The Center for Feminist Research (CFR) 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 fellowship is subject to a renewal process after the first year, for a maximum of two years only. 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.” This is deeply gendered labor that pivots on the forging, sustaining, nurturing, maintaining and managing of interpersonal ties—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 a few.

The Fellow will teach one course each semester in the Gender Studies Program, have research space at CFR, and will be expected to participate in CFR research relevant to the fellow’s interests. The Fellow must have a Ph.D. in hand, and should be within 5 years of receiving the Ph.D., by the beginning of the appointment. To apply, please submit the following materials to the USC website: application letter, CV, and a brief description of dissertation and current research. In addition, applicants should request that a dossier or three letters of recommendation (to be sent directly by the referees and one of which must speak to teaching abilities) be submitted to the USC website. 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 #012565. The deadline for submission of application is April 15, 2012.

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