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Assistant Professor

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Applicants should upload a cover letter, curriculum vita, research statement and statement of teaching interests in a single pdf file and a list of contact information for three references. For more information please contact Alicia Wilson, Environment & Race Search Committee Chair, at awilson@seoe.sc.edu. To ensure full consideration, applications and letters should be received by Nov 20, 2017.

Posting Details

Posting Summary

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Posting Number FAC00130PO17
Classification Title Assistant Professor
Internal Title Assistant Professor
Campus Columbia 01
College/Division College of Arts and Sciences
Department School of Earth, Ocean and, Environment
Advertised Salary Range We offer a competitive salary and benefits package.
Location of Vacancy
Part/Full Time Full Time
Hours per week 40
Hours per year 1560
Position Category Full-time Equivalent (FTE)
Basis 9 months
Work County Richland 40
Tenure Information Tenure-Track/Tenured
Job Search Category Faculty

About UofSC

The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state's flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 "Best Colleges" according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state's educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.

Benefits for FTE Positions

The University of South Carolina (UofSC), through the State of SC and Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA), offers state employees a valuable benefits package, including health and life insurance, generous paid leave and retirement programs. To learn more about UofSC benefits, access the benefits section on the Applicant Portal.

Position Description

Advertised Job Summary

The School of the Earth, Ocean, and Environment (www.seoe.sc.edu) invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant professor position. We seek an individual with outstanding research and teaching capabilities and interests that focus on the intersections of race and the environment. The area of specialization is open.

Research interests may include, but are not limited to: environmental justice; race, nature, and landscape; diversity in environmental institutions; race and class in environmental movements; the intersections of social inequality and environmental conflict; race and conservation; and race and environmental imagery. We seek candidates whose scholarship is theoretically grounded and who can work across disciplinary boundaries.

The successful candidate is expected to maintain an active research agenda and to teach undergraduate courses that support interdisciplinary degrees in Environmental Studies and Environmental Science as well as graduate courses specific to his/her field, with a standard teaching load of two courses per semester. Cross appointment with an appropriate unit is possible, depending on the candidate’s expertise.

Required Education and Experience

A Ph.D. is required at the time of appointment. Potential disciplinary backgrounds could include sociology, geography, anthropology, history, public policy, political science, environmental humanities, comparative literature, African American studies, American studies and related fields.

Preferred Qualifications

Posting Detail Information

Desired Start Date 08/16/2018
Job Open Date 10/24/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicant

Applicants should upload a cover letter, curriculum vita, research statement and statement of teaching interests in a single pdf file and a list of contact information for three references.

For more information please contact Alicia Wilson, Environment & Race Search Committee Chair, at awilson@seoe.sc.edu.

To ensure full consideration, applications and letters should be received by Nov 20, 2017.

Quicklink for Posting http://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/20441
EEO Statement

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, veteran status or genetics.

Funding Information

Position Attributes

Safety Sensitive or Security Sensitive No

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. List of References and Contact Information
  4. Teaching Statement
  5. Research Statement
Optional Documents