University of Southern California, USC-Huntington Institute on California and the West
Doheny Postdoctoral Scholar - Research Associate position in the History of Southern California
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|Location:||California, United States|
Doheny Postdoctoral Scholar – Research Associate position in the History of Southern California
USC Libraries and The Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West seek applications for a two-year (one-year renewable term) Postdoctoral Scholar Research Associate whose work explores the history of Southern California. The successful applicant will demonstrate scholarly need to utilize the research holdings of the USC Libraries; the institution’s primary source collections are especially rich in sources related to local and regional history, with over 200 collections dealing with Los Angeles in the Department of Special Collections alone. As the oldest private research university in California, USC holds some of the earliest documents recording the birth and development of higher education in the region.
The postdoctoral position is to be split between the Huntington-USC Institute and the USC Libraries, and it is designed to further the successful candidate’s scholarly trajectory and profile emphasizing the use of the collections housed within USC Libraries. Candidates must hold a completed Ph.D. by July 1, 2014.
To apply, please submit your C.V., thesis abstract, no more than two thesis chapters, and two letters of reference by April 1st. Inquiries may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org; For candidates who have not yet completed their Ph.D., the thesis advisor must verify completion plans by 7/2014.
The University of Southern California is an Equal Opportunity Employer that Values Diversity.
William Deverell, Director
|Primary Category:||Local History