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USC Center for International Studies
Hayward R. Alker Post-Doctoral Fellowship Competition
Deadline: January 11, 2010

CIS invites applications from scholars who specialize in Latin America and its interaction with the international system.  This specialization covers a wide range of topics and countries but we are particularly eager to encourage applications from scholars focusing on Mexico and its relationship with the United States. The competition is open to junior scholars: those who have received a Ph.D. within the last 3 years or who will have defended a dissertation by August 2010. Equivalent experience is not accepted. No English tests are required. Applications from a variety of disciplines, including the social sciences, humanities and communications are encouraged.

Applicants will be evaluated on the bases of academic achievements and promise, publications and previous work experience, the quality of the research proposal, and the applicant’s potential for making significant scholarly contributions. Awards will be announced in Spring 2010.

The Center will provide a stipend, office space, USC library privileges, health insurance, $1,000 towards moving expenses, and computer support. Fellowships are funded by the Center’s endowment.

Application Procedures
Applicants must submit: 1) a curriculum vitae, 2) a  5-7 page research proposal, 3) a list of publications (when applicable), 4) a graduate transcript, and 5) 3 (three) confidential letters of recommendation. Applications without a research proposal will not be considered. The letters of recommendation may be sent directly to the office by the referee. Applications must be in English.

Application materials must be postmarked on or before January 11, 2010

Please send applications to:
ATTN:  Post-Doctoral Fellow Competition
Center for International Studies
University of Southern California
3520 Trousdale Pkwy, SOS B1
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0037

**Hayward R. Alker, who passed away on August 24, 2007, was the John A. McCone Chair in International Relations at the USC School of International Relations.  In honor of the many graduate students and young scholars whose lives and careers he enriched, the Center for International Studies has given his name to our post-doctoral fellows program.**

The Center for International Studies (CIS) at the University of Southern California is deeply committed to expanding and refining an academic and practitioner understanding of international relations, globalization, cooperation, and conflict. Established in 1986, CIS brings together faculty and students from throughout the university to focus on the primary areas of academic inquiry for the 21st century: the economic, social, psychological, political, historical and geographic causes and effects of increased flows of goods, money, services, ideas, and culture across international borders. CIS also endeavors to broaden the scope and influence of our multidisciplinary research partnerships, and to develop new and innovative connections with both traditional and non-traditional joint research agendas.  In sum, CIS is striving to become the hub for international programming at USC.