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Assistant or Associate Professor of Design Computation/ Design Computation Specialist

Woodbury University
California, United States
Competitive Salary
Posted Date
Apr 5, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Architecture
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Woodbury University invites applications for a full-time Assistant or Associate Professor Design Computation Specialist to lead the new Bachelor of Science in Design Computation. Preference will be given to candidates with administrative experience. Faculty rank and salary are commensurate with teaching experience, professional background, and the degrees held. Contract renewal and rank advancement at Woodbury are contingent upon satisfying departmental and university criteria, which include effective teaching, meaningful engagement through creative work, scholarship, and service to the University. The position begins in August 2022. Woodbury University is a non-tenure granting institution.

Design Computation is a four-year undergraduate degree that focuses on the theory and practice of computation as it applies to the design and architecture professions.  This new program is currently under development and it will be the work of the successful candidate to initiate the program and develop key overlaps with existing programs in the School of Architecture.

The School of Architecture values diversity. We seek candidates for this position who broaden the intellectual and cultural landscape for our students, faculty, and staff. We aspire to be an inclusive learning environment where a commitment to diversity and working with first-generation students are held paramount in the multicultural community that surrounds and in which we draw from.

Information on the programs can be found at the links below:



We are seeking a candidate with expertise in the domains of computational design, media, and architecture.  The candidate should incorporate computation and technology in both professional and academic work. Teaching responsibilities include programming and computation as it relates to media and building technology. Specific courses may include Introductory to advanced level programming, robotics, machine learning, augmented reality and virtual reality, and/or other subjects specific to the candidate’s expertise.

Preference will be given to candidates with administrative experience, including curriculum development and oversight, budget management, facilities coordination, course scheduling, and student recruitment. Candidates should have experience in–or the potential for–building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment in teaching, mentoring, research, life experiences, or service

Administrative tasks may include syllabus development, evaluation of hardware and software purchases, oversight of lab equipment, archiving of student work, end-of-year showcase production, student advising, hiring of faculty, maintaining accreditation standards, program assessment, alumni relations, and community outreach.



  • Applicants should demonstrate an active career in emerging media-related fields and/or design computation. A Terminal degree (e.g., M.Arch, MSArch) is preferred and required for rank advancement.
  • Experience teaching at an accredited college or university.
  • The ideal candidate will have produced a body of work that reflects deep expertise and proficiency in multiple programming languages and development platforms, accompanied by a strong visual portfolio.
  • Proficiency and familiarity with several programming languages and platforms such as: JavaScript, Python, C/C++, Unity, Unreal, TouchDesigner, Maya, Rhino, Grasshopper,  Cinema 4D and Adobe Creative Suite.

This position qualifies for University sponsored employee benefit plans and programs (e.g., group health insurance, life insurance, sick, and paid holidays), subject to the eligibility requirements and conditions of each plan and program. Department chairs receive an additional stipend and course release.



Review of applications will begin April 15th and remain open until filled. Submissions should include:

  1. A letter of application outlining administrative experience, teaching interests and experience, research or other creative interests and relevant experience. (2 pages)
  2. A letter outlining one’s philosophy of inclusion and diversity in the classroom
  3. Curriculum Vitae.
  4. Portfolio of Student Work with links to animated or interactive media. (10 pages, maximum)
  5. Portfolio of Professional Work and/or Research with links to animated or interactive media. (10 pages, maximum)
  6. A list of References with contact information.  These will be contacted only in the event the candidate advances in the search.


Please send the above as a single bound pdf through a downloadable link. All application materials must be submitted through the Woodbury University Job Board. Email applications and submissions on third party platforms will not be considered.


About Woodbury University

Woodbury University, where engagement, innovation and transformation empower people to accomplish extraordinary things. Established in 1884 as a small, private, nonprofit institution, Woodbury University today is located at the heart of the Southern California creative economy, where it is a major draw for students locally and globally who wish to gain access to a rich ecosystem of expertise and resources. Please follow the link to learn more about Woodbury University:


Woodbury University is dedicated to celebrating diversity and committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.  Woodbury University is an EEO/AA institution committed to multicultural diversity in its peoples and programs. All employment decisions for all job classifications will be made on the basis of such factors as education, character, ability, skill and training, without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political orientation, disability, veteran status, marital status, parental status, genetic information, membership or non-membership in any lawful organization, or any other protected status.

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