University of Southern California Part Time Lecturer of Information Technology in Los Angeles, California

Part Time Lecturer of Information TechnologyApplyInformation Technology ProgramLos Angeles, California

The Information Technology Program ( in the USC Viterbi School of Engineering ( 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 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, 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, applications should be received by August 14, 2017.Applications received after this date may not be considered.The position is for appointment in the Fall 2017 semester, starting August 16, 2017.

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 (

The job openings are for teaching one or more of the following classes:

  • ITP 250 –Database Systems for Analytics:The course is an introduction to modeling data for analytic applications covering design and implementation of analytics databases, querying databases to extract business intelligence, and importance of database performance for analytics.

  • ITP 350 – Technologies and Practices for Analytics:Overview of the process of data analysis. Reporting, visualization and prediction. Practical applications of analytics through case studies.

  • ITP 310 –Design for User Experience:The course provides a comprehensive overview of the user experience design process. Students learn the fundamental methods, concepts and techniques necessary to design useful, functional and delightful mobile and web products.

  • 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 325 – Ethical Hacking and Systems Defense:Hacking from a defense perspective. Hacker ethics and laws. Penetration testing. Vulnerability assessment. Securing workstations, servers, and networks.

  • ITP 357 – Enterprise Network Design: Network technologies. Strategies for managing thousands of systems. Routers and managed switches. Integrated operating systems (IOS). Windows and Linux networking. Subnets.

  • ITP 370 – Information Security Management:Management techniques for security projects. Security team management. Laws and regulations for information security. Disaster recovery. Security Audits.

  • ITP 375 – Digital Forensics:Forensic science techniques. Digital evidence preservation and presentation. Processes and methodologies for digital analysis.

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


Two years of relevant industry and/or teaching experience


Five years of industry and/or teaching experience in relevant field

Additional Course Specific Requirements

ITP 250:

Minimum Experience

  • Proficiency in databases, SQL, analytics, NoSQL

ITP 350:

Minimum Experience

  • Proficiency in analytics, data analysis

  • Expertise in reporting, data visualization

  • Expertise in predictive and descriptive data mining

  • Expertise in leading analytics tools from industry

ITP 310:

Minimum Experience

  • Fluency in some or all of the following topics: the UX Process, User Research and Personas, Usability Testing, UX Analysis, Information Architecture, Interface Design, Wireframing, Prototyping, Analytics and Optimization, Mobile UX, and/or HTML/CSS.

  • Expertise in leading design tools from industry (Sketch and InVision included)

ITP 125, 325, 357, 370, 375:

Minimum Experience

  • Demonstrated proficiency in a cybersecurity or digital forensic domain appropriate to the individual course


  • Cover letter

  • Curriculum vitae

  • Names and contact information of three professional/teaching references

  • Statement about fostering an inclusive environment in the classroom (may be included in cover letter)

REQ20048248 Posted Date: 08/10/2017