Petraeus, who commanded coalition forces in
In a statement announcing Petraeus' affiliation with USC, university President C. L. "Max" Nikias praised the former military leader for having "a fearless commitment to excellence. His presence will have a profound impact on our students across many disciplines."
Petraeus, who earned his bachelor’s degree at
Petraeus, 60, is supposed to start his faculty position at USC July 1 for an open-ended period, officials said.
"I am very grateful to have an opportunity to be part of a great university that prizes academic excellence, that is doing cutting-edge research in areas of enormous importance to our country, and that is known for steadfast support of its veterans and ROTC programs," Petraeus stated in a statement released Thursday.
In March, he spoke and again apologized at a USC-sponsored event in Los Angeles that marked one of his first steps in a return to public life.