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Assistant Professor of History

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Assistant Professor

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Assistant Professor of History



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The College of Humanities and Fine Arts at Coastal Carolina University invites applications for a tenure-track position beginning August 2022 as Assistant Professor of American Civil Rights and Social Justice History. Preference will be given to applicants with a sub-field and/or significant experience in public history.
We seek candidates who are committed to teaching at the undergraduate level, to potential teaching excellence at the graduate level, and to pursuing an active scholarly agenda. The preferred candidate will hold a Ph.D. in history but consideration may also be given to applicants in related fields with a focus on the Civil Rights Movement and Social Justice in the United States. The successful candidate will teach survey courses in U.S. history and upper-level courses in U.S. Civil Rights history and social justice history and may contribute to current and future public history courses and initiatives.
The Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts seeks to recruit and retain a diverse community of scholars who will serve as mentors for our diverse student body and who have a demonstrated commitment to underserved communities as well as the academic success of all our students. The University offers support for professional development and scholarly activity both on and off campus and values community engagement as an element of the faculty role. Priority for this position will be given to applicants who can contribute teaching, curriculum development, and scholarship in the area of African American history.
We are looking to grow the number of faculty members whose scholarship, teaching, and community engagement focus on the culture, history, and artistic expression of the African Diaspora Community in the United States. While the academic appointment will be in the Department of History, we are especially interested in hiring new faculty members who pursue their scholarship within an interdisciplinary framework and who can be appointed as Affiliate Faculty in our Joyner Institute for Gullah and African Diaspora Studies and are able to contribute to the growth of such programs as the existing Minor in African and African Diaspora Studies and to future academic programs in Africana Studies, African American fine and performing arts, advocacy, and leadership.

Coastal Carolina University is a public comprehensive liberal arts institution located in Conway, South Carolina, minutes from the Atlantic coastal resort city of Myrtle Beach. Coastal Carolina University enrolls over 10,000 students from 46 states and 53 nations. The University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the baccalaureate and selective master’s degrees of national and/or regional significance in the arts and sciences, business, humanities, education, and health and human services, a specialist degree in educational leadership, and Ph.D. degrees in Marine Science and Education.

Coastal Carolina University is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and we seek candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. The University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities. We encourage individuals from underrepresented groups to apply.
Interested candidates should submit: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, Diversity Statement, teaching evaluations and names and contact information for at least three (3) professional references electronically at: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Coastal Carolina University is an EO/AA employer.

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Must hold the appropriate terminal degree or meet the established alternative qualifications, and exhibit strong potential for excellence in teaching.

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