University of Southern California Full Time Lecturer of Programming in Los Angeles, California

Full Time Lecturer of ProgrammingApplyInformation Technology ProgramLos Angeles, California

The Information Technology Program ( in the USC Viterbi School of Engineering ( seeks outstanding candidates for a teaching faculty position in the area of programming. This is a full-time, non-tenure track, benefits-eligible faculty position.

The ideal candidate would have the experience and knowledge necessary to teach undergraduate-level courses in several of the following areas:

  • Introduction to Programming in Java, Python, C++, and/or MATLAB

  • Data Structures (in C++)

  • Advanced programming courses in Java or C++

This is a teaching position; all candidates are expected to have a strong commitment to teaching. Lecturers 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 position.

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 wasrecently awardedthe 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.In order to receive full consideration for positions starting Spring 2018 (starting January 1, 2018), applications should be received by September 1, 2017.Applications received after this date may not be considered.

The Information Technology Program (ITP) is an academic unit in the USC Viterbi School of Engineering. Its 18 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 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, beingconsistently honoredas 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 theCenter for Work and Family Life, access tochild care, and theMindfulnessprogram, as well as cultural events such asVision and Voices. Deeply connected to the surrounding community, USC partners with local initiatives and encourages faculty to participate through programs such asGood NeighborsandCS@SC.

USC is an equal-opportunity educator and employer, proudly pluralistic and firmly committed to providing a diverse and inclusive environment for outstanding persons of every race, gender, creed and background. The University particularly encourages women, members of underrepresented groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply (

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

REQ20048145 Posted Date: 08/10/2017