The USC Rossier School of Education is seeking applicants for two open rank tenure-track positions to enhance our capacity to meet the Schoolâs mission.
The mission of the USC Rossier School of Education is to prepare leaders to achieve educational equity through practice, research, and policy. We work to improve learning opportunities and outcomes in urban settings and to address disparities that affect historically marginalized groups. We teach our students to value and respect the cultural context of the communities in which they work and to interrogate the systems of power that shape policies and practices. Through innovative thinking and research, we strive to solve the most intractable educational problems.
The positions will reside in one of Rossierâs four academic concentrations; Teacher Education, Educational Psychology, PK-12 Education Policy and Higher Education. We seek individuals whose training and research focuses on issues of diversity, racial equity, and inclusion; including anti-Blackness and racism within one of these concentrations. Â
âÂ Â Â Â Rossierâs Teacher Education program focuses on theories, practices and policies supporting curriculum and instruction that foster equitable educational opportunities for students from historically marginalized groups in urban PK-12 and higher education settings. This program is designed for individuals interested in leading and teaching teachers (pre- and in-service) and faculty (higher ed) so that they are prepared to provide anti-racist, culturally relevant, and LGBTQ+ inclusive instruction to their students. Â
âÂ Â Â Â The educational psychology concentration focuses on research and practice in the areas of learning, motivation and development in diverse social contexts. Faculty in the concentration explore how people learn, what motivates them, which instructional and motivational strategies are most effective within varied cultural systems and how the social context of instruction affects learning.
âÂ Â Â Â K-12 concentration aims to prepare students to conduct rigorous, practice-relevant research that advances educational equity for all K-12 students and to ensure education policies, practices, and governance structures are guided by evidence and careful analysis.Â
âÂ Â Â Â The higher education administration concentration focuses on higher education policy as well as administrative theory and best practices for leading higher education institutions. Faculty in the concentration address policy, economic issues, assessment, student learning and the history and major philosophical assumptions that undergird the system of higher education.
Successful candidates must have the commitment to advance Rossierâs mission to prepare leaders to achieve educational equity through practice, research and policy. Â We work to improve learning opportunities and outcomes in urban settings and to address disparities that affect historically marginalized groups. Â We teach our students to value and respect the cultural context of the communities in which they work and to interrogate the systems of power that shape policies and practices. Â Through innovative thinking and research, we strive to solve the most intractable educational problems. Â Successful applicants are expected to have a strong research agenda that addresses issues of diversity, equity and inclusion in educational institutions and other organizations throughout the economy.
The Rossier School of Education is ranked in the top 10 private schools of education by the U.S. News and World Report. Â Our faculty is nationally recognized in terms of scholarly activity, external research funding and professional service. Â Our work is guided by five sets of values, characterized as: results-oriented, collaborative inquiry, combine research and practice, innovation, and commitment to diversity, which is improving urban education locally, nationally, and globally. Â We achieve this mission through rigorous scholarship, innovative degree programs and multiple partnerships with schools, community groups and other organizations.
Candidates should demonstrate an independent program of research, characterized by methodological sophistication (quantitative or qualitative), professional relevance internationally, and potential (or track-record) of external support. Â Research interests will complement those of the current faculty across the school and will show promise for strengthening the quality of urban education services, ideally in multi-regional and multi-national contexts. Â A doctorate is required.
USC is an equal-opportunity educator and employer, proudly pluralistic and firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding persons of every race, gender, creed and background. The university particularly encourages members of underrepresented groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply. USC will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. Further information is available by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
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.