Job Opportunity


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 ( in the USC Viterbi School of Engineering ( This is a full-time, non-tenured, benefits-eligible teaching faculty position 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 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.

The ideal candidate 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.

The position is for appointment effective Spring 2019, starting January 1, 2019. Interested candidates should apply at Applications should include: a cover letter; curriculum vitae detailing educational background, accomplishments and experience; a teaching statement of no more than two pages that describes teaching philosophy, areas of expertise, and mentoring; an administrative statement of no more than two pages that describes thoughts on leadership, vision, and administrative style; and names of a least four professional references. Applicants are encouraged to include a succinct statement on fostering an environment of diversity and inclusion. In order to receive full consideration, all materials should be received by December 1, 2018, but earlier applications are encouraged.

The Information Technology Program (ITP) is an academic unit in the USC Viterbi School of Engineering. Its 18 full-time and 25+ 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 both within the Viterbi School of Engineering and throughout the University, helping to guide students toward technical interests and career paths. The program offers courses and minors in areas including programming, web and mobile development, video game design and programming, digital security and forensics, 3D computer graphics, 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. It counts 189 full-time tenured/tenure-track faculty members, 75 full-time teaching faculty and 44 full-time research faculty. 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 $200 million annually. Recently, the School was awarded the 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 Center for Work and Family Life, 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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