Open Rank Assistant/Associate Professor in Gerontology with a Focus on Applied Technology and Aging – (Los Angeles, California, United States)

The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles and is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. USC is consistently ranked among the nation’s most prestigious universities, and the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology features one of the world’s best degree and research programs in gerontology. The USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology has an international reputation as a hub of aging research and with additional strong programs throughout the university, leads the way in defining and advancing the field of gerontology:  

The USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology is seeking an enthusiastic and dynamic individual to join our faculty in a full-time, non-tenure track position at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor. If you have a genuine passion for gerontology and a background in engineering, rehabilitation science, or a related field, we invite you to contribute to our cutting-edge research initiatives in applied technology and aging.

As a key member of our faculty, you will be expected to teach and develop a curriculum that aligns with the latest advancements in the field of applied technology and aging. The successful candidate will demonstrate a proven ability to teach effectively, possess experience in research related to the application of technology for the needs of older adults, and embrace the opportunity to work collaboratively in an interdisciplinary environment. In addition, you will be expected to carry out independent research activities in addition to your role as an instructor.

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD in Gerontology, Engineering, Rehabilitation Science, or a related discipline, or a PhD/MD or equivalent advanced degree.
  • Experience and expertise in applied technology, and/or engineering.
  • Interest in the built environment, aging in place, and aging in the community.
  • Prior teaching experience at the university level.

To be considered for this position, all candidates must include a cover letter highlighting their qualifications and interest in the position, a detailed curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional/teaching references. Applicants are also encouraged to include a succinct statement about fostering an environment of diversity and inclusion in the classroom. Review of applications will begin March 1st and continue until the position is filled. 

The annual base salary ranges (for 9 months) are listed below and in accordance to rank:

  • Assistant Professor $74,000-$90,000
  • Associate Professor $80,000-$115,000
  • Professor $115,000-$140,000

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.

Join us in shaping the future of gerontology through innovative research and impactful teaching!

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. We provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities.

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