The mission of the Rossier School of Education is to improve urban education locally, nationally, and globally. Urban areas typically have unique strengths including racial, ethnic, linguistic, and cultural diversity. Urban regions face challenges associated with equity and access, poverty, density, immigration, and strained social conditions around housing, healthcare, and crime. We seek educators who can prepare students to start and advance careers as teachers, educational leaders, counselors and scholars. Rossier faculty benefit from vigorous debate and seek colleagues who are willing to engage in discussions about the future of education.
The Rossier School offers a range of academic programs that prepare students to start and advance careers as teachers, educational leaders, counselors and scholars. All programs offer exceptional academic preparation that reflects our guiding principles of Leadership, Learning, Accountability, and Diversity. For more information on individual programs and course offerings please visit our website: http://rossier.usc.edu/programs/.
The candidate should be an expert in educational psychology and have a strong record of teaching excellence at the graduate level in the areas of learning, motivation, and human development. He/she should also have professional experience in K-12 or postsecondary education and a strong understanding of the application of learning and motivational theories and principles to various urban learning contexts and environments. The candidate will teach relevant courses in the Masters and EdD programs, contribute to curriculum design efforts, and lead doctoral dissertations. The candidate will teach relevant courses in the Masters and EdD programs.
This position is at Assistant Professor level within the Research, Teaching, Practice, and Clinical (RTPC) track. RTPC faculty, previously known as non-tenure track faculty, in the Rossier School have two distinct profiles:
On-campus RTPC faculty typically have a profile of 80% teaching (24 academic units) and a 20% service expectation including some combination of, but not limited to, curriculum development, course oversight, recruitment and admissions activities, and participation on school and university committees.
Off-site RTPC faculty typically have a profile of 95% teaching (32-36 academic units) and a 5% service expectation.
This position is a 12-month renewable appointment that is expected to begin in Fall 2016.
All candidates should have a doctoral degree, background in the relevant discipline or field, and teaching experience. Experience with course design and a variety instructional methods (e.g., in-person, online, hybrid) is preferred.
Interested applicants should visit the Rossier Faculty Opportunities webpage for more information and to apply: http://rossier.usc.edu/faculty-and-research/open-faculty-positions/.
Applicants must provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three names for references. Review of applications will begin May 16, 2016 and continue until the positions are filled.
The University of Southern California strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. For additional information about a specific position please go to: https://policy.usc.edu/equal-opportunities/.