University of Southern California

Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences

Department of Biological Sciences

The Department of Biological Sciences in the University of Southern California (USC) Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences invites applications for multiple tenure-track Assistant Professor positions. We seek accomplished and innovative researchers in all areas of biology. We especially encourage applications from candidates whose scholarship bridges the research interests across the sections of our department, namely Human and Evolutionary Biology, Marine and Environmental Biology, Molecular and Computational Biology, and Neurobiology ( This search will emphasize candidates who will advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in our department through their research, teaching, and/or service. We encourage scientists who come from historically underrepresented groups or have non-traditional backgrounds to apply. The Department is committed to supporting the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. (or equivalent) and the demonstrated ability to conduct compelling independent research and to attract external research funding. Review of applications will begin December 15, 2020. Applicants should submit, in a single PDF file, a curriculum vita, a cover letter, research, teaching, and diversity-equity-inclusion statements, as well as the contact information of four references. Information on USC’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the STEM fields can be found at In order to be considered for this position, all candidates must apply here:

For more information, please contact Ian Ehrenreich, Vice Chair of Biological Sciences (

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.

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Last updated: 2021-01-03