Faculty Positions

Professor of the Practice, Non Tenure Track

The University of Southern California School of International Relations in the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences in Los Angeles, California, seeks to appoint a full-time or part-time professor of the practice on the non-tenure track, preferably as an associate or full professor of the practice although an appointment as assistant professor of the practice is also possible. The new faculty member will teach and advise students in two areas: BA students in the School of International Relations and MA students in Public Diplomacy. The latter is a pioneering program offered jointly by Dornsife College and the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. Candidates should have practical experience in foreign policy and/or diplomacy on behalf of a country or international organization. Experience analyzing and/or communicating with mass publics overseas via the media and cultural exchanges is desirable. Experience teaching on the post-graduate and college level is also desirable, and demonstrated management skills would be an advantage. A Ph.D. degree is welcome but not mandatory if commensurate professional experience exists. Depending on rank, this appointment potentially can be made for a term of up to five years and may be renewable.

Please send curriculum vitae, copies of syllabi and student evaluations if available, a cover letter explaining why you might be a good fit, and contact information for three possible references. Review of files will begin on November 1 and will continue until the position is filled. Send applications or inquiries to IRPoPsearch@dornsife.usc.edu. In order to be considered, applicants must also submit an electronic USC application; follow this job link or paste in a browser: https://jobs.usc.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=66584 .   USC strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups, are encouraged to apply.   


Non-Tenure-Track Lecturer Positions

Non-Tenure-Track Lecturer Positions

The School of International Relations in the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at the University of Southern California, in Los Angeles, California, seeks to continually update its pool of qualified individuals for full-time and part-time, non-tenure-track lecturers, as needed, to teach in the undergraduate curriculum during the academic year. (Fall term: August 16-December 31; Spring term: January 1-May 15.)

For a list of courses we typically offer each year, please go to /sir/syllabi/ . Please provide a short list of courses you can teach from this listing.

Qualifications: Applicants should have completed a Ph.D. in a relevant field and demonstrate excellence in teaching in the subject area.

Application File:
Curriculum vitae
Copies of teaching evaluations
Course syllabi for courses taught
3 academic letters of recommendation that speak to teaching abilities

Please submit application materials to lcole@usc.edu or mail to:
Linda Cole
Associate Director
School of International Relations
University of Southern California
3518 Trousdale Parkway, VKC 330
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0043

USC strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups, are encouraged to apply. In order to be considered for this position, applicants are also required to submit an electronic USC application; follow this job link or paste in a browser: https://jobs.usc.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=69723


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  • School of International Relations
  • 3518 Trousdale Parkway
  • Von KleinSmid Center 330
  • Los Angeles, CA 90089-0043