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Digital Presentation for Interior Design Instructor

Position overview

Position title: Instructor
Salary range: $3,025 per course; Courses Duration: 11 weeks with one three hour meeting per week

Application Window

Open date: October 24, 2023

Most recent review date: Friday, Nov 24, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Sunday, Jun 30, 2024 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

Course Descriptions:

Digital Presentation I: Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator

This comprehensive, hands-on course introduces students to 2D digital design tools. The course begins with an overview of architectural and interior design methods of iterating and presenting design concepts. Students learn how the use of these professional digital tools has become essential to the creative process of interior design and presentation. Fundamentals of layout, typographic design, scanning, and image-enhancement software are covered. Students present their projects and receive constructive feedback . Software applications covered include Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.

Job Description:

UCLA Extension is considered one of the top programs of its kind, offering to more than 35,000 students per year approximately 4,500 classes and non-degree certificate programs to meet the professional development, continuing education and personal enrichment needs of the full spectrum of nontraditional students as well as companies and organizations throughout and beyond the Los Angeles region.

UCLA Extension Architecture and Interior Design Program has fostered the training of interior designers for over four decades and is one of the top-notch programs in the country, with an average of 300 students enrolled and alums working in the best interior design firms all over the world. We offer students the opportunity to learn from highly qualified practitioners who hold advanced degrees, are passionate about teaching and impart knowledge within their field of expertise. Application to teach are accepted throughout the year in order to fill immediate program needs and to increase the depth of the instructor pool.

Instructor: Digital Presentation for Interior Design

Qualified applicants possessing current knowledge in the following topic area(s) are encouraged to apply:

• Fundamentals of graphic design, page layout, typography, scanning, and digital image-enhancement.

• Solid knowledge of the latest version of Adobe Illustrator applied to layout capabilities, digital drawing, and vector image transformation.

• Solid knowledge of the latest version of Adobe Photoshop applied to photo editing, color correction, and utilizing layers, special effects, and digital filters for raster image manipulation.

• Advanced use of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator to execute and create successful interior design project presentations.

For a sense of the depth and breadth of our course offerings, visit

Duration: Applicants must be flexible in teaching the courses once a week for 11 weeks (about 2 and a half months) in different formats, including:

• CLASSROOM IN-PERSON and HYBRID: 3-hour weekly live classes at the UCLA Extension Westwood campus.

• REMOTE ASYNCHRONOUS: 3-hour weekly live Zoom meetings scheduled from 3-6pm or 7-10pm.

• ONLINE ASYNCHRONOUS: Pre-recorded weekly lectures and online discussion boards.

All courses are deadline-driven and take advantage of the online learning management system (Canvas) for distributing course materials, syllabi, assignments, and feedback.

Prior teaching experience is preferred.

Instructor Duties:

• Develop and/or update course syllabus in consultation with the UCLA Extension Program Director as assigned using approved syllabus template
• Prepare and deliver course materials and learning assessments in assigned format (face-to-face; online or hybrid)
• Utilize the Canvas Learning Management System as the course support platform in face-to-face courses and as the delivery platform in online and hybrid courses.
• Communicate Teaching Objectives and Specific Learning Outcomes to students and review the grading policies of the course
• Evaluate student achievement of Specific Learning Outcomes and assign grades
• Post final student grades to the transcript system in a timely manner no later than 2 weeks after the last date of course meeting
• Respond to student questions and learning needs in a timely manner
• Communicate with Program Director, Program Representatives and Online Course Managers in a timely manner
• Stay current regarding the professional body of knowledge in the field of addictions
• Complete required administrative tasks in a timely manner including: (a) completing all hiring paperwork; (b) submitting updated quarterly syllabus; (c) providing bio and photo for the UCLA Extension website; (d) signing quarterly contract; providing list of required texts and supplies; (e) communicating AV and classroom needs.
• Employ culturally competent teaching methodologies in the classroom inclusive of both domestic and international student populations
• Respond to student inquiries about final grades and consult with Program Director and Student Affairs Officer as needed
• Allow students to review their final exams/papers for up to 13 months following the last class session

Employment as a UCLA Extension Instructor is dictated by contract terms and conditions. Please take the time to read the UCLA Extension Instructor Employment Policies

For information on UCLA Extension instructor benefits, please visit Pay, Benefits, & Privileges

Access, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (AEDI) is one of UCLA Extension’s guiding principles. We strive to extend access to UCLA, our programs, and services to underrepresented communities and populations, while serving as a model organization for AEDI in the field of continuing higher education. Committed to attracting and retaining diverse staff & instructors, UCLA Extension will welcome your experiences, perspectives, and unique identity. Please visit our website dedicated to our AEDI efforts as an organization: Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion @ UNEX


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

• Professional work experience, teaching background and advanced degree
• Must be committed to maintaining the highest level of academic standards and integrity
• Highly effective oral and written communication skills
• Highly effective interpersonal skills
• Proficiency in (or willingness to learn) the use of instructional technology and online learning management systems
including but not limited to the Canvas Learning Management System
• Active participation in continuing education and professional development to remain current in the field.
• College-level teaching experience

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

References will be conducted through SkillSurvey 3rd party service.

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As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government 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