
Stellenbosch University reserves the right not to make an appointment.
Your application, comprising a comprehensive curriculum vitae (including the names and email addresses of at least three referees) , must reach the University before or on the closing date of the advertised post.
Apply online at  https://www.sun.ac.za/english/careers  by using the apply now link at the top right-hand corner of the specific vacancy page.
The University reserves the right to investigate qualifications and conduct background checks on all candidates.
The Occupational Health and Safety Act requires people in occupations that entail potential exposure to certain hazards (such as, but not limited to: noise, hazardous chemical substances and hazardous biological agents) to be subjected to medical screening, to determine their fitness to work in the said occupations.
Should no feedback be received from the University within four to six weeks of the closing date, kindly accept that your application did not succeed.
Posted on 09 Jun 11:40, Closing date 11 Jul

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