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USC Mellon Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

The University of Southern California seeks applications for a two-year Mellon Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in digital humanities. The annual salary is $61,800, with $5000 in funds annually to support the digitization of new materials. 

The USC Digital Humanities Program is administered through the office of the Vice Dean of Humanities at the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, with key support and participation from the USC School of Cinematic Arts (SCA), notably from its newly launched Media Arts + and Practice Program (MA+P), as well as direct participation of the USC Libraries through the USC Digital Repository. 

The USC Digital Humanities Program aims to provide training for scholars in emerging digital technologies, including digital publication of scholarly research, while still preserving the essential integrity of the humanities as an intellectual field of inquiry. Fellows will have access to the Digital Publishing Institute and will have the opportunity to participate in activities in various Cinematic Arts research labs, including the Fab Lab, the World Building Media Lab, and the Mobile and Environmental Media Lab, and they will gain in-depth knowledge of the Alliance for Networking Visual Culture.

Post-doctoral fellows in the Program will have access to work space in three venues: in the department in which they teach courses; in offices affiliated with centers and institutes; and in the just-opened Media Arts + Practice facility of the SCA. Fellows will be expected to participate in Institute or Center programs relevant to their research interests. Fellows will be assigned at least one mentor closely affiliated with one of the humanities centers or institutes at USC. These centers include such entities as the Shoah Foundation Institute, the Visual Studies Research Institute, the USC-Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute, the Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West, and the USC Center for Japanese Religions and Cultures. Fellows will participate in the annual public symposia to present how their immersion in digital humanities techniques has shaped their research, writing, and presentation of their evidence. They will also participate in the best practices workshops at USC. Each fellow will teach three courses over two academic years. 

Preferred candidates would have completed all of the requirements for the Ph.D. within the last 3 years. To apply, please go to and submit your application, a cover letter, c.v., dissertation abstract, writing sample, and the names of two academic references who will be prompted via email to submit letters electronically. The deadline for the receipt of all materials is April 14, 2014. Inquiries should be directed to

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. 



Non-Tenure-Track Lecturer Positions--Art History

The Department of Art History in the USC Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences may have one or more non-tenure-track openings in the coming 12 months for teaching positions, full-time or part-time. Lecturers may be asked to teach courses and/or lead discussion sections. Courses for which we may be hiring include:

AHIS 100 Introduction to Visual Culture
AHIS 120/121 Foundations of Western Art
AHIS 125/126 Arts of Asia
AHIS 127/128 Arts of Latin America
AHIS 250m Modernity and Difference: Critical Approaches to Modern Art
AHIS 343 Renaissance Art
AHIS 363m Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Contemporary Art
AHIS 364m Myths, Arts, Realities: Visual Culture in California, 1849 to the Present
AHIS 370 Modern Art III: 1940 to the Present
AHIS 373 History of Photography
AHIS 453 Studies in Baroque Art
AHIS 470 Studies in Contemporary Art
AHIS 494 Undergraduate Proseminar in Art History

Ph.D. in a relevant field and demonstrated teaching excellence in the subject area.


  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • Copies of teaching evaluations
  • Course syllabi for courses taught
  • Three academic letters of recommendation, which speak to teaching abilities

Please submit all the application materials listed above as PDF documents to:
Barbara Elwood, Office Manager

In order to be considered for this position, applicants are also required to submit an electronic USC application; follow this job link or paste in a browser: .

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.