Woodbury University invites applications for a full-time Assistant or Associate Professor to develop and pilot curricula for a new Construction Management program.
The School of Architecture’s BS in Construction Management is a new interdisciplinary program that develops skillsets for a changing world. This unique curriculum incorporates design and technology tools with environmental stewardship and traditional planning, coordinating, and supervising skills. Students earning a construction management degree gain knowledge and skills in design, construction, business, and digital tools to become leaders and entrepreneurs in construction and design-related industries. Delivered through a studio-based format, this program integrates design, computation, business and executive skills, sustainability and liberal arts knowledge with experiential, hands-on learning. We seek faculty whose scholarship, creative work, and research addresses the lives, experiences, and cultural traditions of Black, Indigenous, and communities of color to help build a program that expands technological access and authorship within underrepresented groups.
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. Woodbury University is a non-tenure granting institution.
The position begins in August 2021.
Salary and Benefits
Assistant or Associate Professor salary ranges between $58,934 - $85,126
This position qualifies for generous University-sponsored employee benefit plans and programs (e.g., group health insurance, life insurance, tax deferred annuity plan, sick, and paid holidays), subject to the eligibility requirements and conditions of each plan and program.
- We are seeking a candidate with expertise in Construction Management as it relates to issues of environmental and social justice. The successful candidate will help define this new program and department.
- They should demonstrate an ability to develop curriculum at multiple levels in the Construction Management program through the exhibition of a comprehensive knowledge of new technologies in the field; the tools necessary to advance racially and socially just solutions for planetary health and health equity; and a demonstrated track-record in fostering a diverse and inclusive learning environment.
- Piloted curricula may include introductory to advanced level courses in construction management, materials and methods of construction with a focus on renewable resources, digital tools, emerging modes of practice and/or building and environmental systems technologies.
- Applicants should demonstrate an active career in construction management and/or sustainable construction methods and materials. They should show demonstrated capabilities in interdisciplinary endeavors.
- Successful candidates are expected to have a Master’s degree or higher in a field related to construction management, architecture, sustainable practices, or a similar discipline.
- Applicant should have at least three years of experience in teaching in postsecondary instruction at an accredited college or university.
- Applicant should have experience in curriculum design.
- The ideal candidate will have produced a body of work that reflects expertise and proficiency in construction management and sustainable building practices, accompanied by a strong visual portfolio.
- Applicants from under-represented groups are especially encouraged to apply.
Information on Woodbury School of Architecture and other programs can be found at the link below:
Woodbury University is a Hispanic Serving Institution with an undergraduate enrollment of 1,117 students, of which 68% are students of color and 48% are Federal Pell Grant recipients. The university values diversity, equity and inclusiveness as an essential part of an experience-centered education. This commitment to celebrate the unique perspectives, contributions and backgrounds of each individual is part of our DNA, with students from over 40 countries providing an exciting atmosphere that reflects the cultural diversity of Southern California. Woodbury’s 22-acre campus in Burbank, CA, combined with the School of Architecture satellite campus in San Diego’s culturally charged neighborhood of Barrio Logan, provide significant opportunities to partner with community organizations and stakeholders engaged with diverse populations and issues of social and environmental justice throughout Southern California and the U.S.-Mexico Border Region. Woodbury University and the School of Architecture’s small class sizes attract students engaged with personal, communal, and practice-based learning.
Woodbury School of Architecture produces graduates who affirm the power of design to improve the built environment and the lives of others by addressing the pressing issues of our time. We educate our students as entrepreneurs, citizen architects, and cultural builders equally committed to professional practice, theoretical discourse, social equity and technological inquiry. The new Construction Management program fulfills our mission to empower our students to impact the future of practice through meaningful built work.
The search committee will begin reviewing applications on February 16, 2021. Submissions should include:
- A letter of application outlining administrative experience (if any), teaching interests and experience, research or other creative interests and relevant experience. (2 pages).
- A diversity statement. (1 page, maximum)
- Curriculum Vitae.
- Portfolio of Student Work. (10 pages, maximum)
- Portfolio of Professional Work and/or Research. (10 pages, maximum)
- 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. Ensure in advance that this link will not expire and is not password protected.
Submit application materials specified above directly to this link:
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.