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Postdoctoral Fellow
University of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina
Date Posted 12/10/2021
Admin-Other Administrative Positions
Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Posting Number STA01329PO21
Classification Title Post Doctoral Fellow
Internal Title Postdoctoral Fellow
Campus Columbia
Work County Richland
College/Division College of Arts and Sciences
Department CAS Anthropology
Band Unclassified
Advertised Minimum Salary Salary commensurate with qualifications.
Advertised Salary Range
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 University of South Carolina
The University of South Carolina is a globally recognized, high-impact research university committed to a superior student experience and dedicated to innovation in learning, research and community engagement. Founded in 1801, the university offers more than 300 degree programs and is a top-tier Carnegie Foundation research institution. More than 50,000 students are enrolled at one of 20 locations throughout the state, including the research campus in Columbia. With 60 nationally ranked academic programs including top-ranked programs in international business, the nation’s best honors college and distinguished programs in engineering, law, medicine, public health and the arts, the university is helping to build healthier, more educated communities in South Carolina and around the world.
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.

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

Advertised Job Summary
The Department of Anthropology seeks applicants for a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in economic anthropology on the topic of financial infrastructure, with ethnographic experience working in India. The duration for this position is 17 months, from January 1, 2022 through May 15, 2023. The successful candidate is required to be in residence, transform the results of their doctoral thesis into journal articles and/or a book monograph for publication, participate in and assist with managing the Departmental Colloquia Series, work with the Undergraduate Director to establish internship opportunities with local businesses and organizations for the 4-field internship course and develop a seminar to teach during the third semester in residence.
Minimum Qualifications (Classified and Unclassified positions)
Completion of PhD in Anthropology program by start date
Preferred Qualifications
This position requires the knowledge of financial infrastructure as it pertains to economic anthropology as well as the ability to conduct data analysis, create a literature review, teach a seminar and manage events.

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

Number of Vacancies 1
Desired Start Date 01/01/2022
If Research Grant/Time Limited, give end date
Job Open Date 12/08/2021
Job Close Date 01/22/2022
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions to Applicant
Please include a research statement as part of the required cover letter.
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 by January 22, 2022.

Quicklink for Posting https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/111189
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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