Assistant Professor of Archaeology at the University of South Carolina

The faculty of the Department of Anthropology at the University of South Carolina (UofSC), in Columbia, seeks an anthropological archaeologist for a tenure-track assistant professorship beginning August 16, 2022, with a focus on the African Diaspora in the Americas or Atlantic Africa. Scholars whose research, teaching, and service interests intersect with (post)colonialism, slavery, post-emancipation studies, race, or modernity/modern life are especially encouraged to apply, though the position is open regarding methodological expertise. Ideal candidates will also contribute to our ongoing research and service addressing anti-racism and diversity/inclusion matters. Faculty members are expected to maintain an active program of research that demonstrates success in publishing and securing extramural funding. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree in Anthropology by the time of appointment.

The Department of Anthropology is highly committed to both undergraduate and graduate instruction and mentoring, offering programs leading to bachelor, master’s, and Ph.D. degrees. For more information about the Department, please visit The program provides all students a grounding in four-field anthropology and is committed to social justice. A scholar skilled in the culture, history, and theory of African descendants could assist local scholars, students, and historical site stewards in preserving heritage in a state with one of the largest African American populations.

All applicants must fill out an online application through the University’s online employment system at Candidates must upload a CV, a cover letter describing the research, teaching, and service interests; a writing sample, and the names and contact information for three references.

Complete applications must be received by December 15, 2021. Interested applicants can send questions or correspondence to the search committee chair, Dr. Terrance Weik, via email, at [email protected]

The University of South Carolina System ( is comprised of the state’s flagship university in Columbia, three regional comprehensive universities, the (online) Palmetto College, and four two-year campuses. Together, the USC System offers more than 450-degree programs–on campus and online–that 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.

The University of South Carolina is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. The University of South Carolina doesn’t discriminate in educational or employment opportunities based on race, sex, gender, gender identity, transgender status, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.