THE OPPORTUNITY

The University of Southern California is a leading private research university located in Los Angeles — a global center for arts, technology and international business. It is home to the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences and 21 exceptional academic schools and units. USC’s Health Sciences campus houses renowned specialized care and research in cancer, stem cell and regenerative medicine, orthopedics and sports medicine. Founded in 1880, USC is home to over 47,500 students engaged in undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. USC is among the most diverse institutions of higher education in America with 24 percent international students and more than 45 percent ethnic minority students. USC is a comprehensive research university, a member of the prestigious American Association of Universities—recognized for especially strong research and academic programs, and in a comprehensive 2019 ranking, The Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education ranked USC 17th among more than 1,000 public and private universities.

The USC Department of Public Safety (DPS) is one of the largest campus public safety departments in the United States, employing 306 full-time personnel and 30 part-time student workers. Under the leadership of Chief John Thomas, the department’s primary mission is to provide a safe and secure environment on campus and in the local USC community that allows students, faculty, staff and campus visitors to realize their academic and social pursuits. The department offers a variety of quality public safety services and educational programs administered through the utilization of highly trained personnel, state-of-the-art technology, and a community-based policing philosophy.

The Position

ROLE OF THE ASSISTANT CHIEF, DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

The University of Southern California is seeking a dynamic leader to serve in a newly created assistant chief position within the Department of Public Safety. This exciting opportunity provides the new assistant chief with the ability to infuse innovation, cutting-edge technology, and best practices to help shape the culture of the department and foster intentional partnerships with the entire university community. This position will fully embrace the 21st Century Policing philosophy ensuring the department is successfully incorporating strategies that continue to enhance crime reduction, promote safety, build community relationships, and effectively engage with students. As a prominent institution with a rich athletic history in Division 1, this position will be both exciting and rewarding, providing the new assistant chief with countless opportunities to make a positive impact on the diverse staff of the department as well as the broader campus community.

Reporting directly to the chief, the assistant chief coordinates and administers daily operation of activities related to law enforcement and crime prevention; provides high-level technical and administrative staff assistance to the chief; and assumes command of the department in the absence of the chief. This position plans, implements, coordinates and evaluates law enforcement and security activities in cooperation with local law enforcement jurisdictions and hospital security providers. The assistant chief is responsible for the application of leadership and community relations skills, including the ability to apply problem-solving methods and community-policing principles in addressing campus community and law enforcement issues. The assistant chief is also responsible for the leadership and motivation of personnel.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Participates in short and long-term strategic planning. Formulates and coordinates the implementation of divisional goals and objectives. Evaluates the performance of subordinate units.
  • Manages staff directly or indirectly. Determines staffing levels based on operation plans, objectives and schedules. Oversees hiring, ongoing training, performance management, counseling and disciplining for personnel.
  • Analyzes external and internal developments affecting department operations. Recommends action to maintain currency with community needs. Acts as liaison with city, county, state and federal agencies. May represent the department to the news media as required.
  • Plans, administers and coordinates the activities of the department work units.
  • Provides technical advice and administrative direction in the development, implementation and evaluation of law enforcement and public safety programs and services.
  • Participates in developing operational policies for the department. Interprets departmental policies and procedures for assigned division. Develops procedures necessary to implement relevant policies.
  • Develops and administers research projects. Performs analysis and makes recommendations accordingly. Conducts special studies as assigned by the Chief.
  • Develops and administers the divisional budget. Authorizes expenditures. Identifies trends and patterns. Develops and prepares status reports on divisional activities.

HISTORY OF THE POSITION

The assistant chief position is a newly created position. This position will be the one of two assistant chiefs serving the department.

OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES

The new assistant chief will encounter the following opportunities and challenges:

  • The new assistant chief is joining a department with a solid reputation and a chief that is well respected on campus and in the broader community.
  • The department is a large, professional public safety agency with talented, committed officers and staff.
  • It is expected this assistant chief will bring new ideas, initiatives and programs to successfully strengthen and enhance the department.
  • USC is a very relational campus; it is expected that the assistant chief will be become a valued and trusted member of the USC community.
  • Communication within the department can be improved upon with all levels of the department actively participating in accurate information sharing, as well as being heard and valued.
  • Working to maintain a high level of engagement and satisfaction among the officers and staff.
  • Implementing a vision with the chief that produces a consistently engaged, highly responsive department that is recognized broadly as committed to the safety and care of the University community.
  • USC is a large, complex organization with two unique campuses and satellite health clinics. The assistant chief should work to bridge gaps between campuses and ensure both campuses are equally treated.
  • USC has a very diverse student population that provides important context for the work of the department.
  • The new assistant chief must be aware of student activism efforts and have a vision to positively and successfully honor and work with students, faculty, and staff in exercising their right to free speech and expression in concert with considerations for campus safety.
  • Working to recruit and retain quality officers.
  • Improve all aspects of departmental training, utilizing current techniques to ensure officers are well-versed in best practices and University protocols.
  • Space for the department on both campuses needs improvement.
  • Taking the time to learn the culture of the department and truly understand the needs and concerns of the officers and staff to effectively work on plans to improve job satisfaction and morale.
  • Learning the various international cultures views of public safety to most effectively work with all international students.
  • The community just off campus is highly engaged. This new assistant chief will need to work well with this community and find a way to best balance the community and students’ needs.

MEASURES OF SUCCESS

At an appropriate interval after joining USC, the following items will initially define success for the assistant chief:

  • The assistant chief has gained the trust of the University community by being involved, visible, and engaged in all aspects of campus life. Further, the chief and officers both trust and respect this new assistant chief.
  • The assistant chief has worked to learn the officers and staff, understand all positions and provided transparent, ethical leadership for the department.
  • Both crimes and community identified quality of life issues have been effectively reduced since the assistant chief joined the department.
  • The assistant chief has continued to move the department forward with new programs and initiatives.
  • Department morale and communication have been improved and a plan is in place to alleviate space concerns on both campuses.
  • The department consistently identifies and implements technology and best practices in public safety/law enforcement to enhance safety in the campus community.
  • The assistant chief has formed meaningful working relationships with local law enforcement agencies and with community associations and partners.
  • Mutually supportive and collaborative relationships have been developed throughout USC with students, faculty, and staff.
  • The department continues to operate with a high level of professionalism and competence.
  • The assistant chief, along with the chief, has reviewed organizational strengths and weaknesses, policies and procedures, and has developed strategic plans for managing short-term change and long-term development for the department.
  • The department is moving towards being a leader in the country for public safety embracing innovative ways to meet institutional needs.
  • The successful engagement and trust building with diverse campus constituencies.

QUALIFICATIONS AND CHARACTERISTICS

The successful candidate must possess a bachelor’s degree, preferably in a related field such as law enforcement, police science, police administration or criminology, and a minimum of 10 years of law enforcement/public safety experience, including 5 years progressively responsible management level (captain and above) experience. Please note, a combination of education, documented track record of achievement, and commensurate supervisory/management experience will also be considered in lieu of the command level of experience. In addition, the successful candidates must obtain a CA driver’s license and California POST certification or equivalent out of state training. If from out of state, the successful candidate must obtain the CA driver’s license and provide a waiver or re-qualification within a specified time frame. The assistant chief will have a thorough knowledge of and demonstrated commitment to national best practices in constitutional and community policing, including the principals of 21st Century Policing as described by President Obama’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing. The successful candidate will have experience in both administrative and technical fields as they relate to law enforcement and security operations and executive level police manager experience with capability of managing public safety/police personnel through a command accountability structure via multiple layers of subordinate supervisors. Further, an ability to communicate effectively with diverse audiences; show respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; educates others on the value of diversity; promote a harassment-free environment; and experience building a diverse workforce are all attributes expected of the assistant chief. This individual must provide a positive impact on morale and contribute to a positive team environment as well as treat people with respect, keep commitments, inspire the trust of others, work ethically and with integrity, and uphold organizational values. A master’s degree, knowledge of campus law enforcement, and completion of an advanced police leadership training from FBI National Academy, Command College, FBI LEEDA, etc. are all preferred characteristics of the assistant chief.

In addition to the above-stated qualifications and characteristics, USC stakeholders identified the following characteristics as important to the assist chief (in no particular order):

  • a true passion and understanding of students and a genuine willingness to work with and for all students;
  • possess a genuinely inclusive leadership style that is confident, approachable, collaborative, motivational and transparent with the ability to be firm, clear and direct;
  • willingness to listen and solicit best ideas from officers, command staff and departmental leaders;
  • project a high degree of personal energy and enthusiasm for the work;
  • demonstrate flexibility and possess a strong desire to serve as an advocate for the department, their needs and services;
  • excellent written and verbal communication skills with the capacity to command a room;
  • deep knowledge and appreciation of current technology, and leveraging technology to enhance safety;
  • strong work ethic and reliability that inspires trust throughout the department and the broader campus community;
  • maintain a high degree of visibility and engagement throughout the USC and the surrounding communities;
  • a visionary leader with the ability to translate strategic thinking into initiatives, operational directives and policy formation;
  • strong supervisor capable of both challenging and appreciating individuals while effectively holding officers/staff accountable;
  • experience working with, and directing, multiple diverse stakeholders and committed constituents and the capacity to successfully bring key players together when necessary;
  • demonstrated experience directing and managing large events and protests;
  • possess unquestionable integrity with excellent interpersonal skills, including conflict management, customer service and public speaking;
  • ability to establish and maintain productive, collaborative relationships with a full range of campus constituents, including students, faculty, staff and the community;
  • expertise in related compliance requirements and best practices, including Clery Act, Title IX, responses to alcohol/drug issues, mental health issues, bias incidents and hate crimes, etc.; and
  • highly committed to both professional and personal growth and development as a manager, leader, and public safety expert; deeply committed to the professional development and training of staff.

THE INSTITUTION DIVISION/DEPARTMENT: AN OVERVIEW

An Overview of the Office of Senior Vice President for Administration

The senior vice president for administration oversees public safety, human resources, campus master planning, real estate development projects, real estate acquisitions and leasing, student housing, campus dining services, parking and transportation, the USC Hotel, the USC bookstores, and fire safety and emergency planning. In addition, the senior vice president oversees the operations of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and Sports Arena.

Leadership of the Division of Administration

David Wright – Senior Vice President for Administration

David Wright was named senior vice president for administration on April 29, 2019. In this capacity, he provides strategic oversight of key administrative departments, working closely with schools and academic departments to support the academic mission. Reporting directly to the office of the president, Wright oversees support functions and services that include public safety, human resources, campus master planning, real estate development projects, real estate acquisitions and leasing, student housing, campus dining services, parking and transportation, the USC Hotel, the USC bookstores, and fire safety and emergency planning. In addition, Wright oversees the operations of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and Sports Arena.

Wright previously held the role of associate senior vice president for administrative operations, where he was responsible for administering USC programs on security, environmental health and safety, sustainability, and fire safety and emergency planning. Wright also oversaw a shared services model that incorporated information technology, human resources, and budget and finance.

Wright joined USC in 2005 as controller of USC Bookstores, and in 2007 became director of finance and accounting for USC Auxiliary Services.  Wright next served as the budget administrator for Biola University, and then returned to USC where he served as assistant vice president for finance and business support.  Before initially coming to USC, Wright served as controller for WEA Manufacturing, Inc. (a division of Time Warner, Inc.), planning manager for Disneyland Resort, and a senior consultant for Deloitte and Touche Consulting Group.

Wright earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from USC and his MBA from UCLA.

The Department of Public Safety

The USC Department of Public Safety (DPS) is one of the largest campus public safety departments in the United States employing 306 full-time personnel and 30 part-time student workers.

Under the leadership of Chief John Thomas, the department’s primary mission is to provide a safe and secure environment on campus and in the local USC community that allows students, faculty, staff and campus visitors to realize their academic and social pursuits.

The department offers a variety of quality public safety services and educational programs administered through the utilization of highly trained personnel, state-of-the-art technology, and a community-based policing philosophy.

Crime prevention is a shared responsibility.  To realize our vision of becoming the safest urban campus in America, DPS seeks the cooperation of the entire Trojan Family.  DPS relies on the collaboration and support of students, faculty, staff, and campus visitors who embrace crime prevention best practices and responsible behavior.

DPS enjoys a strong public safety partnership with the Los Angeles Police Department with whom we work with on a daily basis.  DPS also works closely with a number of other public safety departments within the university including Fire Safety/Emergency Planning and Environmental Health and Safety, and Risk Management.

Vision

The vision of the Department of Public Safety is to be recognized as one of the safest urban campus communities in America. In order to realize this vision, DPS pledges to continually:

  • Enhance our professional skills and knowledge through annual trainings provided by subject matter experts.
  • Strive to identify and pursue avenues which improve the operation of our department and the way we serve the USC community.
  • Dedicate our concerted attention to fostering a safe and secure environment on campus while simultaneously earning, building and maintaining the public’s trust.
  • Provide materials and programs to educate and increase awareness about safety and security in our campus community.
  • Maintain open lines of communication between DPS, the campus community, the public and local law enforcement to identify and resolve issues in a collaborative manner.
  • Demonstrate professional, caring and ethical behavior at all times.

John Thomas – Chief of the Department of Public Safety

The University of Southern California trades on its remarkable reputation, offering the highest quality experience to every member of its community. It’s our goal to ensure that safety meets these same standards.

As a native of Los Angeles, I know every corner of this city and all it offers us. Prior to joining DPS, I spent twenty-one years as a member of the Los Angeles Police Department where I worked on patrol along Wilshire, in South Los Angeles, and as a member of a gang prevention unit, among other roles. First and foremost our campus is a neighborhood of Los Angeles, and we enjoy all the benefits urban living has to offer. The key to staying safe here is the same as it is in every city: stay aware. Our department provides the support you’ll need to experience and discover your urban environment.

The men and women of DPS are here to help you achieve the best experience possible. We’re an impeccably trained force that believes in integrity and expertise. We patrol campus and the surrounding community 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Many of us graduated from the Los Angeles Police Academy, completing the same training as city police officers. We have a direct line of contact to the LAPD and members of the surrounding community. We have officers on foot and in vehicles, blue lights and security cameras throughout campus, and safety shuttles for late night rides home. We’re prepared and we care. We’re here for you whenever you need us, and we want to hear from you.

Regardless of where we come from, we’re all Trojans, and it’s that mutual commitment to our university and community that will keep us safe and healthy on campus. By making smarter choices every day, we can build an ideal environment for stellar education.  Together, let’s share the responsibility to protect ourselves and our community.

2018 Annual Security & Fire Safety Report – https://dps.usc.edu/files/2018/10/ASR2018.pdf

Organizational Charts for the Department of Public Safety

Institution & Location

INSTITUTION: AN OVERVIEW

Institutional Background/History

Los Angeles was a rough-and-tumble frontier town in the early 1870s, when a group of public-spirited citizens led by Judge Robert Maclay Widney first dreamed of establishing a university in the region. It took nearly a decade for this vision to become a reality, but in 1879 Widney formed a board of trustees and secured a donation of 308 lots of land from three prominent members of the community – Ozro W. Childs, a Protestant horticulturist; former California governor John G. Downey, an Irish-Catholic pharmacist and businessman; and Isaias W. Hellman, a German-Jewish banker and philanthropist. The gift provided land for a campus as well as a source of endowment, the seeds of financial support for the nascent institution.

When USC first opened its doors to 53 students and 10 teachers in 1880, the “city” still lacked paved streets, electric lights, telephones and a reliable fire alarm system. Today, USC is home to more than 44,000 students and over 4,800 full-time faculty, and is located in the heart of one of the biggest metropolises in the world.

To read more of the history of USC:

https://about.usc.edu/history/

About Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles, Spanish for “The Angels”), officially the City of Los Angeles and often known by its initials L.A., is the most populous city in California, the second most populous city in the United States, after New York City, and the third most populous city in North America. With an estimated population of nearly four million, Los Angeles is the cultural, financial, and commercial center of Southern California. The city is known for its Mediterranean climate, ethnic diversity, Hollywood and the entertainment industry, and its sprawling metropolis. Los Angeles is the largest city on the West Coast of North America.

Los Angeles is in a large basin bounded by the Pacific Ocean on one side and by mountains as high as 10,000 feet on the other. The city proper, which covers about 469 square miles, is the seat of Los Angeles County, the most populated county in the country. Los Angeles is also the principal city of the Los Angeles metropolitan area, the second largest in the United States after that of New York City, with a population of 13.1 million. It is part of the Los Angeles-Long Beach combined statistical area, also the nation’s second most populous area with a 2015 estimated population of 18.7 million.

Los Angeles is one of the most substantial economic engines within the United States, with a diverse economy in a broad range of professional and cultural fields. Los Angeles is also famous as the home of Hollywood, a major center of the world entertainment industry. A global city, it has been ranked 6th in the Global Cities Index and 9th in the Global Economic Power Index. The Los Angeles metropolitan area also has a gross metropolitan product of $1.044 trillion (as of 2017), making it the third-largest in the world, after the Tokyo and New York metropolitan areas. Los Angeles hosted the 1932 and 1984 Summer Olympics and will host the event for a third time in 2028. The city also hosted the Miss Universe pageant twice, in 1990 and 2006, and was one of nine American cities to host the 1994 FIFA World Cup and one of eight to host the 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup, hosting the final match for both tournaments.

Historically home to the Chumash and Tongva, Los Angeles was claimed by Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo for Spain in 1542 along with the rest of what would become Alta California. The city was officially founded on September 4, 1781, by Spanish governor Felipe de Neve. It became a part of Mexico in 1821 following the Mexican War of Independence. In 1848, at the end of the Mexican–American War, Los Angeles and the rest of California were purchased as part of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, becoming part of the United States. Los Angeles was incorporated as a municipality on April 4, 1850, five months before California achieved statehood. The discovery of oil in the 1890s brought rapid growth to the city. The completion of the Los Angeles Aqueduct in 1913, delivering water from Eastern California, later assured the city’s continued rapid growth.

Mission and Values

The central mission of the University of Southern California is the development of human beings and society as a whole through the cultivation and enrichment of the human mind and spirit. The principal means by which our mission is accomplished are teaching, research, artistic creation, professional practice and selected forms of public service.

Our first priority as faculty and staff is the education of our students, from freshmen to post-doctorals, through a broad array of academic, professional, extracurricular and athletic programs of the first rank. The integration of liberal and professional learning is one of USC’s special strengths. We strive constantly for excellence in teaching knowledge and skills to our students, while at the same time helping them to acquire wisdom and insight, love of truth and beauty, moral discernment, understanding of self, and respect and appreciation for others.

Research of the highest quality by our faculty and students is fundamental to our mission. USC is one of a very small number of premier academic institutions in which research and teaching are inextricably intertwined, and on which the nation depends for a steady stream of new knowledge, art, and technology. Our faculty are not simply teachers of the works of others, but active contributors to what is taught, thought and practiced throughout the world.

USC is pluralistic, welcoming outstanding men and women of every race, creed and background. We are a global institution in a global center, attracting more international students over the years than any other American university. And we are private, unfettered by political control, strongly committed to academic freedom, and proud of our entrepreneurial heritage.

An extraordinary closeness and willingness to help one another are evident among USC students, alumni, faculty, and staff; indeed, for those within its compass the Trojan Family is a genuinely supportive community. Alumni, trustees, volunteers and friends of USC are essential to this family tradition, providing generous financial support, participating in university governance, and assisting students at every turn.

In our surrounding neighborhoods and around the globe, USC provides public leadership and public service in such diverse fields as health care, economic development, social welfare, scientific research, public policy and the arts. We also serve the public interest by being the largest private employer in the city of Los Angeles, as well as the city’s largest export industry in the private sector.

USC has played a major role in the development of Southern California for more than a century, and plays an increasingly important role in the development of the nation and the world. We expect to continue to play these roles for many centuries to come. Thus our planning, commitments and fiscal policies are directed toward building quality and excellence in the long term.

Adopted by the USC Board of Trustees, February 1993

The 2018 Strategic Plan

The University of Southern California’s ascent as one of the world’s premier research universities is unparalleled. Accelerating our rise will require a more expansive view of the role of higher education within and beyond the academy. To be the great 21st century research university, we must lead through values – reaffirming our commitment to our core academic principles, to our code of ethics, and to each other, while adding new voices and exploring new, equitable ways of acting in the world.

We must lead through people – nurturing a cadre of faculty, students, and staff who embrace not just the entrepreneurial spirit, but the inclusive spirit and the convergent spirit as well. We must lead through impact – seizing opportunities and solving the intractable problems of our city and the world, supporting the underserved who wish to improve their lives and the lives of others, and reinventing medicine and caregiving to improve health and wellness for all. And we must lead through transformation – asking how we might reimagine higher education, elevate the value of a university degree, expand access and opportunity for those of immense talent who will make us the most prosperous society in the world, and reimagine the college experience to prepare graduates to face world challenges with optimism and purpose. The 21st century calls us to action. The University of Southern California will answer that call.

To read the entire 2018 strategic plan:

https://strategic.usc.edu/

Leadership

Dr. Carol L. Folt – President

Dr. Carol L. Folt serves as the twelfth president of the University of Southern California. She is a highly experienced leader, internationally recognized life scientist, and award-winning teacher. In leading USC, Dr. Folt brings broad executive and leadership experience across the academy, including arts and sciences, professional schools, and academic medicine.

Throughout her career, Dr. Folt has earned a reputation for always placing students at the center, advancing academic excellence and innovation, setting ambitious goals, prioritizing shared governance, and focusing on the future.

Prior to her appointment at USC in July 2019, Dr. Folt led the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – one of the nation’s most distinguished and research-intensive universities – from 2013 to 2019. At UNC, she set a bold course for the university’s future by spearheading a historic capital campaign, raising billions of dollars; building the school’s first-ever strategic plan in collaboration with every school and department; fighting to make college education accessible and affordable; and inspiring thousands of Tar Heels to embrace the arts and sustainability. Under her leadership, UNC was repeatedly named the No. 1 value in public higher education, surpassed $1 billion in annual research expenditures for the first time in school history (No. 5 in the nation overall), and set admissions records every year.

Prior to her tenure at UNC, Dr. Folt served in various leadership roles at Dartmouth College, including as interim president, provost, dean of faculty, and Dartmouth Professor of Biological Sciences.

An Akron, Ohio, native, Dr. Folt earned her bachelor’s degree in aquatic biology and a master’s degree in biology from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She received her doctorate in ecology from the University of California, Davis, and did postdoctoral work at the W.K. Kellogg Biological Station of Michigan State University.

Dr. Folt is married to David Peart, an emeritus professor of biological sciences at Dartmouth. They have two adult children, Noah and Tessa.

Dr. Elizabeth Graddy – Interim Provost

Dr. Elizabeth Graddy was appointed interim provost on July 1, 2019. She also serves as senior vice president for academic affairs, and as professor of public policy at the USC Sol Price School for Public Policy. She holds the Jeffrey J. Miller Chair in Government, Business, and the Economy.

As the university’s second-ranking administrator, she oversees the Dornsife College, the Keck School of Medicine and 21 other professional schools and academic units, in addition to USC’s museums, and the divisions of student affairs, libraries, research, student religious life, and enrollment services.

Dr. Graddy received her PhD in Public Policy Analysis from Carnegie-Mellon University. After receiving her PhD, she joined USC as a professor of public policy at USC Price. Her expertise is in institutional economics, public and nonprofit organizations, and public policy analysis. Her research focused on the role of private organizations in serving the public interest, how industry and organizational structure affect performance, and how information asymmetry and uncertainty affect institutional design and effectiveness. She is a co-editor of the Journal of Policy Analysis & Management. She is a past public member and vice president of the California State Board of Podiatric Medicine.

Dr. Graddy previously served as the executive vice provost, the vice provost for academic and faculty affairs, the vice dean of the Price School, and as senior associate dean of faculty and academic affairs.

The Student Body

Students (2018-19 academic year, rounded to the nearest 500)

Undergraduates: 20,000

Graduate and professional: 27,500

Total: 47,500

 Student Demographics (Fall 2018) 

Asians: 16.8%

Black/African American: 5.6%

Hispanic: 14.8%

White/Caucasian: 30.7%

International: 23.9%

Other: 8.1%

Academic Programs and Faculty

USC is a thriving academic community where students are encouraged to explore broad disciplines and approaches to learning. Degree programs are offered through the USC Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, The Graduate School, and 19 other professional schools, as well as the Keck School of Medicine at USC.

Faculty and Staff (2018-19)

Faculty (full-time): 4,451

Staff (50 percent time or more): 5,717

Student workers: 7,484

Total: 27,652

Benefits Overview

At the University of Southern California you will have the following employment benefits available to you, among others:

  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Health care flexible spending account
  • Retirement plans
  • Life and AD&D insurance
  • Tuition assistance
  • Paid leave
  • Discounts
  • Family resources

Application & Nomination

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To apply for this position please click on the Apply button, complete the brief application process, and upload your resume and position-specific cover letter. Nominations for this position may be emailed to Heather J. Larabee at hjl@spelmanjohnso.com. Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895.

Visit the University of Southern California’s website at www.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.