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USC to Continue Bridge Humanities Corps

The Bridge Humanities Corps (BHC), now in its third year, will select up to eight total ABDs and newly minted PhDs to participate in this innovative program for the 2018-2019 academic year. BHC members will engage in advanced training in the pedagogy of interdisciplinary humanities, teach SAEL 200 or its Carolina Core equivalents, and participate in a required professional development program.

Applicants will fall into one of two groups:

1. ABD students who are within one year of finishing their doctoral degree are eligible to apply to become first-year BHC members. Forsaking other employment, first-year BHC members will participate in a cohort-based program while serving as the instructor of record for four sections (two per semester) of SAEL 200 and/or its Carolina Core equivalents. Through the required professional development program, BHC members will receive constructive feedback and develop their career skills in order to improve their odds of employment in a variety of sectors, both within and outside of academia.

2. Newly-minted PhDs who have received their doctorates no earlier than December 2017 and no later than August 2018 are eligible to apply. Forsaking other employment, BHC members who have recently received their doctorates will teach a three-quarter load, which will allow them time to participate in professional development activities and campus-wide initiatives. They will receive regular performance feedback and make useful contacts across a range of university offices.

Applications for 2018-2019 are due by 5 p.m. on April 13, 2018.  BHC members for 2018-2019 will be announced by May 4, 2018. For questions, please contact Dr. Heather Brandt at

For more information about BHC requirements and to access application materials, go to

The Bridge Humanities Corps is organized by UofSC’s Graduate School in cooperation with the Office of the Provost and College of Arts and Sciences.