The Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West seeks applications from recent PhDs whose work explores the history of the American West. The Institute is offering a two-year postdoctoral appointment beginning in the fall of 2007. The Institute on California and the West is a collaborative research and teaching initiative established between the Huntington Library and the University of Southern California ( The position is to be split between a research appointment at the Huntington and a half-time teaching position in the history department at USC. One course of the two per year will be devoted to assisting in the instruction of a research-intensive undergraduate course. Candidates must have completed their PhD by June 2007. To apply, please send a letter of application, c.v., thesis abstract, no more than two thesis chapters, and two letters of reference to William Deverell, Director, Institute on California and the West, History Department, USC, Los Angeles, CA 90089 by April 20th. Inquiries may be sent to [email protected]. USC is an AA/EO employer.