Adjunct Assistant Professor in Educational Leadership

University of Southern California

Adjunct Assistant Professor: EdD - Educational Leadership

Ed.D Program Faculty Los Angeles, California

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 EDL Program seeks to hire an instructor to teach EDUE 703: Power, Diversity, Equity. The general goals of the course are: -To provide students with a conceptual foundation and analytic skills needed to understand current theoretical approaches to diversity in urban educational settings; and, various competing and complementary theories, propositions, variables, definitions, research evidence, assumptions, and application to educational practice. -To explore, develop and critique useful strategies for assertively addressing educational issues related to diverse populations. -To understand the levels at which diversity and responses to diversity occur: individual, group, institutional and structural -Each student will develop a deeper understanding of people’s experiences with educational environments and how the meaning they make can vary by the communities with which one affiliates, and their personal and collective histories with the larger society. -Each student will become familiar with strategies and pedagogies for engaging groups in discussions that involve looking at difference, while tackling problems related to inequities in educational outcomes and experiences. In addition to these above general goals, students will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of: -Key analytical constructs (such as race, ethnicity, gender, ability, sexual orientation, SES) and how their individual and combined effects impact, and can be drawn upon to inform instruction, assessment, and leadership. -How perceptions of difference contribute to disparate educational opportunities and work environments. -How they communicate values, intentionally and unintentionally, to communities through their choices of instructional practice, program and policy implementation, and resource distribution. -How to query data to ask the right question and get the information they need to fully answer that question. -Institutional, structural, and policy changes and strategies that could move educational environments toward more equitable outcomes for all students and employees.

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

Minimum Education Required: EdD or PhD

REQ20094799 Posted Date: 11/06/2020