Visiting Assistant Professor of African American Studies

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Visiting Assistant Professor of African American Studies

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School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs


African American Studies

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The African American Studies Program at the College of Charleston invites applications for a two-year Visiting Assistant Professor position with a start date of August 16, 2021. The ideal candidate will hold a Ph.D. in African American Studies or a discipline in the humanities or social sciences, but must demonstrate expertise in African American or Black Studies. Research and teaching interests are open; however, preference will be given to the following subfields of theory and Black political thought: critical race theory, Black queer studies, Black feminist thought, the Black radical tradition, post-colonial theory, and African American political thought. The candidate must have a record of effective teaching and an active research agenda. The candidate should be able to teach “Introduction to African American Studies” and upper-level courses in African American Studies. The position carries a 4/4 teaching load; Ph.D. must be conferred by August 1, 2021. Review of applications will begin May 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

The College of Charleston is a public, liberal arts and sciences institution with approximately 10,000 undergraduate students and 1,000 graduate students. The African American Studies Program befits its unique location and the history of the Lowcountry region for African descended people. Working with key institutional partnerships, including the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture, the program in the Carolina Lowcountry and Atlantic World (CLAW), and the newly established Center for the Study of Slavery in Charleston (CSSC) as well as 25 affiliated faculty, the program offers a successful major and minor in African American Studies. It is uniquely housed in the School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs.

The College is located in historic downtown Charleston in a coastal metropolitan area of 750,000. Additional information about the institution and the surrounding area is available at

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Applicants should apply online at

Please submit a cover letter outlining teaching interests and philosophy, a curriculum vita, names and contact information for three academic references, and unofficial graduate transcripts. Please also include a short writing sample (20 pages maximum) and TWO (2) sample syllabi: one for Intro to African American Studies and a second for an upper division course in African American Studies.

Questions about the search can be directed to Anthony D. Greene, Chair of the Search Committee: [email protected] or 843-953-1085.

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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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Posted: 4/6/2021
Application Due: 7/5/2021
Work Type: Full Time