Job Announcement – University of Southern California

University of Southern California

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: The University of Southern California (USC) Leonard Davis School of Gerontology seeks to increase the number and diversity of tenure-track faculty conducting research on Latino Aging, both in the United States and across Latin America. The search committee is looking for candidates to join the outstanding faculty in understanding the determinants of aging in Latino populations.

Candidates will have a strong research profile focused on Latino aging, including topics such as cognitive aging and dementia, health behaviors, healthcare utilization, and health disparities. All career ranks will be considered. We are seeking candidates whose work will expand the research expertise of the school and can readily integrate or align with existing research programs. Current faculty members hold degrees in Sociology, Demography, Economics, Policy, Psychology, Public Health, Social Work, Urban Planning, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics, and Medicine.

The Leonard Davis School of Gerontology and Andrus Gerontology Center are multidisciplinary in their research and curriculum goals. This recruiting effort seeks candidates from diverse backgrounds and cultures, including graduates in disciplines and professions such as epidemiology, neuropsychology, and health services. Additionally, opportunities are available for joint appointments with academic units across the USC Campus. Cluster hires in areas of interest are possible.

The Leonard Davis School offers gerontology degrees at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels. Faculty members teach at both graduate and undergraduate levels and supervise doctoral students in the Leonard Davis School and frequently oversee 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.

Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, C.V., and research and teaching statements online at https://usccareers.usc.edu/job/los-angeles/assistant-associate-professor-of-social-gerontology-open-rank-tenure-track/1209/11353807504. Candidates referred for further consideration will be asked to submit supporting materials (e.g., three letters of reference). Review of applications will begin October 1, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled. Women and racial/ethnic minorities are especially encouraged to apply.

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