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Postdoctoral Scholar - Research Associate

Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West Los Angeles, California

Postdoctoral Fellowship: Fire in the American West

The Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West seeks applications from recent PhDs whose scholarly research explores any aspect of fire in the American West.  The successful candidate will become part of a multi-disciplinary team investigating western fire from multiple disciplinary points of access including, but not limited to, history, public policy, indigenous fire practice, economics, earth science, literature, technology, risk management, forestry, and natural history. 

The appointment is a one-year research fellowship (2021-2022) attached to the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences and the Institute on California and the West (ICW).  ICW is a collaborative research and teaching initiative established between the Huntington Library and the University of Southern California (  Candidates must have a completed Ph.D. in hand by July of 2021. 

To apply, please send a letter of application, c.v., doctoral thesis abstract, and the names of at least two referees to selection committee chair Elizabeth Logan, Associate Director, Institute on California and the West, at by November 1st, 2020. Inquiries may be sent to the same email address. 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. We provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should contact USC Human Resources by phone at (213) 821-8100, or by email at Inquiries will be treated as confidential to the extent permitted by law.

REQ20093141 Posted Date: 09/11/2020

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