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

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 with an anticipated start date of Fall 2024. We seek candidates who use quantitative methodologies and are open to area of 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 brief letter of application, a research statement, a teaching statement, CV, writing sample, and names of three referees who can be contacted by USC for a letter of reference. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are integral to our university’s and college’s commitment to excellence in research, engagement, and education. We encourage applications from candidates who identify with groups that are historically underrepresented in the academy to apply. Further, we encourage all applicants, as a component of their discussions of their teaching and research, to discuss their experience or commitment to engaging with diversity through activities such as fostering an inclusive environment, working with students from diverse backgrounds, or incorporating diverse perspectives. Screening of applicants will begin October 2, 2023, and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be sent to

The annual base salary range for this position is $104,500 – $109,800. 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 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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