Assistant Professor in Neuroscience

Los Angeles, California
November 16 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type


Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

FacultyLos Angeles,



The Neurobiology Section in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Southern California invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position. We seek outstanding candidates from all areas of neuroscience, including cellular, molecular, systems, behavioral, computational, and developmental. Candidates whose research falls into these broad disciplines are invited to apply. The Neurobiology Section at USC is highly collaborative and is located on the University Park Campus, offering proximity to downtown Los Angeles and a vibrant cultural and recreational environment. 

Key selection criteria will include research track record, originality and creativity of science, anticipated impact on the field of neuroscience and related disciplines as well as evidence of commitment to advancing diversity through research, teaching and/or service. We strongly encourage applications from women, veterans, and historically excluded groups as well as from candidates who have had non-traditional career paths.

The successful candidate will be expected to continue to develop their active research program, teaching, and mentorship activities to contribute to the excellence of our academic community and support our core values of diversity, equity and inclusion. USC offers competitive salaries, research set-up funds, recruitment allowances, and core resources as well as a thriving community of scholars committed to interdisciplinary science.

The basic qualifications required for consideration for this position are a Ph.D. or equivalent degree. In order to be considered for this position, all candidates must apply via the "Apply" link at the top or bottom of this page and include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a three page summary of current and proposed research, a statement on fostering diversity, equity, inclusion at USC and on teaching philosophy, and contact information for at least three references compiled in a single PDF. Please also email this PDF and address any questions to For fullest consideration, all materials and references should be received by December 1, 2021.

USC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive onsideration 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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