Part-Time Position, Part- Time Lecturer for the USC Iovine and Young Academy
University of Southern California (USC)
Location: Los Angeles, California
Internal Number: REQ20131737
The Iovine and Young Academy for Arts, Technology and the Business of Innovation at the University of Southern California invites applications for one or more part-time, non-tenure-track faculty positions in the schools core areas: the arts; design; technology; engineering; media; entertainment; business and entrepreneurship; and communication. Other areas of expertise may be considered as needed. This is an ongoing posting for a pool and we will be hiring intermittently for openings as early as Fall 2023, or later.
Since the school is seeking to create a pool from which one or multiple positions may be filled, applicants should not contact the school to check on their application status. Applicants will be notified if additional information is required.
The ideal candidate is an experienced professional, creative or researcher with higher education teaching experience and holds an MA, MS, MFA, MBA, PhD or equivalent in the schools core areas: the arts; design; technology; engineering; media; entertainment; business and entrepreneurship; and communication. The position includes teaching and co-teaching courses to a diverse group of undergraduate and graduate students, in residence and online, with backgrounds in the arts and design, technology and/or business entrepreneurship.
Candidates should have a background (or specific interest) in one or more of the following areas:
Art and Design
Graphic Design, including Motion Graphics
Product Design, including Package Design
User Interface Design
Experience Design, including Live Experiences
Multi-Disciplinary Design Project Teams
HTML, CSS and Client-side scripting and frameworks
Server-side scripting and frameworks
Knowledge of Database Architecture, SQL and other data structures
Data Science and Analytics
IoT and other device programming
AI and Machine Learning
Extended Reality Technologies
Business and Entrepreneurship
Managerial and Financial Accounting
Problem Solving Theories and Methodologies
Candidates should have a minimum of one year of full-time teaching experience (or the equivalent in part-time positions) at the college/university level (graduate and undergraduate preferred), and demonstrated success in mentoring and advising students in and beyond their education or equivalent professional experience. Preference will be given to candidates who can also show evidence of teaching innovations, extensive and effective use of technology in the classroom, and an ability to work well in non-traditional educational settings.
Preference will be given to candidates whose background includes experience that crosses the areas of design, product development, UI/UX, or technology commercialization. Candidates should also have a strong understanding of where and how technology intersects with 2D and 3D design and business (including non-profit ventures), as well as facility and experience with creative problem solving theories and methodologies.
Ideal candidates will also have experience in curricular development.
In addition to having a broad awareness of and active presence in design, technology and/or business-related fields and endeavors (or other areas as applicable), the candidate must be a team player who will mentor students and peers and provide vision for this groundbreaking cross-disciplinary program, within the strategic goals of this top-tier research university. The candidate should also be interested in forging relationships and building opportunities with other schools and departments at USC, including but not limited to the schools of Art and Design, Business, Engineering, and Communication and Journalism.
USC Iovine and Young Academy is especially interested in candidates whose backgrounds and experience have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to the engagement, teaching, and inclusion of diverse audiences.
Standard, part-time instructional faculty pay is $2,232 per unit. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidates work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.
About USC Iovine and Young Academy
USC Iovine and Young Academy students develop expertise at the intersection of design, technology, business and communication along with competencies in each of these areas. Academy graduates can integrate divergent ideas to develop new ways of working, learning, collaborating in key emerging specializations of the 21st century design strategy, product innovation, integrated business innovation, extended reality, physical computing, health innovation and participatory wellness, purpose-driven innovation and entrepreneurship. Academy students and graduates regularly receive offers for top internships and jobs from leading companies such as Apple, Google, Intel, adidas, Sony, Spotify, Khan Academy, Tesla, Meta, and Ernst and Young, and student startups have garnered more than $150M in funding and acquisition payouts since the schools opening in 2014.
The Academy is proud of our efforts to foster an accessible, inclusive, diverse, and equitable learning community. As a school, it is our express purpose to reinvent undergraduate and graduate education, specifically to meet the changing needs of our students and, through their abilities, society. Through these new models for education, we are intent on providing greater access for students from diverse backgrounds, and especially those who exhibit talents, traits and attributes different from those traditionally sought by higher education programs.
About the University of Southern California
The University of Southern California is one of the worlds leading private research universities. An anchor institution in Los Angeles and global center for arts, technology, and international business, USC's diverse curricular offerings provide extensive opportunities for interdisciplinary study and collaboration with leading researchers in highly advanced learning environments.
Instructions to the applicant:
Applicants should submit a letter of application discussing professional and scholarly work, teaching, and related experience; curriculum vitae; and names and contact information of three references. All application materials should be uploaded through the online portal at usccareers.usc.edu. This is an ongoing posting to create a pool of candidates for future positions. Applicants should not contact the school to check on their application status. Applicants will be notified if additional information is required.
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.
We provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should contact USC Human Resources by phone at (213) 821-8100, or by email at email@example.com. Inquiries will be treated as confidential to the extent permitted by law.
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.