Positions Available

The USC Viterbi School of Engineering seeks outstanding faculty candidates at all levels and disciplines to advance the goals and mission of the School and University.

The USC Viterbi School of Engineering is among the top engineering schools in the world. A large percentage of its well over 200 tenured/tenure-track faculty members are fellows in their respective professional societies and more than 30 affiliated faculty members have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering. Please find the most up-to-date numbers and statistics on our Facts page.

The School is home to many research centers and institutes (see our Research Center page for a current list), including the Information Sciences Institute (ISI), two National Science Foundation Engineering Research Centers, the Department of Homeland Security CREATE Center, and an Energy Frontiers Research Center (EFRC) supported by the Department of Energy.  It is affiliated with the Institute for Creative Technologies and the USC Stevens Center for Innovation.  USC Viterbi faculty conducts research in leading-edge technologies with a large annual research expenditure (find the most up-to-date expenditure on our Facts page). The Viterbi School is committed to enabling the success of dual career families and fosters a family-friendly environment.

The Viterbi School has academic and/or research programs in all major engineering disciplines, including:

Interested candidates should visit the department websites for descriptions of our research and education programs.


The School is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and welcomes women, underrepresented minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities.

Outstanding senior candidates who have demonstrated academic excellence and leadership, and whose past activities document a commitment to issues involving the advancement of women is science and engineering may be also considered for the Lloyd Armstrong, Jr. Endowed Chair, which is supported by the Women in Science and Engineering Program endowment.


We expect candidates for tenured/tenure-track faculty positions to have a strong commitment to research, doctoral student mentoring, and teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels and to have earned a doctorate in the respective areas or closely related fields by the date of appointment.

Links to Open Faculty Positions:

Inquiries about faculty openings can be directed to respective department chairs or program directors.

USC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law or USC policy.

The USC Viterbi School is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and welcomes applications from women, African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

We provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should contact USC Human Resources by phone at (213) 821-8100, or by email at uschr@usc.edu. Inquiries will be treated as confidential to the extent permitted by law.

USC will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring ordinance.

Published on December 5th, 2016

Last updated on July 5th, 2024