College of Arts and SciencesDepartment:
CAS Walker InstituteAdvertised 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:
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 Walker Institute of International and Area Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of South Carolina, Columbia campus, invites applications for a 9-month, full time, jointly-appointed tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor to begin August 16, 2024. Pandemics, armed conflict, and poverty bring into sharp relief inequitable and unjust structures of gender that are present in all human societies. Humanitarian action to protect people and alleviate suffering often struggle to provide equitable outcomes for women, marginalized gender groups, and sexual minorities. We seek a scholar working in these contexts whose scholarship engages with the advancement of human rights related to gender relations and/or sexuality, and the tensions between universal definitions and context-specific practices of humanitarian action.Required Education and Experience:
The successful candidate will have a tenure-track home in either Geography, History, or Political Science with a joint-appointment in the Walker Institute. Teaching loads in these units are normally 2/2. Teaching and service responsibilities will be divided between the tenure department and the Walker Institute. Teaching responsibilities in the Walker Institute will include courses that meet the curricular needs of the B.A. in Global Studies, which may include area studies courses.
Candidates must have a doctoral degree in Geography, History, or Political Science, or a closely related field that may include interdisciplinary studies or area studies by the start date.Preferred Qualifications:
Preference will be given to candidates with clearly established, Global South field-based research where they have demonstrated work with communities marginalized within national and/or international hierarchies. Preference is also given to candidates who draw upon interdisciplinary methods and concepts in their scholarship to advance research frontiers in their field.Desired Start Date:
08/16/2024Job Open Date:
11/29/2023Open 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, (2) a curriculum vitae, and (3) a research statement, (4) a teaching/mentoring statement (5) the names and email addresses of 3 references. Letters of reference will be called by the committee at an intermediate step in the search process.Quicklink for Posting:
Review of applications will begin January 12, 2024, and continue until the position is filled. In their cover letter, candidates should explain how they would contribute to the Walker Institute’s interdisciplinary research and teaching priorities in areas including but not limited to peace and conflict, sustainable development, environment, migration, health, and/or intercultural relations. Applicants should also identify which of the three disciplinary departments (Geography, History, or Political Science) is their intended tenure-home. Cover letters should also explain how an applicant would contribute to scholarship and teaching in at least one of the six area studies minors in the Walker Institute. Research statements should exhibit a demonstrated record of, or promise of, scholarly excellence aligned with the academic unit where they would expect to be tenured. Teaching and mentoring statements should present a brief and readable summary of teaching experiences and evaluations, as well as the titles and descriptions of courses they would be ready to contribute to our curricula. Inquiries about this position may be directed to Dr. Carl Dahlman (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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