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Digital Presentation for Interior Design Instructor

University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles

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Digital Presentation for Interior Design Instructor
University of California Los Angeles

Requisition Number: JPF08978

Course Descriptions:

Digital Presentation I: Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator

This comprehensive, hands-on course introduces students to 2D digital design tools. The course begins with an overview of architectural and interior design methods of iterating and presenting design concepts. Students learn how the use of these professional digital tools has become essential to the creative process of interior design and presentation. Fundamentals of layout, typographic design, scanning, and image-enhancement software are covered. Students present their projects and receive constructive feedback . Software applications covered include Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.
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.

Instructor: Digital Presentation for Interior Design

Qualified applicants possessing current knowledge in the following topic area(s) are encouraged to apply:

  • Fundamentals of graphic design, page layout, typography, scanning, and digital image-enhancement.

  • Solid knowledge of the latest version of Adobe Illustrator applied to layout capabilities, digital drawing, and vector image transformation.

  • Solid knowledge of the latest version of Adobe Photoshop applied to photo editing, color correction, and utilizing layers, special effects, and digital filters for raster image manipulation.

  • Advanced use of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator to execute and create successful interior design project presentations.

    For a sense of the depth and breadth of our course offerings, visit

    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

    Employment as a UCLA Extension Instructor is dictated by contract terms and conditions. Please take the time to read the UCLA Extension Instructor Employment Policies

    For information on UCLA Extension instructor benefits, please visit Pay, Benefits, & Privileges

    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

    To apply, please visit:

    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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    UCLA features the College of Letters and Science, seven general campus professional schools, and four professional schools for the health sciences. The UCLA College of Letters and Science has 34 academic departments and 900 faculty, and houses the majority of UCLA's 129 undergraduate majors as well as the students in the Graduate Division of Letters and Sciences. The UCLA College Honors Program is also housed in the College. The College of Letters and Science's programs are divided into five academic divisions: humanities, social sciences, life sciences, physical sciences, and the International Institute. UCLA also offers certificate programs, undergraduate degree-credit and continuing education credits for non-full-time students through its UCLA Extension education program.

    The 2010 edition of U.S. News & World Report ranked UCLA as the 24th best university in the nation and 32nd best in the world. In the 2007 edition of U.S. News and World Report, UCLA Medical Center was ranked best in the West, as well as one of the top 3 hospitals in the United States alongside Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Johns Hopkins Hospital. In 15 of the 16 medical specialty areas examined, UCLA Medical Center ranked in the top 20.

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