Adjunct Instructor in Governance and Management
University of Southern California School of Public Policy
United States

Adjunct Instructor of Governance and Management

Faculty Los Angeles, California

University of Southern California

Sol Price School of Public Policy

Adjunct Instructor

Department of Governance and Management

The USC Sol Price School of Public Policy invites applicants for an adjunct faculty position in the Department of Governance and Management. The successful candidate should possess a master’s degree in public administration, government, public affairs, or a related field such as political science or sociology, and should have professional experience in a related field. This position serves as a faculty cohort coach in the online program to provide training and development of essential academic skills including but not limited to critical thinking and digital literacy skills and other key methods for online education engagement. The coach will provide professional development sessions and facilitate engagement in the online MPA program between faculty and students. This position is not restricted geographically and can be filled by any candidate with broadband internet access.

This position serves as a faculty cohort coach in the online program to provide training and development of essential academic skills including but not limited to critical thinking and digital literacy skills and other key methods for online education engagement. The coach will provide professional development sessions and facilitate engagement in the online MPA program between faculty and students. This position is not restricted geographically and can be filled by any candidate with broadband internet access.

Preference will be given to candidates with prior teaching experience and excellent teaching evaluations.

Adjunct instructor responsibilities include delivery of course content, scheduling office hours and being accessible to students as appropriate, and grading. Each instructor is expected to provide students with a syllabus outlining the course goals, schedule and all requirements for the course under the direction of the Department Chair.

About the Sol Price School of Public Policy: The mission of the Sol Price School of Public Policy is to improve the quality of life for people and their communities, here and abroad. We achieve this mission through education and research that promote innovative solutions to the most critical issues facing society, with a particular focus on governance, urban development, and social policy. The Price School offers Ph.D. programs in Public Policy and Management and Urban Planning; masters’ degrees in Public Administration, Public Policy, Urban Planning, Health Administration, Nonprofit Management and Leadership, and Real Estate Development; executive masters’ degrees; and three undergraduate degrees.  USC is one of the nation’s premiere research universities, and the Price School is a major contributor to the university’s reputation. Our school supports an array of thematic research centers with $35 million in active sponsored research, ranking third overall in funded research at USC on a per faculty basis. Much of the school’s research is conducted through its centers, institutes, and research groups.  For additional information, see our website: https://priceschool.usc.edu/

An Equal Opportunity Employer:

USC is an equal-opportunity educator and employer, proudly pluralistic and firmly committed to providing equal opportunity 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. USC will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in undue hardship.

Apply for this Position: Applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, one or more sample syllabi, and one or more sets of sample teaching evaluations.


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