Adjunct Assistant Professor in Organizational Change and Leadership

University of Southern California Rossier School of Education

Adjunct Assistant Professor: Organizational Change and Leadership: EDUC 523

Rossier School of Education 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.

EDUC 523: Challenges in Urban Education: Diversity The purpose of the course is to understand key issues around diversity, inclusion, and equity, and to understand how these issues impact and inform both leadership and organizational change efforts. Many of the issues examined in this course are ongoing, unsolved puzzles, for which there will rarely, if ever, be one correct answer. We therefore encourage you to approach this class not as a guide to “solving” problems such as racism, sexism, homophobia, etc. Instead, we invite you to think of this class as a space in which you will use scholarship and personal experiences to understand and examine the ways in which individuals and institutions support or hinder diversity efforts, inclusive leadership, and organizational change.

Adjunct Faculty: USC reserves the “Adjunct Faculty” appointment for faculty teaching less than full-time at USC, who are employed full-time in a primary profession or career elsewhere. Adjunct faculty may teach one class, regardless of the number of units the class is, each semester (summer, fall and spring).

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: Ed.D. or Ph.D.