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Part Time Lecturer Positions:

 

Part Time Faculty Position in Graduate Landscape Architecture Studio

 

The USC School of Architecture is seeking qualified lecturers for design studio courses in the discipline of Landscape Architecture. 

 

Studio instruction and studio culture are the foundation of our design research program. Part time instructors oversee sections of approximately 12 students teaching the process of design at multiple scales and in a range of environments.  Students integrate coursework in ecology, topographic design, media and other related topics in their studio projects. Instructors may be teaching individual sections or be responsible for one section of a multi part group with other instructors/coordinator.  Over the semester instructors will be responsible for coordination of site visits, presentations, lectures and other studio activities. Instructors will be responsible for providing regular individual critiques and  periodic group reviews with invited juries.

 

Candidates must have at least one professional degree in Landscape Architecture, preferably a Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) or PhD.  Prior teaching experience is desirable. Candidates work in teaching, professional work or research should illustrate strong creative work in design, and achievement in the field.  

 

This is a semester long appointment beginning in August 2018 or January 2019.  Positions are open in both the fall 2018 and spring 2019 semesters.

 

Part time faculty position in graduate landscape architecture program.

 

Use this link to apply for this position:  https://usccareers.usc.edu/job/los-angeles/part-time-faculty-position-in-graduate-landscape-architecture-studio/1209/7891158

 

 

Part Time Faculty Position in Planting Design

 

The USC School of Architecture is seeking qualified lecturers for courses in the discipline of Landscape Architecture.  Core courses including planting design are essential components in our design research studio centered program.

 

The position will provide plant ecology and planting design instruction for graduate students from diverse backgrounds.  Candidates should have extensive knowledge and professional experience in the development of contemporary planting design in urban conditions including over structure, vertical garden and at grade conditions. Courses will include instruction in plant material identification, planting design and the performance of plant materials in the larger environment. Candidates should have knowledge of native and ornamental plants, their role in resilient landscapes, local codes and ordinances, cultural uses and connotations. Instructors must be able to guide students in hand drawing, digital drawing and physical modelling as planting design media.   Instructors will be responsible for organizing field trips to local arboretums, gardens, parks and other sites with exemplary uses of plant materials.

 

Candidates must have at least one professional degree in Landscape Architecture, preferably a Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA).  Prior teaching experience and research are desirable but not required.

 

This is a 9 month appointment starting in August 2018.

 

Use this link to apply for this position: https://usccareers.usc.edu/job/los-angeles/part-time-faculty-position-in-planting-design/1209/7817279

 

 

Part Time Faculty Position in Media & Representation

 

The USC School of Architecture is seeking qualified lecturers for courses in the discipline of Landscape Architecture.  Core courses including media and representation are essential components in our design research studio centered program. 

 

The media and representation instructor will teach courses in introductory and advanced media and representation to students with a range of skills and experience in visual arts.  Instruction in these courses will include the history and theory of landscape representation, conventions of visual communication, techniques in hand and digital drawings, digital and physical three-dimensional modelling, instruction in fabrication using CNC and 3D printing.  At the conclusion of these courses students will have fluency in the representation of landscapes.  Techniques acquired in these courses will be applied by students in their studio, research and other courses.

 

Candidates should have teaching and/or professional experience in the design and production of drawings, models and other forms of visual representation.  In addition to hand drawing and physical model making candidates should have expertise in Rhino, Adobe Suite, Lumion and other applicable digital drawing software. Candidates must have at least one professional degree in Landscape Architecture, preferably a Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA).  Prior teaching experience and research are desirable but not required.

 

This is a 9 month appointment starting in August 2018.

 

Use this link to apply for this position:  https://usccareers.usc.edu/job/los-angeles/part-time-faculty-position-in...

 

 

Part Time Faculty Position in Graduate Building Science Thesis Studio

 

The USC School of Architecture is seeking qualified lecturers for courses in the discipline of Building Science.  The graduate building science thesis studio instructor will guide students through the process of developing and refining individual thesis research projects.  The Thesis studio meets three afternoons each week much like a traditional architecture studio.

 

Candidates should have teaching and/or professional experience in technical arenas for architecture such as strcutures, environmental control systems, lighting , acoustics and computing.  It is not expected that any one instructor will have the full breadth of expertise in all areas of building science, but the candidate should be able to guide technical research projects even outside their own field.  Candidates must have at a graduate degree in Architecture, Architecture Engineering, Engineering or related field. Prior teaching experience and research are desirable but not required.

 

This is a one semester appointment starting in August 2018.

 

Use this link to apply for this position:  https://usccareers.usc.edu/job/los-angeles/part-time-faculty-position-in-graduate-building-science-thesis-studio/1209/7891157

 

 

Part Time Faculty Position in Structures, Structural Design and Structural Analysis

 

The USC School of Architecture is seeking qualified lecturers for courses in the discipline of Building Science. The structures instructor will teach one or more courses in introductory and advanced structures, structural design and structural analysis. Instruction in these courses will include developing informed intuition for structural behavior and abilities of different structural components and basic structural systems. Students will learn the basic mechanics of loads, stresses, and reactions, and learn methods to calculate forces, stresses and deformations. Instruction will include understanding structural materials including their pros and cons for different structural components and developing an appreciation for the synergy of form, function and utility.

 

Candidates should have teaching and/or professional experience in structural engineering for architecture.  Candidates must have at a graduate degree in Architecture, Architecture Engineering, Engineering or related field. Prior teaching experience and research are desirable but not required.

 

This is a 9 month appointment starting in August 2018.

 

Use this link to apply for this position:  https://usccareers.usc.edu/job/los-angeles/part-time-faculty-position-in-structures-structural-design-and-structural-analysis/1209/7817283

 

 

 

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