The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles and is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. USC is consistently ranked among the nationâs most prestigious universities, and the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology features one the worldâs best degree and research programs in gerontology. TheÂ USC Leonard Davis SchoolÂ of Gerontology has an international reputation as a hub of aging research and with additional strong programs throughout the university, leads the way in defining and advancing the field of gerontology: https://gero.usc.edu Â
The USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology is seeking a full-time Instructional Professor, non-tenure track, to teach in the Master's degree programs. Full-time instructional professors spend most of their time on teaching and teaching-related duties. This instructional faculty position will also assist in the development of our new programs/courses/curriculums as needed. The following list of duties applies to a typical instructional faculty member, please note that some faculty positions include a combination of teaching and administrative or service duties, as noted below:
Facilitate student learning, provide effective instruction, and perform evaluations of student learning for all assigned classes. Faculty members are expected to teach a minimum of three, four-unit courses each semester.
Develop course curriculum, course handouts, lectures, labs, and presentations related to the biology of aging, microbiology, nutrition, and health and disease.
Participate in program-level learning assessment. Participation includes helping articulate learning outcomes, choosing and administering measures, evaluating student performance, and suggesting changes to improve student learning.
Work with other faculty and administrators in developing program curriculum, standards, and policies, including reviewing and participating in the textbook selection process where appropriate.
Schedule, supervise, debrief, and evaluate students in clinical, internship, observation, field experience, and similar settings as appropriate for the course or program.
We seek a candidate who hasÂ a true passion for the field of Gerontology and possesses a field-related degree and/or experience in teaching/facilitating nutrition courses. Candidates who have professional, teaching, nutrition background, and/or MD are encouraged to apply. Applicants should have a broad and critical understanding of topics related to nutrition. Full-Time Instructional Professors will spend the majority of their time on teaching and teaching-related duties.
Applicants must provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three names for references. Review of applications will beginÂ immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
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.
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.