Faculty Positions

Announcement of Open Faculty Searches

The Department of Population and Public Health Sciences in the University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine is undertaking searches for several faculty members aligned with a variety of disciplines and areas of interest as part of an ambitious program of development and growth. With a base of 108 core faculty members and over 800 students, and recognized as one of the nation’s premier institutions of population health and public health sciences with over $50M in funding for research in 2020, the Department is building on current strengths to promote the transdisciplinary research and training needed to address today’s many pressing population health issues – current and future pandemics, tobacco and substance abuse, pollution and climate change, health disparities with attention to race, sex, age, socio-economic status and other relevant factors, unsustainable healthcare systems, and understanding the risk factors that continue to drive obesity, cancer, cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, dementia and cognitive impairments, and other chronic diseases. The Department’s scholars recognize that these challenges are over- lapping and inter-connected in ways that demand coordinated and integrated evidence-based solutions that utilize ‘big data’ and state of the art analysis methods to identify novel risk factors and associated “precision public health and medicine” approaches to improve human health. To do so, the Department conducts research that leverages its location in one of the largest and most diverse populations in the urban U.S.- Los Angeles County, as well as its collaborations with partners in other communities in the US and globally. We look forward to receiving expressions of interest and applications for our faculty positions from outstanding scholars aligned with this vision. As part of our commitment to the continued diversification of our faculty, we also note our particular interest in scholars from racial and ethnic groups that have been shown to be both underrepresented in health-related sciences on a national basis and highly represented among the population of Los Angeles County, i.e., Blacks or African Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, American Indians or Alaska Natives,
Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders.