Instructor/Assistant/Associate Professor of History

School/Department: School of Communications, Arts and Social Sciences/

 Criminal Justice Administration and Social Sciences Department

Term of Employment: This is a full-time, academic year position beginning August 1, 2024.

Salary:  Commensurate with experience and credentials

Position Description and Responsibilities:

Principal duties and responsibilities (teaching, scholarship, & service)

The duties and responsibilities listed below are representative of the nature and levels of work assigned to this position, but they are not necessarily all-inclusive. Tasks that are specific to duties and responsibilities related to this position are as follows:

  • Teach undergraduate courses i.e. in a broad range of classes from introductory freshmen courses in Intro African American History, World and American history survey courses (pre- and post-1865), and World Civilization courses.
  • Participate in developing a Library Science/History Program.
  • Conduct research in specialty areas of History and publish in professional journals, books, and/or electronic media that are consistent with the direction of the academic program.
  • Keep abreast of discipline related trends in instruction by reading current literature, collaborating with colleagues, participating in professional conferences, and designing online materials to enhance academic performance.
  • Write grant proposals to procure external research funding and enhance the program’s research infrastructure to promote institutional grant competitiveness.
  • Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom student-centered instructions and discussions.
  • Maintain currency in the use of software and technology in the classroom.
  • Evaluate and grade students’ class work, assignments, and papers using rubrics and other student-centered approaches.
  • Prepare and deliver lectures to undergraduate students on topics of assigned academic course.
  • Prepare course materials such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.
  • Plan, evaluate, and revise curricula, course content, and course materials and methods of instruction.
  • Maintain student attendance records, grades, and other required records.
  • Advise and mentor students on academic and career issues.
  • Maintain regularly scheduled office hours to advise and assist students.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to address teaching and research issues.
  • Serve on academic or administrative committees that deal with institutional policies, departmental matters, and academic issues.
  • Participate in student recruitment, registration, and placement activities.
  • Participate in campus and community events.
  • Identify and collaborate with community partners.
  • Participate in programs, department, college, and university service activities.
  • Demonstrated familiarity with instructional technology in the teaching-learning process, and the role of faculty in student success, recruitment, retention, internship, and career pathway.
  • Teaching experience utilizing active learning techniques, service learning and innovative technology.
  • Support instruction in the Dual Credit and Early College High School programs.

Additional Duties:

  • Assist the department and college to recruit and enroll students who are a good fit for our culture, mission, and vision.
  • Evaluate and revise curriculum, course materials, and delivery materials, and delivery methods as changes in the field and teaching environment warrant.
  • Review, evaluate, and revise department policy, textbooks, and curriculum with other department members and the Department Chair to enhance student academic and career success.
  • Serve on college committees to enhance policies and processes which enhance student academic and career success.




  • MINIMUM REQUIRED: Master’s Degree in the field or closely related field with 18 graduate credits completed in history.
  • PREFERRED: PhD in history or closely related field

Qualified applicants should submit:

  • a completed Benedict College faculty application
  • three current reference letters
  • official graduate transcript(s)
  • a cover letter addressing how you meet the qualifications of the position, including teaching experience
  • a curriculum vitae

Benedict College
Office of Human Resources
ATTENTION: Academic Affairs
Dr. Janeen P. Witty
1600 Harden Street
Columbia, SC 29204

For further information, contact:
Lisa Taylor

Interim Department Chair

Criminal Justice Administration and Social Sciences Department

1600 Harden Street

Columbia, SC 29204

Office: (803) 705-4713

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