Skip Navigation

Search all jobs


"As provost, I know that our academic excellence depends on the contributions of all our faculty. Our faculty advance knowledge through our research, teach our talented students, and provide excellent health care to our patients. USC seeks to attract the best and brightest faculty, and we provide a collegial academic environment and employment conditions in which they can flourish and achieve academic success." Michael Quick, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Assistant Professor of Earth Sciences

Earth Sciences Faculty Los Angeles, California


The Department of Earth Sciences in the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at the University of Southern California (Los Angeles, California) invites applicants for a Tenure Track (Assistant Professor) position to start August 15, 2019. The candidate’s research should reside in the following areas: trace element geochemistry, trace metal stable isotopes, and modeling the global distribution of trace elements in the modern and ancient oceans. The ability to contribute to current areas of strength in the department (e.g., geobiology) and/or emerging areas of interest (geobiomedicine) will be considered, as will experience running modern analytical instrumentation including ICP-MS and MC-ICP-MS and capability to help build geochemical facilities, particularly those focused on metal isotope analysis. Candidates should have a Ph.D. and have demonstrated the ability or potential to conduct independent research in the aforementioned areas and should have a record of success in attracting external research funding. Candidates should submit a cover letter, research and teaching statements and curriculum vitae electronically to We request that the cover letter discusses how your research/teaching/mentoring/service addresses USC’s commitment to diversity and inclusion in the STEM fields ( Also provide the names and addresses of at least three individuals who will provide letters of recommendation upon request. In order to be considered for this position, all candidates must apply via the "Apply" link at the top or bottom of this page.  The search committee will begin evaluation of files on October 20, 2018. Please address questions about this position to Search Committee Chair, Prof. W. Berelson (

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.

REQ20065790 Posted Date: 09/18/2018

Job matching

With just one click and a connection to LinkedIn, we can connect you with jobs that match your work experience.

Start matching

Stay connected with University of Southern California

Sign up to receive job alerts

Select interests

Recently added jobs