Research Assistant Professor

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Sacramento Center
USC Sol Price School of Public Policy

The Sol Price School of Public Policy is seeking applicants for the position of non-tenure track research assistant professor to advance its mission in the field of Latinx political and civic engagement.

USC has educated leaders in Sacramento for over 40 years. Located just a few blocks from the California State Capitol, the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy Sacramento Center affords exceptional academic, executive education, and policy outreach opportunities.

Position Description:
The USC Price Sacramento Center is seeking a scholar for the position of Assistant Professor (Research) to expand its research capacity in Latinx civic and political engagement. Funding for this position will be self-funded primarily from contracts and grants. The candidate will have an annual appointment as an Assistant Professor (Research) within an appropriate department in the Sol Price School of Public Policy.

Prospective candidates should have a demonstrated capacity to conduct leading-edge research on Latinx civic and political engagement through funded contracts and grants. The successful candidate can conduct innovative research and communicate the findings to both policy and research audiences, with a record of accomplishment of publication in leading field and general interest journals or book publication in a leading academic press. A PhD in a relevant field is required, as is a record of successful grant funding.

About the Sol Price School of Public Policy:
The mission of the Sol Price School of Public Policy is to improve the quality of life for people and their communities, here and abroad. We achieve this mission through education and research that promote innovative solutions to the most critical issues facing society, with a particular focus on governance, urban development, and social policy. The Price School offers Ph.D. programs in Public Policy and Management and in Urban Planning and Development; masters’ degrees in Public Administration, Nonprofit Leadership and Management, Public Policy, Urban Planning, Health Administration, and Real Estate Development; executive masters’ degrees; and an interdisciplinary undergraduate degree. USC is one of the world’s premiere research universities, and the Price School is a major contributor to the university’s reputation.

Our school supports an array of thematic research centers with $41 million in active sponsored research, ranking third overall in funded research at USC on a per faculty basis. Much of the school’s research is conducted through its centers, institutes, and research groups. Among them are the Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics, Bedrosian Center on Governance, Center on Philanthropy and Public Policy, Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policy, Center for Economic Development, Center for Sustainable Cities, National Center for Metropolitan Transportation Research, Lusk Center for Real Estate, and the Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE), the country’s first Homeland Security Center of Excellence. For additional information, see our website:

Compensation and Benefits:
The university offers excellent benefits to employees, which include: health, dental and life insurance; tuition assistance; disability and retirement plans; credit union membership; and participation in cultural and social events, as well as access to athletic and recreational facilities.

An Equal Opportunity Employer:
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 undue hardship.

Further information is available by contacting [email protected].

Where to Apply:
For consideration, an application begins with a letter of interest and curriculum vitae. The committee may then request letters of reference and a writing sample. Please apply online at: