Four Tenure Track Faculty Positions at the University of Southern California (USC)

September 24, 2021

One position in Brain & Cognitive Sciences:

The Department of Psychology in the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles is seeking applications for a tenure track position with the rank of Assistant Professor within the Brain and Cognitive Sciences area.

We specifically seek candidates with a focus on the application of computational techniques to understanding cognition in the real world. The successful applicant will have a rigorous research program focusing on basic research into cognitive processes in humans (e.g., perception, language, decision-making) and how these vary with broader social, cultural, and/or environmental contexts. Examples include, but are not limited to, research using advanced statistical or machine learning to understand variability in cognitive processes at the group or individual level, or to analyze data from experimental paradigms with naturalistic stimuli.

The appointment is expected to begin in August 2022. Candidates must have completed their Ph.D. and demonstrate an excellent doctoral and/or post-doctoral record that includes a strong track record of publications and potential to secure extramural funding. The department aims to foster a diverse intellectual community and strongly encourages applications from all underrepresented groups.

Applicants should submit a cover letter; current CV; representative publications; and provide three names of potential letter of referencewriters; and separate statements describing their research, teaching, and a service statement that highlights contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. In order to be considered for this position, all candidates must apply via the “Apply” link at the top or bottom of this page.

For questions related to the search, please contact Jason Zevin, zevin@usc.edu . We encourage candidates to apply by October 15th for full consideration. More information about the program at USC can be found at the following website:  https://dornsife.usc.edu/psyc/ .

https://usccareers.usc.edu/job/los-angeles/assistant-professor-in-brain-and-cognitive-sciences/1209/13364319808

Two positions in Clinical Psychology (one with a focus on aging & geropsychology):

The Department of Psychology in the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles is seeking applications for two tenure track positions with the rank of Assistant Professor within the Clinical Science area.

For one position, we specifically seek candidates with original lines of research in clinical geropsychology, aging, and/or lifespan development. For the other position, we seek candidates with an innovative program of research in any area of clinical science. Current faculty interests are broad, ranging from child and family processes to trauma, health, clinical aging, mood disorders, culture and race, and psychological intervention and assessment. Regardless of the specific area of focus, we are especially interested in candidates for either position whose work incorporates cultural or racial/ethnic perspectives in clinical science. Our program is accredited by the American Psychological Association and the Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System (PCSAS).

The appointment is expected to begin in August 2022. Candidates must have completed their Ph.D. and demonstrate an excellent doctoral and/or post-doctoral record that includes a strong track record of publications and potential to secure extramural funding. The department aims to foster a diverse intellectual community and we strongly encourage applications from all underrepresented groups.

Applicants should submit a cover letter; current CV; representative publications; three letters of reference; and separate statements describing their research; teaching; and a service statement that highlights contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. Please indicate in the cover letter if you wish to be considered for the clinical aging position. All candidates must apply via the “Apply” link at the top or bottom of this page.

For questions related to the search, please contact Darby Saxbe, dsaxbe@usc.eduWe will begin reviewing applications on September 15 and encourage candidates to apply by October 1st for full consideration. More information about the program at USC can be found at the following website:  https://dornsife.usc.edu/psyc/.

https://usccareers.usc.edu/job/los-angeles/assistant-professors-in-clinical-science/1209/12929053856

One position in Social Psychology:

The Department of Psychology in the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Social Psychologywith an anticipated start date of August 2022. Applicants must have a doctoral degree in an appropriate field of study.

We are seeking an outstanding researcher whose work intersects social psychology (especially addressing belief systems, person perception, judgement and decision-making, motivational/affective processes, and cultural backgrounds), and problem-oriented issues such as healthy lifestyles, social disparities, intergroup relations, and sustainability. The successful applicant will use experimental methods in combination with other approaches, such as survey, experience-sampling, imaging, computational modeling, and/or large-scale data collection methods to understand the forces that influence these personal and social behaviors and will be required to develop an externally funded research program. Especially given our interest in cultural contexts, we seek to attract applicants from ethnically diverse backgrounds.

The appointment is expected to begin August 2022. Candidates must have completed their Ph.D. and demonstrate an excellent doctoral and/or post-doctoral record that includes a strong track record of publications and potential to secure extramural funding. The department aims to foster a diverse intellectual community and strongly encourages applications from all underrepresented groups.

Please direct questions to socialpsyc@usc.edu. Applicants should submit a cover letter; current CV; a list of at least three references; 3 sample publications; and separate statements describing their research and teaching, and a service statement that highlights contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. We encourage candidates to apply by October 15th for full consideration. In order to be considered for this position, all candidates must apply via the “Apply” link at the top or bottom of this page.

More information about the program at USC can be found at the following website: https://dornsife.usc.edu/psyc/.

https://usccareers.usc.edu/job/los-angeles/assistant-professor-of-social-psychology/1209/13968825408

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