IDEAS URBAN STRATEGY STUDIO (M.S.AUD Program) Lecturer Pool 2021-2022 University of California Los Angeles
Requisition Number: JPF06550
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.
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.
We anticipate this appointment to be a one-year Lecturer position from July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022. The first day of instruction will be September 23, 2021.
Minimum requirements include:
Advanced degree (M. Arch or equivalent) in architecture
3 years' experience teaching design
Background in architecture and/or urban design
Advanced knowledge in digital modeling and animation (Maya, Rhino, Grasshopper)
Experience using robotics in the architecture field
Advanced knowledge of gaming engines such as Unity or Unreal Engine
Applications to include: 1) Curriculum Vitae; 2) Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service. 3) Letter of intent 4) Examples of work as a PDF with additional links to relevant videos and web content 5) Three references (CONTACT INFORMATION ONLY) who can provide a knowledgeable evaluation of your qualifications.
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, https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction
UCLA is known worldwide for the breadth and quality of its academic, research, health care, cultural, continuing education and athletic programs. UCLA offers undergraduate degrees in more than 127 majors and graduate degrees in 198 program areas. UCLA has 11 highly regarded professional schools. Eight are ranked among the nation's top 15 in their field by U.S. News & World Report. UCLA is consistently among the most popular campus in the nation for undergraduate applicants. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Benefits:UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks' vacation per year; an average of 12 days per year sick leave; 13 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan with 5 year vesting and various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, and the University Credit Union.