Information about university events, campus safety, on-campus food venues, banking options, mailing services, and most anything else about campus news and services can be found on the USC Employee Gateway. Information about university benefits, including tuition assistance and tuition exchange (scroll down to “Alternative education benefit for your child”), can be found on the USC Benefits site.


As President Nikias has written to all faculty, “USC strives to provide an environment where dual-career couples can meet their professional objectives while striking a balance between family life and career demands. Doing so is important to USC’s success in building and nurturing an outstanding faculty.”

For faculty who are considering employment with USC, questions about employment opportunities for your spouse or partner should be directed to your department chair, dean of faculty, or other designated point of contact within your department or school. USC is the largest private employer in Los Angeles and all faculty and staff openings are posted online through jobs@USC, the online portal for applications.

For academic positions throughout the region, the Southern California Higher Education Recruitment Consortium, HERC, of which USC is a member, helps spouses and partners find positions at regional member institutions. Their website has a large list of faculty openings in member institutions throughout the region, including several University of California campuses, Caltech, the Claremont Colleges, and the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. The California Universities Consortium is another combined list of faculty openings in several local universities.


The University of Southern California is committed to the development and growth of its faculty. Each school is responsible for developing and implementing faculty mentoring programs. The university also recognizes excellence in faculty mentoring through the annual USC Mellon Mentoring Awards and maintains a list of previous recipients by school. Additionally, an advisory group of senior faculty mentors with interests in diversity and inclusion are available to act as advisors and meet with faculty individually upon request.


Throughout its storied history, USC has placed a high value on being a good neighbor—and on programs and projects that have a positive impact on surrounding neighborhoods. Our commitment to community-building can be seen at every level of the university. It encompasses the participation of our research facilities, individual schools, departments, and programs, as well as our hospitals and health centers. USC Civic Engagement supports and promotes more than 400 community initiatives in our local neighborhoods.


There are a number of organizations that faculty can join to find a community of like-minded colleagues to help them get immersed into the life of the university and Los Angeles.

Last updated October 7, 2014