Assistant Professor

Columbia, SC
Feb 28, 2018
Faculty Jobs
Social Sciences, Geography
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Posting Details
Posting Summary

Logo Posting Number FAC00140PO17 Classification Title Assistant Professor Internal Title Assistant Professor Campus Columbia 01 College/Division College of Arts and Sciences Department Geography Advertised Salary Range We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. Location of Vacancy Part/Full Time Full Time Hours per week 40 Hours per year 1560 Position Category Full-time Equivalent (FTE) Basis 9 months Work County Richland 40 Tenure Information Tenure-Track/Tenured Job Search Category Faculty

About UofSC

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.

Benefits for Temporary Positions

The University of South Carolina (UofSC), through the State of SC and Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA), offers state employees a valuable benefits package, including health and life insurance, generous paid leave and retirement programs. To learn more about UofSC benefits, access the benefits section on the Applicant Portal.

Position Description

Advertised Job Summary

The Department of Geography ( invites applications for a full-time tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Geography and Human Rights to begin August 16, 2018.

Possible interests include humanitarian aid and development; refugee policy; health, education, and housing disparities; gender/sexual oppression; minority rights; and/or food/water security.

The successful candidate's research program will actively engage with current theoretical discussions and debates within geography and across disciplines. We seek a scholar who is attuned to the particular problems faced by migrants, internally-displaced populations, non-citizens, racialized minorities, sexual minorities, women, and/or children. The hire should have in-depth expertise and fieldwork experience outside the United States context.

Required Education and Experience

A Ph.D. in geography or a closely related field at the time of appointment.

A research program that provides insights into international human rights issues is required.

Preferred Qualifications

We encourage candidates who can contribute to University initiatives that foster diversity and inclusion. Preference will be given to candidates who possess a strong record of publication and extramural funding, research and teaching interests that complement and expand existing departmental strengths, and a demonstrated ability to work with interdisciplinary groups.

Posting Detail Information

Desired Start Date 08/16/2018 Job Open Date 10/23/2017 Job Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicant

Candidates should provide a letter of application describing current and future research activities and teaching interests/experience, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information (including e-mail addresses) of at least three referees by Monday, November 20, 2017 for full consideration. The search will continue until the position is filled.

Please contact the Search Committee Chair, Professor Kirstin Dow (, for further information.

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.

Position Attributes

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