The USC Viterbi School of Engineering (http://viterbi.usc.edu) at the University of Southern California seeks outstanding candidates for part-time, teaching track (non-tenure) faculty positions. The ideal candidate would have the experience and knowledge necessary to teach undergraduate-level courses in one or more of the following areas:
We are seeking candidates who are committed to excellence in teaching and willing to contribute to engagement with and inclusion of students from a wide range of disciplines and cultural backgrounds. The Viterbi School is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and welcomes applications from women, persons from underrepresented minority groups, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.Â It wasÂ recently awardedÂ the ASEE Presidentâs Award for its continuing efforts to âchange the conversationâ about engineering and to develop nationally a robust and diverse engineering pipeline.
Applications must include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, names of at least three professional and/or teaching references, and a statement about fostering an inclusive environment in the classroom. We would like to fill the position to start for the Fall 2021 semester (starting August 16, 2021). Applications will be considered starting immediately until the positions are filled. Applications submitted after April 15, 2021 may not be considered. Early applications are highly encouraged.
The position is in the Information Technology Program (ITPÂ http://itp.usc.edu), an academic unit in the USC Viterbi School of Engineering. ITP is a unique and innovative program within the Viterbi School, providing technology education to students from all majors at the University. Its 17 full-time and 30+ part-time teaching faculty have built a collaborative community of faculty who are passionate about teaching and working with students. ITP provides engineering education to thousands of students from many majors, helping to guide students towards technical interests and career paths. The program offers courses in areas including programming, web and mobile development, video game design and programming, digital security and forensics, 3D computer graphics, data analytics, enterprise information systems and digital entrepreneurship. Its award-winning faculty also work on initiatives such as increasing diversity in engineering, outreach to underserved communities, accessibility in technology, and technology for social impact.
The USC Viterbi School of Engineering is among the top tier engineering schools in the world. It counts 191 full-time tenure-track faculty members, 79 full-time teaching faculty, and 40 full-time research faculty. Home to the Information Sciences Institute (ISI), the School has been the recipient of many national centers, including two National Science Foundation Engineering Research Centers, a Department of Energy EFRC (Energy Frontiers Research Center), and the Department of Homeland Securityâs first University Center of Excellence, CREATE. Affiliated with the Alfred E. Mann Institute for Biomedical Engineering, the Institute for Creative Technologies and the USC Stevens Center for Innovation, the Viterbi School is the host of the NSF Innovation Node Los Angeles. Research expenditures exceed $200 million annually. In 2017, the Viterbi School was awarded the ASEE Presidentâs Award for its continuing efforts to âchange the conversationâ about engineering and develop a robust and diverse engineering pipeline.
USC is committed to a vibrant and healthy work environment, beingÂ consistently honoredÂ as a âGreat College to Work Forâ by the Chronicle of Higher Education.Â In addition to health, vision, and dental plans for employees, spouses / partners, and dependents, USC also provides services such as theÂ Center for Work and Family Life, access toÂ child care, and theÂ MindfulnessÂ program, as well as cultural events such asÂ Vision and Voices. Deeply connected to the surrounding community, USC partners with local initiatives and encourages faculty to participate through programs such asÂ Good NeighborsÂ andÂ CS@SC.
USC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.Â All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law or USC policy.Â USC will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring ordinance.
Bachelorâs degree or equivalent in a STEM-related or industry-related field
Masterâs or Ph.D. degree in a STEM-related or industry-related field
Two years of relevant industry and/or teaching experience.
Five years of industry and/or teaching experience in relevant field
Required Documents for application
Cover letter (please indicate the class(es) you are interested in teaching)
Names and contact information of three professional/teaching references
Statement about fostering an inclusive environment in the classroom
USC is the leading private research university in Los Angeles—a global center for arts, technology and international business. With more than 47,500 students, we are located primarily in Los Angeles but also in various US and global satellite locations. As the largest private employer in Los Angeles, responsible for $8 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic and professional schools and administrative units. As a USC employee and member of the Trojan Family—the faculty, staff, students, and alumni who make USC a great place to work—you will enjoy excellent benefits, including a variety of well-being programs designed to help individuals achieve work-life balance.