From the announcement:
This is an unprecedented position within a school of education. The individual recruited for this position will be an intellectual leader and an entrepreneur in information technologies, including advanced electronic media, telecommunications and related satellite technology. This individual will also help create new educational ventures. He or she will be able to identify and implement programs and projects at the national level to improve elementary and post-elementary education.
This person will be a visionary who will convene and lead a group of multidisciplinary scholars from such fields as business, engineering, cinematic arts, and communication, and who come from across the USC campus and beyond. In addition, she or he will establish a collaborative network of education providers in a range of settings and roles, from public and charter school operators to leaders in for-profit educational-services companies. The position will be in the Rossier School of Education and come with a fixed term non-tenure track faculty appointment. Teaching in the Rossier School’s Master’s or Ed.D. a program is a possibility.