Advertised Salary Range: We offer a competitive salary and benefits package.
Advertised Job Summary:
The faculty of the Department of History at the University of South Carolina, Columbia campus, invites applications for a 9-month, full time, tenured position at the rank of Associate Professor & Director of Public History to begin August 16, 2023.
Candidates must have PhD in History (field open) plus at least five years of academic or other relevant experience in Public History. Applicants with expertise in African American historic preservation, history of education and/or cultural heritage are especially encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrable success in seeking & receiving major grant funding and in engaged local and cultural and historical stakeholders. National recognition for Public History is also highly valued. Candidates must meet UofSC Department of History tenure & rank guidelines for appointment at the level of Associate Professor: https://sc.edu/about/offices_and_divisions/provost/docs/tenure/unit_criteria_tenure/history_2012.pdf.
The successful candidate will direct our storied public history program, teach graduate and undergraduate courses in public history, supervise Public History internships at all levels, serve on graduate thesis committees, and chair the department's Public History committee. In addition, this position will manage relationships with a wide variety of campus, local, and regional public history partners, assist in the development and management of public history projects and grants, and have responsibility for curricular review and reform. The Public History Director will liaise with national groups and organizations such as: NCPH, NPS, NEH, IMLS, AASLH, and lead student recruitment efforts.
Advertised Minimum Qualifications :
Candidates must have PhD in History (field open) plus at least five years of academic or other relevant experience in Public History.
The University of South Carolina is a globally recognized, high-impact research university committed to a superior student experience and dedicated to innovation in learning, research and community engagement. Founded in 1801, the university offers more than 300 degree programs and is a top-tier Carnegie Foundation research institution. More than 50,000 students are enrolled at one of 20 locations throughout the state, including the research campus in Columbia. With 60 nationally ranked academic programs including top-ranked programs in international business, the nation's best honors college and distinguished programs in engineering, law, medicine, public health and the arts, the university is helping to build healthier, more educated communities in South Carolina and around the world.