Assistant Professor of ArchaeologyCampus:
College of Arts and SciencesDepartment:
CAS AnthropologyAdvertised Salary Range:
We offer a competitive salary and benefits package.Part/Full Time:
Full TimeHours per Week:
Full-time Equivalent (FTE)Basis :
9 monthsWork County:
Tenure-Track/TenuredJob Search Category:
FacultyAbout University of South Carolina:
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.Diversity Statement:
At the University of South Carolina, we strive to cultivate an inclusive environment that is open, welcoming, and supportive of individuals of all backgrounds. We recognize diversity in our workforce is essential to providing academic excellence and critical to our sustainability. The University is committed to eliminating barriers created by institutional discrimination through accountability and continuous process improvement. We celebrate the diverse voices, perspectives, and experiences of our employees.Advertised Job Summary:
The faculty of the Department of Anthropology at the University of South Carolina (UofSC), in Columbia, seek an anthropological archaeologist for a tenure track assistant professorship beginning August 16, 2022 with a focus on African Diaspora in the Americas or Atlantic Africa. Scholars whose research, teaching and service interests intersect with (post)colonialism, slavery, post-emancipation studies, race, or modernity/modern life are especially encouraged to apply, though the position is open regarding methodological expertise. Ideal candidates will also have the ability to contribute to our ongoing research and service addressing anti-racism and diversity/inclusion matters. Faculty members are expected to maintain an active program of research that demonstrates success in publishing and securing extramural funding. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree in Anthropology by the time of the appointment.Required Education and Experience:
The Department of Anthropology is highly committed to both undergraduate and graduate instruction and mentoring, offering programs leading to bachelors, masters, and Ph.D. degrees. For more information about the Department, please visit http://artsandsciences.sc.edu/anth. The program provides all students grounding in four-field anthropology and is committed to social justice. A scholar skilled in the culture, history, and theory of African descendants could assist local scholars, students, and historical site stewards in preserving heritage in a state with one of the largest African American populations.
Applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree in Anthropology by the time of the appointment.Preferred Qualifications:
Scholars with a focus on African Diaspora in the Americas or Atlantic Africa and whose research, teaching and service interests intersect with (post)colonialism, slavery, post-emancipation studies, race, or modernity/modern life are especially encouraged to apply.Desired Start Date:
08/16/2022Job Open Date:
10/05/2021Job Close Date:
12/15/2021Open Until Filled:
NoSpecial Instructions to Applicant:
All applicants must fill out an online application through the University’s online employment system at https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/106976. Candidates must upload a CV, a cover letter describing research, teaching, and service interests, a writing sample, and the names and contact information for three references.Quicklink for Posting:
Complete applications must be received no later than December 15th, 2021. Applicants can send questions or correspondence to the search committee chair, Dr. Terrance Weik, via email, at [email protected].
This position is open until filled. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.
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