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Assistant Professor of Human and Evolutionary Biology

Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences Faculty Los Angeles, California

The Human & Evolutionary Biology (HEB) section of the Department of Biological Sciences in the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences of the University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professorship of Biological Sciences in the area of neural control of metabolism, which may be related to food intake and body weight regulation, fluid and sodium balance control, gut-brain signaling, and/or metabolic diseases. The anticipated start date is August 16, 2023. 

Applicants should hold a doctoral degree, with demonstrated research experience and excellence. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching, and to develop an active externally funded research program. Further information about the HEB program and its faculty can be found at .

To apply, please submit a single pdf file containing a cover letter, curriculum vita, research vision, teaching statement, a description of your commitment to increasing Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in the sciences, and contact information for three references. In order to be considered for this position, all candidates must apply via the "Apply" link at the top or bottom of this page. Consideration of complete applications will begin November 1, 2022. For more information, contact Scott Kanoski (, search committee chair. 

The annual base salary range for this position is $85,000 - $95,200. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.

USC is an equal-opportunity educator and employer, proudly pluralistic and firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding persons of every race, gender, creed and background. The university particularly encourages members of underrepresented groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply. USC will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. Further information is available by contacting

REQ20124540 Posted Date: 12/20/2022

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