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IDEAS URBAN STRATEGY STUDIO (M.S.AUD Program) Lecturer Pool 2022-2023

Application Window

Open date: May 25th, 2022

Next review date: Thursday, Jun 30, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Tuesday, Jan 31, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

UCLA Architecture and Urban Design seeks a Lecturer to co-teach with the lead instructor of the URBAN STRATEGY Studio at the IDEAS campus.

IDEAS
IDEAS is a research platform in architecture education that advances research, experimentation, and cross-disciplinary collaboration among professors, students, and industry collaborators to expand the boundaries of architectural practice. The program is a one-year post-professional course of study that leads to a Master of Science in Architecture and Urban Design degree (M.S.AUD). Students work on a dedicated research topic throughout the year to build a continuous and in-depth line of study. IDEAS fills a current void in architecture education by providing a dedicated program and satellite campus for advanced applied research for the future of architecture and urban design.

IDEAS URBAN STRATEGY STUDIO
The world is transforming at a highly accelerated rate. Nowhere is this more visible than in cities. Due to technological advancements, climate change, and social and economic transformations, architects play a central role in developing the ideas and tools that will improve the built environment. To address these complexities, the IDEAS Urban Strategy Studio operates in a multidisciplinary context, engaging with a wide variety of topics, experts, and agencies. As cities become a central site and substance of all design, students work across scales to develop a set of analytical and design skills that will shape the cities of the future.

For more information about the studio, please visit:
https://www.aud.ucla.edu/student-work/archive/fire-la-nd

RESPONSIBILITIES
UCLA is seeking to fill a one-year Lecturer appointment to co-teach this curriculum under the curricular direction and supervision of the lead faculty of the URBAN STRATEGY studio. The Lecturer's primary responsibility is to co-teach/teach courses that support the research endeavors of the lead instructor, developing new seminars in support of the research.
Reports to the Chair of the Department of Architecture & Urban Design
• Under the leadership of the lead faculty, co-teach the URBAN STRATEGY studio;
• Under the leadership of lead faculty, teach one technology seminar;
• Help develop the studio curriculum and instructional plan;
• Prepare and deliver lectures & tutorials;
• Mentor, evaluate, and monitor students on academic progress;

QUALIFICATIONS
The ideal candidate will have experience with teaching graduate-level architecture studios and/or seminars. The primary criteria for this position are a proven design sensibility and the ability to communicate clearly and critically with the students and faculty. This position requires expert knowledge in a variety of digital modeling, animation, and fabrication software. The studio will focus on prototyping, 3D printing, and developing new construction methodologies using the IDEAS Robotics Lab. Candidates should have a working knowledge of digital fabrication tools like CNC milling, 3D printers, and all of the usual equipment found in most architecture schools today. The year-long studio requires an awareness of contemporary culture and in particular trends in urban design.

The appointment dates will be July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023. The first day of instruction will be September 22, 2022.

Minimum requirements include:
• Advanced degree (M. Arch or equivalent) in architecture
• 3 years of experience teaching design
• Background in architecture and/or urban design
• Advanced knowledge in digital modeling and animation (Preferred knowledge of Unity, Unreal, Cinema 4D, Grasshopper, Robotic 3D Printing, or equivalent)

HOW TO APPLY
Candidates must submit a letter of intent with a curriculum vitae, EDI statement, examples of work as a PDF with additional links to relevant videos and web content, and the names, phone numbers, mail, and email addresses of three references who can provide a knowledgeable evaluation of the applicant's qualifications.

Examples of work should be submitted digitally at the following link:
https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF07520

UCLA Architecture & Urban Design
Attn: IDEAS MOBILITY LECTURER Search Committee
1317 Perloff Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095

This position is represented by the University Council – American Federation of Teachers: https://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/labor/bargaining-units/ix/contract.html. Internal applicants will be considered for reappointment prior to the consideration of external applicants.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

• Advanced degree (M. Arch or equivalent) in architecture
• 3 years of experience teaching design
• Background in architecture and/or urban design
• Advanced knowledge in digital modeling and animation (Preferred knowledge of Unity, Unreal, Cinema 4D, Grasshopper, Robotic 3D Printing, or equivalent)

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Letter of Intent

  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our Sample Guidance for Candidates and related EDI Statement FAQ document.

  • Examples of work as a PDF with additional links to relevant videos and web content

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)

Applicants will be asked to name references to complete their application. The references will not be asked to provide letters unless the analyst requests them.

Apply link: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF07520

Help contact: tlong002@arts.ucla.edu

Campus Information

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees must (a) provide proof of receiving at least one dose of a COVID-19 Vaccine no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment and provide proof of Full Vaccination no later than eight weeks after their first date of employment; or (b) if applicable, submit a request for Exception or Deferral no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.

Job location

Los Angeles, CA