Postdoctoral Scholar (B2F)

Job Description

Posting Summary

Posting Number STA00092PO23
Job Family Research
Job Function Research
USC Market Title Post Doctoral Fellow
Job Level R2 - Research
Internal Title Postdoctoral Scholar (B2F)
Campus Columbia
Work County Richland
College/Division College of Arts and Sciences
Department CAS English
State Pay Band Unclassified
Advertised Minimum Salary Salary commensurate with qualifications.
Advertised Salary Range Salary commensurate with qualifications.
Location of Vacancy
Part/Full Time Full Time
Hours per Week 37.5
Work Schedule
Standard working schedule: 8:30am – 5:00pm

Must be willing to work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the department.

Type of Staff Position Full-time Equivalent (FTE)
Basis 12 months
Job Search Category Post-doctoral

About UofSC

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.

Benefits for FTE, Research Grant or Time-Limited Positions Are Indicated Below

The University of South Carolina (UofSC), through the State of SC and Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA), offers employees a valuable benefits package, including health and life insurance, generous paid leave and retirement programs. To learn more about UofSC benefits, access the About Benefits section on the Applicant Portal at uscjobs.sc.edu. Research Grant or Time-limited positions may be eligible for all, some, or no benefits, based on the grant or project funding.

Benefit Eligibility Type Full-Time Equivalent (FTE)
South Carolina Retirement Yes
State Insurance Programs Yes
Annual Leave Yes
Sick Leave Yes

Position Description

Advertised Job Summary
As part of an exciting new Bridge to Faculty Program at the University of South Carolina, the Department of English seeks a postdoctoral fellow in the field of race and early modern literature and culture/Shakespeare to begin in Fall 2023. This two-year post doc is intended to lead to a tenure-track position in the Department.
In keeping with the University’s commitment to “cultivating a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive campus where every individual has the opportunity to flourish and thrive,” the Bridge to Faculty Program is designed to attract, support, and retain scholars from groups historically underrepresented in their departments or fields. Specifically, the program seeks to recruit early-career scholars who, if successful during the post-doctoral period, will have the opportunity to transition to a tenure-track faculty appointment at USC starting in the 2025-2026 academic year. The fellow will have a home in English, with a dynamic group of scholars, and will also be among an inaugural cohort of Bridge to Faculty Fellows from across the university. With the additional support of USC’s Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, this community of Bridge to Faculty Fellows will have access to institutional resources designed to support their readiness for a tenure-track position.
The Bridge to Faculty Fellow will be expected to: (1) develop a robust program of research in early modern critical race studies; (2) meet regularly with faculty mentors; (3) participate in professional development opportunities; and (4) participate in the intellectual life of the English Department and the University. The fellow will also have the option to teach one class in the second year.
Qualifications: Candidates must have completed a PhD in English or related field between July 1, 2019 and August 15, 2023. We welcome applications from scholars who contribute to increasing diversity in their fields, as historically underrepresented persons in higher education, and/or by pursing scholarship that contributes to understanding issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion, past or present.
This is a 12-month appointment. Upon demonstration of academic productivity, it may be renewed for a second year, and with evidence of continued productivity it may be converted to a tenure-track position in the third year. Salary is competitive, and the position includes a generous benefits package with access to medical, vision, dental, and life insurance. Applicants must be eligible and authorized to work in the US without an employer-sponsored visa.
Minimum Qualifications
Terminal degree in preferred or related field prior to start.
Preferred Qualifications
PhD in English or related field.
Must have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to design, conduct, and publish original research in the field of race and early modern literature and culture/Shakespeare that promises to make a significant contribution to the field.

Position Attributes

Employees in Safety-Sensitive or Security-Sensitive positions will be subject to pre-employment and post-employment drug testing in accordance with University policy HR 1.95 Drug and Alcohol Testing.

Safety Sensitive or Security Sensitive No
Hazardous weather category Non-Essential

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 1
Desired Start Date 08/16/2023
If Research Grant/Time Limited, give end date
Job Open Date 02/02/2023
Job Close Date 03/19/2023
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions to Applicant
Applications should include: a cover letter; a CV; a statement describing the candidate’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (which might include, for example, socioeconomic and cultural experiences, diversity-related research, teaching goals emphasizing DEI, first-generation college graduate status); a writing sample (25 pages maximum); and the names and email addresses of three recommenders, who will be prompted to submit letters of recommendation directly. (NOTE: If the candidate has not yet defended their dissertation, the letter from the dissertation director should confirm that the PhD will be completed by August 15, 2023). To ensure full consideration, application material must be received by March 3, 2023. If you have any questions about the position or the application process, please contact Edward Gieskes, Search Committee Chair, Department of English (gieskese@mailbox.sc.edu ).
Positions are advertised for a minimum of five (5) business days on our job website. After five (5) business days, positions can be closed at the discretion of the department at any time. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.

We are only accepting applications submitted byMarch 19, 2023.

Quicklink for Posting https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/139661
EEO Statement
The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of 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.

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