Assistant or Associate Professor of Human Evolutionary Biology, University of Southern California

The Human & Evolutionary Biology (HEB) section of the Department of Biological Sciences in the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in the area of human origins. The anticipated start date is August 16, 2018.

We seek an outstanding scholar in the area of hominin or hominoid evolutionary biology, with a research focus in functional morphology, evolutionary biomechanics, or the intersection of hominid evolutionary biology and behavioral primatology. An ideal candidate’s approach would involve experimental or field research, or ideally a combination of the two. The successful candidate will have an active research program, a commitment to excellence in both graduate and undergraduate teaching and will become an integral member of the interdisciplinary program in Human and Evolutionary Biology. Further information about the HEB program and its faculty can be found at .

Applicants should hold a Ph.D. degree and have a strong record of publishing and grant funding. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research plan, along with the names of three individuals who will be contacted by USC for references. In order to be considered for this position, applicants are required to submit an electronic USC application; follow this job link or paste in a browser: Consideration of complete applications will begin November 1, 2017. For more information, contact Craig Stanford (, search committee chair.

USC is an equal-opportunity educator and employer, proudly pluralistic and firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding persons of every race, gender, creed and background. The University particularly encourages women, members of underrepresented groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply. USC will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. Further information is available by contacting