**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. * *
· To provide unique editorial perspectives for our journal,
· To provide small seminars or core courses for our undergraduate
· 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.
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
*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
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
If so, which presses and with what results?
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.
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.
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
____ Completed Application Cover
____ Current CV
____ Job Letter for job category: "Visiting Professor Position"
____ 3 Letters of Recommendation for job category: "Visiting Professor
____ 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
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
Manuscripts to be considered for publication should be sent to:
* Address and Contact Information [Your address with an attention to
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.
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[NOTE TO APPLICANTS: Calls for other journals differ. Please feel free
to incorporate other ideas into your call.]
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