Assistant or Associate Professor in Educational Foundations and Inquiry

Columbia, SC
Oct 10, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Posting Details
Posting Summary

Logo Posting Number FAC00097PO17 Classification Title Assistant Professor Internal Title Assistant or Associate Professor in Educational Foundations and Inquiry Campus Columbia 01 College/Division College of Education Department Educational Studies Advertised Salary Range Salary is competitive and will commensurate with experience. Location of Vacancy Part/Full Time Full Time Hours per week 37.5 Hours per year 1462.50 Position Category Full-time Equivalent (FTE) Basis 9 months Work County Richland 40 Tenure Information Tenure-Track/Tenured Job Search Category Other Professional

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The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state's flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 "Best Colleges" according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state's educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.

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Position Description

Advertised Job Summary

The Department of Educational Studies at the University of South Carolina invites applications for a full-time (9-month) tenure track position in Educational Foundations and Inquiry at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor to begin August 2018.

The position provides an opportunity to join a dynamic intellectual community in a College of Education committed to social justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion. We seek a scholar to join a faculty team who explore issues of cultural, historical, political, social, and comparative/international contexts of education and who advocate for access, equity, and justice for all students.

The program in Educational Foundations and Inquiry seeks scholars who are engaged in critical social and political analyses of educational issues in the history/politics of education particularly in the U.S. Scholars may specialize in a number of areas including: activism/social movements, indigenous experience/methodology, immigration, or queer theory.

Successful candidates will demonstrate interest in applying and developing critical/postcritical analyses of issues in education or socio-cultural, political, and institutional contexts of schools; producing a compelling research agenda; securing external funding to support research and establishing a record of research publications; teaching undergraduate and graduate educational foundations courses and qualitative inquiry courses; contributing to the development of the PhD in Educational Foundations and Inquiry and the Certificate Program in Qualitative Research; providing advisement and research mentoring to graduate students pursuing a PhD in Educational Foundations and Inquiry and the Qualitative Research Certificate; serving on doctoral dissertation committees, and on departmental, college and university level committees.

Required Education and Experience

Candidate must have a PhD in Cultural/Social Foundations of Education or a closely related field(s) by August 1, 2018; Experience teaching undergraduate courses in cultural/social foundations of education and evidence of qualitative research method expertise.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience teaching cultural/social foundations of education at the graduate level and qualitative research methods at the undergraduate or graduate level. Demonstrated expertise in: arts based research, discourse analysis, historiography/oral history, indigenous methodology, or poststructural analysis.

Posting Detail Information

Desired Start Date Job Open Date 10/09/2017 Job Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicant

The College of Education application process is conducted through electronic communication. Required documents to attach to this posting are: (1) a letter of application, (2) a curriculum vitae, and (3) graduate transcripts for all earned degrees (upload as one PDF document under “other supporting documents tab”).

Also for all finalist, please arrange to have three letters of recommendation and official transcripts for all earned degrees to be sent via e-mail to Queenie Bell at ( or mailed directly to: ATTN: Queenie Bell, Administrative Coordinator, University of South Carolina, College of Education, 820 S. Main Street, Columbia, SC 29208.

Review of complete files will begin October 25, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

Inquiries should be addressed to Dr. Kara Brown, Search Committee Chair,

Quicklink for Posting EEO Statement

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, veteran status or genetics.

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