Mellon Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow Appointment

USC's Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Science, Department of History, is seeking a Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow to join its team.

Mellon Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow Appointment

The History of Women

The Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West ( and the History Department of the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences seeks applications from recent PhDs whose work explores the history of women, field and time period open, for a new two-year Andrew W. Mellon Foundation postdoctoral teaching fellow appointment beginning in the fall of 2013. The annual salary is $60,000, plus fringe benefits, and a $2000 annual research and travel allowance. To be considered, candidates must have completed all of the requirements for the Ph.D. between August 15, 2010 and August 15, 2013. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

The fellow will teach one course per semester at USC. Although we seek candidates from across historical fields and periods, the postdoctoral fellow will be appointed through the USC-Huntington Institute on California and the West, which will play the primary mentoring role for the two year appointment.

To apply, please submit the following materials to the USC Web site ( a cover letter briefly explaining your research, a C.V., a dissertation abstract, and a writing sample. Two letters of recommendation should be submitted directly by the referees; at least one of them must discuss the applicant's teaching abilities. The deadline for receipt of all materials is April 6, 2013.

For candidates who have not yet completed their PhD, the thesis advisor must verify completion plans. USC 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.