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Assistant/Associate Professor of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy (OPEN RANK)

Occupational Therapy Faculty Los Angeles, California

The USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy at the University of Southern California is seeking talented junior faculty or tenure eligible to join our scholarly community at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.  The Chan Division ( and USC provide dynamic, diverse, innovative, and internationally recognized academic communities to cultivate transformative, interdisciplinary, and impactful scholarship.  We have ongoing active, externally-funded, research programs and are strongly networked with clinical, social, and academic programs in the Los Angeles area. The Chan Division continues to thrive under new leadership and is implementing a new strategic plan that is grounded in our tripartite mission of leading innovation in research, education, and practice (  We are seeking applicants who are poised to substantively contribute to our endeavors and benefit from the affordances of our enriching environments.

Candidates should demonstrate a strong track-record of scholarship and funding commensurate with their academic level and a commitment to excellence in predoctoral, doctoral, and postdoctoral education.  We are seeking career scientists who thrive in clinical research contexts and contemporary interdisciplinary academic arenas, can develop and lead innovative research teams, produce impactful findings, value stakeholder engagement, and facilitate knowledge translation to ameliorate critical health or societal issues.  Candidates should demonstrate their commitments and expertise related to mentorship, grantsmanship, cross-sector collaborative/team science, and knowledge mobilization. Preference will be given to scholars who are recognized experts in occupational science, intervention development, community mental health, aging, health services research, data analytics, population health, and primary care.  Applicants must have a research doctoral degree (e.g., PhD, ScD; or document an intensive research experience such as a post doctoral fellowship) in an area applicable to occupational science or occupational therapy and be able to articulate existing/potential contributions to these fields.  Substantive support packages are available. Applications accepted immediately and until the position is filled.

REQ20079453 Posted Date: 01/21/2020

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