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Marshall Spotlight

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Marshal Professor Sha Yang is an expert in marketing data analysis. She is currently at the forefront of the effort to optimize paid search advertising by making sense of the way consumers behave online.

Marshall Insights

"Buying” or purchasing innovation through acquisition was the most prevalent strategy used by companies.
Women are Twice as Likely as Men to be Offended by Smartphone Use
Recent Study by USC Marshall Professor Uncovers Important Strategy for Increasing Performance
USC Marshall study uncovers the key to brand affinity and brand aversion for brands like Apple and Manchester United
Female authors have taken male pen names to attract a larger audience

Marshall in the Media

7/21/15 NPR (“Air Talk with Larry”)
John Boudreau discusses the state of human resources stemming from article he co-wrote in the Harvard Business Review “Bright, Shiny Objects and the Future of HR.
7/19/15 Los Angeles Business Journal
The LABJ quoted Ira Kalb in a story about how sometimes controversial comments that go viral backfire on a brand.
7/17/15 San Francisco Chronicle
The San Francisco Chronicle quoted Ira Kalb about how Yahoo! could be marketing its mobile services better.
7/17/15 NPR Marketplace
Lars Perner discussed digital online TV advertising and the ability of consumers to opt out of ads by paying more, given Hulu's announcement of the option.



The USC Marshall School of Business is accepting applications for full-time and part-time, tenure-track and non-tenure track faculty positions. The hiring process is expected to continue throughout the academic year.

Positions may be available in the following departments and centers:

  • Leventhal School of Accounting
  • Center for Management Communication
  • Center for Effective Organizations
  • Institute for Communication Technology Management
  • Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Department of Finance and Business Economics
  • Department of Data Sciences and Operations
  • Department of Management and Organization
  • Department of Marketing

Requirements for tenure-track positions include a doctoral degree or foreign equivalent in an area of study appropriate to the hiring department or center. No experience is specifically required although consideration may be given to candidates with experience teaching at the college/university level and/or who can demonstrate evidence of research competence. Salary is dependent on qualifications, and employee benefits for full-time faculty are excellent.

Preferred qualifications for non-tenure track positions include an advanced degree (masters, Ph.D., J.D., etc.), relevant experience in teaching at the college/university level, and superior communication skills.

Qualified candidates should apply on-line at

Required documents include a cover letter, curriculum vita or resume, teaching statement, research paper or publication and contact information for three letters of reference writers.

The University of Southern California values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups, are encouraged to apply.

Located near the heart of Los Angeles, the University of Southern California is home to approximately 31,000 students and 4,300 faculty. USC Marshall is renowned for its high-ranking undergraduate, graduate, international and executive education programs, an exceptional faculty engaged in leading-edge research, a diverse and creative student body, and a commitment to technological advancement. The research productivity of Marshall’s 200 full-time faculty ranks among the top 15 business schools in the world.