Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Education

University of Southern California

United States

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Education

Rossier School of Education Faculty Los Angeles, California

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 USC Rossier PhD in Education Program is seeking an instructor to teach Introduction to Quantitative Methods in the Ph.D. Program. Qualified applicants will have a Ph.D. in education or a related field, and extensive knowledge of quantitative methods commonly used in education research. Prior experience teaching quantitative methods at the doctoral level is highly desired. Responsibilities include delivery of course content, scheduling office hours and being accessible to students as appropriate, and grading. Course Description: This course focuses on foundational research skills needed to consume quantitative research, ask critical questions of quantitative research, and design and evaluate quantitative research for the systematic collection and analysis of data to advance equity. The first part of the course introduces research design, including concepts of measurement, sampling, and validity. The second part of the course focuses on analysis of quantitative data, including descriptive statistics and inferential statistics, such as correlations, regressions, and experimental methods for supporting causal inference and replication. Learning Outcomes of Inferential Track By the end of the course, students should be able to: • Generate research questions that are appropriate for quantitative methods • Understand different quantitative designs and when to apply them • Identify appropriate sampling techniques • Explain various threats to validity (construct, internal, external) and how they may or may not apply.


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 may teach one class each semester (summer, fall and spring).


The base salary range for this position is $7,280- $9,360 per course. 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. Further information is available by contacting

PhD is required.

REQ20149042 Posted Date: 05/13/2024

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