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                                                                  Department of History

                                                                  Nineteenth-century US South

The Department of History at the University of South Carolina invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in the History of the Nineteenth-century US South. The successful applicant must have a Ph.D. at the time of appointment. Interested candidates should send a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a chapter length writing sample, and three letters of recommendation. All materials should be sent electronically to To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by 31 October 2015.

The Department of History at the University of South Carolina is a vibrant scholarly community with thirty-eight full time faculty. The department has around 450 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.

The University of South Carolina’s main campus is located in the state capital, close to mountains and coast. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has designated the University as one of only 40 public institutions with “very high research activity”. The Carnegie Foundation also lists USC as having strong community engagement. The University has over 31,000 students on the main campus, more than 300 degree programs, and a nationally-ranked library system that includes one of the nation’s largest public film archives. Columbia, the capital of South Carolina, is the center of an increasingly sophisticated greater metropolitan area with a population of over 800,000.

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 or decisions for qualified persons on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status.