Adjunct Instructor of Professional Residency in Public Administration

University of Southern California Sol Price School of Public Policy

Adjunct Instructor of Professional Residency in Public Administration

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

Master of Public Administration Online (MPAOL)

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: PPDE 506 – Professional Residency in Public Administration. Preference will be given to candidates with prior teaching experience and excellent teaching evaluations.

Course Description: Skills in written reporting, professional briefings and social media for public administrators; effective engagement for stakeholders and constituencies; research, analysis and reporting on current policy or management cases.  This course requires acumen in professional public administration involving engagement and communication with diverse constituencies both inside organizations and in the external environment. The course focuses on evidence-based argumentation and communication, and in particular, effective practices for digital literacy, data literacy, research, writing, reviewing, editing, and revising.  Review and workshops will focus on work in progress and use of online tools such as Grammarly, Zotero and Excel will contribute to the skill of producing, critiquing, and revising professional writing. Required proficiency in changing expectations regarding written and visual communication in the digital age should be demonstrated.

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:

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.