Design Communication for Interior Designers Instructor
University of California Los Angeles
Location: Los Angeles, California
Internal Number: 3897014
Design Communication for Interior Designers Instructor University of California Los Angeles
Requisition Number: JPF08202
Design Communication I: This beginning course focuses on basic freehand drawing and drafting. All the components essential to good drawing are presented and discussed. Working mainly in black-and-white, students embark on a series of exercises that introduce the basics of measured orthographic drawing, as well as perspective drawing, enhanced by composition and design, contour and line, proportion and scale, plan and section, form and space, tone and shadows. This class is based on the U.S. standard measurements of feet and inches and not the international metric system. Media covered include a variety of sketching and drafting tools.
Design Communication II: This course builds on the skills learned in DC I as it introduces the student to the use of line drawings as a medium for communicating more sophisticated design concepts. Beginning with the interrelationships of architectural plan, section, and elevation, the course proceeds to explore the full range of constructed line drawings, including axonometric, one and two point perspective. This course uses U.S. standard basic units of length (inch, foot, yard, etc.), not the international metric system. Two conceptual design projects help develop skills in communicating design ideas. Job Description:
UCLA Extension is considered one of the top programs of its kind, offering to more than 35,000 students per year approximately 4,500 classes and non-degree certificate programs to meet the professional development, continuing education and personal enrichment needs of the full spectrum of nontraditional students as well as companies and organizations throughout and beyond the Los Angeles region.
UCLA Extension Architecture and Interior Design Program has fostered the training of interior designers for over four decades and is one of the top-notch programs in the country, with an average of 300 students enrolled and alums working in the best interior design firms all over the world. We offer students the opportunity to learn from highly qualified practitioners who hold advanced degrees, are passionate about teaching and impart knowledge within their field of expertise. Application to teach are accepted throughout the year in order to fill immediate program needs and to increase the depth of the instructor pool.
Design Communication for Interior Designers Instructor
Qualified applicants possessing current knowledge in the following topic area(s) are encouraged to apply:
Foundation architectural drawing skills include hand-drafting floor plans, section-elevations, axonometric projections, free-hand one and two-point perspective drawing, and fast-sketching techniques.
Visual concepts include composition and design, contour and line, proportion and scale, plan and section, form and space, tone and shadows.
The layout and organization of interior design drawings rich in information and psychological content.
Surveying and translation of measurements into interior design drawings in scale.
Duration: Applicants must be flexible in teaching the courses once a week for 11 weeks (about 2 and a half months) in different formats, including:
CLASSROOM IN-PERSON and HYBRID: 3-hour weekly live classes at the UCLA Extension Westwood campus.
REMOTE ASYNCHRONOUS: 3-hour weekly live Zoom meetings scheduled from 3-6pm or 7-10pm.
ONLINE ASYNCHRONOUS: Pre-recorded weekly lectures and online discussion boards.
All courses are deadline-driven and take advantage of the online learning management system (Canvas) for distributing course materials, syllabi, assignments, and feedback.
Prior teaching experience is preferred. Instructor Duties:
Develop and/or update course syllabus in consultation with the UCLA Extension Program Director as assigned using approved syllabus template
Prepare and deliver course materials and learning assessments in assigned format (face-to-face; online or hybrid)
Utilize the Canvas Learning Management System as the course support platform in face-to-face courses and as the delivery platform in online and hybrid courses.
Communicate Teaching Objectives and Specific Learning Outcomes to students and review the grading policies of the course
Evaluate student achievement of Specific Learning Outcomes and assign grades
Post final student grades to the transcript system in a timely manner no later than 2 weeks after the last date of course meeting
Respond to student questions and learning needs in a timely manner
Communicate with Program Director, Program Representatives and Online Course Managers in a timely manner
Stay current regarding the professional body of knowledge in the field of addictions
Complete required administrative tasks in a timely manner including: (a) completing all hiring paperwork; (b) submitting updated quarterly syllabus; (c) providing bio and photo for the UCLA Extension website; (d) signing quarterly contract; providing list of required texts and supplies; (e) communicating AV and classroom needs.
Employ culturally competent teaching methodologies in the classroom inclusive of both domestic and international student populations
Respond to student inquiries about final grades and consult with Program Director and Student Affairs Officer as needed
Allow students to review their final exams/papers for up to 13 months following the last class session
Access, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (AEDI) is one of UCLA Extension's guiding principles. We strive to extend access to UCLA, our programs, and services to underrepresented communities and populations, while serving as a model organization for AEDI in the field of continuing higher education. Committed to attracting and retaining diverse staff & instructors, UCLA Extension will welcome your experiences, perspectives, and unique identity. Please visit our website dedicated to our AEDI efforts as an organization: Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion @ UNEX
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 jeid-b78a24054a91b746a70594f587f5be0e
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.