UCLA A.UD Positions for Two Tenure Track, Open Rank Professors in Architectural Design, 2019-20

  • University of California, Los Angeles
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UCLA A.UD Positions for Two Tenure Track, Open Rank Professors in Architectural Design, 2019-20

University of California, Los Angeles

Requisition Number: JPF04309

Recruitment Period

Open date: February 11th, 2019

Next review date: March 15th, 2019

Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: March 31st, 2019

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.

Description

The UCLA Department of Architecture and Urban Design invites applications for two full-time, open rank, tenure-track or tenured faculty position in Architectural Design. Anticipated start date is as early as July 1, 2019.

Ranked the #6 Graduate Program among architecture schools in the 2017 Design Intelligence Survey, UCLA Architecture and Urban Design 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, AUD 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 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 implications for design and practice specific to a rapidly evolving technological landscape , pedagogical approaches unique to the teaching of design technology in the context of architectural education , theories of technology, and computation and/or digital fabrication .

• 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. Candidates with demonstrated administrative capacity are encouraged to apply and qualified candidates may be considered for a two-year renewable appointment as Director of Undergraduate Studies, a junior/senior year major awarding a B.A. in Architectural Studies.

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. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The workload is determined at the discretion of the Department Chair and requires a service commitment to the Department and the University as requested by the Chair.

Please apply using the university's application tool at:

http://apptrkr.com/1394178

Job Location

Los Angeles, California

Required Documents

• Curriculum Vitae

• 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)

References

Six 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 March 15, 2019, and continue until the position is filled. Appointments are expected to begin July 1, 2019.

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: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.

Job location

Los Angeles, CA

Requirements

Document requirements

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

• Letter of Intent with a statement of research and teaching

• Statement of Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, professional activity, and/or service.

• Portfolio of creative work, pedagogical materials and teaching samples - Please include a description of each project (non-returnable). Please list the web address of your online portfolio or personal website or personal cloud. If you do not have a web portfolio, please upload materials below.

• Two or more writing/bibliography samples

• Two recent syllabi (in which candidate is sole author)

• Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements

• 6-8 required (contact information only)

How to apply

• Create an ApplicantID

• Provide required information and documents

• If any, provide required reference information

To apply, please visit: http://apptrkr.com/1394178

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,

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

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Occupations

Architecture Interior Design

Education Requirements

Master's Degree