Adjunct Assistant/Associate/Professor in Educational Leadership

University of Southern California School of Education

Adjunct Assistant/Associate/Professor (Open Rank): Ed.D. in Educational Leadership (EDL) Program: EDUC 719

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.

The Ed.D. in Educational Leadership program is seeking an instructor for EDUC 719- Education Policy and Politics. This course is designed to help urban educational leaders effectively engage with the policy environment to support school success. Through this course, Ed.D. students will develop an understanding of how they, as educators, fit within the bigger system of policies and how decisions made at the district, state and federal levels affect what happens in classrooms and schools. The course also includes an overview of the important institutions and actors within the policy system, how they interact with each other, and how the system and its policies have changed over time to serve minorities and other disadvantaged students. The course will emphasize developments that underlie the evolution of the public K-12 system. Finally, we will consider the tensions and conflicts among actors in the policy system regarding education as a public versus private good, and the role of power in shaping the adoption and implementation of policy.

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 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.