Adjunct Instructor of Essential Statistics of Public Management

University of Southern California Sol Price School of Public Policy

Adjunct Instructor of Essential Statistics of Public Management

Sol Price School of Public Policy Faculty Los Angeles, California

University of Southern California

Sol Price School of Public Policy

Adjunct Instructor

Department of Governance & Management

The USC Sol Price School of Public Policy invites applicants for an adjunct faculty position in the area of Public Administration. The successful candidate should possess a Ph.D. in Public Administration or a related subject. A Master’s degree may be acceptable with appropriate experience. The candidate will be able to teach graduate-level methods material for the following class: PPD 504 – Essential Statistics of Public Management. Preference will be given to candidates with prior teaching experience and excellent teaching evaluations.

Course Description: Essential statistics for public managers and administrators; application of statistical methods in addressing public policy and management questions. This class develops competency in the essential statistics required of public managers and administrators, serving as the graduate-level statistical requirement for the MPA at the Price School of Public Policy. The goal of the course is to provide literacy in the use and translation of statistical analysis and reasoning to answer questions related to public administration and management. Faculty must teach feasible approaches to data collection, critique and critically employ secondary data sources, calculate and visually display descriptive measures, and the use of statistical methods to analyze data and explore statistical trends. The course teaches hypothesis testing including analysis of ordinal and nominal data and provides an introduction to the methods of univariate regression and time series analysis, preparing interested students to take a course in multivariate analysis. At the end of this course, students will be able to employ and translate statistical data and to apply basic statistical methods in addressing public policy and management questions. Unlike many courses in statistical analysis, which focus on business statistics or statistical analysis within a particular social science or scientific discipline, this class enables students to apply statistics specifically for public management analysis.

Adjunct instructor responsibilities include delivery of course content, scheduling office hours and being accessible to students as appropriate, and grading. Each instructor is expected to provide students with a syllabus outlining the course goals, schedule and all requirements for the course under the direction of the Department Chair.

About the Sol Price School of Public Policy: The mission of the Sol Price School of Public Policy is to improve the quality of life for people and their communities, here and abroad. We achieve this mission through education and research that promote innovative solutions to the most critical issues facing society, with a particular focus on governance, urban development, and social policy. The Price School offers Ph.D. programs in Public Policy and Management and Urban Planning; masters’ degrees in Public Administration, Public Policy, Urban Planning, Health Administration, Nonprofit Management and Leadership, and Real Estate Development; executive masters’ degrees; and three undergraduate degrees.  USC is one of the nation’s premiere research universities, and the Price School is a major contributor to the university’s reputation. Our school supports an array of thematic research centers with $35 million in active sponsored research, ranking third overall in funded research at USC on a per faculty basis. Much of the school’s research is conducted through its centers, institutes, and research groups.  For additional information, see our website: https://priceschool.usc.edu/

An Equal Opportunity Employer: 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 women, 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 undue hardship.

Apply for this Position: Applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, one or more sample syllabi, and one or more sets of sample teaching evaluations.