Associate or Full Professor Position in Earthquake Science

USC Department of Earth Sciences

The Department of Earth Sciences in Dornsife College at the University of Southern California (USC) invites applications for an Associate or Full Professor position in Earthquake Science. We seek candidates with a successful record of independent research, leadership skills, and a strong interest and vision in developing a system-level understanding of earthquake processes and ground motions from seismologic, geodetic, and geologic observations. The successful candidate will initiate new programs in earthquake research, education, and community engagement with the expectation that over a period of time they will assume leadership of the Statewide California Earthquake Center (SCEC).

USC has been the headquarters of SCEC since its inception more than three decades ago. During that time, SCEC has become a global leader in coordinating research on fundamental earthquake processes with applications to seismic hazard, and has pioneered related education and engagement activities. The successful candidate will lead the SCEC community to evolve the vision and scope of the Center’s activities.

Located in central Los Angeles, USC serves a transnational student body and provides numerous opportunities to engage the local community in research, teaching, and service. Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are core values at USC, in the Earth Sciences department, and across SCEC. Candidates from historically under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter, the contact information for 3-5 references, and research, teaching, SCEC vision, and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) statements. Information on USC’s commitment to DEI in the STEM fields can be found at 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: . The review of applications will begin May 1, 2024, and continue until the position is filled. For more information, please contact Professor Frank Corsetti, chair of the Department of Earth Sciences at USC.

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