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Department of History

Job Openings

The Department of History is currently hiring.  

The Department of History at the University of South Carolina invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Public History, to commence August 16, 2022. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in History or Public History at the time of appointment.

The teaching load is 2:2 and the successful applicant will be prepared to offer undergraduate and graduate courses in Public History and should have strong interest in supervising graduate students. Candidates are expected to have demonstrable accomplishments in the field of Public History, broadly defined. Research specialization and periodization are open. The Department prefers candidates with demonstrable field experience of two or more years.

Candidates must apply through USCjobs via, and upload a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a publicly engaged writing sample (e.g., an exhibit script, historic register nomination, grant application, finding guide, podcast, or blog post), and the names and contact information for three references. Please send letters of reference directly to

Review of applicants will begin November 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. For questions, please contact the History Department Coordinator, Ms. Lori Carey, at

The Department of History at the University of South Carolina is a vibrant scholarly community with 31 full-time faculty. The department has ~300 undergraduate majors & ~50 minors as well as a very strong graduate program. It is home to one of the oldest and most respected Public History programs in the United States and has an excellent placement record.  It offers graduate certificates in Museum Management and Historical Archaeology & Cultural Resources Management, as well as a dual degree program in Public History and Library and Information Science.

The University of South Carolina’s main campus is located in the state capital, in close proximity to mountains and coast. UofSC is one of a select group of universities to earn the Carnegie top-tier designation in both research activity and community engagement. The University has over 35,000 students on the main campus, more than 450-degree programs, and a nationally-ranked library system that includes one of the nation’s largest public film archives.

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, gender identity, transgender status, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.



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