Assistant Professor of African-American Studies

University of South Carolina Union
South Carolina, United States
$45,000.00 - $45,000.00
Feb 08, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
The University of South Carolina Union invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of African-American Studies. This full-time position is a nine-month, tenure-track appointment beginning August 16, 2021. Teaching requirements include distance education, possible evening classes, and will normally require the teaching of twelve credit hours per semester or its equivalent with the opportunity for course release while seeking tenure and promotion. Applicants are also expected to have a commitment to scholarship and university/community service. The Campus has a strong interest in ensuring that all candidates hired for faculty appointments share our commitment to educational access, excellence, and diversity. Therefore, we also request that candidates submit a diversity, equity and inclusion statement with their materials.

As a campus of Palmetto College of the University of South Carolina, USC Union offers the Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degrees. Faculty members may teach courses for Bachelor's degree programs in Organizational Leadership and Liberal Studies, as well as other programs within Palmetto College. The successful candidate will teach introductory and advanced courses in African-American Studies and in his/her area(s) of expertise, as required.

A doctoral degree in African-American Studies or a closely related field is required by the time of appointment (ABDs considered). The successful candidate must demonstrate a commitment to teaching excellence, scholarship, and community engagement. The successful candidate must have excellent communication skills, a commitment to collegiality, and a dedication to undergraduate education. Preference will be given to candidates with experience teaching at the university level and candidates who can be approved to teach related fields.

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