**University of Southern California**
**Sol Price School of Public Policy**
**Professor (Open Rank) or Distinguished Practitioner in Social Innovation**
The University of Southern California invites nominations and applications for a position in the Price School of Public Policy with an affiliation in the Sol Price Center for Social Innovation. The search is open to both tenure track of all ranks and non-tenure track appointments. Candidates for a tenured or tenure-track appointment will have a Ph. D. and contribute to scholarship and teaching in social innovation. Candidates for tenured appointments must have an exceptional record of research and scholarship, and candidates for tenure-track appointments must demonstrate clear potential for scholarly excellence. Non-tenure track candidates should have a Ph. D. or a distinguished record of practice in the field of social innovation.
The successful candidate will become a faculty fellow within the Sol Price Center for Social Innovation (PriceCSI). More senior candidates would be expected to provide leadership within PriceCSI and work closely with the Faculty Director to accomplish the mission of PriceCSI. All candidates would be expected to help develop curricular programs in the field of social innovation with the Price School. PriceCSI is committed to advancing understanding of social innovation, with an explicit recognition that novel solutions to persistent social problems can be found within innovation, social movements, and cultural shifts. In addition, we are particularly interested in solutions that address the lives of the disadvantaged and the quality of life in low income, urban communities and work that contributes to the development of the academic field of social innovation. The Center is governed by a joint board of the Price School and Price Philanthropies.
The Center is well-positioned to build on the unique strengths of one of the worlds leading schools of public policy. The Price School houses a unique set of professional fields public policy, public management, nonprofit leadership, urban planning, real estate development and health care that emphasize the link between theory and practice, and a broad array of research centers in governance and philanthropy, urban development, and social policy. The School has a long standing commitment and experience in working across government, nonprofits, and business to develop solutions to critical social problems.
**Sol Price School of Public Policy**
The Sol Price School of Public Policy is ranked 6th among schools of public policy and public affairs in the US by US News and World Report. It is unique in having integrated within one school the strategic intellectual and problem solving resources needed to address many of the most pressing contemporary societal issues.
The Price School offers Ph. D. programs in Public Policy and Management and Urban Planning; masters degrees in Public Administration, Public Policy, Urban Planning, Health Administration, and Real Estate Development; executive masters degrees; and an interdisciplinary undergraduate degree.
Price has more than 50 full-time faculty members, and an endowment of more than $165 million. It provides an exceptionally rich research environment, with over $40 million in active funded research. Much of the research activity takes place under the auspices of its nationally and internationally known research centers and groups. For more information, see www. usc. edu/schools/price.
**Compensation and Benefits:**
The University of Southern California offers a competitive salary within an academic environment based on the candidates experience and accomplishments. The university also offers excellent benefits to employees, which include: health, dental and life insurance; tuition assistance; disability and retirement plans; credit union membership; and participation in cultural and social events, as well as access to athletic and recreational facilities.
**An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer:**
USC is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer that actively seeks diversity in its workplace.
**Apply for this Position:**
Applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and list of at least three references. Screening of applications will begin December 1, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. This posting has special routing. To apply: CLICK HERE
*Requisition ID:* 2002146
*Position ID:* P01457528
*Academic Title:* Professor or Distinguished Practitioner in Social Innovation
*Department:* Sol Price School of Public Policy_61
*Location:* University Park Campus
*Employment Type:* Full-Time
*Employment Terms:* New
*Special Instructions to Applicants:* This posting as special routing. To apply: CLICK HERE
*Quicklink for Posting:* http://jobs. usc. edu/postings/55822