Associate or Assistant Professor (Teaching) of Design
University of Southern California (USC)
Location: Los Angeles, California
Internal Number: REQ20138521
University of Southern California
Sol Price School of Public Policy
Associate or Assistant Professor (Teaching) of Design
Joint Appointment: Wilbur H. Smith III Department of Real Estate Development & Department of Urban Planning and Spatial Analysis
Position Description and Qualifications
The Wilbur H. Smith III Department of Real Estate Development & Department of Urban Planning and Spatial Analysis in the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy are seeking applicants for a faculty non-tenure track teaching position of design, at the rank of associate or assistant professor (teaching). Candidates should be experienced professionals with expertise in the area of architectural design for real estate development.Â The successful candidate will teach 6 courses (24-units) at the undergraduate and/or graduate level in architectural design with content focused on fundamental design skills; building typologies; and community design and site planning for various real estate product types.
The successful candidate must have significant professional experience in architecture, community design, urban planning, and/or real estate development on an array of commercial real estate projects. Preference is for candidates who hold an advanced degree (such as a Master of Architecture, Master of Planning, or MRED). Candidates without a graduate degree may be considered if they have a minimum of 15 years professional experience and have held a leadership role at a design or development firm engaged in institutional quality projects. Preference given to candidates with prior teaching experience and excellent teaching evaluations.
Responsibilities include the delivery of course content, scheduling office hours and being accessible to students as appropriate, and grading. Additionally, the position includes assisting in the creation and grading of the design component of the MRED Comprehensive Exam. Finally, the new Associate or Assistant Professor (Teaching) of Design will work with the Program Directors under the direction of the Department Chairs to provide support in the creation and revision of design course content for the design curricula within the Departments of Real Estate Development and Urban Planning and Spatial Analysis.
About the Wilbur H. Smith III Department of Real Estate Development & the Department of Urban Planning and Spatial Analysis
The Wilbur H. Smith III Department of Real Estate Development offers the Bachelor of Science, Real Estate Development, a combined Bachelor of Science, Real Estate Finance and Development (with the Marshall School of Business), and the Master of Real Estate Development. The department has nine full-time faculty and professional adjunct faculty who are hired given their unique professional expertise to bring their experiences into the classroom to teach a curriculum that trains students in the fundamentals of real estate.
The Department of Urban and Spatial Analysis offers the Master of Urban Planning, Executive Master of Urban Planning, and a Bachelor of Science, Urban Planning & Spatial Analysis. With 15 full-time faculty and professional adjunct faculty, the department is committed to training leaders who build a better, more socially just world. The department is committed to programs that emphasize the interaction of data and social justice.
The USC Sol Price School of Public Policy
Ranked among the foremost public policy schools in the nation, the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy generates uncommon knowledge for the common good. The school comprises overlapping disciplines that generate innovative approaches to critical issues ranging from health-care policy to homelessness, and sustainability to congestion â to name a few. A wide-ranging curriculum, including extensive experiential learning, prepares our graduates to navigate problems that demand multi-layered solutions driven by critical, informed thinking.
The Price School, founded in 1929, is anchored by four departments: Public Policy and Management, Health Policy and Management, Wilbur H. Smith III Department of Estate Development; and Urban Planning and Spatial Analysis. The Schoolâs rigorous academic programs provide students with the knowledge and distinctive opportunities to make meaningful contributions to their professions. Integrating classroom instruction with real-world experience and led by some of the worldâs most renowned faculty in their fields, our students establish a clear pathway to successful careers.
Our academic programs are augmented by numerous research centers, institutes and initiatives that provide additional research expertise and experiences, notable among them are: The Judith and John Bedrosian Center on Governance and the Public; The Center for Philanthropy and Public Policy; The USC Lusk Center for Real Estate; The METRANS Transportation Consortium; The Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics; and The Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policy. Price School faculty research accounts for over $100 million in externally funded research.
Together, our departments and research enterprise provide unmatched breadth and depth to tackle an enormous range of challenges facing our country and the world. And itâs why our graduates hold leadership positions across diverse public, private, and nonprofit, championing the advancement of the common good. They come from around the world and from a variety of cultures and socio-economic backgrounds to create a rich intellectual environment that celebrates, supports and benefits from diverse people and opinions.
The University of Southern California offers a competitive salary within an academic environment based on the candidateâs experience and accomplishments. The university also offers excellent benefits to employees, which include: health, dental and life insurance; tuition assistance; disability and retirement plans; credit union membership; and participation in cultural and social events, as well as access to athletic and recreational facilities.
The annual base salary range for this position (9-months) is $110,000 - $135,000.
When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidateâs work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state, and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.
Note: The core 9-month base salary for this position will be determined by rank and commensurate with experience, skills, education, and training.
An Equal Opportunity Employer
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 theÂ Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for HiringÂ ordinance. We provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should contact USC Human Resources by phone at (213) 821-8100, or by email atÂ firstname.lastname@example.org. Inquiries will be treated as confidential to the extent permitted by law.
Apply for this Position
To be considered for this position, all applicants must apply via the USC Careers site and submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, personal statement that outlines their professional accomplishments and teaching philosophy, one or more sample syllabi, and one or more sets of sample teaching evaluations, as well as a list of three references. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2023, and continue until the position is filled. Please apply online at https://usccareers.usc.edu/.
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.