The USC Center for the Premodern World invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship. The appointment will begin in the fall of 2020. Applicants will hold a degree in one of the Center’s areas of strength: Classics, History, Religion, Art History, or East Asian Languages and Culture. The salary for the postdoctoral fellow is $65,000 per year plus fringe benefits, with an additional research and travel account of $2000.
Applicants must have received their PhD no earlier than July 1, 2016, or else expect to have completed it by July 1, 2020. Applications from scholars whose work focuses on one of the Center’s current areas of thematic interest are especially encouraged: the Premodern Mediterranean, Sacred Ground, and the Early History of the Book. The holder of the fellowship will be expected to pursue research and teach three courses over four semesters, with at least one semester devoted fully to research. The holder is expected to reside in the Los Angeles area during the academic year and to participate in the scholarly life of the Center and the University.
To apply, please submit as a single PDF document:
- Cover letter, including a proposed research agenda (three-page maximum)
- One-page proposal describing two courses the applicant might teach
- Writing sample (either one dissertation chapter or an article)
Applicants should also arrange to have two letters of recommendation submitted on their behalf. All materials should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants are responsible for making sure all application material, including letters of recommendation, are submitted before the deadline. Please allow ample time for referees to submit their letters.
The application deadline is Friday, March 6, 2020, at 11:59 pm PST.
Inquiries should be directed to email@example.com
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.
- Applicants will hold a degree in one of the Center’s areas of strength: Classics, History, Religion, Art History, or East Asian Languages and Culture.
- The dates for completion of the Ph.D. degree are strictly observed, with no exceptions. “Date of completion” is defined as the day the applicant officially fulfills all requirements for the Ph.D. degree according to the guidelines of their institution.
- Citizens from any country are eligible for this fellowship.
- Candidates with a Ph.D. granted by an institution outside the U.S. are eligible to apply.
- Scholars who have held or currently hold terminal postdoctoral positions are eligible to apply.
- Scholars who have received a Ph.D. from the University of Southern California are not eligible to apply.
- Scholars who are permanently employed in full-time, tenure-track positions are not eligible to apply.