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Adjunct Professor of Accounting

Marshall School of Business Faculty Los Angeles, California

The Leventhal School of Accounting in the Marshall School of Business is accepting applications for part-time, non-tenure track faculty positions for the 2021-2022 academic year.

USC defines two categories of appointment for faculty working less than fulltime.  These are “adjunct” and “part-time.”  The difference in the categories is primarily based on the nature of a faculty member’s professional work outside of teaching at USC.

Definition of Adjunct Faculty

USC reserves the “Adjunct Faculty” appointment for faculty teaching less than full-time at USC, who are employed full-time in a primary profession or career elsewhere. Adjunct faculty typically teach only one course per year but, in exceptional cases, may teach one course per semester, if approved by the dean. For example, a full-time freelance artist, a lawyer employed full-time at a firm, a pharmacist employed full-time by a pharmacy, or a consultant/entrepreneur/CFO who teaches 1-2 classes a year for USC would be considered an adjunct faculty member.   A retired person who considers themselves fully retired, but teaches 1-2 classes a year for USC, could be considered Adjunct Faculty or Part-time Faculty.

Definition of Part-time Faculty

USC reserves the “Part-time Faculty” appointment for faculty teaching less than full-time who are not employed full-time in a primary position or career elsewhere. For example, a therapist with a part-time private practice, a musician who books performances on what they consider to be a part-time basis, a biologist who has a part-time job in a lab, or someone retired from a career who teaches less than full-time at USC could be considered “Part-time Faculty.”  Part-time Faculty under this definition may teach a maximum of 3 courses per semester, and we hope to limit that to 2 courses per semester as full-time faculty numbers increase.

Areas of anticipated teaching needs include topics in taxation including corporate taxation; provisions (income tax accounting and auditing); tax accounting methods; mergers and acquisitions (advanced corporate tax); and tax consolidations.   

Preferred qualifications for non-tenure track and part-time positions include an advanced degree (masters, Ph.D., J.D., etc.), relevant experience teaching at the college/university level, practical experience in professional accounting or taxation, and superior communication skills.  Preference may be given to applicants who have completed the AACSB Bridge Teaching Program. (http://aacsb.edu/bridge)

Qualified candidates should submit on-line a letter of application and a resume or CV.  Please indicate in letter any preferences or limitations for teaching evening courses, daytime courses, on-campus courses, and online courses.

The USC Leventhal School of Accounting is a top-ranked accounting school with outstanding undergraduate, masters, and PhD programs.  We have exceptional faculty, diverse and creative students, and dedicated staff, committed to academic excellence and achievement.  

USC Marshall is renowned for its high-ranking undergraduate, graduate, international and executive education programs, an exceptional faculty engaged in leading-edge research, a diverse and creative student body, and a commitment to technological advancement. The research productivity of Marshall’s 200 full-time faculty ranks among the top 15 business schools in the world.

The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles and is the largest private employer in the city.  As an employee of USC, you will be part of a world-class research university and a member of the “Trojan Family.”

The University of Southern California values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups, are encouraged to apply. 



REQ20103010 Posted Date: 09/19/2021

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