Los Angeles, California
UCLA Architecture and Urban Design seeks an exceptional candidate to support a research studio at the newly established IDEAS campus during the 2015/16 academic year.
The Studio will be led by Professor Craig Hodgetts in collaboration with specialist consultants and industry partners. For this SUPRASTUDIO we envision a conjunction of radical social, technologic, and communications innovations to propose a new urban framework in which transport, energy, domestic activity and work effort are redistributed according to profound changes in the human enterprise. The tools for such a revolutionary approach to architecture and urbanism are by now firmly in place, lacking only the vision and political will to put them all together. The disintegrated element of our approach can be identified by the newly–formed, booming commercial entities which offer lodging, transportation, and cash-free transactions, disruptive fabrication and production technology, and the potential of self-sufficiency offered by innovations in energy production and storage. Presently these innovations and more are layered more or less haphazardly onto extant structures, resulting in compounding of incongruities. By identifying and analyzing transformative innovation, the studio will propose a new, integrated blueprint for urban development.
UCLA is seeking to fill a one-year lecturer appointment to coordinate this curriculum under the supervision of Professor Hodgetts to conduct the overall studio and workshop instruction. The ideal candidate will be futures oriented, and have experience in a broad range of design disciplines, such as human factors, urban design, or industrial design, as well as architecture.
Minimum requirements include:
• an advanced degree (M. Arch or equivalent) in architecture or industrial or transportation design
• substantial prior experience as a lead studio instructor or TA
• strong background in urban analysis, mechanical engineering, and digital modeling
Additional experience desired includes the following:
• product design and related topics such as ergonomics
• innovative/experimental media or experience design
• design and prototyping of full-scale development prototypes
The lecturer position is for the period August 2015 to June 2016.
How to apply:
Applications are due July 19, 2015. Candidates are asked to submit a letter of intent with a curriculum vitae, examples of work, with a description of each project (non-returnable), and the names, phone numbers, mail and email addresses of three references able to provide a knowledgeable evaluation of the applicant’s qualifications.
Examples of work should be submitted both digitally at the following link, and as hard copy portfolios to the address below: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF01388
UCLA Architecture & Urban Design
Attn: HODGETTS LECTURER Search Committee
1317 Perloff Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Application deadline: 19 July 2015
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 and Affirmative Action Policy.