Open Rank Tenure-Track FacultyCampus:
College of Arts and SciencesDepartment:
CAS African American StudiesAdvertised 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:
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FacultyAbout University of South Carolina:
From the Upstate to the Lowcountry, the University of South Carolina system is transforming the lives of South Carolinians through the impact of our eight institutions and 20 locations throughout the state. More than 50,000 students are enrolled at one of eight institutions, including the research campus in Columbia and comprehensive four-year universities in Aiken, Upstate and Beaufort. In addition, our Palmetto College campuses in Salkehatchie, Union, Lancaster and Sumter enable students to earn associate or bachelor’s degrees through a combination of in-person, online or blended learning. All of our system institutions place strong emphasis on service — helping to build healthier, more educated communities in South Carolina and beyond.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 African American Studies at the University of South Carolina, Columbia campus, invites applications for a 9-month, full time, tenure-track open rank position to begin August 16, 2024.Candidates must have a Ph.D. in African American Studies or a related field at the time of appointment. Of particular interest are research and teaching specializations in the history of African diaspora cultures and/or comparative diasporic connections between African-descended populations in North America, South America, Africa, Europe and/or the Caribbean. Also of interest are applicants whose research is focused on Black histories, societies, and cultures of Africa, the U.S., Caribbean, South America, or the global South. Applicants for the rank of Associate or Full Professor must also have years of relevant academic experience commensurate with USC academic policy by the appointment start date.The successful candidate will have service responsibilities in the department, and will be expected to teach undergraduate introductory, interdisciplinary courses in African American Studies and more advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in African Diaspora History.The faculty member will join a growing, diverse, and intellectually vibrant Department of African American Studies, established in 2021, whose predecessor African American Studies Program was established in 1971. We are a highly accomplished core faculty of sixteen (16) tenured/tenure-track or fulltime professional faculty members with degrees and/or teaching and research concentrations in African American Studies, Anthropology, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Dance and Theatre, English literature and Creating Writing, Political Science/Public Administration, or Psychology. We have three full-time administrative staff members including our Department Chair. There is both an African American Studies undergraduate major and minor with the goal of establishing a graduate certificate and graduate degree(s).Required Education and Experience:
Candidates must have a Ph.D. in African American Studies or a related field at the time of appointment. Applicants for the rank of Associate or Full Professor must also have years of relevant academic experience commensurate with USC academic policy by the appointment start date.Preferred Qualifications:
Of particular interest are research and teaching specializations in the history of African diaspora cultures and/or comparative diasporic connections between African-descended populations in North America, South America, Africa, Europe and/or the Caribbean. Also of interest are applicants whose research is focused on Black histories, societies, and cultures of Africa, the U.S., Caribbean, South America, or the global South. Applicants for the rank of Associate or Full Professor must also have years of relevant academic experience commensurate with USC academic policy by the appointment start date.Desired Start Date:
08/16/2024Job Open Date:
10/25/2023Open Until Filled:
YesSpecial Instructions to Applicant:
All applicants must apply online at USCJobs at https://uscjobs.sc.edu. Applications must include: (1) a cover letter that describes their research and teaching interests, (2) a curriculum vitae, and (3) the names and email addresses of 3 references. References will only be contacted for the candidates on the short list.Quicklink for Posting:
Review of applicants will begin on December 1, 2023, and continue until the position is filled.
Inquiries about this position may be directed to Dr. Todd Shaw at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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