Assistant or Associate Professor and Director of the Center for African American Studies
The University of South Carolina Upstate is a positive, diverse, and empowering institution for motivated, success-minded students who want to be challenged academically, supported personally, and pushed to the boundaries of their potential in an opportunity-rich environment. Because the University of South Carolina Upstate is proud of its student body, we seek to attract a diverse applicant pool.
The University of South Carolina Upstate invites candidates to apply for Director of the Center for African American Studies at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. This is a 9-month, tenure-track position with a start date of August 16, 2024. The Director of African American Studies will coordinate the African American Studies program, teach two courses per semester, and manage the Center’s curricular and extra-curricular programming focused on the African American experience. The Director will be expected to representUSCUpstate in the community and build relationships that contribute to the intellectual examination of the African American experience in the region, state, and southeastern United States. Successful candidates will demonstrate strong leadership skills in the higher education environment and a commitment to productive and high value engagement with students, faculty, staff, and the community.
Minimum Qualifications: To be considered, candidates must possess an earned terminal degree by the start date of the appointment in a discipline relevant to African American Studies and eligible for tenure and promotion at the University of South Carolina Upstate (e.g. art, theatre, communications, literature, history, political science, sociology, nursing, etc.), the ability to teach courses in African American Studies, and a demonstrated record of leadership and service in the African American community. Candidates must have an active affiliation with one or more professional organizations or networks dedicated to African American causes and/or scholarship.ABDcandidates with a planned completion date no later than August 15, 2024, are welcome to apply.
For a complete job description and to apply, go to https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/158037
Dr. Monique Jones, Search Committee Chair
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