Instructor Position

Department of Anthropology
Instructor Position

The University of South Carolina invites applications for one full-time instructor position in the Department of Anthropology to begin August 2017. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate courses for the South Carolina Honors College, advising undergraduate students, directing undergraduate student research as needed, providing service to the Department of Anthropology at USC-Columbia, and keeping up with new and developing knowledge and issues in the field. The position is a non-tenure track, 9-month appointment with a teaching load of 8 courses for the academic year. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree in Anthropology or a closely related field at the time of appointment. Applicants must be capable of teaching introductory Honor’s level Biological Anthropology that satisfies Carolina Core science requirements (ANTH 161-a four credit lab course is the primary duty). Ability to teach Honor’s level BIOL 243 is a plus. See sample syllabus at
Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated successful college-level teaching. Commitment to excellence in teaching and fostering student learning is expected.

The Department of Anthropology is highly committed to both undergraduate and graduate instruction, offering programs leading to bachelors, masters, and Ph.D. degrees. For more information about the Department, please visit

The University of South Carolina’s main campus is located in the state capital, close to mountains and coast. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has designated the University as one of only 40 public institutions with “very high research activity”. The Carnegie Foundation also lists USC as having strong community engagement. The University has over 31,000 students on the main campus, more than 300 degree programs, and a nationally-ranked library system that includes one of the nation’s largest public film archives. Columbia, the capital of South Carolina, is the center of an increasingly sophisticated greater metropolitan area with a population of over 800,000.

The University of South Carolina is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or decisions for qualified persons on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Instructors are appointed on a 9-month contract. Renewal of appointments is dependent upon the availability of funds.

Applications must be submitted through the University’s online employment system “USC Jobs” at You can submit supporting documents either via USC Jobs or by sending a curriculum vita, three letters of recommendation, and a letter that describes teaching interests, experiences, and abilities to:

Kenneth G. Kelly, Chair
Department of Anthropology
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC 29208

For full consideration, complete applications must be received no later than April 24, 2017.