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Full Time, (Open Rank-Tenure Track) Professor of Social Sciences

Leonard Davis School of Gerontology Faculty Los Angeles, California

The University of Southern California (USC) Leonard Davis School of Gerontology seeks to increase the number and diversity of tenure-track faculty conducting novel and important research in aging. The search committee is looking for several candidates to join the outstanding multidisciplinary faculty focused on the social, economic, demographic, psychological, and policy aspects of aging in the U.S. and globally.

The Leonard Davis School of Gerontology and Andrus Gerontology center are multidisciplinary in their research and curriculum goals. Successful candidates will have a strong research profile in aging and/or gerontology and evidence of/or potential for excellence in teaching and mentoring. All career ranks will be considered (e.g., Assistant, Associate, Full). We are seeking candidates whose work will expand the research expertise of the school and can readily integrate or align with existing research programs. Content areas of interest to the school, either in research or teaching, include topics such as cognition and dementia, health behaviors, healthcare systems and utilization, environmental determinants of health, global health, caregiving, technology, senior living, health inequality, and health disparities. Current faculty members hold degrees in Sociology, Demography, Economics, Policy, Psychology, Public Health, Social Work, Urban Planning, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics, and Medicine.

The USC Leonard Davis School offers gerontology degrees at the bachelors, masters, and doctoral levels. Faculty members teach at both graduate and undergraduate levels and supervise doctoral students in the Leonard Davis School and frequently, qualified students from other USC schools and departments (e.g. Biological Sciences, Medicine, Engineering, Psychology, Sociology, Policy, and Planning).

USC and the Leonard Davis School of Gerontology are committed to promoting inclusiveness and diversity, broadly defined, among our students, staff, and faculty. Thus, we seek candidates whose research, teaching, and /or service have prepared them to help us fulfill this commitment. Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. In order to be considered for this position, all candidates must apply via the "Apply" link at the top or bottom of this page. Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, C.V., research and teaching statements, and the contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2022, and continue until the position is filled.

This is an open-rank search for Tenure/Tenured Track faculty. The annual base salary ranges (for 9 months) are listed below and in accordance to rank.

  • Assistant Professor $100,000-$130,000.
  • Associate Professor $120,000-$220,000
  • Professor $155,000-$325,000

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, 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.


Full Time, Tenure Track


REQ20122503 Posted Date: 12/18/2022

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