Part-Time, Teaching-Track Executive in Residence Positions, Washington, DC – DC Semester Program – (Los Angeles, California, United States)

The Dornsife in DC Program in the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at the University of Southern California, seeks teaching-track executive in residence positions for its Washington, DC program for the Spring term 2024. We seek scholar-practitioners who can teach undergraduate courses in international relations or American politics.

We are especially interested in candidates who could teach our signature course “How Washington Works,” which provides students with behind the scenes view of politics in the nation’s capital through classroom instruction, high level guest speakers, visits to the Hill to interact with staffers and members of Congress, as well as visits to other relevant agencies and organizations. For a list of courses we typically offer each year, please visit . Please provide a short list of courses in those areas you could teach.

Qualifications: Applicants should have a Ph.D. in a relevant field (e.g. political science, history, public policy, or international relations) and demonstrated excellence in teaching. We are actively seeking current and former foreign policy practitioners and those with professional experience in the field of international relations. In order to be considered for this position, all candidates must apply via the “Apply” link at the top or bottom of this page.  

Application File: 

Curriculum vitae 

Copies of teaching evaluations 

Course syllabi for courses taught 

Names of three individuals who will be contacted by USC for a letter of reference (referees should speak to teaching abilities)

The per course rate for this position is $11,000. 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.

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 an undue hardship. Further information is available by contacting .

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