Lecturer in Gerontology
University of Southern California
United States

Lecturer in Gerontology

Leonard Davis School fo Gerontology Faculty Los Angeles, California

The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles and is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. USC is consistently ranked among the nation’s most prestigious universities, and the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology features one of the world’s best degree and research programs in gerontology. The USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology has an international reputation as a hub of aging research and with additional strong programs throughout the university, leads the way in defining and advancing the field of gerontology: https://gero.usc.edu


The Leonard Davis School of Gerontology and Andrus  Center are multidisciplinary in their research and curriculum goals. This recruiting effort seeks candidates from diverse backgrounds and cultures, including graduates in disciplines and professions such as epidemiology, neuropsychology, and health services. Additionally, opportunities are available for joint appointments with academic units across the USC Campus. Cluster hires in areas of interest are possible.


The USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology is looking for a Part-Time Lecturer specializing in nutrition, dietetics, and food service management. Candidates with a Ph.D. in Gerontology, Nutrition/Dietetics, or Foodservice Management are preferred but other closely related fields will be considered. Applicants should have demonstrated experience working with or on behalf of older adults and a deep understanding of issues around how current and emerging nutrition and food science can be leveraged to benefit older adults in the home, healthcare, and community settings.  Teaching experience is strongly preferred. 


Part-Time Lecturers spend most of their time on teaching and teaching-related duties. May also assist in the development of our new courses as well as the development of new curriculums as needed.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Gerontology, Nutrition/Dietetics, Foodservice Management  
  • Experience with distance learning
  • Prior teaching experience at the university level


USC and the Leonard Davis School of Gerontology are committed to promoting inclusiveness and diversity, thus, we seek candidates whose research, teaching, and /or service have prepared them to help us fulfill this commitment. Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. In order to be considered for this position, all candidates must apply via the "Apply" link at the top or bottom of this pageQualified applicants should submit a cover letter, C.V., research and teaching statements, and the contact information for three references. Applicants are also encouraged to include a succinct statement about fostering an environment of diversity and inclusion in the classroom. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


The base salary for each 4-unit course taught is $8,928. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.


USC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration 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. We provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should contact USC Human Resources by phone at (213) 821-8100, or by email at uschr@usc.edu.  Inquiries will be treated as confidential to the extent permitted by law.

REQ20137146 Posted Date: 07/27/2023

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