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UCLA A.UD Position for Tenure Track, Open Rank Professor in Architectural Design, 2018-19

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The Department of Architecture and Urban Design (A.UD) at UCLA invites applications for a full-time, open rank, tenure-track or tenured faculty position in Architectural Design beginning in fall 2018.

Ranked the #6 Graduate Program among architecture schools in the 2017 Design Intelligence Survey, UCLA A.UD is well-recognized for its excellence in design, scholarship, and research. Degree programs in the department include a Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Studies (B.A.), a professional Master of Architecture (M.Arch.I), a post-professional Master of Architecture (M.Arch.II) in advanced architectural design and research, and a Master of Arts/Doctor of Philosophy in Architecture (M.A./Ph.D.)

The three-year M.Arch.I curriculum prepares students for the practice of architecture by providing a focused framing of today's cultural, ecological, political and technological questions with a view to what architects may bring to bear on such complex issues. At each stage of the curriculum, A.UD graduate students become equipped to not only lead the professional field but also to construct new opportunities by positioning their design activities within a rapidly changing world. Our post-graduate program, Suprastudio, is a ten-month research program focused on four themes: Mobility, Entertainment, Urban Strategy and Technology and is located at a satellite campus. This program, unconstrained by professional accreditation requirements, introduces students to real-world questions in collaboration with industry partners to expand the architect’s role in shaping the future.

We seek candidates with expertise in one or more of the following subject areas: Design technologies, broadly interpreted, involving computation and/or digital fabrication, theories of technology, implications for design and practice specific to a rapidly evolving technological landscape, and pedagogical approaches unique to the teaching of design technology in the context of architectural education. Design practice, especially in areas of the profession strongly driven by emerging technologies of design and their influence on building systems and professional practice. Design theory, research, and pedagogy, with emphasis on current applications to/implications for design practice. We also welcome applicants whose focus lies in other subject areas of similar relevance to contemporary architectural scholarship and practice. Regardless of focus, all applicants must demonstrate a strong and ongoing contribution to the field, including a commitment to academic scholarship in the context of a major research university such as UCLA. An established body of published work that indicates future promise is especially desired.

Candidate qualifications must include evidence of exceptional skill and pedagogical sophistication in architectural design studio teaching as well as in practice, research and/or creative work related to design. Candidates should have three or more years of university-level teaching experience. We seek candidates with precisely articulated and focused interests, the ability to engage in the full breadth of the architecture curriculum and demonstrable expertise that engages contemporary practice.

A Master of Architecture degree or higher is a requirement for this position. Responsibilities will include teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels, research, advising and service.

Please apply using the university’s application tool at:

Job Location
Los Angeles, California

Required Documents
· Curriculum Vitae
· Cover Letter
· Letter of Intent with a statement of research and teaching
· Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service
· Portfolio of creative work, pedagogical materials and teaching samples; please include a description of each project (non-returnable)
· Two or more writing/bibliography samples
· Two recent syllabi (in which candidate is sole author)

Four references required. Include a telephone number, mailing address, and email contact.
(Contact information only, letters of reference do not need to be sent at this time)

Review of applications will begin on January 12, 2018, and continue until the position is filled. Appointments are expected to begin July 1, 2018.

The School of the Arts and Architecture is committed to building a more diverse faculty, staff, and student body in response to the changing population and educational needs of the City of Los Angeles, State of California, and the nation. The Department of Architecture and Urban Design values intellectual, cultural, and creative inquiry. Personal qualities such as originality and initiative are important assets that will contribute to a successful application. Applicants who would make meaningful and unique contributions to the intellectual and social interchanges within the profession are especially encouraged to apply.

UCLA welcomes and encourages diversity and seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning. The department is seeking outstanding candidates with the potential for exceptional research, and excellence in teaching, and also a clear commitment to enhancing the diversity of the faculty, graduate student population, and of the majors in the School of Arts and Architecture.

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:

Job location

Los Angeles, CA




4-6 letters of reference required