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(Open Rank) Lecturer of Industrial and Systems Engineering

Viterbi School of Engineering Faculty Los Angeles, California

The University of Southern California, one of the nation’s top research universities, seeks a candidate for a teaching position (Lecturer or higher rank) to teach undergraduate and graduate students in courses offered by the Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering in the USC Viterbi School of Engineering.  This is a full-time, benefits-eligible, teaching-track faculty position on the non-tenure track.  The USC Viterbi School is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, and welcomes applications from women, individuals from racial/ethnic populations demographically underrepresented in engineering, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.  Competitive candidates will have the training and experience to teach effectively in a highly-ranked department that advances undergraduate students through an accredited B.S. degree program, and graduate students enrolled in world-class M.S. and Ph.D. programs.

We are particularly interested in candidates with experience and expertise in the area of operations and supply chain, able to teach courses in subjects including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Planning and scheduling:  Production planning, forecasting, scheduling, and inventory; computer integrated decision systems in analysis and control of production systems;
  • Inventory systems:  Deterministic and stochastic demand systems with static/dynamic models; practice in inventory management, computerized procedures, materials requirements planning, just-in-time production, Kanban systems;
  • Design of Supply Chains:  Product, distribution, transportation and site selection; analysis and optimization of supply chain networks;
  • Design of facilities for operations and distribution:  Product, process flow, material handling, and facility location techniques that lead to making good decisions for facilities layouts.

A candidate with appropriate qualifications may also be considered for an appointment to serve as the director of our Masters of Science degree program in Engineering Management.  The responsibilities of this position include (in addition to teaching) oversight of degree requirements, recruitment and advisement of students, coordination with the department in recruiting and selecting instructors for courses, and among other duties.

We invite applications from candidates knowledgeable in Industrial and Systems Engineering, and will focus on a candidate’s experience, track-record, and their potential during the review process.  This is primarily a teaching position; all candidates are expected to have a strong commitment to teaching.  The position will require the majority of effort to be spent on teaching and teaching-related duties, with reduced obligation for research and university service. An earned doctorate degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering or a closely related field is required.  While we seek applications at the rank of Lecturer, in exceptional cases applicants with longer and more accomplished teaching experience and/or other significant credentials may also be considered for a commensurate higher-ranked position (e.g., Senior Lecturer, Associate Professor of Practice, or Professor of Practice).

The anticipated start date is August 16, 2022.  Candidates should apply online. Applications must include a cover letter, a detailed curriculum vitae, a teaching statement (up to 2 pages), and names of at least three professional references (at least two of whom must be familiar with and able to comment on the applicant’s teaching experience).  Applicants are encouraged to include a succinct statement on fostering an environment of diversity and inclusion.  Applications should be submitted by 31 January 2022 in order to receive full consideration; applications received after this deadline might not be considered.

The USC Viterbi School of Engineering is among the top engineering schools in the world.  It counts 189 full-time, tenure-track faculty members, and also and also 117 full-time teaching-track and research-track faculty members.  Department faculty engage in interdisciplinary research through the school’s research centers, including the Information Sciences Institute, the Department of Homeland Security’s first University Center of Excellence (CREATE), the National Center for Metropolitan Transportation Research (METRANS), the Center for Artificial Intelligence in Society, USC Machine Learning Center, and the Center for Advanced Manufacturing.  Viterbi School research expenditures typically exceed $210 million annually.  With 19 tenure-track/tenured and 6 teaching faculty, the Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering is one of the nation’s leading centers of research and education in the field.

The USC Viterbi School of Engineering is committed to enabling the success of dual-career families and fosters a family-friendly environment.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.


REQ20109696 Posted Date: 11/15/2021 - Thru date - 2022-03-01

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