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MSN Part-Time Lecturer Positions

Dworak-Peck School of Social Work Faculty Los Angeles, California

MSN Part-Time Lecturer Positions

University of Southern California

Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

About the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

The University of Southern California has established a Department of Nursing in affiliation with its renowned Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work. Working within a growing, interdisciplinary institution, faculty members have the opportunity to teach in a creative graduate nursing program.

The Department of Nursing invites applications for instruction positions for non-tenure part-time teaching faculty. We are looking for candidates who can effectively implement the program curriculum, possess knowledge of graduate advanced practice nursing education, and are able to conduct online courses with some on-campus intensives for simulations and skills assessments.

The online environment features small, video-enabled seminars that promote faculty-student dialogue.  We seek candidates who can work well in a team environment, work collaboratively with inter-professional leadership, and who value knowledge translation to advance clinical care and health policy change.  Promoting the health of diverse populations and managing complex care needs of vulnerable populations are priorities.

Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

The USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work champions social justice for the well-being of individuals, families, and communities through innovative teaching of evidence-informed and practice-based skills, pioneering transformative research, and cultivating leadership for social change.

Qualifications Sought

Required qualifications for all positions include a doctoral degree in nursing (PhD/DNP), health, human services, education, management, or other a related discipline; MSN currently in doctoral study will also be considered. Applicants will be eligible for California R.N. licensure and CA Nurse-Practitioner certification. National certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner is required with a minimum of two years of prior professional experience as an FNP. The candidate must have the ability and commitment to maintain national certification through clinical practice.

Applicants who are interested in the position should possess formal training or coursework in teaching, along with exceptional academic performance. We are seeking self-directed individuals who can work well within broadly defined parameters and are adept at communication. A commitment to evidence-based practice and nursing research is highly valued. Successful candidates must be able to work effectively with diverse groups of people within a multidisciplinary environment. They must also possess a keen interest in leveraging new technological tools to engage students in a virtual classroom setting.


Primary responsibilities for all positions include working with the MSN-FNP Director and faculty to implement the program’s curriculum. Applicants will teach either or both theory and clinically-focused courses.


Available position(s) are located at the University Park Campus (UPC) in Los Angeles. Some travel may be required.

Application Procedure

Please submit: (1) a letter of application outlining experience in classroom instruction, curriculum development; (2) evidence of teaching performance; (3) a curriculum vita; and (4) contact information for three references.

Applications are accepted and reviewed on an ongoing basis.

For application inquires, please email the Office of Faculty Affairs at in the event of any difficulties with our online system.

The salary range for this position is $2,304 per unit. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.

There are multiple state and federal reporting requirements that may apply to this or any other position one may hold while employed by USC. The university will notify individuals of any such designation and related requirements, if applicable.

USC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. 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. 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. We provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should contact USC Human Resources by phone at 213-821-8100, or by email at Inquiries will be treated as confidential to the extent permitted by law.

REQ20147580 Posted Date: 04/16/2024

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