Adjunct Professor of Management and Organization
University of Southern California Marshall School of Business
United States

Adjunct Professor of Management and Organization - Library Management

Marshall School of Business Faculty Los Angeles, California

The Management and Organization (MOR) Department the USC-Marshall School of Business, Master of Management in Library and Information Science (MMLIS) program seeks to hire a part-time faculty member to teach LIM 552: Strategic Information and Competitive Analysis (3 units) beginning in the fall 2022 semester.

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.

The MMLIS is an ALA-accredited master’s degree taught from a management perspective. Courses are taught by faculty from USC Libraries, the Marshall School of Business, and leading practitioners. MOR is interdisciplinary; our 21 tenured/tenure-track faculty members have backgrounds in organizational behavior, psychology, sociology, economics and general management. Please visit for more information.

This position faculty may be asked to teach courses in strategic information and competitive analysis and/or similar courses related to selection, evaluation, and application of information resources. Candidates should indicate and previous teaching experience in those areas as well as describe other areas of expertise. Professional experience in these areas will be weightily considered as well. The usual part-time faculty course load is one to two courses per semester. Instructors may be required to teach at any time between 8:00 a.m. and 9:30 p.m.

Interested candidates should submit an application packet on-line including a cover letter and current vita uploaded as one document.

Minimum qualifications: master’s degree in library and information science and professional experience significant to searching sophisticated sources of information unique to particular industry client groups and synthesizing and translating information ethically to critical intelligence.

USC Marshall is renowned for its high-ranking undergraduate, graduate, international and executive education programs, an exceptional faculty engaged in leading-edge research, a diverse and creative student body, and a commitment to technological advancement. The research productivity of Marshall’s 200 full-time faculty ranks among the top 15 business schools in the world. The MMLIS program is North America’s only graduate program in library and information science offered through a top-ranked business school.

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. 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.

USC will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship.

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