Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship
University of Southern California Marshall School of Business
United States

Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship

Marshall School of Business Faculty Los Angeles, California

The Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies seeks applicants for part-time Adjunct Professors for the academic year 2021-2022. The Adjuncts will teach specific undergraduate or graduate level courses.

USC defines two categories of appointment for faculty working less than fulltime.  These are “adjunct” and “part-time.”  The difference in the categories is primarily based on the nature of a faculty member’s professional work outside of teaching at USC.

Definition of Adjunct Faculty

USC reserves the “Adjunct Faculty” appointment for faculty teaching less than full-time at USC, who are employed full-time in a primary profession or career elsewhere. Adjunct faculty typically teach only one course per year but, in exceptional cases, may teach one course per semester, if approved by the dean. For example, a full-time freelance artist, a lawyer employed full-time at a firm, a pharmacist employed full-time by a pharmacy, or a consultant/entrepreneur/CFO who teaches 1-2 classes a year for USC would be considered an adjunct faculty member.   A retired person who considers themselves fully retired, but teaches 1-2 classes a year for USC, could be considered Adjunct Faculty or Part-time Faculty.

Definition of Part-time Faculty

USC reserves the “Part-time Faculty” appointment for faculty teaching less than full-time who are not employed full-time in a primary position or career elsewhere. For example, a therapist with a part-time private practice, a musician who books performances on what they consider to be a part-time basis, a biologist who has a part-time job in a lab, or someone retired from a career who teaches less than full-time at USC could be considered “Part-time Faculty.”  Part-time Faculty under this definition may teach a maximum of 3 courses per semester, and we hope to limit that to 2 courses per semester as full-time faculty numbers increase.

Preferred qualifications for this position include an M.B.A., plus professional experience in one of the following areas: consumer and retail goods, entrepreneurial finance, technology startups, and technology commercialization. Candidates should also have demonstrated experience in entrepreneurship and/or social entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship teaching experience at the college/university level, and those with superior communication and teaching skills will be given strong consideration.

To apply, please submit a letter of application and CV online.  Review of applications will begin in fall and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified.

For more information about the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California, please go to:  http://www.marshall.usc.edu.

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.

The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is located in the heart of downtown L.A. and is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee of USC you will be a part of a world-class research university and member of the “Trojan Family.” We are a collaborative and inclusive group of scholars who often work together, and with teams of graduate students. We are also committed to an environment that embraces diversity of topics and methodological approaches. USC is building a diverse faculty that embraces a range of disciplinary traditions.


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