Job Posting

Full-Time (Open Rank) Non-Tenure Track Faculty Opportunity in Educational Psychology

The University of Southern California’s Rossier School of Education invites applicants for the full-time (open rank), non-tenure track faculty position in Educational Psychology.

The Rossier School

The mission of the Rossier School is to improve urban education locally, nationally, and globally.  Urban areas typically have unique strengths including racial, ethnic, linguistic, and cultural diversity. Urban regions also face challenges associated with equity and access, poverty, density, immigration, and strained social conditions around housing, healthcare, and crime.  Rossier faculty work to craft research agendas that guide and create informed public policy on these issues and bring about change aimed at developing a more equitable society.
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.

Candidate Requirements

The candidate will be an expert in educational psychology and will teach students in the Masters and Ed.D. programs.  The candidate should 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 be expected to contribute to curriculum design efforts and lead doctoral dissertation groups (http://rossier.usc.edu/programs/doctoral/edd-ed-  leadership/dissertation/).

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.

Faculty Expectations

The Rossier School is fully committed to recognizing and supporting non-tenure track faculty as full members of the faculty. Non-tenure track faculty participate in the governance of the School and advising doctoral (Ed.D.) students and are accorded all privileges of faculty status with the exception of voting on tenure cases and chairing PhD dissertations.

The typical profile of full-time non-tenure track faculty at the Rossier School consists of 80% teaching (24 academic units, approx. 8 courses) and a 20% service including some combination of, but not limited to, curriculum development, course oversight, recruitment and admissions activities, and participation on school and university committees. All full-time non-tenure track faculty positions are 12-month appointments, renewable based on performance.

Academic Programs

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 the links below:

Rossier School of Education’s Academic Programs:  http://rossier.usc.edu/programs/

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/

How to apply

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and three references through the online application: https://facultypositions.usc.edu/bonita/console/frsSubmission.jsp?postingId=2000937

The position is expected to begin in July 2015. Salary is commensurate with experience Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Please contact Michael Chung, michaebc@rossier.usc.edu, with any questions regarding the position.