Part-Time Lecturer, Business Finance and Entrepreneurship – (Los Angeles, California, United States)

The Iovine and Young Academy for Arts, Technology and the Business of Innovation at the University of Southern California invites applications for a part-time faculty position in Business Finance and Entrepreneurship (non-tenure track, rank dependent on qualifications). The ideal candidates will hold a master’s or doctoral degree with a specialization in one or more of the following fields: business administration, accounting, business analytics, entrepreneurship, finance, or technology commercialization; or the equivalent in research, academic or professional experience.

In addition to areas of specialization, candidates with experience or a specific interest in several of the following areas will be especially competitive:

  • Financial management for entrepreneurs

  • New venture management

  • Venture capital and private equity

  • Feasibility and cost analysis of entrepreneurial ventures

The position includes teaching or co-teaching courses as well as new curriculum development for a diverse group of undergraduate and graduate students, in residence and online, with backgrounds in the arts, design, computer-based technologies, engineering, business or entrepreneurship, and communication. Some of the co-teaching assignments may include challenge-based learning and project-based classes. 

Prior experience with post-secondary teaching, preferably at peer institutions, is required. Preference will be given to candidates who can show evidence of teaching innovations that move outside traditional classroom environments and into real-world applications; effective use of technology in instructional environments; and an ability to work well in collaborative educational settings. Ideal candidates will also have experience in working collaboratively to build new and innovative courses and programs.

The Academy is especially interested in candidates whose backgrounds and experience have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to the engagement, teaching, and inclusion of diverse audiences.

Standard, part-time instructional faculty pay is $2,232 per unit. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.

About USC Iovine and Young Academy

USC Iovine and Young Academy students develop expertise at the intersection of design, technology, business and communication along with competencies in each of these areas. Academy graduates can integrate divergent ideas to develop new ways of working, learning, collaborating in key emerging specializations of the 21st century – design strategy, product innovation, integrated business innovation, extended reality, physical computing, health innovation and participatory wellness, and purpose-driven innovation and entrepreneurship. Academy students and graduates regularly receive offers for top internships and jobs from leading companies such as Apple, Google, Intel, adidas, Sony, Spotify, Khan Academy, Tesla, Meta, and Ernst and Young, and student startups have garnered more than $150M in funding and acquisition payouts since the school’s opening in 2014. 

​​The Academy is proud of our efforts to foster an accessible, inclusive, diverse, and equitable learning community. As a school, it is our express purpose to reinvent undergraduate and graduate education, specifically to meet the changing needs of our students and, through their abilities, society. Through these new models for education, we are intent on providing greater access for students from diverse backgrounds, and especially those who exhibit talents, traits and attributes different from those traditionally sought by higher education programs.

About the University of Southern California

The University of Southern California is one of the world’s leading private research universities. An anchor institution in Los Angeles and 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.  USC strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity employment. Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups, are encouraged to apply. 

Instructions to the applicant:

Applicants should submit a letter of application discussing professional and scholarly work, teaching, and related experience; curriculum vitae; and names and contact information of three references.  All application materials should be uploaded through the online portal at This is an ongoing posting to create a pool of candidates for future positions. Applicants should not contact the school to check on their application status. Applicants will be notified if additional information is required.

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