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(Open Rank) Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Associate, or Full Professor of Computer Science Practice

Viterbi School of Engineering Faculty Los Angeles, California

The Department of Computer Science ( in the USC Viterbi School of Engineering ( has multiple openings for teaching faculty positions at all ranks (Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Associate Professor of Practice, and Professor of Practice).  These are full time, benefits eligible faculty positions on the non-tenure track.  We are seeking candidates to teach at the undergraduate and/or graduate level and who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the USC academic community.  The department is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and welcomes applications from women; individuals of African, Hispanic, and Native American descent; veterans; and individuals with disabilities.

This is primarily a teaching position; all candidates are expected to have a strong commitment to teaching and the preparation necessary to teach effectively at the Bachelors and Masters degree levels in a highly-ranked Computer Science department. Teaching faculty spend the majority of their time on teaching and teaching-related duties. By the date of their appointment, candidates should have a doctoral degree (or equivalent) in Computer Science or other closely related field.  We are interested in candidates with backgrounds in all areas of Computer Science.

Applicants should submit their applications at USC Careers.

Applications must include a cover letter, a detailed curriculum vitae, 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.   Applications must also include a teaching statement explaining the applicant’s relevant experience and approach to teaching, and a separate diversity statement describing the applicant’s relevant experience and approach to fostering an environment of diversity.  If available, applicants should include evidence of their teaching effectiveness (e.g., student and/or peer evaluations).  Applicants may optionally include a research statement. Applications should be submitted by January 6, 2023; applications received after this deadline may not be considered.

The annual base salary range for the following faculty ranks in this posting are:

  • Lecturer: $90,000 - $105,000​​

  • Senior Lecturer: $105,000 - $125,000

  • Associate Professor of Practice: $125,000 - $150,000

  • Professor of Practice: $150,000 - $185,000

When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope of 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. 

The USC Viterbi School of Engineering is among the top tier engineering schools in the world. It counts 189 full-time, tenure-track faculty members, and it is home to the Information Sciences Institute, two National Science Foundation Engineering Research Centers, a Department of Energy EFRC (Energy Frontiers Research Center), and the Department of Homeland Security’s first University Center of Excellence, CREATE. The school is affiliated with the Alfred E. Mann Institute for Biomedical Engineering, the Institute for Creative Technologies, and the USC Stevens Center for Innovation. Research expenditures typically exceed $210 million annually. With 46 tenure-track, 31 research faculty, and 16 teaching faculty, the USC Department of Computer Science 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.


REQ20124942 Posted Date: 12/15/2022

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