Culture and Mission

The University of San Diego's diverse educational community is dedicated to developing the whole person: intellectually, physically, emotionally and spiritually. This community is inclusive and open to each individual’s strengths and opinions. USD constantly strives to provide a professional climate that is both efficient and flexible.

USD is not the largest university, but our ideas – and our ideals – are big. We are a faith-based institution with a mission to roll up our sleeves and put our values in action. Our students, faculty, and staff are engaged in our community and throughout the world in academic and service missions that reflect those values, rooted in the social teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. The University welcomes students, faculty, and staff from all faiths, and believes all people benefit from the examination of other traditions.

Faculty Positions

If you are looking for a faculty position, USD is seeking dynamic, innovative and collaborative teacher-scholars to further our mission and values.  For more than six decades, USD has provided a values-based education with a mission grounded in Catholic identity.  Students are encouraged to explore how faith and reason are compatible in education and to develop strong moral convictions. 

USD is a unique and rewarding place to work.  We encourage you to learn about the university community and the qualities that distinguish us from other academic institutions.  We have a friendly campus atmosphere, opportunity for close rapport between faculty and students, and class sizes that facilitate personal attention and instructor accessibility.  Education is holistic, offering opportunities for intellectual, physical, spiritual, emotional, social and cultural development both in and outside the classroom.

USD’s Mission Statement:
The University of San Diego is a Roman Catholic institution committed to advancing academic excellence, expanding liberal and professional knowledge, creating a diverse and inclusive community, and preparing leaders dedicated to ethical conduct and compassionate service.

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