Director of Undergraduate Studies and Instructor

University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC
Closing date
Jun 12, 2023

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Director of Undergraduate Studies and Instructor
College of Arts and Sciences
CAS African American Studies
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We offer a competitive salary and benefits package.
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Full Time
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Full-time Equivalent (FTE)
Basis :
9 months
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Professional Track
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About University of South Carolina:
From the Upstate to the Lowcountry, the University of South Carolina system is transforming the lives of South Carolinians through the impact of our eight institutions and 20 locations throughout the state. More than 50,000 students are enrolled at one of eight institutions, including the research campus in Columbia and comprehensive four-year universities in Aiken, Upstate and Beaufort. In addition, our Palmetto College campuses in Salkehatchie, Union, Lancaster and Sumter enable students to earn associate or bachelor's degrees through a combination of in-person, online or blended learning. All of our system institutions place strong emphasis on service - helping to build healthier, more educated communities in South Carolina and beyond.
Diversity Statement:
At the University of South Carolina, we strive to cultivate an inclusive environment that is open, welcoming, and supportive of individuals of all backgrounds. We recognize diversity in our workforce is essential to providing academic excellence and critical to our sustainability. The University is committed to eliminating barriers created by institutional discrimination through accountability and continuous process improvement. We celebrate the diverse voices, perspectives, and experiences of our employees.
Advertised Job Summary:
The faculty of the Department of African American Studies (AFAM) at the University of South Carolina, Columbia campus, invites applications for the Director of Undergraduate Studies and Instructor, a full time, professional-track position to begin August 16, 2023. This position is a 9-month appointment with a teaching load of 8 courses for the academic year. Course releases may be provided in lieu of administrative service. This is an annual appointment that may be renewed contingent upon Dean's approval, satisfactory performance, departmental needs, and the availability of funding.
This position will also provide administrative support and serve as the Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of African American Studies, with responsibility as the administrator of the African American Studies B.A. program. Administering this program will require working within the Department, students, and representing the AFAM undergraduate program to the University and beyond. Additional duties of this position will include, but not be limited to: chairing the African American Studies Curriculum Committee, including preparing agendas and writing minutes; overseeing the work of office staff on African American Studies undergraduate program tasks; maintaining records of the AFAM undergraduate departmental practices and policy; identifying short- and long-term goals for the program and support their implementation; all functions and operations related to course scheduling, course development proposals, cross listing, to maintain the academic quality of courses and curricula, through assessment and other means; promote the major and ensure adequate enrollment of courses; preparation and updating of the African American Studies undergraduate catalog copy; promoting the undergraduate initiatives of the department by facilitating events for majors and potential majors and by serving, when needed, as a liaison to the Department's clubs or honor societies; fostering opportunities for community among African American Studies majors both within and beyond the classroom; review and approval of applications for graduation; preparing and submitting weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual reports as requested, and other duties as assigned.
Required Education and Experience:
Candidates must have earned a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, with Master and Bachelor of Arts in African American Studies and English Literature; a minimum of 5 years' administrative experience in advising undergraduates, course and classroom assignments, and serving as a liaison to campus programs and departments across a University campus. Must have experience teaching AFAM, English, and Gender Studies.
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Special Instructions to Applicant:
All applicants must apply online at USCJobs at Applications must include: (1) a cover letter that describes their research and teaching interests, (2) a curriculum vitae, and (3) the names and email addresses of 3 references.
Inquiries about this position may be directed to Lindsay Arave at

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