The Department of History of the College of Charleston invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in pre-colonial African history. Candidates must have completed all requirements for a Ph.D. in African history by August 2020, when the position begins. 

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to affiliate with the African Studies Program, as well as other interdisciplinary programs. In addition to upper-level and graduate courses in pre-colonial Africa, the ability to teach general education pre-modern and/or modern history surveys is essential. 

Promise of excellence, both in research and undergraduate & graduate teaching, is required; teaching experience and publications are preferred. Initial interviews of selected applicants will be conducted via Skype.

Located in the heart of historic Charleston, South Carolina, the College of Charleston is a nationally recognized public liberal arts and sciences university. Founded in 1770, the College is among the nation’s top universities for quality education, student life, and affordability. Its beautiful and historic campus, combined with contemporary facilities and cutting-edge programs, attracts students from across the U.S. and around the world. The College of Charleston is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, or disability.

Apply online at JOBS.COFC.EDU. Submit: a detailed letter of application including current and projected research agenda, curriculum vitae, unofficial graduate transcripts (official transcripts will be required for hiring), writing sample, sample syllabi, and contact information for three reference providers who will submit letters of recommendation online. Questions regarding the position can be directed to Dr. Richard Bodek, search committee chair, at bodekr@cofc.edu. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. The deadline for application is November 15, 2019.