Thursday, March 29, 2012

Post-Doc, Center for Diversity and Democracy at USC

The Center for Diversity and Democracy (CDD) at the University of Southern California invites applications for a two-year Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship in Civic Engagement, beginning Fall 2012. Scholars investigating any aspect of civic engagement in the humanities or humanistic social sciences from any disciplinary perspective are encouraged to apply. The fellowship has an annual salary in the first year of $59,000, plus fringe benefits and a yearly $2,000 research/travel allowance. The fellow will teach one course per semester in USC Dornsife College and participate in relevant CDD programs.

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The USC CDD is affiliated with the Department of American Studies and Ethnicity and works with faculty members, Ph.D. students, undergraduate students, and community partners to enhance, explore and develop strong connections between efforts of university-community civic engagement and the diversity of university faculty and students. The CDD focuses on research that stresses imagining a future for Los Angeles and other global metropolitan areas of racial equity and social justice, empowering various communities to come together and work in harmony. This research may explore the past, present, or future of these regions, as well as comparisons across national and continental boundaries.

To apply, please register your interest in applying at the USC jobs Web site. Please reference requisition #012760. In addition, please submit the following materials to pleiva@usc.edu : a cover letter discussing research, publication, and civic engagement goals and teaching, a C.V., a dissertation abstract, and a writing sample. Two letters of recommendation should be submitted directly by the referees to the above email address; at least one of them must discuss the applicant’s teaching abilities. The deadline for receipt of all materials is April 6, 2012. To be considered, candidates must have completed all of the requirements for the Ph.D. by August 15, 2012. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

All inquiries about this position should be directed to pleiva@usc.edu. Information about CDD programs can be found here. 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.

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