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Professor of Engineering Practice and Director of Information Technology Program

Viterbi School of Engineering Faculty Los Angeles, California

The University of Southern California, one of the nation’s top research universities, seeks outstanding candidates for the position of Director of the Information Technology Program (http://itp.usc.edu) in the USC Viterbi School of Engineering (http://viterbischool.usc.edu).  This is a full-time, non-tenured, benefits-eligible teaching faculty position at a senior level with administrative responsibilities.  We are seeking candidates who are committed to excellence in teaching and who are willing to engage and include 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; individuals of African, Hispanic, and Native American descent; veterans; and individuals with disabilities.

Competitive candidates will have an outstanding record of experience and knowledge in diverse areas of information technology; a strong commitment to excellence in teaching, curriculum development, and engineering education; effective management and interpersonal skills; and scholarly, technical, and/or pedagogical achievements that meet the requirements for appointment at the Associate Professor of Practice or Professor of Practice faculty rank.  A Master’s or higher degree in a STEM-related field is required, although a Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree in a STEM-related field is preferred.

In addition to teaching, the primary responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to the following: oversight of existing minors and development of new minors; curriculum development; recruitment and advisement of students; liaison activities with academic units, schools, and centers on campus as well as local professional entities off campus; specialized co-curricular student opportunities; and coordination by the Program in identifying, recruiting, and selecting instructors for ITP courses. 

The position is available as early as Spring or Summer 2023.  Interested candidates should visit https://itp.usc.edu/jobs/ to apply. Applications should include a cover letter; curriculum vitae detailing educational background, accomplishments, and experience; a two-page teaching statement that describes teaching philosophy, areas of expertise, and mentoring; a two-page administrative statement that describes thoughts on leadership, vision, and administrative style; a two-page statement on fostering an environment of diversity and inclusion; and contact information for at least four professional references. To receive full consideration, all materials should be received by December 1, 2022; applications received after this deadline might not be considered

The Information Technology Program (ITP) is an academic unit in the USC Viterbi School of Engineering.  Its 17 full-time and over 30 part-time teaching faculty, and its 5 staff, have built a collaborative community that is passionate about teaching and working with students. ITP provides engineering education to thousands of students from many majors both within the Viterbi School and throughout the University, helping to guide students toward technical interests and career paths. The program offers courses and minors in areas including:  artificial intelligence applications; applied analytics; blockchain; cloud computing; connected devices and making; cybersecurity and digital forensics; digital entrepreneurship; enterprise information systems; programming; video game production and programming, 3D computer graphics, and technical game art; and web and mobile development. ITP’s 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. It counts 189 full-time tenured/tenure-track faculty members, 73 full-time teaching faculty and 51 full-time research faculty.  It is home to the Information Sciences Institute, two National Science Foundation Engineering Research Centers and an Expedition in Computing Center, 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.  The School was awarded an ASEE President’s Award for its continuing efforts to “change the conversation” about engineering and develop a robust and diverse engineering pipeline nationally.

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 Work Well Center, access to child care, and the Mindfulness program, as well as cultural events such as Visions 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.


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REQ20123909 Posted Date: 09/29/2022

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