The USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy at the University of Southern California is seeking talented junior faculty or tenure eligible to join our scholarly community at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.Â The Chan Division (https://chan.usc.edu) and USC provide dynamic, diverse, innovative, and internationally recognized academic communities to cultivate transformative, interdisciplinary, and impactful scholarship.Â We have ongoing active, externally-funded, research programs and are strongly networked with clinical, social, and academic programs in the Los Angeles area. The Chan Division continues to thrive under new leadership and is implementing a new strategic plan that is grounded in our tripartite mission of leading innovation in research, education, and practice (https://chan.usc.edu/about-us/strategic-plan).Â We are seeking applicants who are poised to substantively contribute to our endeavors and benefit from the affordances of our enriching environments.
Candidates should demonstrate a strong track-record of scholarship and funding commensurate with their academic level and a commitment to excellence in predoctoral, doctoral, and postdoctoral education.Â We are seeking career scientists who thrive in clinical research contexts and contemporary interdisciplinary academic arenas, can develop and lead innovative research teams, produce impactful findings, value stakeholder engagement, and facilitate knowledge translation to ameliorate critical health or societal issues.Â Candidates should demonstrate their commitments and expertise related to mentorship, grantsmanship, cross-sector collaborative/team science, and knowledge mobilization. Preference will be given to scholars who are recognized experts in occupational science, intervention development, community mental health, aging, health services research, data analytics, population health, and primary care.Â Applicants must have a research doctoral degree (e.g., PhD, ScD; or document an intensive research experience such as a post doctoral fellowship) in an area applicable to occupational science or occupational therapy and be able to articulate existing/potential contributions to these fields.Â Substantive support packages are available. Applications accepted immediately and until the position is filled.
USC is the leading private research university in Los Angeles—a global center for arts, technology and international business. With more than 47,500 students, we are located primarily in Los Angeles but also in various US and global satellite locations. As the largest private employer in Los Angeles, responsible for $8 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic and professional schools and administrative units. As a USC employee and member of the Trojan Family—the faculty, staff, students, and alumni who make USC a great place to work—you will enjoy excellent benefits, including a variety of well-being programs designed to help individuals achieve work-life balance.