Adjunct Instructor of Designing Livable Environments
University of Southern California (USC)
Location: Los Angeles, California
Internal Number: REQ20085998
University of Southern California
Sol Price School of Public Policy
Department of Urban Planning and Spatial Analysis
The USC Sol Price School of Public Policy invites applicants for an adjunct faculty position in the area of design. The successful candidate should possess at least a Masterâs degree with strong training in architecture or design. The candidate will be able to teach graduate-level intensive design course that is taught in a studio setting. The course is taught over a two-day period where students will go through a design charrette, site visit, and develop an understanding of design principles. Preference will be given to candidates with prior teaching experience and excellent teaching evaluations.
The successful candidate will be eligible to teach either PLUS 663 or PLUS 669: These courses explore theories and concepts of livable communities and good city form. Case studies of historical and current best practices, field visits, and collaborative design projects will all be used to help students gain experience required to begin to âreadâ urban form and understand its impact on daily life. Multiple viewpoints will be presented throughout to encourage the development of studentsâ critical thinking skills. All class activities will explicitly explore both the intended and unintended consequences of design decisions at the scale of urban development.
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 premier 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.