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Tara McPherson <[log in to unmask]>
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**The Critical Studies Division of the School of Cinema-Television at 
the University of Southern California announces Two Post Doctorate 
Teaching Fellowships for the 2006-2007 Academic Year. * *

OUR GOALS:**

        To provide unique editorial perspectives for our journal, 
/Spectator/

        To provide small seminars or core courses for our undergraduate 
majors.

RESPONSIBILITIES:**

        Teach one undergraduate course each semester (Fall, Spring) in 
Critical Studies, including a Senior Seminar on topics related to the 
fields of your dissertation; or as per departmental needs teach an 
existing course within the curriculum.

        Edit one issue of the SPECTATOR either in the fall or spring 
semester on a topic related to your dissertation.  The issue must be 
completed and submitted for printing by the end of the academic year. 
You will also assist with promoting SPECTATOR.

SALARY:  $40,000

ELIGIBILITY:**
You must have completed a PhD degree within the field or within the USC 
Division of Critical Studies within the last five years (no earlier than 
May 2001 and no later than August 1, 2006). Degree MUST be completed 
with all appropriate paperwork confirmed prior to start date [no 
exceptions]. During the selection process, your chair must confirm that 
you will file in advance of August. Additionally, Post Doctorate Fellows 
may hold no other positions or employment during the period of the 
fellowship.

*APPLICATION DEADLINE:*  *FOR  FULL CONSIDERATION, ALL MATERIALS MUST BE 
RECEIVED  NO LATER THAN MARCH  21, 2006.*

USC is an EOE/Affirmative action employer.

*APPLICATION FOR CRITICAL STUDIES POST-DOC TEACHING FELLOWSHIP
 *

Deadline:* *March 21, 2006

Name________________________________________________________________

Address______________________________________________________________

            _______________________________________________________________

Telephone #___________________________  e-mail__________________________

Dissertation topic: ______________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________

Date of dissertation defense:_ _____________________________________________

Date your degree was posted: _____________________________________________

Your doctoral committee: Chair ____________________________________________

Other members: ___________________________________________________

Have you submitted your dissertation to any academic 
publishers?_________________

If so, which presses and with what results? 
___________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________

*Application Requirements:* 

JOB LETTER*__*

Please submit a letter of interest for this position. Please indicate 
the position title as "Visiting Assistant Professor." Describe your 
research and teaching as well as your interest in the position.

LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION:

Three (3) confidential letters of recommendation should be submitted to 
the department chair. Please have the referee indicate the position 
category as "Visiting Assistant Professor."  These may be included with 
your application in signed, sealed envelopes.

SPECTATOR PROPOSAL*__*

Describe the focus of your proposed issue and how it will expand the 
field (include a working draft of the title). List 8-10 contributors 
whom you may approach in preparing your call for papers and their 
significance within the field(s). Please prepare a sample call based on 
the example provided. 

SEMINAR PROPOSALS*__*

Describe the two senior seminars that you propose to teach (one 
paragraph each and include the title of the course). Address the appeal 
and content of this course as related to the Critical Studies Program 
and current undergraduate students. Include the titles of some films or 
television programs you may screen as well as the title of texts or 
articles you may require the students to read.  Also, prepare a flier 
for the course, a one-paragraph course description, and a brief 
biographical statement.

CHECKLIST

____ Completed Application Cover

____ Current CV

____ Job Letter for job category: "Visiting Professor Position"

____ 3 Letters of Recommendation for job category: "Visiting Professor 
Position"

____ Spectator Proposal and Call

____ 2 Class Proposals, Fliers (if possible), 1 paragraph description 
and brief bio.

Please forward all applications to:
Tara McPherson, Chair
University of Southern California
Division of Critical Studies
School of Cinema-Television, Lucas 405
Los Angeles, CA  90089-2211
Attn: Post Doctorate Fellowship Application

Materials may also be submitted via email to [log in to unmask]

 DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF ALL MATERIALS: MARCH 21, 2006.**


  Sample Outline for Call for Papers

Topic Title

Volume and Date of Issue (TBA)

Description of topic

Deadline for Submission (TBA)

 
Spectator is a biannual publication and submissions that address the 
above topics in the following areas are now invited for submission:

    * List of topics

Include your contact information

    * Name
    * Address
    * Phone
    * E-mail 

Manuscripts to be considered for publication should be sent to:

    * Address and Contact Information [Your address with an attention to
      your name]

One copy of manuscript should be submitted as well as a copy on disk. 
Submissions can also be e-mailed directly. Manuscripts should include 
the title of the contribution and the name (s) of authors. As well as 
the postal address, e-mail address, and phone numbers for author who 
will work with the editor on any revisions. All pages should be numbered 
consecutively. Contributions should not be more than 5,000 words. They 
should also include a brief abstract for publicity. Authors should also 
include a brief biographic entry. Rejected manuscripts will not be returned.

Articles submitted to the Spectator should not be under consideration by 
any other journal.

Book Reviews may vary in length from 300 to 1,000 words. Please include 
title of book, retail price and ISBN at the beginning of the review. 

Forum or Additional Section contributions can include works on new 
archival or research facilities or methods as well as other relevant  
works related to the field.

Electronic Submissions and Formatting. Authors should send copies of 
their work via e-mail as electronic attachments. Please keep backup 
files of all disks. Files should be Microsoft Word in PC or Mac format, 
depending on the editor's preference. Endnotes should conform to the 
Chicago Manual of Style. 

Upon acceptance, a format guideline will be forwarded to all 
contributors as to image and text requirements.

Email: [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>

[NOTE TO APPLICANTS: Calls for other journals differ. Please feel free 
to incorporate other ideas into your call.]

* *


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