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 Masterâs degree may be acceptable with appropriate experience. The candidate will be able to teach graduate-level methods material for the following class: PPD 504 â Essential Statistics of Public Management. Preference will be given to candidates with prior teaching experience and excellent teaching evaluations.
Course Description: Essential statistics for public managers and administrators; application of statistical methods in addressing public policy and management questions. This class develops competency in the essential statistics required of public managers and administrators, serving as the graduate-level statistical requirement for the MPA at the Price School of Public Policy. The goal of the course is to provide literacy in the use and translation of statistical analysis and reasoning to answer questions related to public administration and management. Faculty must teach feasible approaches to data collection, critique and critically employ secondary data sources, calculate and visually display descriptive measures, and the use of statistical methods to analyze data and explore statistical trends. The course teaches hypothesis testing including analysis of ordinal and nominal data and provides an introduction to the methods of univariate regression and time series analysis, preparing interested students to take a course in multivariate analysis. At the end of this course, students will be able to employ and translate statistical data and to apply basic statistical methods in addressing public policy and management questions. Unlike many courses in statistical analysis, which focus on business statistics or statistical analysis within a particular social science or scientific discipline, this class enables students to apply statistics specifically for public management analysis.
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; mastersâ degrees in Public Administration, Public Policy, Urban Planning, Health Administration, Nonprofit Management and Leadership, and Real Estate Development; executive mastersâ degrees; and three undergraduate degrees.Â USC is one of the nationâs premiere research universities, and the Price School is a major contributor to the universityâs 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 schoolâs research is conducted through its centers, institutes, and research groups.Â 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.
USC is the leading private research university in Los Angeles—a global center for arts, technology and international business. With more than 47,500 students, we are located primarily in Los Angeles but also in various US and global satellite locations. As the largest private employer in Los Angeles, responsible for $8 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic and professional schools and administrative units. As a USC employee and member of the Trojan Family—the faculty, staff, students, and alumni who make USC a great place to work—you will enjoy excellent benefits, including a variety of well-being programs designed to help individuals achieve work-life balance.