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History of Environmental Arts Instructor

Position overview

Position title: Instructor
Salary range: $4,000, per course quarterly

Application Window

Open date: December 20, 2023

Next review date: Saturday, Jun 1, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Saturday, Jun 1, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date.

Position 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.

Course / Program Description

History of Environmental Arts: Part I
This course covers the architectural and arts history of the Aegean, Greek, Roman, early Christian, and Byzantine cultures, encompassing early Medieval, Romanesque, and Gothic periods. Instruction focuses on the man-built environment as influenced by geographical location, as well as the social, religious, economic, and political forces of each historical period. Topics include major monuments in terms of function, symbolism, methods of fabrication, style, use of color, ornament, and significance. The major artists, architects, and designers of the various periods are also introduced. Illustrated lectures, selected readings, and student projects develop an appreciation of the rich cultural heritage of the Western world, as well as the ability to utilize library and museum resources and recognize and evaluate significant environmental design movements. The course helps students understand the achievements of the past in order to more fully understand the present.

History of Environmental Arts: Part II
This course traces the architecture, landscape architecture, furniture, art, and decorative arts from the Italian Renaissance to the beginning of the nineteenth century in France, England, and America. Periods covered include the Renaissance, Mannerist, Baroque, Rococo, and Neoclassic. Instruction focuses on the man-built environment influenced by geographical location and the social, religious, economic, and political forces of history. Major monuments are discussed in terms of function, symbolism, methods of fabrication, style, use of color, ornament, and significance. Illustrated lectures, readings, and student projects develop an appreciation of the rich cultural heritage of the Western world. Students learn how to utilize library and museum resources and recognize and evaluate significant environmental design movements. Intended to establish an understanding of the achievements of the past in order to more fully understand the present.

History of Environmental Arts: Part III
This course traces the architecture, landscape architecture, interior design, furniture, and decorative arts of the nineteenth century. Periods covered include French Empire, English Regency, Biedermeier, Gothic Revival, Victorian, Beaux Arts, the Chicago School, Art Nouveau, and the Arts and Crafts Movement. Instruction focuses on the built environment influenced by geographical location and the social, religious, economic, and political forces of history. Major monuments are discussed in terms of function, symbolism, methods of fabrication, style, use of color, ornament, and significance. Illustrated lectures, readings, and student projects develop an appreciation of the rich cultural heritage of the Western world. This course helps students understand the achievements of the past in order to more fully understand the present.

History of Environmental Arts: Part IV
This course traces the major movements in architecture, interior design, furniture, and decorative arts of the twentieth century. Subjects covered include the Viennese Secessionist Movement, Art Deco, Romantic Revivalism, De Stijl, Bauhaus, International Style, Mid-Century Modernism, Postmodernism, and Contemporary. Instruction focuses on the built environment influenced by geographical location and the social, religious, economic, and political forces of history. Buildings and interiors are discussed in terms of function, symbolism, methods of fabrication, style, use of color, ornament, and significance. Illustrated lectures, readings, and student projects develop an appreciation of the design influences of the twentieth century that inform current developments in the built environment of the twenty-first century.

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 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

General Employment Information

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 welcomes your experiences, perspectives, and unique identity. Please visit our website dedicated to our AEDI efforts as an organization: Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion @ UNEX.

Qualifications

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 or Resume - Your most recently updated C.V or Resume.

  • Cover Letter

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

References will be conducted through SkillSurvey 3rd party service.

Apply link: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF09108

Help contact: ehr@unex.ucla.edu

About UCLA

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 University of California’s Affirmative Action Policy, please visit https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/apm/apm-035.pdf.

For the University of California’s Anti-Discrimination Policy, please visit https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/1001004/Anti-Discrimination.

Job location

Los Angeles, California