Part-Time, Teaching-Track Faculty Positions in Political Science and International Relations – (Los Angeles, California, United States)

The Department of Political Science and International Relations in the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California invites applications for part-time, teaching faculty positions for the spring 2024 semester. The position is open to the ranks of Lecturer, Adjunct Assistant Professor (Teaching), Adjunct Associate Professor (Teaching), Adjunct Professor (Teaching), Assistant Professor of the Practice,  Assistant Professor (Teaching), Associate Professor (Teaching), and Professor (Teaching).  Successful candidates would teach 1-3 undergraduate-level courses during the spring 2024 semester.

Qualifications: Must have completed a JD or PhD in a relevant field and demonstrated teaching excellence and subject-matter expertise in one or more of the highlighted subject areas:

-Intelligence and Cyber Ops

-International Relations: Violence and Conflict

-Gender & International Relations

-American Civil Rights and Liberties

-Presidency and other US Political Institutions

-Environmental Law and Politics

Application Materials:

– Cover Letter (including thorough description of relevant expertise and experience)
– Curriculum Vitae
– Teaching Evaluations
– The names of three individuals who will be contacted by USC for a letter of reference (referees should speak to teaching abilities)

In order to be considered for this position, all candidates must apply via the “Apply” link at the top or bottom of this page.  Review of applications will begin August 1, 2023.

For additional information please contact:

Morris Levy, Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies
Department of Political Science and International Relations
Dr. Medicine Crow (DMC) 352
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0044

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 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. 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. Further information is available by contacting

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