HAYWARD R. ALKER POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCH COMPETITION 2011-2012
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CIS invites applications from scholars who specialize in international relations and political science. This covers a wide range of topics but we are particularly eager to encourage applications from candidates engaged in scholarship related to the research activities of our faculty. The competition is open to junior scholars: those who have received a Ph.D. within the last three years or who will have defended a dissertation by August 1, 2011. Equivalent experience is not accepted. No English tests are required. Applications from a variety of disciplines, including the social sciences, humanities and communications are encouraged.
Applicants will be evaluated on the bases of academic achievements and promise, publications and previous work experience, the quality of the research proposal, and the applicantís potential for making significant scholarly contributions. Awards will be announced in Spring 2011.
The Center will provide a stipend, office space, USC library privileges, health insurance, $1,000 each towards moving and research expenses, and computer support. Position is funded by the Centerís endowment.
Applicants must submit:
1) a curriculum vitae
2) a 5-7 page research proposal
3) a list of publications (when applicable)
4) a graduate transcript
5) 3 (three) confidential letters of recommendation.
Applications without a research proposal will not be considered. The letters
of recommendation may be sent directly to the office by the referee.
Applications must be in English.
6) Final candidates (who will be notified) will need to apply electronically for position via USC Jobs site.
Application materials must be POSTMARKED on or before DECEMBER 20, 2010
PLEASE SEND APPLICATIONS TO:
ATTN: Post-Doctoral Fellow Competition
Center for International Studies
University of Southern California
3520 Trousdale Pkwy, SOS B1
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0037
*Hayward R. Alker, who passed away on August 24, 2007, was the John A. McCone Chair in International Relations at the USC School of International Relations. In honor of the many graduate students and young scholars whose lives and careers he enriched, the Center for International Studies has given his name to our post-doctoral fellows program.
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