The African American Studies Program at the College of Charleston, South Carolina invites applications for full-time tenure-track Assistant Professorship to begin August 16, 2012. They seek an energetic scholar with leadership potential and program development experience. Ph.D. by August 2012 is required. Application deadline: October 10, 2011.
Assistant Professor in African American Studies
As a key objective of the institution's new strategic plan, the College of Charleston is building an African American Studies program as befits its unique location and the history of the Carolina Lowcountry. Working with key institutional partners, including the Avery Research Center and the Carolina Lowcountry and Atlantic World as well as the 10 affiliated faculty, the program expects to launch a new major in African American Studies shortly to go along with an existing and successful minor.
The African American Studies Program invites applications for its first of several full-time tenure-track Assistant Professorships to begin August 16, 2012. We seek an energetic scholar with leadership potential and program development experience. The successful candidate will hold a doctoral degree in African American Studies, or a related social science discipline, and will teach exclusively in African American Studies. Area of specialization is open, but a strong preference will be given to applicants with scholarly and teaching expertise in one or more of the following areas, as they relate to the contemporary African American experience: gender and sexuality, marriage and family, urbanization/gentrification, or public policy.
The teaching load is 3/3; demonstrated teaching ability and an active research agenda is required. A Ph.D. by August 2012 is required.
Candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, graduate transcripts, letters from three academic referees, and a short writing sample (no more than 20 pages) by October 10, 2011 to: Dr. Conseula Francis, English Department, College of Charleston, 66 George Street, Charleston, SC 29424.
The College of Charleston is a selective institution with a strong liberal arts and sciences tradition located in historic downtown Charleston, SC. Founded in 1770, the College has a rich history with an enrollment of approximately 10,000 undergraduates and 1,500 graduate students. The College of Charleston is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. We welcome applications from women and minority groups, as well as others who would bring additional dimensions to the college's teaching and research missions. Screening begins on October 21, 2011 and continues until the position is filled.