USC Shoah Foundation: Seeking Climate Researcher

USC Shoah Foundation in cooperation with USC’s Faculty Campus Climate Committee seeks a researcher to develop, compile, and synthesize a comprehensive review of university-wide diversity and inclusion terms. The purpose for this project is to produce a report that analyzes key definitions from an array of university-related resources. The research will help the Academic Senate develop policies, initiatives, and programming with the goal of building a campus that is inclusive at its core, while acknowledging and respecting the diverse backgrounds, ethnicities, and identities that create the USC community.

The researcher will participate in planning, designing and conducting the research project, which will include a literature review and survey on existing Campus Climate related terms from college campuses across the United States. They will be expected to meet key milestones along the way with review from faculty committee members.  This is a temporary, three-month consultation role with deliverables. Ideally, the candidate would have a strong background in one of the following disciplines: Communications, Public Policy, Sociology, Critical Race Theory or Gender Studies.

Deliverables and expectations:

  • Campus Climate Terminology Landscape Report by April 10, 2017
  • Draft definitions appendix on University terms related to Campus Climate
  • Consult with USC Shoah Foundation team at least 1x per week on campus
  • Meet with Campus Climate Committee 1x per month
  • Meet deadlines for drafts/edits

Essential qualifications:

  • PhD Candidate; Recent PhD graduate
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong qualitative analytical skills and ability to synthesize complex terms/concepts
  • Ability to work efficiently, meet critical deadlines, and work with a supervisor

Please submit a cover letter, writing sample, and C.V. to Lara Bradshaw at

Undergraduate Symposium for Scholarly and Creative Work: Seeking Postdoc Judges

Undergraduates from across the University will be displaying projects in six categories: Arts, Humanities, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences and Engineering, Social Sciences (Applied) and Social Science (Behavioral). The symposium will be taking place on Wednesday, April 12.

Seeking: Arts, Humanities, Physical Sciences, Life Sciences, Social Science (Applied), and Social Science (Behavioral) judges

The judging process has two components: On Tuesday, April 11, students will set up their projects in Ronald Tutor Hall Campus Center Ballroom for closed judging. The Judges are asked to stop by anytime from 8:30 am – 5 pm on April 11 to browse through the projects while the students are not present. Then on Wednesday, April 12, students check-in and proceed to their tables in the ballroom. From 11 AM to 2 PM the Judges stop by each project in their category to interview the students on their work. Shortly after 2 PM, the Judges convene in their panels to select the prize winners.

The Judges are also invited to attend the Awards Banquet TBA at 7 PM on the evening of April 12, though this is not required. As a small token of appreciation, each Judge will receive a $50 USC Bookstore gift certificate.

More information about the symposium can be found here.

If interested, please contact David Glasgow.