CESR is seeking Research Scientists at all levels, as well as Postdoctoral Scholars and a Survey Director. 

Jobs are posted at the USC website. On the left navigation bar is an option to "Search Postings." Click on that, then select our department from the Department drop down menu, Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR).                    

Special Search Details:  

1.  The Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR) of the University of Southern California is now accepting applications for the position of Research Scientist in the field of Sociology/Demography. CESR is a new interdisciplinary institute in the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences (cesr.usc.edu/).
The position requires excellent analytical skills, strong written and oral communication skills, significant knowledge of a specialized area of research, experience working on externally funded grants, a willingness to attract external funding, the ability to lead projects and proposals and work as a member of a multi-disciplinary team, and a commitment to affecting change through empirical research.
• PhD in Sociology, Demography, Public Health, or related field.
• Demonstrated research skills, preferably in the form of peer reviewed publications.
• Demonstrated success initiating and leading research projects and grant proposals.
Application Instructions:
To apply, please go to https://jobs.usc.edu/postings/68376

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and a CV listing at least three references to Brian K. Finch (brian.finch@usc.edu). Reference letters and writing samples will be requested after a preliminary review. 
USC strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.  Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups are encouraged to apply.


2.  USC Dornsife Population Research Center Postdoctoral Fellowship
The Population Research Center (SCPRC) at The University of Southern California will have one opening for a postdoctoral position starting April-August, 2016.  This position is for one year, but is potentially renewable for a second year. The University of Southern California Dornsife Population Research Center was founded as an interdisciplinary center for population research focused on the incredibly vast and diverse Southern California region. The mission of the SCPRC is to act as the flagship center at USC to foster and support cutting-edge interdisciplinary research projects in the population sciences across USC colleges and departments. Areas of focus include: immigration, health and mortality, and population, health, and place.
Post-docs are expected to work full time with Dr. Brian K. Finch on funded grant proposals, with time allotted to work on ongoing manuscripts not directly related to the funded research. Fellow are also expected to attend an present papers at the annual PAA conference. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in sociology, demography, public health, or a related social science discipline and be citizens, or Permanent Residents, of the United States at the time of appointment. We are looking for candidates with strong quantitative skills; experience with GIS is not necessary, but preferred. For more information, please contact Brian K. Finch (brian.finch@usc.edu), SCPRC Director. Send letter of interest with information about research interests and plans, future employment goals, CV, and one example of written work to maribele@usc.edu .  In addition, two to three letters of recommendation are required. Letter writers should send their letters directly to maribele@usc.edu. All documents must be submitted electronically.