IDEAS Urban Strategy Studio (M.S.AUD Program) Lecturer Pool 2021-2022

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Employer:
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Fri, Jun 11 '21Posted on:

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 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.


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.

For more information about the studio, please visit:


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 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;


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
  • Advanced knowledge of Cinema4D, or equivalent


To ensure consideration, please submit applications by using the university’s application tool at:

Application 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. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our Sample Guidance for Candidates and related EDI Statement FAQ document.
  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.


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