Los Angeles, California, The Iovine and Young Academy for Arts, Technology and the Business of Innovation at the University of Southern California invites applications for a full-time faculty position in Creative Computing (non-tenure track, rank dependent on qualifications) to begin in the fall 2023 semester. The ideal candidate will hold a M.S. and/or Ph.D., or equivalent advanced degree, as well as a record of advanced professional experience with expertise in one or more of the following fields, or a related field: computer science, robotics, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, information science.
Candidates with expertise or experience in the following Academy specialization areas will be especially competitive: extended reality (virtual/augmented), computer graphics, physical computing, augmented intelligence (combinations of AI and human intelligence), mobile applications, engineering for social good, human-centric problem solving theories and methodologies. The Academy is deeply interested in developing and advancing inclusive computing pedagogy and applications in the above areas of specialization.
The position focuses on teaching and co-teaching innovative courses to a diverse group of undergraduate and graduate students, in residence and online, with backgrounds in design, computer-based technologies, engineering, business and/or entrepreneurship, and/or communication. Development of national level practice, applied research and/or scholarship in one or more of the Academy specialization areas is also a core component of the position. Mentoring students in and beyond their education into professional careers is another important component. Requirements
Candidates should have a minimum of two years teaching experience at peer institutions. Preference will be given to candidates who can also show evidence of teaching innovations that move outside traditional classroom environments and into real-world applications. Experience in industry and/or with computing/engineering applications for societal impact is strongly desired. The successful candidate will be a team player who will provide a vision for this groundbreaking, cross-disciplinary school, within the strategic goals of this top-tier research university. The successful candidate will also be interested in forging relationships and building opportunities with other schools and departments at USC, including but not limited to the schools of Business, Engineering, Design, Communication, Cinematic Arts, Education and Law.
About USC Iovine and Young Academy
USC Iovine and Young Academy students develop expertise at the intersection of design, technology, business and communication along with competencies in each of these areas. Academy graduates can integrate divergent ideas to develop new ways of working, learning, collaborating in key emerging specializations of the 21st century – design strategy, product innovation, integrated business innovation, extended reality, physical computing, health innovation and participatory wellness, purpose-driven innovation and entrepreneurship. Academy students and graduates regularly receive offers for top internships and jobs from leading companies such as Apple, Google, Intel, Adidas, Sony, Spotify, Khan Academy, Tesla, Facebook, and Ernst and Young, and student startups have garnered more than $150M in funding and acquisition payouts since the school’s opening in 2014.
??The Academy is proud of our efforts to foster an accessible, inclusive, diverse, and equitable learning community. As a school, it is our express purpose to reinvent undergraduate and graduate education, specifically to meet the changing needs of our students and, through their abilities, society. Through these new models for education, we are intent on providing greater access for students from diverse backgrounds, and especially those who exhibit talents, traits and attributes different from those traditionally sought by higher education programs.
About University of Southern California
The University of Southern California is one of the world’s leading private research universities. An anchor institution in Los Angeles, a global center for arts, technology, and international business, USC's diverse curricular offerings provide extensive opportunities for interdisciplinary study and collaboration with leading researchers in highly advanced learning environments. USC strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity employment. Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups, are encouraged to apply.
Instructions to the applicant :
Applicants should submit a letter of application discussing professional and scholarly work, teaching, and related experience; curriculum vitae; and names and contact information of three references. All application materials should be uploaded through the online portal at usccareers.usc.edu . Finalists will be asked for additional materials. The application deadline is December 1, 2022. The position is open until filled. To insure full consideration, applications should be submitted as soon as possible . Questions can be addressed to Professor Michael Crowley, assistant dean of faculty affairs, through the administrative assistant for faculty affairs: Yolanda DiConti.
USC Iovine and Young Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.