(Open Rank) Lecturer of Computer Science University of Southern California, Computer Science Department United States

(Open Rank) Lecturer of Computer Science


Computer Science Department
Los Angeles, California


The Department of Computer Science at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering seeks a candidate for a teaching position (Lecturer) to teach undergraduate and graduate courses. This is a full time, benefits eligible faculty position on the non-tenure track. The USC Viterbi School is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and welcomes applications from women, persons from underrepresented minority groups, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. We are interested in exceptional candidates at all levels.


Competitive candidates will have the training and experience necessary to teach effectively in a highly-ranked Computer Science department that advances undergraduate students through an accredited BS degree program and graduate students enrolled in MS and PhD programs. While we are interested in candidates with backgrounds in all areas of Computer Science, we are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in Algorithms, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Databases, Computer Games, Programming Languages, Networks/Systems, and Software Engineering. Relevant industry experience is valued for candidates interested in teaching games-related courses.


This is primarily a teaching position; all candidates are expected to have a strong commitment to teaching. Lecturer will spend the majority of its time on teaching and teaching-related duties with reduced obligation for research and University service. Qualified candidates should have a doctoral degree in Computer Science (or equivalent) by the date of appointment. Salary and benefits are competitive. While we seek applications at the level of Lecturer, in exceptional cases, applicants with longer teaching experience may also be considered for a commensurate position (e.g., Senior Lecturer).


Applications must include a cover letter, a detailed curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, and names of at least three professional references, at least two of whom must be familiar with, and able to comment on, the applicant’s teaching experience. Applicants may also include a research statement. Applications should be submitted by January 20, 2018. Applications received after this deadline may not be considered.


The USC Viterbi School of Engineering is among the top tier engineering schools in the world. It counts 185 full-time, tenure-track faculty members, and it is home to the Information Sciences Institute, two National Science Foundation Engineering Research Centers, a Department of Energy EFRC (Energy Frontiers Research Center), and the Department of Homeland Security’s first University Center of Excellence, CREATE. The school 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 $185 million annually. With 45 tenure-track, 41 research faculty, and 17 teaching faculty, the USC Department of Computer Science is one of the nation’s leading centers of research and education in the field.


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. In addition to its commitment to faculty diversity, the USC Viterbi School of Engineering is committed to enabling the success of dual career families and fosters a family-friendly environment.


REQ20053370 Posted Date: 11/20/2017

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