The Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is seeking part-time teaching faculty candidates to start in spring 2020 in the field of planning, design, construction and operation of transportation facilities. This includes highway, and airport facilities, covering a basic understanding of the process for the development of transportation projects from initiation to completion and the factors that may influence those projects such as social, economic and environmental considerations. Also seeking part-time teaching faculty to teach legal aspects of property development and construction including land use, architecture and engineering contracts, professional registration and insurance.
These are part-time appointments effective spring 2020, starting January 1, 2020. Applicants must submit a letter stating their interest in a part-time teaching faculty position, and should include a description of their background, area(s) of specialization and teaching experience, and a detailed curriculum vitae. Applicants are encouraged to include a succinct statement on fostering an environment of diversity and inclusion. Qualified candidates must have a masterâs and/or PhD degree in civil and/or environmental engineering. Five years industry experience is preferred. Applications will be considered starting immediately until the positions are filled. The USC Viterbi School of Engineering is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and welcomes applications from women, underrepresented groups, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.
The Astani Department has 24 tenured/tenure track faculty members, including four chaired professorships, six current or former Young Investigator and Early Career awardees, and many fellows of professional organizations. The Department recently renovated the Structural and Materials Research Laboratory (SMRL) with a multimillion-dollar investment from the USC Viterbi School, including new equipment and renovated space to support cutting-edge materials and structures research (http://smrl.usc.edu).
In November 2007, the Department was the beneficiary of a $17 million pledge from Sonny Astani, the largest ever bestowed on a department of civil and environmental engineering at that time. The USC Viterbi School is among the top engineering schools in the world. It counts 189 full-time, tenure-track faculty members, and it is home to the Information Sciences Institute, two National Science Foundation Engineering Research Centers, a Department of Energy EFRC (Energy Frontiers Research Center), and the Department of Homeland Security's first University Center of Excellence, CREATE. The School is affiliated with the Alfred E. Mann Institute for Biomedical Engineering, the Institute for Creative Technologies and the USC Stevens Center for Innovation. Research expenditures typically exceed $200 million annually.
USC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law or USC policy. USC will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring ordinance.
The University of Southern California is one of the world’s leading private research universities. An anchor institution in Los Angeles, a global center for arts, technology and international business, USC's diverse curricular offerings provide extensive opportunities for interdisciplinary study, and collaboration with leading researchers in highly advanced learning environments. With a strong tradition of integrating liberal and professional education, USC fosters a vibrant culture of public service and encourages students to cross academic as well as geographic boundaries in their pursuit of knowledge.