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Assistant/Associate Professor of Gerontology (Open Rank)

Leonard Davis School of Gerontology Faculty Los Angeles, California

The USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology is looking for an assistant/associate professor who specializes in aging and technology. Candidates with a Ph.D. in Gerontology or Engineering are preferred but other closely related fields will be considered. Applicants should have demonstrated experience working with or on behalf of older adults, as well as a deep understanding of issues around how current and emerging technologies can be leveraged to benefit older adults in home, healthcare, and community settings.  Teaching experience is strongly preferred. 

Full-time instructional professors will spend most of their time on teaching and teaching-related duties. These two instructional faculty positions will assist in the development of our new Masters of Technology and Aging degree program as well as the development of new curriculums as needed. Compensation and academic rank Assistant/Associate Professor are commensurate with experience and qualifications.

The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles and is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. USC is consistently ranked among the nation’s most prestigious universities, and the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology features one the world’s best degree and research programs in gerontology. The USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology has an international reputation as a hub of aging research and with additional strong programs throughout the university, leads the way in defining and advancing the field of gerontology: https://gero.usc.edu

Preferred qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Gerontology or Ph.D./MD or equivalent advanced degree
  • Experience and expertise in applied technology, medical technology or related field
  • Prior teaching experience at the university level

Applications must include a cover letter, detailed curriculum vitae, and names and contact information of three professional/teaching references. Applicants are also encouraged to include a succinct statement about fostering an environment of diversity and inclusion in the classroom. Applications should be received by May 15, 2021, however, later applications will be considered to the extent possible.

USC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law or USC policy. USC will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring ordinance. We provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities.

Thank you for your interest!



REQ20097633 Posted Date: 04/19/2021

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