Instructor in Social Advocacy & Ethical Life

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Job Title Instructor in Social Advocacy & Ethical Life

Internal Title


Band Unclassified

Requisition Number 009702

Minimum Salary $42,000

Salary Range

Pay Basis 9 months

Department College of Arts and Sciences- Dean's Office

Campus USC Columbia

Expected Fill Date 01/01/2016

Job Posting Date 11-05-2015

Reopen Date

Minimum Posting Period Ends

Job Close Date

Type of Position

Job Type Full-Time

Job Category Faculty

If Research Grant/Time Limited, indicate the benefits provided

Job Description
The College of Arts & Sciences at the University of South Carolina invites applications for up to three (3) instructor positions in the Social Advocacy & Ethical Life Initiative. The start date for these positions is January 1, 2016.

Launched in 2011, the Social Advocacy & Ethical Life (SAEL) Initiative is an interdisciplinary liberal arts program, which includes a Carolina Core general education course (SAEL 200). This course provides USC undergraduates with the critical and practical skills needed to: 1) question the meaning and importance of contemporary calls for civility, engaged citizenship, and political deliberation, 2) investigate the roots, power, and limits of ethical discourse and its relevance to social and political decision-making, and 3) develop a working understanding of the principles of social advocacy and the ways in which oral communication serves to construct, support, and remake the grounds of ethical interaction. Additional information about the SAEL Initiative can be found at

This is a nine-month appointment, beginning January 1, 2016 and ending December 31, 2016. The salary is $42,000 plus standard university benefits. An annual renewal of the position is possible, contingent upon satisfactory performance, institutional need, and the availability of funds. Application for promotion to the rank of Senior Instructor is possible after six consecutive years as a regular, full-time Instructor.

Minimum Qualifications
Qualified applicants must hold a Ph.D. or be ABD in a relevant liberal arts field.

They should so be able to demonstrate a record of excellence or clear potential for excellence in undergraduate teaching.

Preferred Qualifications
Applications are particularly welcome from individuals who have significant experience teaching across the liberal arts and who possess evident expertise in one or more of the following areas: public discourse and debate; classical and contemporary approaches to ethics, rhetoric, and/or politics; critical approaches to literature, social theory and/or cultural studies.

Documents which must be associated with this posting
Cover Letter
List of References

Special Instructions to Applicants
A complete application for this position will include: 1) letter of application; 2) curriculum vitae including teaching experience; 3) teaching philosophy that addresses the applicant's approach to liberal arts-based and interdisciplinary instruction; 4) contact information for three references who can speak to the candidate's scholarly background and teaching accomplishments.

Inquiries may be addressed to the SAEL program director and committee chair, Professor Erik Doxtader ([email protected]).

SOC Code 25-1062





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