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Part-Time Lecturer of Information Technology

Viterbi School of Engineering Faculty Los Angeles, California

The Information Technology Program (ITP) at the Viterbi School of Engineeringat 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:

  • Python programming
  • Cybersecurity
  • Machine Learning

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 USC 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, and it was recently awarded the ASEE President’s Award for its continuing efforts to “change the conversation” 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 Spring 2021 semester (starting January 1, 2021). Applications will be considered starting immediately until the positions are filled. Applications submitted after November 30, 2020 may not be considered. Early applications are highly encouraged.

The position is in the Information Technology Program (ITP, an academic unit in the USC Viterbi School of Engineering. ITP is a unique and innovative program within the Viterbi School of Engineering, 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 with research expenditures typically exceeding $185 million annually. It is home to institutions such as the Information Sciences Institute, the Institute for Creative Technologies, the USC Stevens Center for Innovation, two National Science Foundation Engineering Research Centers, and the Department of Homeland Security’s first University Center of Excellence, CREATE.

USC is committed to a vibrant and healthy work environment, being consistently honored as a “Great College to Work For” by the Chronicle of Higher Education.  In addition to health, vision, and dental plans for employees, spouses / partners, and dependents, USC also provides services such as the Center for Work and Family Life, access to child care, and the Mindfulness program, as well as cultural events such as Vision and Voices. Deeply connected to the surrounding community, USC partners with local initiatives and encourages faculty to participate through programs such as Good Neighbors and CS@SC.

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.

Minimum Education

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a STEM-related or industry-related field

Preferred Education

Master’s or Ph.D. degree in a STEM-related or industry-related field

Minimum Experience

Two years of relevant industry and/or teaching experience.

Preferred 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)
  • Teaching statement
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Names and contact information of three professional/teaching references
  • Statement about fostering an inclusive environment in the classroom

REQ20094914 Posted Date: 11/10/2020

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