The Viterbi School of Engineering Â (http://viterbi.usc.edu) at the University of Southern California seeks outstanding faculty candidates in the field of digital forensics. The ideal candidate would have the experience and knowledge necessary to teach undergraduate-level courses in several of the following areas:
Introduction to Information Security
Digital Forensics and Investigations
Windows Forensic Analysis
Linux and Server Forensics
Memory and Malware Analysis
Malware Reverse Engineering
Mac OS Forensics
Mobile Device Forensics
This is a full time, non tenure track, benefits eligible teaching position; all candidates are expected to have a strong commitment to teaching. Faculty spend 80% of their time on teaching and teaching-related duties with the remaining 20% engaging in service to students, the program, and the university. While we seek applications at the level of Lecturer, qualified candidates with substantial teaching experience or relevant background may also be considered for a commensurate higher-ranked positions such as Senior Lecturer, Associate Professor of Practice and Professor of Practice.
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 Fall 2020 (starting August 16, 2020). Applications will be considered starting immediately until the position is filled. Applications submitted after January 15, 2020 may not be considered. Early applications are highly encouraged.
The position is in the Information Technology Program (ITP http://itp.usc.edu), 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 [email protected].
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.
Masterâs degree in a STEM-related or industry-related field
Ph.D. or equivalent advanced degree in a STEM-related or industry-related field
Two years of relevant industry and/or teaching experience
Flexible team player with strong interpersonal skills
Ability to work collaboratively with faculty on existing and/or new curriculum
Domain expertise in one of the following subject areas:
Digital Forensic Examination and Investigation
Windows Forensic Analysis
Linux and Server Analysis
Network Forensic Analysis
Reverse Engineering and Malware Analysis
Five years of relevant industry and/or teaching experience
Prior teaching experience at the collegiate or university level
Domain expertise in multiple subject areas listed above
Proficiency and/or certification in a forensic tool suite, including EnCase, FTK, Forensic Explorer, NUIX, Belkasoft, Cellebrite, Autopsy/TSK, Volatility, X-Ways, Axiom, and Blacklight
Active in the information security community or equivalent communities
Certifications (one or more preferred)
Tool-Based, including EnCE, ACE, CCO/CCPA/CCME, CBE
GCFA or other SANS GIAC Certifications
Names and contact information of three professional/teaching references
Statement about fostering an inclusive environment in the classroom
Internal Number: REQ20072899
USC is the leading private research university in Los Angeles—a global center for arts, technology and international business. With more than 47,500 students, we are located primarily in Los Angeles but also in various US and global satellite locations. As the largest private employer in Los Angeles, responsible for $8 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic and professional schools and administrative units. As a USC employee and member of the Trojan Family—the faculty, staff, students, and alumni who make USC a great place to work—you will enjoy excellent benefits, including a variety of well-being programs designed to help individuals achieve work-life balance.