The Viterbi School of Engineering at the University of Southern California seeks outstanding faculty candidates in the field of computer programming 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 several of the following areas:
Python programming language
Proficiency in programming, both teaching and coding
Practical applications of programming concepts
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.Â Â 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, and it was recently awarded the ASEE Presidentâs Award for its continuing efforts to âchange the conversationâ about engineering and to develop nationally a robust and diverse engineering pipeline.
Applications must include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, and names of at least three professional and/or teaching references as well as a statement about fostering an inclusive environment in the classroom. We would like to fill the position for Spring semester 2020 (starting January 1, 2020). Applications will be considered starting immediately until the position is filled. Applications submitted after November 15, 2019 may not be considered. Early applications are highly encouraged.
The position is at 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 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, 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, 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, two National Science Foundation Engineering Research Centers, and the Department of Homeland Securityâs first University Center of Excellence, CREATE. The school is also affiliated with the Institute for Creative Technologies and the USC Stevens Center for Innovation.
USC is committed to a vibrant and healthy work environment, being consistently honored as a âGreat College to Work Forâ by the Chronicle of Higher Education.Â 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.Â 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.Â 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.
ITP 115 -Programming in Python:Introduction to programming and computational thinking using Python. This course targets non-CS and non-engineering majors and focuses on the practical application of programming concepts.
Bachelorâs degree or equivalent in a STEM-related or industry-related field
Masterâs or Ph.D. degree in a STEM-related or industry-related field
Two years of relevant industry and/or teaching experience. Demonstrated proficiency in programming
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)
Names and contact information of three professional/teaching references
Statement about fostering an inclusive environment in the classroom (may be included in cover letter)
USC’s Viterbi School of Engineering has been one of the economic engines in Southern California and a vital hub in the California economy. The technical innovations and ideas generated by the Viterbi faculty and research community have resulted in countless innovations, many becoming the foundations for new companies, products and services. The thousands of students graduating each year bring new ideas and vitality to companies in California and beyond. With an annual research budget exceeding $205M each year, more than 46 research centers and institutes, more than 180 faculty members, 7,800 students and over 60,000 impassioned alumni world-wide, the Viterbi School is addressing some of the world’s great challenges.