The Information Technology Program (http://itp.usc.edu) in the USC Viterbi School of Engineering (htto://viterbi.usc.edu) seeks outstanding candidates for part-time, teaching track (non-tenure) faculty positions to teach undergraduate courses in the field of Information Technology.
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 USC Viterbi School of Engineering is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and welcomes applications from women, underrepresented groups, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. The Viterbi school 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. Applications will be considered starting immediately until the positions are filled. Early applications are highly encouraged. Applications received after May 15, 2019 may not be considered. The positions are for appointment in the Fall 2019 semester, starting August 16, 2019.
The Information Technology Program (ITP) is an academic unit in the USC Viterbi School of Engineering. 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.
The job openings are for teaching one or more of the following classes:
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.
ITP 125 - From Hackers to CEOs: An Introduction to Information Security. Introductory course in computer security. Fundamentals of information security management. Threats to information integrity. Ethical hacking concerns and practice. Policies and Procedures.
ITP 168 - Introduction to MATLAB: Fundamentals of MATLAB: a high-performance numeric computation and visualization environment. Overview of linear algebra and matrix manipulation; using 2-D and 3-D plotting routines; programming in MATLAB; basic numerical analysis.
ITP 425 - Web Application Security: Web application security techniques. eCommerce vulnerabilities. Online fraud. Solutions to spam and identity theft.
ITP 491 - Level Design and Development for Video Games: Theories and practices of defining, prototyping, testing, and refining a video game level, development of game level documents, and the tools for managing the development process.
Minimum Education Master's degree or equivalent 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 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 the cover letter)
Additional Course Specific Requirements
ITP 104: Minimum Experience
Experience with CSS Frameworks.
Minimum Bachelor's degree in STEM-related or industry-related field.
ITP 115: Minimum Experience
Demonstrated proficiency in programming
ITP 125: Minimum Experience
Demonstrated proficiency in a cybersecurity domain, including networking, penetration testing, vulnerability and risk assessment, digital forensics, incident response or information security operations
ITP 168: Minimum Experience
Demonstrated proficiency in programming
ITP 425: Minimum Experience
Demonstrated proficiency in web application security, including the standards set by OWASP or other leading organizations
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.