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Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, Los Angeles, California


The Department of Middle East Studies at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles invites applications for a one-year Farhang Foundation Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship in Iranian Studies. Researchers with training in cultural studies, film, and literature are particularly encouraged to apply. This fellowship is renewable for a second year, contingent upon approval.


In addition to research, the successful candidate is expected to teach 3 courses per academic year and to participate in the intellectual life of the department and other units on campus.  This person will receive a stipend of $65,000 plus benefits. Applicants must have received their Ph.D. within the last five years or at the latest by August 16, 2022, the start date of the position. In addition to the letter of application, applicants should include their curriculum vitae, a writing sample, and sample syllabi (attach all as one PDF document during the application process). Three letters of reference will be asked of finalists. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. In order to be considered for this position, all candidates must submit an electronic USC application. Review of complete applications will begin immediately.  Further information is available by contacting Professor Ramzi Rouighi (


USC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law or USC policy. USC will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring ordinance.


REQ20115559 Posted Date: 04/12/2022

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