24 days old

(Open Rank) Professor of Information Technology Practice

USC Information Technology Program
Los Angeles, California 90089
  • Job Status
    Full Time

The Viterbi School of Engineering (http://viterbi.usc.edu) at the University of Southern California seeks outstanding faculty candidates for full time, non tenure track, benefits eligible teaching positions. The ideal candidates would have the experience and knowledge necessary to teach undergraduate-level courses in one of the following fields:


  • Introduction to Programming
  • Object Oriented programming
  • Data Structures
  • Advanced programming courses

Applied Analytics

  • Data analytics
  • Business Intelligence
  • Big data
  • Descriptive and predictive data mining
  • Forecasting
  • Data visualization and dashboards
  • Data analytic tools from leading software vendors
  • Data warehousing
  • Relational and non-relational databases
  • Python programming for analytics
  • Machine learning/Deep Learning/Artificial Intelligence 

Experience with computer security and/or digital forensics is a plus.

These are full time, non tenure track, benefits eligible teaching positions; 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.   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 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, 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 2021 (starting August 16, 2021). Applications will be considered starting immediately until the position is filled. Applications submitted after April 15, 2021 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 USC 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, cloud computing, connected devices, 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 Security’s 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 “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

  • Master’s degree in a STEM-related or industry-related field

Preferred Education

  • Ph.D. or equivalent advanced 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 relevant industry and/or teaching experience
  • Prior teaching experience at the university level

Required Documents

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


Posted: 2021-03-17 Expires: 2021-04-16

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