Adjunct Instructor in Public Administration and Society
University of Southern California Faculty Sol Price School of Public Policy
United States

Adjunct Instructor in Public Administration and Society

Faculty Faculty Los Angeles, California

University of Southern California

Sol Price School of Public Policy

Adjunct Instructor

Master of Public Administration Online (MPAOL)

The USC Sol Price School of Public Policy invites applicants for an adjunct faculty position in the area of Public Administration. The successful candidate should possess a Ph.D. in Public Administration or a related subject. A Master’s degree may be acceptable with appropriate experience. The candidate will be able to teach graduate-level methods material for the following class: PPD 540-Public Administration and Society. Preference will be given to candidates with prior online (blended, remote and digital) teaching experience and excellent teaching evaluations.

Course Description: PPD 540 provides MPA students with an overview of contemporary public administration. The course reviews important intellectual and constitutional foundations of the administrative state and construct a theoretical approach to the study and practice of public administration. Course objectives include developing skills in critical analysis necessary for practice, developing research and writing proficiencies necessary to address highly rigorous academic analysis, and familiarizing students with online pedagogies and technologies used in the Master of Public Administration online program.

Adjunct instructor responsibilities include delivery of course content, support of the lead instructor including attending all and conducting any live sessions with students as requested, scheduling office hours and being actively accessible to students as appropriate in an engaged, online graduate program, and grading. Each instructor is expected to teach students with a syllabus provided outlining the course goals, schedule and all requirements for the course under the direction of the MPAOL faculty coordinator and 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:

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, statement of experience with online teaching or digital technologies, one or more sample syllabi, and one or more sets of sample teaching evaluations.

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