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University of South Carolina Department of History

Assistant or Associate Professor, African-American History

The Department of History at the University of South Carolina invites applications for a tenure-track assistant or tenured associate professorship in African-American History to begin August 16, 2019. Area of specialization and time period are open. The successful applicant will have a Ph.D. at the time of appointment; the ability to teach both undergraduate and graduate courses in African-American history; and a strong interest in supervising master’s and doctoral students. 

African-American history is one of the Department of History’s core strengths, and several colleagues have research and teaching specialties in this field. Opportunities for interdisciplinary connections are also excellent. The College of Arts and Sciences hosts an African-American Studies Program, the Institute for African-American Research, and the Center for Civil Rights History and Research. 

All applicants must fill out an online application at USC Jobs: Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a writing sample, and contact information, including telephone number and email address, for three references.  To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by November 2, 2018.

The Department of History at the University of South Carolina is a vibrant scholarly community with thirty full time faculty. The department has around 300 undergraduate majors with a very strong graduate program. It is also home to one of the oldest and most respected Public History programs in the United States. The National Research Council recently ranked the department’s Ph.D. program in the top fifteen of American universities. Both Ph.D. and Public History programs have excellent placement records.  For more information on the Department visit

The University of South Carolina System ( is comprised of the state's flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 "Best Colleges" according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state's educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.

The University of South Carolina is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.  Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, veteran status or genetics.


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