Assistant Professor of History (African-American history)

Charleston, SC
Feb 28, 2018
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Description

AFRICAN - AMERICAN HISTORY : The History Department of the College of Charleston invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in African American history to begin in August 2018. Applicants who study the Antebellum era are especially welcome. Candidates must have completed all requirements for a Ph.D. in African-American history by August 2018. In addition to upper-level and graduate courses in African-American history, the ability to teach survey courses in the general education curriculum in pre-modern and/or modern history is essential.

The successful candidate will work closely with the Department of History M.A. and public history program, the African American Studies Program, the Carolina Lowcountry Atlantic World Program, and the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture. There are also several opportunities to work in the city of Charleston, including the development of the International African American Museum.

Candidates must have a firm commitment to undergraduate teaching in a liberal arts and sciences environment. Promise of excellence in teaching and research are required; teaching experience and publications are preferred. Initial interviews of selected applicants will be conducted via Skype.

Position Type Tenure-track

School/Area School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Department History

Special Instructions to Applicants

Apply online at JOBS . COFC . EDU . Submit a detailed letter of application including current and projected research agenda, curriculum vitae, unofficial graduate transcripts (official transcripts will be required for hiring), writing sample, sample syllabi, and contact information for three reference providers who will submit letters of recommendation online. Questions regarding the position can be directed to Professor Christophe Boucher, Chair of the African American History Search Committee, History Department, at

Posting Date 11/16/2017

Closing Date 01/15/2018

Open Until Filled? Yes

Posting Number F2016089P

EEO Statement

The College of Charleston is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, or disability.

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