Assistant Professor Application Open

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.

We are a vibrant intellectual community with three undergraduate majors (Sociology, Health and Human Sciences, and NGOs and Social Change) and two PhD programs (Sociology and the multidisciplinary Population, Health, and Place). Many affiliated research centers are led by our faculty.

Our faculty are experts in many fields, and we produce research for scholarly, policy, and public audiences. Our location in Los Angeles means that issues like immigration, inequality, homelessness, politics, and climate change inform our research and teaching. We also look across the U.S. and around the world to investigate global trends and issues.

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USC Department of Sociology

(213) 740-3533


851 Downey Way
Hazel & Stanley Hall 314
Los Angeles, CA 90089-1059