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SUPRASTUDIO Program Director

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This position is an ideal opportunity for a mid-career professional that’s interested both in teaching and the administrative roles related to program building at the ground level of a dynamic new initiative that will redefine Post-Professional research and teaching of architecture. In addition to the job duties and requirements listed below, the candidate must be able to work with senior faculty and world-class industry partners. This position will allow the candidate to integrate into an already established faculty, but with the autonomy of a new program. The ideal candidate will demonstrate vision and a commitment to expanding the role of architectural design and innovation into culture and industry.

• Reports to the Chair of the Department of Architecture & Urban Design.
• Oversee an annual budget of $1.6M.
•Responsible for planning and coordination of events at satellite campus related to program marketing, student recruitment or public programming.
• Oversee daily operations at the satellite campus hosting the self-supporting program, including instruction, research and development.
• Liaisons with staff, faculty in the department of Architecture and SOAA as needed.
• Responsible for the development and ongoing relationships with industry partners and senior faculty.
• Oversee the content of the elective courses taught by studio assistants (lecturers).
• Teach two summer technology lectures and teach one elective course, organized around a lecture series of invited industry guests in a seminar setting with students and faculty
• Identify research and development projects with potential of becoming ongoing initiatives and oversee their progress

*An advanced degree in the Architecture is required.

Responsible for coordinating instructors and partnering their studios with industry professionals each year; oversee course development within each research studio; coordinate curricular content of courses taught by part-time faculty; implement curricular input from the professional community.

Program Implementation & Evaluation
Oversee all activities of the self supporting program which include research initiatives, administration and program building through cultivating relationships with industry professionals; plan, coordinate and oversee a lecture series; solicit members of the professional communities to participate in a Brain Trust in order to identify innovate research initiatives to be studied within the program; develop effective program evaluation rubrics and mechanisms

Responsible for teaching two summer technology lectures and one elective course organized around a lecture series of industry professionals.

Oversee spending and create monthly budget reports

Weekly meetings with the Chair
Monthly meeting with program faculty and staff
Quarterly meetings with all faculty, including department Chair
As needed in order to maintain corporate relationships and interest from the professional community in partnering with the studios of the self supporting program.

Direct contact, teleconference, email, phone and by appointment

Candidates are requested to furnish a letter of intent with a curriculum vitae, one or two examples of work, with a description of each project (non-returnable), and the names, phone numbers, mail and e-mail addresses of three references able to provide a knowledgeable evaluation of the applicant’s qualifications. Examples of work should be submitted both digitally on this site, and as hard copy portfolios to the Department of Architecture & Urban Design, 1317 Perloff Hall, Attn: Program Director Search Committee, Los Angeles, CA 90095

Proof of U.S. Citizenship or eligibility for U.S. Employment will be required prior to employment (Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986). The University of California, Los Angeles, is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer.

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

  • Letter of Intent

  • Examples of work - Don't forgot to also submit a hard copy portfolio to the department for consideration

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