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Full Time Non-Tenure Track (RTCP) Position:

The University of Southern California School of Architecture annually seeks qualified full time faculty members with proven excellence and interests related to architecture, landscape architecture, building science and heritage conservation for teaching positions open within the School’s curriculum.


Such RTCP positions—standing for the potential areas of appointment as related to research, teaching, clinical and practice, do not lead to tenure, nor is there any expectation of eventual tenure on the part of the faculty member or the academic unit upon hire. These faculty positions fulfill a distinctly different role and are essential to the success of our academic unit to address emerging needs in the profession, excellence in teaching, and specific administrative responsibilities based on expertise. In addition to an individual’s specific teaching or research appointments, RTCP faculty serve as vital members of the School’s governance structure.


The School intends to cast the net widely in hopes of finding outstanding well-qualified colleagues during each search period.


For this upcoming year the School is looking for RTCP candidates qualified to both teach and act as technology coordinator within the Master of Architecture program.  The ideal candidate would be a licensed structural engineering professional with teaching experience, who is familiar with the issues of importance to contemporary architecture. The candidate would be expected to teach a full load of related courses, as well as coordinate the integration of those courses with the design studio sequence.


Requirements for any RTCP position include the appropriate graduate degree in architecture, landscape architecture, building science or heritage conservation (or the equivalent) and a proven record demonstrating exceptional teaching, practice and/or research. 


USC is an internationally recognized research university located at the center of a regenerating Los Angeles. The undergraduate program ranks in the top ten in America, offering a professional five-year Bachelor of Architecture and four year Bachelor of Science in Architecture, boasts two Pritzker Prize winning alumni, Frank Gehry and Thom Mayne. The School of Architecture also offers several graduate degree programs:  Master of Architecture, Master of Building Science, Master of Landscape Architecture and Master of Heritage Conservation, with interdisciplinary certificates in each area.


Please use this link to apply:  https://facultypositions.usc.edu/bonita/console/frsSubmission.jsp?postingId=REQ20042563




Part Time Lecturer Positions:

The USC School of Architecture announces a search for part-time non tenure-track lecturers in the fields of architectural design, technology, landscape, architecture, building science, historic preservation, and history and theory. Primary criteria are proven excellence in the area of expertise and evidence of potential for excellence in the teaching and participation in the intellectual life of the School.  A significant record of excellence in scholarship and/or professional practice is desired. Portfolio or examples of publications will be required after the initial screening process.


Available jobs can be found at: jobs.usc.edu



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