Dornsife Fellows in General Education – (Los Angeles, California, United States)

USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences invites applications for our 2024-2026 cohort of Dornsife fellows with a start date of August 16, 2024. Each year Dornsife will admit five fellows, who are appointed for one two-year term during which they teach five General Education seminars per academic year. They are expected to reside in the Los Angeles area during the academic year and to participate in the scholarly life of the Dornsife Ph.D. Academy, the host department, and the university. The salary for fellows is $74,000 per year plus fringe benefits.

The course topics for General Education seminars fall in the areas of Arts, Humanistic Inquiry, Social Analysis, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences and Quantitative Reasoning. The General Education Program is designed to provide undergraduate students with the interdisciplinary skills and knowledge necessary to meet the challenges of a globalized world and the demands of a satisfying personal life. To benefit the most from the opportunity provided, students reach beyond their comfort zones to engage unfamiliar questions and angles of response and to broaden the range of talents in their intellectual repertoire. GE seminars are capped at 19 students, and examples of past seminars can be found here:  https://classes.usc.edu/term-20191/classes/gesm

To apply for the 2024-2026 cohort, candidates must have received their PhD from a USC Dornsife department or program within the last five years and must have completed their doctoral degree by August 15, 2024. Applicants from all disciplines and fields are encouraged to apply.

In order to be considered for this position, all candidates must apply via the “Apply” link at the top or bottom of this page. To apply, please submit a cover letter, CV, teaching statement with references to specific seminars you would design, description of your commitment to increasing DEI in general education, and the names of three individuals who will be contacted by USC for a letter of reference. The deadline to apply is December 1, 2023. Further inquiries can be routed to Richard Fliegel, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs, fliegel@usc.edu .

The annual base salary for this position is $74,000. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.

USC is an equal-opportunity educator and employer, proudly pluralistic and firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding persons of every race, gender, creed and background. The university particularly encourages members of underrepresented groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply. USC will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. Further information is available by contacting uschr@usc.edu.

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