Research Assistant Professor
The University of South Carolina’s Institute for Southern Studies invites applications for a five-year, research assistant professorship to begin with the 2013-2014 academic year. The position is renewable for additional five-year appointments, with possibilities of promotion. The successful applicant must be prepared to begin residence in Columbia by August 15, 2013. The research assistant professor will normally teach two courses each semester in the interdisciplinary undergraduate program in Southern Studies and will be expected to engage in community outreach.
Applicants should have a terminal degree in any discipline of Southern Studies, including, but not limited to, art, anthropology, environmental studies, geography, history, literature, music, religious studies, and sociology. Applicants should apply on line at http://hr.sc.edu/employ.html. Candidates should be prepared to submit a letter of interest, a c.v., a writing sample and three letters of recommendation. Letters of recommendation may be sent to Bob Ellis, Assistant Director, Institute for Southern Studies, USC-Columbia, Columbia, SC 29208.
The deadline for applications is 15 November 2012. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. USC is an AA/EOE.
Sociocultural Anthropology -- Native American Studies, Southern U.S. -- Assistant Professor
The Department of Anthropology and the Institute for Southern Studies invite applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in sociocultural anthropology specializing in the Native American cultures of the Southern United States. Applicants must have demonstrated abilities in external funding, publishing and research, and teaching. The position will begin in August 2013, and the candidate will be expected to hold the Ph.D. at the time of appointment.
The Institute for Southern Studies (www.cas.sc.edu/iss) is an interdisciplinary program offering an undergraduate minor degree, with a rich history of fostering research on the American South. The Department of Anthropology (www.cas.sc.edu/anth) is a four-field program offering the B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees, and which has long provided interdisciplinary perspectives on Native American cultures. Preference will be given to applicants displaying a balanced background that plays to the respective programmatic strengths of Southern Studies (especially ethnohistory and colonialism) and of Anthropology (especially health disparities and comparative diasporas). We particularly encourage candidates with research interests in the Carolinas.
The new assistant professor will have a tenure home in Anthropology but will have teaching and research duties divided between Anthropology and Southern Studies. Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate and graduate coursework and mentoring. Scholars will have an outstanding opportunity to interact with a wide variety of departments, institutions, research programs, and individuals affiliated with Southern Studies and Anthropology, including English, History, a number of area-studies programs, the Institute for African American Research, the Institute for Archaeology and Anthropology, and Women’s and Gender Studies. There will also be opportunities for collaboration with the Native American Studies Program at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster, the only such program in the state.
The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has designated the University of South Carolina as one of only 73 public and 32 private academic institutions with “very high research activity”. The Carnegie Foundation also lists USC as having strong community engagement. The University has over 29,500 students on the main campus (and over 44,500 students system-wide), more than 350 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 over 750,000.
Applicants should submit a letter of intent describing their interests and credentials, curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, accomplishments, three letters of recommendation, writing sample (no more than three works) and samples of published and unpublished research electronically to email@example.com :
Department of Anthropology
C/O Cat Keegan, Office Manager
Hamilton Rm 317
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC 29208
For full consideration, all application materials must be received no later than October 5, 2012. Inquiries about the position may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, and they will be forwarded to the Search Committee. Ms. Keegan may be reached at 803-777-9604.
The University of South Carolina is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. 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. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.