Employment Opportunities

Founded in 1884, Woodbury University is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in Southern California. With 26 practice-based, fully-accredited professional and liberal arts undergraduate and graduate majors, Woodbury is a non-profit institution dedicated to the student experience.

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Burbank Campus

Current available employment opportunities

Woodbury University invites applications for a full-time Faculty Assistant, or Associate to lead two programs: Applied Computer Science – Media Arts, and 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 is 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 2020. Woodbury University is a non-tenure granting institution.

The Applied Computer Science – Media Arts degree is a hybrid design and technology degree focusing on emerging digital practices by working with interactive environments, experiential design, and human interaction. The program uses computer science as a tool to innovate within the fields of design, entertainment, and media arts. 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 Applied Computer Science – Media Arts program.

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

Responsibilities

We are seeking a candidate with expertise in the domains of the arts, media, design, and architecture. The candidate should incorporate computer science and technology in both professional and academic work. Teaching possibilities may include the following: Introductory to advanced-level courses in programming, real-time generated media, advanced 3D production, design computation physical computing, machine learning, augmented reality and virtual reality. The candidates should demonstrate an ability to teach at multiple levels in the ACS-Media Arts and Design Computation programs through the exhibition of deep programming skills and comprehensive knowledge of new technologies in the field.

Preference will be given to candidates with administrative experience, including curriculum and syllabus development, policies and procedures, development and management of the departmental budget, evaluation of hardware and software purchases, oversight of facilities and lab equipment, class scheduling, student recruitment, end-of-year showcase production, student advising, hiring of faculty, maintaining accreditation standards, learning outcomes assessment, alumni relations, articulation agreements, and community outreach involving academic advisory boards, professional organizations and internship opportunities.

Requirements

  • Applicants should demonstrate an active career in emerging media-related fields and/or design computation. A Terminal degree (e.g., MFA, 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.

Applications 

Review of applications will begin January 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. Curriculum Vitae.
  3. Portfolio of Student Work with links to animated or interactive media. (10 pages, maximum)
  4. Portfolio of Professional Work and/or Research with links to animated or interactive media. (10 pages, maximum)
  5. 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.

Send materials to:

Human Resources Office
Woodbury University
7500 N. Glenoaks Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91510-1052

HR@woodbury.edu

Woodbury University is an EEO/AA institution committed to multicultural diversity in its peoples and programs.

Woodbury University’s College of Liberal Arts (CoLA) invites applications for a full-time professor of Computer Science in Data Analytics with an expected start date of August 16, 2020. Faculty rank and salary are commensurate with degrees held as well as teaching and professional experience. This position is a full-time contract renewable faculty position which may rank as Assistant / Associate Professor based on qualifications.

The successful candidate will cover the full range of duties associated with teaching, including, but not limited to, preparing course material; creating and posting course syllabi; presenting material during the assigned course times; holding office hours and providing appropriate out-of-class time for students; responding to student e-mails; conducting and grading assessments of students through assignments, exams, and other means, in a timely manner; and submitting final grades. Course appointments may require instruction during the day, on evenings, on weekends, or online. Faculty are also active participants in student advising, curricular development, assessment of learning outcomes, identifying internship opportunities, promoting the department, and student recruitment activities. Responsibilities may include involvement in off-campus activities and occasional evening or weekend duties.

Requirements

  • PhD in Computer Science or a Ph.D in Statistics with a strong computer science background such as a masters in Computer Science.
  • The ideal candidate will have demonstrated expertise in one or more of the following (listed alphabetically):
    • Data Science
    • Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning
    • Robotics
    • Computer Science Education
    • Programming Languages
    • Evidence of successful teaching experience

Applications

Candidates must submit:

  • A letter of application outlining experience in teaching, professional pursuits, and creative/research interests
  • A Curriculum Vitae
  • A teaching statement
  • Three professional letters of recommendation

Please send the above as a single bound pdf through a downloadable link.

Send materials to:

Human Resources Office
Woodbury University
7500 N. Glenoaks Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91510-1052

HR@woodbury.edu

Woodbury University is an EEO/AA institution committed to multicultural diversity in its peoples and programs.

The Woodbury University School of Architecture is committed to providing a well-equipped and safe fabrication environment as a focus of design inquiry and experimentation. The Making Complex Assistant Manager at the Burbank campus assists the Making Complex manager with regulatory administrative and supervisory duties. The Making Complex Assistant Manager is expected to train in Safety and OSHA protocol and oversee a staff of student technicians and communicate frequently with the manager regarding day-to-day operations.

Responsibilities:

  • Daily management of the Making Complex in the absence of the manager, including training and the supervision of the student staff members.
  • Communicating any and all observations to the Making Complex manager.
  • Delivering effective lab/shop safety orientations and technique demonstrations to all students, staff and any faculty who wish to use the Making Complex.
  • Enforcing Making Complex policies regarding equipment use and safety, and assisting in the development of new policies.
  • Maintaining the Making Complex equipment and keeping the facility in good working order and supervising lab staff on regular maintenance duties. (i.e. machine calibration, tool repair and newly purchased machine installations)
  • Advising Making Complex manager on equipment purchases and maintaining consumables inventory.
  • Aid in the development of an OSHA compliance manual, including the writing of Job Hazard Analysis forms and staff safety protocol training.
  • Development of student technician training manuals, machine use guidelines, and general facility education material for the website.
  • Research and continued re-adjustment of physical facility accommodations to fit within OSHA compliance and safe work practices.
  • Assist in the production of department build requests. (i.e. studio furniture and gallery installations)
  • Engage in recruitment and development activities, including facility tours and demonstrations.
  • Help grow the design thinking and maker culture in the university community.
  • Other

Qualifications and Educational Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree in a design-related field (e.g., Art, Architecture, Industrial Design, Engineering, etc.)
  • Minimum of (2) years’ experience working with fabrication, CNC, metals, woodworking, and advanced prototyping technology in a creative or educational setting
  • Basic proficiency in the use of relevant software, including Adobe Suite, Rhinoceros and Maya 3d modeling, CAD/CAM platforms, etc.
  • Basic proficiency in the use of digital fabrication equipment including laser cutters, 3d printers, and CNC technologies, etc.
  • Familiarity with shop safety best practices
  • Experience training or teaching others
  • Strong organizational skills

Preferred Job Qualifications:

  • Certification in first aid training and CPR
  • Experience teaching in an academic setting
  • 5 or more years of relevant professional experience
  • Advanced knowledge of 3d and parametric software platforms
  • Knowledge of virtual reality platforms and software (e.g., Unity, Unreal Engine, etc.)
  • Familiarity with electronic prototyping technologies
  • Familiarity with other advanced manufacturing technologies
  • Supervisory experience
  • Demonstrated aptitude for creative problem-solving

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to handle or feel and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is required to stand; walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Applications: Qualified persons should send a current resume, names and addresses of at least three references, and a cover letter addressing qualifications to:

Office of Human Resources
Woodbury University
7500 N. Glenoaks Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91510-1052
HR@woodbury.edu

Woodbury University is an EEO/AA institution committed to multicultural diversity in its peoples and programs.

Role and Responsibilities

The position reports to the Lead Software Developer and is responsible for campus-wide support of software and systems. Responsibilities include, operational support, systems upgrades, applications/systems evaluations and deployment, and programming. Via system analysis, design, programming and web development, report creation, and database queries, the position is charged with advanced level of systems administration, integration, analysis, and implementation. He or she works collaboratively with many areas of the campus.

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the administration support as well as development and maintenance of the University core systems.
  • Assist with campus wide Microsoft Sharepoint sites. Work with various groups on campus to update contents. Manage and support University portal.
  • Install and upgrade 3rd party applications. Recommend software upgrades for customers’ existing programs and systems.
  • Develop integration (ETL) between SIS database and all 3rd party applications.
  •  Install SQL Server instance. Basic SQL Server Administration including security, backup and restore.
  • Assist business office to update/maintain various financial applications.
  • Provide technical support and training for functional users, and work closely with University Staff, Faculty and Student.
  • Analyze users’ needs and then design, test, and develop software to meet those needs. Meet with functional users in understanding, analyzing, and improving their business processes and procedures.
  • Manage applications contracts and maintain vendor relationships.
  • Coordinate with vendors and resolve issues.
  • Develop documentation for applications administration procedures.
  • Customize, Configure, implement, support, and maintain University incident management, asset management, change management systems. Create a variety of models and diagrams (such as flowcharts) that show programmers the software code needed for an application
  • Ensure that a program continues to function normally through software maintenance and testing
  • Document every aspect of an application or system as a reference for future maintenance and upgrades
  • Collaborate with other computer specialists to create optimum software
  • Maintain and support Emergency Alert system.
  • Conduct training as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree is required. Masters degree preferred.
  • 3-5 years of software development and systems analysis experiences. Experiences with software development life cycle and software/systems architecture, experience programming, web page design and set up, and SQL database queries.
  • Experience with the Ellucian PowerCampus Student Information System is highly desired or other ERP systems.
  • Exceptional communication and analytical skills required.
  • Deep understanding of software engineering and systems architecture is required.
  • Cloud based software architecture experiences required. Experiences with Learning Management Systems (LMS), in particularly, Moodle, is a plus but not required.
  • Expertise should include: relational database design, programming, project management, report building, process analysis, and web page development.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft .Net, C#, HTML, JavaScript, SQL Server Administration, PL/SQL, IIS, SSRS, SSIS, Moodle
  • High expertise with information technology, along with the ability to communicate about those subjects to those with less or no experiences.
  • Experience and familiarity with project management.
  • Ability to work effectively with people at all levels of the University.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and to facilitate group work.
  • Strong oral, written communication skills and sound interpersonal skills.

Physical Requirements:

  • Close vision, hearing/listening, and clear speech.
  • Hand/fingers dexterity to work with computers.
  • Walking, lifting and carrying up to 25 pounds.
  • Ability to utilize office equipment such as computers and copiers
  • Kneeling, stooping, bending, sitting, squatting, standing, etc.
  • Works with/around and has verbal and face-to-face contact with others.
  • Works indoors in an office environment the majority of the time.
  • Complex reading and writing ability.

 

APPLICATION: Qualified persons should send a current resume, names and addresses of at least three references and cover letter addressing qualifications to:

Human Resources Office
Woodbury University
7500 N. Glenoaks Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91510-1052
HR@woodbury.edu

Woodbury University is an EEO/AA institution committed to multicultural diversity in its peoples and programs.

The Making Complex at Woodbury University, Burbank Campus is a multi-disciplinary facility, offering the campus community an educational and service-based destination where students, staff, and faculty from across all departments, can gather to collaborate, innovate and prototype creative ideas in a myriad of hands-on learning spaces. This state of the art facility offers access to a multitude of resources, from traditional wood and metalworking machines to advanced digital prototyping technologies. The Making Complex is comprised of the following workspaces and project areas:

  • Wood Shop
  • Metal Shop (welding, cutting, rolling, bending, machining, etc.)
  • Digital Lab (laser cutting, 3D printing, CNC routing, CNC milling, Vacuum Forming, etc.)
  • Robotics Lab (Heavy Payload Robotic Arm Work Cell)
  • Ceramics and Casting Yard (ceramics firing, glass firing, slip casting, etc.)
  • Material Design Lab (digital knitting, sewing, and embroidery, fabric dying, etc.)
  • Lighting Lab
  • Virtual Reality Lab

Position Summary:

The Robotics / Prototype Specialist is expected to advise university administration on opportunities for integrating facility offerings into the curriculum; train students, staff, and faculty through hands-on demonstrations and technical workshops; as well as, consult, coordinate and aid in the use of facility automation technologies on design and research projects.

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Support application of computer science/information technology including robotics and prototyping to architecture and design.
  • Delivering effective orientations and technique demonstrations to all students, staff, and faculty who wish to use the Robotics Lab.
  • Install, program or repair programmable controllers, robot controllers, end-of-arm tools, or conveyors. Program robotic equipment. Maintain electromechanical equipment.
    • Troubleshoot Robotics System
    • Testing performance of robotics assemblies
    • Test performance of electrical, mechanical for integrated systems or equipment
  • Work with Making Complex Manager on updating student technician training manual and facility use protocol – updating robotics guidelines.
  • Maintain service records of robotic equipment or automated production systems.
  • Engage in recruitment and development activities, including facility tours and demonstrations.
  • Help grow the design thinking and maker culture in the university community.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Educational Requirements:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture, Information Technology or related field (e.g., Art, Architecture, Industrial Design, Engineering, etc.).
  • Minimum of (2) years of experience working with 6+ axis CNC and advanced prototyping technologies in a creative or educational setting.
  • Basic proficiency in the use of relevant software and hardware.
  • Basic proficiency in the use of digital fabrication equipment including laser cutters, 3d printers, CNC routers, CNC mills, etc.
  • Familiarity with fabrication facility safety best practices.
  • Experience training or teaching others.
  • Strong organizational skills.

Preferred Job Qualifications:

  • Experience teaching in an academic setting
  • 5 or more years of relevant professional experience
  • Advanced knowledge of robotics in machining, material handling, and motion control
  • Proficiency in robotic arm calibration, EOAT customization, and off-line simulation (e.g. RoboDK)
  • Knowledge of virtual reality platforms and software (e.g., Unity, Unreal Engine, etc.)
  • Familiarity with electronic prototyping technologies
  • Familiarity with other advanced manufacturing technologies
  • Supervisory experience
  • Demonstrated aptitude for creative problem-solving
  • Familiarity OSHA regulations
  • Demonstrated aptitude for creative problem-solving

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to handle or feel and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is required to stand; walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

To Apply: Send materials (email preferred) to:

Human Resources Office
Woodbury University
7500 N. Glenoaks Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91510-1052
HR@woodbury.edu

Woodbury University is an EEO/AA institution committed to multicultural diversity in its peoples and programs.

DUTIES INCLUDE:

Answers telephone and assists callers; responds to general information requests, receives and directs visitors, schedules appointments, assist with everyday office activities. Checks the general voicemail regularly, forwarding messages to appropriate staff members, types and prepares correspondence, memos, reports, and other documents using a computer; opens, sorts, and distributes mail, sets up, maintains, updates and organizes office records and files; files all materials promptly, photocopies correspondence, memos, reports and other documents; provides support to faculty, students, and staff; assists in special projects as necessary, orders, maintains, and distributes supplies, ensures the office equipment is in working order (copier, phones, printer, computers, Internet, etc.), keeps lobby and supply/copy room neat and orderly, may perform secretarial duties, takes minutes at meetings, prepares and arranges meetings and workshops, gathers information to be included in monthly newsletter, must be available to assist with unexpected needs as they arise, performs related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Education and Experience
Any combination of education and experience likely to provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities, typically:

  • High School graduation or equivalent.
  • One-two years of secretarial experience. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of:

  • Basic computer skills including knowledge of current word processing, database, and spreadsheet software.
  • English usage, grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
  • Simple bookkeeping and record keeping methods and procedures.
  • Modern office methods and procedures.

Skill in:

  • Typing at a minimum of 45-50 wpm.
  • Effective verbal and written communication.
  • Telephone communications.

Ability to:

  • Communicate effectively in written and oral form.
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Maintain confidentiality.
  • Operate telephone, computer, and standard office equipment.
  • Occasionally lift up to 20 pounds.]
  • Sit for sustained periods of time on a daily basis.
  • Perform tasks requiring intermittent bending, stooping, and walking.
  • Sustain frequent movement of the fingers, wrists, hands, and arms.

Applications: Are accepted and will remain on file until a temporary position becomes available at which time you will be called to obtain interest. Please submit a letter of interest addressing qualifications; resume; and names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references, to:

Human Resources Office
Woodbury University
7500 N Glenoaks Boulevard
Burbank, CA 91504-1052
Fax – 818-767-7567
E-Mail: HR@woodbury.edu

Woodbury University is an EEO/AA institution committed to multicultural diversity in its peoples and programs.

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