The thousands of people who work at USC can attest to the fact that our university is a great place to work – we enjoy outstanding benefits, a stimulating environment, and beautiful campuses. And we’ve garnered a number of awards that underscore our reputation as an employer of choice:
Great Colleges to Work For
USC has been honored every year since the Chronicle of Higher Education began its Great Colleges to Work For program in 2008, including two mentions on their prestigious Honor Roll (“the best of the best”). Over the past few years, we’ve been recognized for excellence in:
- Compensation and Benefits
- Workspace and Security
- Job Satisfaction
- Respect and Appreciation
- Collaborative Governance
- Professional Career/Development Programs
- Teaching Environment
- Tenure Clarity and Process
- Work/Life Balance
- Confidence in Senior Leadership
- Housing Assistance Programs
- Connection to Institutional Pride
- Policies, Resources, and Efficiency
USC News: USC Excels in Annual ‘Great Colleges’ Survey, July 27, 2011
Best Private College or University
The Business Research Guide, a website that aims to give prospective employees information about top employers in higher education, named USC one of its top ten private colleges and universities for 2013. USC ranked #8 on the list in part because the “administration embraces an entrepreneurial mentality and encourages initiative among employees.”
USC News: USC Family Matters, May 13, 2013
Psychologically Healthy Workplace
USC is one of only four workplaces, nationwide, to be honored as a Psychologically Healthy Workplace by the American Psychological Association (APA) in 2014. Watch the video that was shown at the award ceremony below.
In 2013, USC became one of only nine organizations of any kind, nationwide, to earn a “best practices” award from the APA. The honor was given for the university’s efforts at fostering a psychologically healthy workplace, and USC’s Center for Work and Family Life was especially noted for its accomplishments in addressing work-life challenges.
USC has also earned the California Psychological Association’s Psychologically Healthy Workplace award in multiple years.
Family Health Promotion and Mother-Baby Friendly Workplace
In 2012, the Breastfeeding Task Force of Greater Los Angeles honored USC with its Family Health Promotion award, concurrent with the California Breastfeeding Coalition awarding us its Mother-Baby Friendly Workplace award. Both honors recognized USC’s commitment to maintaining an employee lactation policy.
Best Employers for Workers over 50
In 2011, AARP named USC one of its top 50 employers, in any industry. The AARP was particularly impressed with USC’s Emeriti Center services.
USC Emeriti Center
USC News: USC lauded for innovative faculty retirement practices, June 19, 2012
USC Emeriti Center Helps USC Win AARP Award
For more information about USC, including honors the university has earned, see the About USC website.