Assistant Professor of Sociology
University of Southern California
United States

Assistant Professor of Sociology

Sociology Faculty Los Angeles, California

The Department of Sociology ( in the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences will be making one tenure-track appointment at the rank of assistant professor, including advanced assistant professors, with an anticipated start date of Fall 2021. The position is open with regard to specialization. A doctoral degree is required by the time of appointment. The search committee is especially interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching, and/or service, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

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 applicant should upload a cover letter addressing research and teaching, CV, writing sample, and names of three referees who can be contacted by USC for a letter of reference. In addition, we request (1) a Statement of Contributions to Advancing Diversity: the applicant should describe their past and or/potential future contributions to promoting a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment. There are numerous ways to contribute, including through research, teaching, supervision, mentoring, community engagement, and other varied activities; and (2) a Statement of Mentoring and Service that describes the applicant’s mentoring philosophy/approach and experiences mentoring students and department/profession service work. Screening of applicants will begin November 9th and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be sent to .

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.

Provost approved position as part of Dornsife's hiring proposal

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