Assistant Professor of Physical Chemistry – (Los Angeles, California, United States)

The Department of Chemistry in the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at the University of Southern California invites applicants for a tenure track position in Physical Chemistry at the level of Assistant Professor, to start August 16, 2024.  Candidates should have a Ph.D. and postdoctoral experience.

We are interested in candidates in all areas of physical chemistry, with experimental physical chemistry as our priority.  In order to be considered for this position, all candidates must apply via the “Apply” link at the top or bottom of this page.  Candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae and a detailed proposed research plan. A description of teaching interests and the candidate’s vision regarding the teaching and mentoring of students from diverse backgrounds should also be included in the application. The names and contact addresses of at least three individuals who will provide letters of recommendation will be requested online.  The committee will begin evaluation of files that include three letters of recommendation on October 9, 2023 and applications will be considered until the position is filled.

The Chemistry Department is highly collaborative and holds excellence in research and teaching, as well as diversity and inclusiveness as core values. We are committed to supporting the family needs of faculty and encourage candidates from non-traditional career paths. The Department also offers flexibility in appointment start date. Candidates at any early career stage are encouraged to apply.

The annual base salary range for this position is $109,250 – $115,300. 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 women, 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

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