College/Division: Division of Academic Affairs and Provost
Department: PROV On Your Time Initiatives
Advertised Salary Range: $45,000
Advertised Job Summary:
The African American Studies Program is excited to invite applications for two interdisciplinary postdoctoral teaching fellowships in Race, Freedom, and Democratic Citizenship at the University of South Carolina. The main focus of these postdoctoral fellowships is on teaching courses in our program that meet the aims of a new state mandate to offer instruction on the United States' founding documents, including the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution, the Federalist Papers, and the Emancipation Proclamation. The African American Studies program aims to supplement this mandate with a robust exploration of the evolving definitions of freedom in the United States through an analysis of the lives and writings of African Americans who have struggled to realize the country's founding principles and core values. In considering how the provisions of these documents impact the everyday lives of Black citizens from the seventeenth-century to the present, we welcome interdisciplinary perspectives and modes of inquiry that range from history and political science to rhetoric, art, film and media studies, music, literature, gender studies, philosophy, anthropology, sociology, environmental studies, and more. Postdoctoral fellows will also be given some flexibility to pursue their own research agenda, to collaborate with other scholars in African American Studies, and to contribute to the intellectual life of the university through colloquia and at least one public talk. Each postdoctoral fellow will be appointed for two years (2021-2023) with the option to renew for a third year. Fellows will be required to take part in professional and intellectual development activities with a cross-campus cohort of other founding documents instructors. The fellowship carries a salary of $45,000 plus benefits for a 2-2-1 teaching load over the fall, summer, and either a summer or winter term. The fellows will also be associated with the UofSC Institute for African American Research (IAAR) and receive a yearly $3,000 research/travel fund along with office space in IAAR.
Advertised Minimum Qualifications :
Scholars who have received their Ph.D. degree in any relevant field in the humanities and social sciences are invited to apply.
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Internal Number: 95534
About The University of South Carolina
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.