USC Price School of Public Policy

Faculty Position (Open Rank) in Leadership and Management/ Director of Executive Master of Leadership Program

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University of Southern California
Sol Price School of Public Policy

The University of Southern California Sol Price School of Public Policy invites nominations and applications for the position of Director of Executive Master of Leadership (EML) program. Dependent on the qualifications of the successful applicant, this will either be a tenure or non-tenure track appointment at the associate or full professor level.

Position description and qualifications:
As director of the EML program, the successful candidate will oversee all aspects of program development and delivery, including recruitment and selection of students and will teach in the EML program and possibly in other degree programs in the school. Our new colleague will have a record of demonstrated leadership in executive development in the public, private, and/or nonprofit sectors and in national and international organizations supporting executive development. A record of scholarship in leadership and/or management in the public sector would be especially attractive. Applicants should hold a doctoral degree or clearly demonstrate equivalent education and experience, and have the capacity to integrate methods and insights across disciplinary boundaries.

The successful candidate may also be involved in coordinating our non-degree programs in executive education. The Sol Price School engages in numerous leadership and management development programs, government capacity building seminars, and policy seminars offered through our executive programs and its centers, institutes, and research groups. The Director of the Executive Master of Leadership may assist in coordinating marketing and outreach for the various programs and work with faculty on program design, curriculum development, and program delivery. These programs have primarily been concentrated in Southern California and in Sacramento, the state capital. However, we anticipate developing programs in Washington DC and abroad as the school expands its national and international presence.

About the Sol Price School of Public Policy:
The mission of the Price School 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 a CAHME-accredited Master of Health Administration, master’s degrees in Public Administration, Public Policy, Urban Planning, Health Administration, and Real Estate Development, several executive master’s degrees, and Ph.D. programs in Public Policy and Management and Urban Planning. A growing program in interdisciplinary undergraduate studies is also offered.

USC is rapidly becoming the premier institution of higher learning in Southern California and a leader world-wide, benefitting from major gifts from a committed community of sponsors in a prosperous and stimulating urban environment. USC’s health care management and policy programs and the Sol Price School of Public Policy are making major contributions to USC’s leadership role. The closely-allied Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics is now home to leading figures in health services research and policy. The Sol Price School of Public Policy is also home to several research centers in other areas. Among them are the Bedrosian Center on Governance and the Public Enterprise, the Center on Philanthropy and Public Policy, the Price Center on Social Innovation, the Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policy, the Center for Economic Development, the Center for Sustainable Cities, the National Center for Metropolitan Transportation Research, the Lusk Center for Real Estate, and the Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE), the country’s first Homeland Security Center of Excellence. Annual sponsored research volume approximates $41 million.

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Compensation and Benefits:
The University of Southern California offers a competitive salary within an academic environment based on the candidate’s experience and accomplishments. The university also offers excellent benefits to employees, which include: health, dental and life insurance; tuition assistance; disability and retirement plans; credit union membership; and participation in cultural and social events, as well as access to athletic and recreational facilities.

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:
Application deadline: review of applications will begin on November 15 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants must submit a letter of interest and curriculum vita. The committee may then request letters of reference and related materials. To apply go to: