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Associate or Full Professor of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy (OPEN RANK)

Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry Faculty Los Angeles, California

The USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy at the University of Southern California is seeking talented tenure-eligible faculty to join our scholarly community at the rank of Full Professor 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 funded research and scholarship, and a commitment to excellence in predoctoral, doctoral, and postdoctoral education.  We are seeking established career scientists who thrive in contemporary interdisciplinary academic arenas, can lead innovative research teams, produce impactful findings, and facilitate knowledge translation to critical health or societal issues.  Candidates should demonstrate their commitments and expertise related to mentorship, grantsmanship, collaborative/team science, and dissemination.

Preference will be given to scholars who are recognized experts in aging and Alzheimer’s, health services research, mental health, spinal cord injury, neurorehabilitation, clinical intervention research, occupational science, health equity/social justice, and disability studies.  Applicants must have a research doctoral degree or equivalent (e.g., PhD, ScD) in an area applicable to occupational science or occupational therapy and be able to articulate existing/potential contributions to these fields. 

Applications are due by June 30, 2021 and applications will continue to be reviewed until the search is concluded. 

REQ20062397 Posted Date: 04/14/2021

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