Position Opening: Associate/Full Professor in African American Studies

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 as well as the 16 affiliated faculty, and pending final approval, the program expects to launch a new major in African American Studies in Fall 2013 to accompany an existing and successful minor.
The African American Studies Program invites applications for an experienced full-time faculty member in African American Studies to begin August 16, 2013. We seek an academic leader who has achieved national distinction as a scholar and teacher meriting a tenured appointment at the rank of associate professor or higher. The successful candidate will hold a doctoral degree in African American Studies or a related discipline and will teach exclusively in African American Studies.  Area of specialization is open, but preference may be given to applicants with scholarly and teaching expertise in one or more of the following areas, as they relate to African American history and culture:  art, art history, music, ethnomusicology, or performance studies.  The minimum salary for this position is $80,000. The teaching load is 3/3; demonstrated teaching ability and an active research agenda is required. A Ph.D. 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 26, 2012 to: Dr. Conseula Francis, African American Studies, 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 26, 2012 and continues until the position is filled.

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