Mellon Postdoc in Japanese Religions at USC (2012-2013)

The Center for Japanese Religions and Culture (CJRC) and the School of Religion at the University of Southern California invite applications for an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship, beginning Fall 2012.  The fellowship is subject to a renewal process after the first year, for a maximum of two years only.  The fellowship has an annual salary in the first year of $59,000, plus a research/travel allowance of $2,000 annually, and fringe benefits.

The field of specialization is Japanese religions. The Fellow will teach one course each semester in the School of Religion, will be given research space at CJRC, and will be expected to participate in CJRC research relevant to his or her interests.  The Fellow must have a Ph.D. in hand, and should be within 5 years of receiving the Ph.D., at the beginning of the appointment.

To apply, please submit the following materials to the USC jobs website: an application letter, a CV, and a brief description of your research (including both the dissertation and current/future projects).  In addition, applicants should request that a dossier or three letters of recommendation be submitted to the USC website. The letters should be sent directly by the referees, and one must speak to the candidate’s teaching abilities.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. More information about specific job duties, and instructions for applying, can be found at the USC jobs Web site, ( ) Please reference requisition #012613.

The deadline for submission of application is March 31, 2012. 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.


About Paula

Paula lives in the vortex of graduate life. She studies medieval Japanese history.
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