Position Announcement

The African American Studies Program at the College of Charleston is soliciting applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor position for the 2013-2014 academic year.  Area of specialization is open. The candidate must demonstrate the ability to teach Introduction to African American Studies, which is required of all minors and is a general education option at the College.  The teaching load is 3/3; demonstrated teaching ability and an active research agenda is required. A Ph.D. is required by August 15, 2013.

As a primary 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 Program as well as the 20 affiliated faculty, and pending final approval, the program expects to launch a new major in African American Studies in Fall 2014 to accompany an existing and successful minor.

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 April 15, 2013 to: Lauren Saulino, African American Studies, College of Charleston, 66 George Street, Charleston, SC 29424.

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