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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

USC Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship accepting applications

The Center for Feminist Research and the Gender Studies Program at the University of Southern California invite applications for an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship beginning fall 2012. The field of specialization is the Sociology of Gender and Work, with a strong preference for a researcher whose scholarship is in the expanding field of "intimate labor". The Fellow must have a PhD in hand, and should be within the last 5 years by the beginning of the appointment. Application deadline: April 15th, 2012

The fellowship issubject to a renewal process after the first year, for a maximum of two yearsonly. The field of specialization is theSociology of Gender and Work, with a strong preference for a researcher whosescholarship is in the expanding field of "intimate labor." This is deeply gendered labor that pivots onthe forging, sustaining, nurturing, maintaining and managing of interpersonalties--both inside and outside the home. It can encompass home health aides, personal trainers, egg and sperm donors,surrogate mothers, child-care workers, counselors and sex workers, to name afew.
The Fellow will teach one course each semester inthe Gender Studies Program, have research space at CFR, and will be expected toparticipate in CFR research relevant to the fellow's interests. The Fellow must have a Ph.D. in hand, andshould be within 5 years of receiving the Ph.D., by the beginning of theappointment. To apply, please submit thefollowing materials to the USC website: application letter, CV, and a briefdescription of dissertation and current research. In addition, applicants should request that adossier or three letters of recommendation (to be sent directly by the refereesand one of which must speak to teaching abilities) be submitted to the USC website.Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until theposition is filled. More information about specific job duties, andinstructions for applying, can be found at the USC jobs Web site,http://capsnet.usc.edu/ers/. Please reference requisition #012565. The deadline for submission of application is April 15, 2012.
USC strongly valuesdiversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. Women and men,and members of all racial and ethnic groups, are encouraged to apply.