The program in Historic Preservation and Community Planning at the College of Charleston seeks an energetic colleague to join our dynamic department of 11 full-time permanent faculty. Located in historic downtown Charleston, SC., the College of Charleston is a nationally recognized public liberal arts and sciences institution of approximately 10,000 undergraduate students. The department houses two distinct degree programs – Art and Architectural History, and Historic Preservation and Community Planning. The HPCP Instructor, a permanent non-tenure-track position, typically teaches Introduction to Historic Preservation each semester, while offering other courses in area(s) of specialization as needed and appropriate, including research methods, as well as Architectural Conservation, Digital Recording Methods (AutoCAD, ArcGIS, Adobe Creative Suite, SketchUp, etc.), Geographic Information Systems (GIS) analysis, and urban/landscape/sustainable design. Experience in not-for-profit organizations, with underrepresented communities, and place-based community education would be welcome. Opportunities to collaborate with and contribute to a range of campus programs include the First-Year Experience, International Studies, Classics, a range of area studies programs, the Institute for the Study of Slavery in Charleston, and Carolina Lowcountry and the Atlantic World (CLAW). Minimum requirements: Master’s Degree in Historic Preservation and/or Conservation, Landscape/Urban/Sustainable Design or any related field, PhD preferred; professional and/or teaching experience; strong teaching evaluations.

This is a full-time permanent position with a teaching load of four courses per semester. While the position is not tenure-track, the position is renewable for up to five years, at which time the individual would be eligible for promotion to the rank of Senior Instructor. The MA/MSc degree must be in hand no later than August 1, 2022.

We will begin reviewing applications by February 1, 2022. Position begins August 16, 2022.

Apply online at JOBS.COFC.EDU. Submit a letter of application that includes the following: teaching philosophy and teaching interests and a statement of contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion and any online teaching experience; curriculum vitae; unofficial graduate transcript (official transcripts will be required for hiring); the contact information for three references and an article length writing sample.

The College of Charleston is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, or disability.

For further information contact: R. Grant Gilmore III, Director, Historic Preservation and Community Planning (

Application deadline: February 1, 2022

Date posted: December 22, 2021