Assistant or Associate Professor of AAS / Director of the Center for African American Studies

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Logo Posting Number FAC00226PO18 Advertised Title Assistant or Associate Professor of AAS / Director of the Center for African American Studies Campus Upstate College/Division USC Upstate College/Division Level Department UPS Center for African American St Advertised Salary Range Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Location of Vacancy Spartanburg, SC Part/Full Time Full Time Hours per Week Position Category Full-time Equivalent (FTE) Basis 9 months Work County Spartanburg 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.

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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.

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Faculty position to teach on the Spartanburg and/or Greenville campus.
The University of South Carolina Upstate seeks a dynamic individual to direct the newly established Center for African American Studies (CAAS). USC Upstate in Spartanburg, SC is a thriving, diverse institution with about 6000 students. It is located on the I-85 corridor about halfway between Charlotte, NC and Atlanta, GA with one of the most racially and ethnically diverse student bodies in the state. CAAS is the most recent demonstration of the institution’s strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. The Director will teach two courses per semester.

The University of South Carolina Upstate is a comprehensive public university, a senior institution of the University of South Carolina and is among the fastest growing universities in the State. U.S. News and World Report recently ranked USC Upstate No. 2 among Top Public Regional Colleges in the South. USC Upstate has been recognized as a top producer of Fulbright Scholars. In addition, students and faculty from over 25 nations reflect the university’s international character. Located between Charlotte and Atlanta along the I-85 corridor, one of the fastest growing business and high-tech regions in the country, the campus is within easy driving distance of the Appalachian mountains and the Atlantic Ocean beaches. The University has an enrollment of approximately 6000 students and employs approximately 650 full and part-time faculty and staff, reflecting the diversity of Upstate South Carolina. USC Upstate is proud of the diversity of its student body and we seek to attract an equally diverse applicant pool for faculty, staff, and administrators. We are an EOE/AA employer and are strongly committed to increasing faculty diversity.

USC Upstate is seeking teacher-scholars who (i) have a commitment to excellence in teaching and working with a diverse student population and (ii) show clear potential for scholarly research and publication. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in student and civic engagement and active learning pedagogies, (e.g. service-learning, mentoring undergraduate research, and the scholarship of teaching, learning and application). Experience with teaching online or hybrid courses is a plus. USC Upstate provides extensive support for junior faculty including competitive professional-development funding, opportunities for student-faculty research collaboration, and a range of workshops and mentoring programs to develop our strengths as teacher-scholars.

Required Education and Experience

The successful candidate should possess the earned doctorate in African-American or Africana Studies; Ethnic or Cultural Studies with a strong emphasis in African American subject matter; or one of the traditional disciplines, (e.g. English, History, Sociology) with an expertise in African American subject matter and the ability to teach a range of African American Studies courses. ABD candidates with a planned completion date before August 15, 2019, will also be considered. Successful background check is required.

Preferred Qualifications

Collegiate teaching experience is strongly preferred; administrative experience, e.g., grants administration, program direction, etc., is highly desired.

Posting Detail Information

Desired Start Date 08/16/2019 Job Open Date 11/30/2018 Job Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicant

To be considered for this position, applicants must complete the online application and attach any materials that are marked as required. Should the applicant be invited to interview, additional materials may be requested by the department. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. If selected, official transcripts will be required before the hire date, as well as the successful completion of a background check. Some positions will also require mandatory drug screenings.

Dr. Warren Carson
Search Committee Chair and Interim Director
800 University Way
Spartanburg, SC 29303
[email protected]

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    Posted: 4/17/2019
    Application Due: 4/28/2019
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