Design Studio Instructor

Los Angeles, CA
Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) 

The Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) is a dynamic, urban, non-profit institution dedicated to educating architects to engage, speculate, innovate, and to take the lead in reimagining the limits of architecture. SCI-Arc’s pedagogy is focused on preparing students to meet unique challenges in a fluid world, and to excel.  Interested candidates for this position should be prepared to advise and lead in this endeavor.

Information and Responsibilities:

SCI-Arc is seeking candidates for Full-Time Faculty, beginning the 2018-2019 academic year. Primary teaching responsibility will be the instruction of Design Studios. Preferred applicants are also expected to have demonstrated experience teaching Applied Studies (building technology, systems, and construction), Visual Studies (drawing + representation, including advanced digital techniques) or History + Theory seminars.

Faculty responsibilities will include teaching Undergraduate and Graduate design studios, seminars, thesis advising, and service to the school. 


Candidates must have professional experience in architectural design; demonstrate a record of recognized built or unbuilt projects, published theoretical writings, exhibitions, and other related creative work. Candidates must have an advanced degree in architecture. Professional licensure is preferred. 

SCI-Arc seeks candidates of diverse backgrounds and approaches who represent diverse points of view and research interests.

Submission Information:

To apply candidates are to:

Complete an online application and attach:
a Curriculum Vitae
a letter of interest which states professional and disciplinary research interests as well as areas of teaching expertise
Provide a website link to portfolio of creative work to If website not an option, digital portfolios (no larger than 20 MB) may be submitted.
If candidate has teaching experience, candidates must include sample syllabi and student work examples as part of their portfolio to
Faculty Appointments are to begin in the 2018-2019 academic year.

Candidates should apply no later than December 31, 2017.

SCI-Arc is committed to affirmative action and equal opportunity in education and employment. SCI-Arc does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, disability or veteran status in admissions, educational programs, or employment.

Contact / Inquiries:

Please direct all inquiries via email to Liliana Clough, SCI-Arc Human Resources Director: