The Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering is looking for a Program Director to be responsible for managing the newly created Masterâs program in health systems management engineering. This full-time, fixed-term position reports directly to the department chair, who in turn, reports to the Dean of the Viterbi School at USC.
As the Director of the Health Systems Management Engineering program, you will be tasked with coordinating the marketing, outreach, course offerings, the online aspects, and student recruitment and staff advising for the program. Because the degree includes three separate schools (Viterbi School of Engineering, Keck School of Medicine, and Price School of Public Policy), cooperation in scheduling, and advising is needed. The Program Director will also be responsible for outreach and coordination with industry to ensure that impactful quality practicum projects are integrated into the curriculum.Â
The minimum education requirement for this position is a Masterâs degree in business or health administration, industrial/systems engineering, or healthcare systems. Â Teaching experience in an academic setting is also required, as the position may be expected to teach two of the required courses in the program (such as Healthcare Operations Improvement and Practicum in Health Care Systems).Â You will be faced with the challenge of promoting a new program to prospective students (and to the companies that employ them) in the industrial/systems engineering industry, the healthcare industry, and other industries that might employ the graduates of this program. Â
The responsibilities of the position include:
Managing the curriculum, its coordination with the department faculty, its approval through the appropriate university processes, preparation / adaptation of syllabi for each course, the recruitment and selection of instructors, preparation for student support roles (such as advisement), coordination of a class calendar, coordination with industry, coordination with other participating USC schools, and related matters.
A major responsibility is the recruitment of students for the program.Â The program director is responsible for negotiating enrollment targets with the department chair, and then taking the actions necessary to meet those enrollment targets.
As noted above, the responsibilities also include teaching.
USCâs Viterbi School of Engineering has been one of the economic engines in Southern California and a vital hub in the California economy. The technical innovations and ideas generated by the Viterbi faculty have resulted in countless innovations, many becoming the foundations for new companies, products and services. The thousands of students graduating each year bring new ideas and vitality to companies in California and beyond. With an annual research budget exceeding $205M each year, more than 46 research centers and institutes, more than 180 faculty members, 7,800 students and over 60,000 impassioned alumni world-wide, the Viterbi School is addressing some of the worldâs great challenges. The University of Southern California is an outstanding place to work with competitive benefits and salaries, access to ongoing training and education, a healthy lifestyle, intelligent colleagues, a beautiful campus with outstanding athletic facilities, and exciting intellectual content.
The first cohort of students is targeted for spring 2021.Â This is a three-year fixed term position subject to renewal and is open immediately until it is fulfilled.
Minimum Education: Master's degree, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum educationMinimum Experience: 7 yearsMinimum Field of Expertise: Directly related program management experience. Expert knowledge of field, teaching experience and/or active in research. Ability to manage sponsored projects and fundraise.
Internal Number: REQ20090038
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.