(Open-Rank) Professor of Astronautical Engineering Practice

University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The University of Southern California invites applications for a teaching position in the Department of Astronautical Engineering (https://astronautics.usc.edu) in the USC Viterbi School of Engineering. This is a full-time, benefits-eligible faculty position on the non-tenure track. The ideal candidate would have the experience and knowledge necessary to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in all areas of astronautical engineering.

The USC Viterbi School of Engineering is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and welcomes applications from women; individuals of African, Hispanic, and Native American descent; veterans; and individuals with disabilities.

Applications must include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, and names of at least three professional/teaching references. Applicants are encouraged to include a succinct statement on fostering an environment of diversity and inclusion. Applicants may optionally include a research statement. These materials should be submitted by March 15, 2022 electronically at https://usccareers.usc.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications submitted after March 15, 2022, may not be considered. While we seek applications at the level of Lecturer, in exceptional cases, applicants with longer and more accomplished teaching experience and/or other significant credentials may also be considered for a commensurate higher-ranked position (e.g., Senior Lecturer, Associate Professor of Practice, or Professor of Practice).

The USC Viterbi School of Engineering is among the top tier of engineering schools in the world. It counts 189 full-time, tenure-track faculty members, and it has 117 full-time, research-track and teaching-track faculty. The School is home to the Information Sciences Institute and is affiliated with the Alfred E. Mann Institute for Biomedical Engineering, the Institute for Creative Technologies, and the USC Stevens Center for Innovation. Research expenditures typically exceed $210 million annually.

The USC Viterbi School of Engineering is committed to enabling the success of dual-career families and fosters a family-friendly environment. USC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law or USC policy. USC will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring ordinance.


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