Assistant/Associate/Professor of Clinical Education in Educational Leadership
University of Southern California Rossier School of Education
United States

Assistant/Associate/Professor of Clinical Education in Educational Leadership (Open Rank)

Rossier School of Education Faculty Los Angeles, California

USC Rossier School of Education

Open Rank (Assistant/Associate/Full – Non-Tenure Track) Positions

Doctoral Program – EdD Leadership

On-campus Appointment (up to three positions)

The USC Rossier School of Education seeks applicants for three open rank non-tenure track positions. This is a Research, Teaching Clinical or Professional or RTPC position (non-tenure track).

The mission of the USC Rossier School of Education is to prepare leaders to achieve educational equity through practice, research and policy. We work to improve learning opportunities and outcomes in urban settings and to address disparities that affect historically marginalized groups. We teach our students to value and respect the cultural context of the communities in which they work and to interrogate the systems of power that shape policies and practices. Through innovative thinking and research, we strive to solve the most intractable educational problems.

The Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership (EDL) program prepares students to lead educational institutions at all levels including the management of public K-12 school systems, recruitment and retention of teachers, educational testing and psychology and administration of institutions of higher education. Taught by some of the most respected educational leaders in the field, the program is delivered both on campus and on-line (K-12 specialization only at this time).

A doctoral degree or other terminal degree is required, and preferred qualifications include a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership. Preference may be given to individuals with experience as a School District Superintendent Senior Executives in a Community College, College or University, a Charter Management CEO or an Independent School Head of School. Candidates with a background and demonstrated commitment to equity and improving opportunity and outcomes for historically underserved groups are especially desired.

The purpose of the EdD in Educational Leadership program is to build critically conscious leaders who can take actions to eliminate inequities that affect educational/learning opportunities and outcomes for children and adults in urban contexts.

The responsibilities of these RTCP positions include:

  • Teaching courses in the EdD Educational Leadership (EDL) program to a diverse group of graduate students in residence and online.
  • Supervision and support of graduate students in their research to complete their dissertations
  • Participation as a faculty member in the K12 concentration to support the continued development, implementation and evaluation of courses in the EDL program, with particular emphasis on the K12 and higher education concentrations.

The Rossier School of Education is ranked in the top 10 private schools of education by the U.S. News and World Report. Our faculty is nationally recognized in terms of scholarly activity, external research funding and professional service. Our work is guided by five sets of values, characterized as: results-oriented, collaborative inquiry, combine research and practice, innovation, and commitment to equity and diversity, which is improving urban education locally, nationally, and globally. We achieve this mission through rigorous scholarship, innovative degree programs and multiple partnerships with schools, community groups and other organizations.

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. Further information is available by contacting

Applicants must provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three names for references. The cover letter should include specific examples of applicant’s commitment to equity and improving opportunity and outcomes for historically underserved groups. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

A doctorate is required.

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