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The University of South Carolina Upstate is a comprehensive public university and a senior institution of the University of South Carolina. USC Upstate is located between Charlotte and Atlanta along the I-85 corridor, one of the fastest growing business and high-tech regions of the country. The University has an enrollment of over 5,500 and includes accredited professional Schools of Nursing and Education, the accredited College of Business and Economics as well as the College of Arts and Sciences.

Positions listed are either tenure-track or non-tenure-track (Instructor) on a nine month basis unless specified otherwise. Candidates must have earned doctorates or other degrees as specified. ABD candidates with planned completion dates before August 15th may also be considered. Preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated excellence in teaching and advising, as well as a record of scholarship and service. Instructors are hired on a nine month contractual basis subject to annual renewal. They will have responsibilities equivalent to five teaching units and must have at least a master's degree with 18 hours in the discipline and other qualifications as noted. All positions are subject to funding.

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Academic Affairs


Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs beginning July 1, 2015

Requisition #008238

The University of South Carolina Upstate, a senior institution of the University of South Carolina, invites nominations and applications for the position of Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.  

The Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, the Chief Academic Officer of the University, is appointed by and reports directly to the Chancellor and is responsible for academic planning and operations including curriculum development and assessment, budgeting, and faculty hiring and evaluation.  The SVCAA is a member of the Chancellor’s Cabinet and participates in institution-wide planning, budgeting, and evaluation.  

USC Upstate values diversity and seeks applicants committed to contributing to a culturally inclusive campus environment.  The successful candidate must have an earned doctorate from an accredited institution; a record of effective teaching, scholarly activities, and service sufficient for tenure at USC Upstate; demonstrated academic leadership; administrative experience with increasing levels of responsibility; and demonstrated commitment to diversity.  Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. 

The University of South Carolina Upstate is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity institution, committed to equal employment opportunity and affirmative action.  To fulfill this commitment the university does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or decisions for qualified persons on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, genetics or veteran status. 

Review of candidates will begin January 5, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. The expected start date is July 1, 2015.
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Languages, Literature and Composition

 

Instructor of English beginning August 16, 2015
Requisition #008644


Instructor, nine-month, non-tenure-track faculty position to teach on the Spartanburg and/or Greenville campuses.

The Department of Languages, Literature, and Composition at the University of South Carolina Upstate seeks applications for an Instructor of English. Teaching duties will include introductory English courses and other areas of department need appropriate to the candidate's academic background.

Required: A Master's degree in English or a related field with a minimum of eighteen hours in the discipline required. 

Preferred: A Master's degree with appropriate academic emphasis in discipline required before August 15, 2015. Ph.D. in English is preferred. Preference is given to candidates who can demonstrate evidence of successful undergraduate teaching in a variety of composition and English courses.

Review of applications begins immediately and continues until positions are filled. Official transcripts will be required before hire date as well as a background check. 
 
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Fine Arts and Communication Studies

 

Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Art Foundations beginning August 16, 2015
Requisition #008599

Candidate will serve as Foundations Coordinator and will teach a combination of three foundation courses per semester, advising students, department and university service, and other program related activities. The candidate will show an awareness of critical issues facing art foundations programs and the ability to engage in cross-disciplinary teaching and interacting with all art students in critiques and extra-curricular departmental activities. Candidates will show evidence of exceptional teaching, ability to engage in the theoretical and critical discourses of contemporary art in practice and pedagogy, as well as a distinct and progressive vision for foundations curriculum development. Duties include collegial leadership and collaboration with faculty and administrators to implement the mission of the visual arts programs, assist with course scheduling, assist in the process of the recruitment, training and management of adjunct foundation faculty, participate in student recruitment and admissions programs, student advising and committee service. Fulltime faculty are expected to maintain an active research agenda and engage in service in support of the department and university.

Required: MFA in studio art with emphasis in drawing or design; ABD considered if degree awarded before August 15, 2015; previous teaching experience.

Preferred: Strong commitment to foundations instruction; Record of previous teaching at the college level beyond graduate assistant; Record of scholarly/creative research; Ability to teach foundation and upper level drawing courses, life drawing, 2-D design, composition and color theory, and experience in foundations digital design; Broad understanding of contemporary and traditional art theory and practice related to drawing and design and Strong organizational and leadership skills for program development and management.

Review of applications begins immediately and continues until positions are filled. Official transcripts will be required before hire date as well as a background check.

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Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Graphic Design beginning August 16, 2015
Requisition #008600


Tenure-track, nine-month faculty position to teach on the Spartanburg and/or Greenville campus.

The candidate will show an awareness of critical issues facing design programs and the ability to engage in cross-disciplinary teaching and interacting with all art students in critiques and extra-curricular departmental activities. Preference will be given to candidates showing evidence of exceptional teaching, ability to engage in the theoretical and critical discourses of contemporary art in practice and pedagogy, as well as a distinct and progressive vision for curriculum development. Duties include collegial leadership and collaboration with faculty and administrators to implement the mission of the visual arts programs, assist with course scheduling, assist in the process of the recruitment, training and management of adjunct design faculty, participate in student recruitment and admissions programs, student advising and committee service. Teaching will include a variety of courses at the undergraduate level, including but not limited to: all levels of graphic design, courses that include web design, design fundamentals, and history and theory of graphic design. Fulltime faculty are expected to maintain an active research agenda and engage in service in support of the department and university.

Required: MFA in Graphic Design; ABD considered if degree will be awarded by August 15, 2015.

Preferred: Previous university teaching and experience with program and curriculum development and assessment will be given priority. Evidence of professionalism and student mentoring will be given strong consideration and candidates must possess a record of past scholarly achievement suitable to rank sought. Applicants must demonstrate a strong emphasis in concept development and problem solving with solid technical and design skills in print design, typography, web, and interactive design.

Review of applications begins immediately and continues until positions are filled. Official transcripts will be required before hire date as well as a background check.

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Psychology

No positions available at this time.

History, Political Sciences, Philosophy and American Studies

Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Political Science beginning August 16, 2015
Requisition #008501

T
enure-track, nine-month faculty position to teach on the Spartanburg and/or Greenville campus. 

Candidates will be expected to teach Comparative Politics, as well as upper-division courses in the candidate's area of specialization. Desirable subfields include African politics, Middle East politics, Latin American politics, and Asian politics. Candidates who can teach more than one of these areas are especially desirable. Also desirable are candidates who have a teaching/research agenda related to gender and diversity issues and can teach American National Government and Research Methods. Excellence in teaching and scholarship is expected. Faculty typically teach four classes per semester.

Required: Ph. D. required before August 15, 2015.

Preferred Qualifications:  Ph. D. in Political Science. Excellence in teaching and scholarship and commitment to service are expected.

Review of applications begins immediately and will continue through February 23, 2015.  Position is subject to funding. 

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Tenure-track Assistant Professor of East Asian History beginning August 16, 2015
Requisition #007982

East Asian History. Tenure-track, nine-month faculty position to teach on the Spartanburg and/or Greenville campus.

The successful candidate will teach undergraduates in East Asian history and lower-level surveys in World History. Subfields open. Faculty typically teaches four classes per semester. Excellence in teaching and scholarship and commitment to service are expected.

In the 2013 edition of Best Colleges, US News and World Report ranked USC Upstate #1 in Public Regional Colleges-South category.

Required: Ph.D. in East Asia or in the history of an East Asian country required before 8/15/2015. ABDs will be considered, however, Ph.D. must be completed before August 15, 2015.

Preferred Qualifications: Ph. D. in East Asian History or the history of an East Asian Country. Excellence in teaching and scholarship and commitment to service are expected.

Priority will be given to candidates whose files are complete by October 15 and review will continue until position is filled.

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Natural Sciences and Engineering

Instructor of Biology beginning August 16, 2015
Requisition #008645

Non-tenure-track, nine-month faculty position to teach on the Spartanburg and/or Greenville campus.

Nine-month, non-tenure track instructor of biology position with teaching and service expectations. Teaching assignments may include introductory lectures and labs for biology majors and/or non-majors. 

Required: A Master's degree with 18 hours of biology coursework is required before August 15, 2015; must be able to teach introductory-level biology major and non-major courses.

Preferred: Ability to teach anatomy and physiology desired. 

Review of applications begins immediately and continues until positions are filled. Official transcripts will be required before hire date as well as a background check.


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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Biology beginning August 16, 2015

Requisition #008586


Tenure-track, nine-month faculty position to teach on the Spartanburg and/or Greenville campus.

Assistant Professor of Biology with teaching, research, and service expectations. Candidate must be able to teach cell and molecular biology courses as well as introductory biology courses for majors and non-majors. Ability to teach histology and/or neurobiology also desired. Candidate must develop a modest research program resulting in peer-reviewed publications. 

Required: Ph.D. required before August 15, 2015. Must be able to teach cell and molecular biology courses as well as introductory biology courses.

Preferred: Ability to teach histology and/or neurobiology desired.

Review of applications begins immediately and continues until positions are filled. Official transcripts will be required before hire date as well as a background check.

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Mathematics and Computer Sciences


Tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor of Mathematics August 16, 2015
Requisition #008410

Tenure-track, nine-month faculty position to teach on the Spartanburg and/or Greenville campus.

Tenure-track, nine-month faculty position to teach on the Spartanburg and/or Greenville campuses. Duties include teaching undergraduate courses in mathematics/statistics, developing curriculum, engaging in scholarly activities, advising students, and participating in internal and external service.

Required: Ph.D. in mathematics or statistics required before August 15, 2015. Good communication skills, both written and oral. Relevant classroom experience with strong potential in teaching and program/curriculum development. Strong potential in academic research.

Review of applications begins immediately and continues until positions are filled. Official transcripts will be required before hire date as well as a background check.

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Informatics

No positions available at this time.

USC Upstate Library

No positions available at this time.

School of Education



Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Exercise and Sport Science beginning August 16, 2015
Requisition #008593


Tenure-track, nine-month assistant professor position to teach on the Spartanburg and/or Greenville campuses.

The program in Exercise and Sport Science has experienced tremendous growth in the last 5 years, spurred by the recent approval of a B.S. in Exercise and Sport Science which includes a Strength and Conditioning track. We now welcome applications for a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track faculty member at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning fall of 2015, with primary responsibility for teaching Exercise Physiology and overseeing laboratory activities. Other classes, including Strength and Conditioning, Sport Nutrition, Team/Individual Sports, or Motor Learning will be assigned based on candidate expertise. The appointment may include the opportunity for regular summer teaching.

Required: 1) Ph.D. in an Exercise and Sport Science or related discipline, 2) college teaching experience, or strong potential for successful teaching 3) commitment to a student centered approach, including student advising, 4) a sustainable research program that fits with our current activities and involves undergraduate students, and 5) involvement in University service and professional organizations.

Preferred: NSCA or ACSM certification
 
Review of applications begins immediately and continues until positions are filled. Official transcripts will be required before hire date as well as a background check.

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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education beginning August 16, 2015
Requisition #008168


Tenure-track, nine-month assistant professor position to teach on the Spartanburg and/or Greenville campuses.

Teach four courses per semester in Early Childhood Education (grades Pre-K through 3rd grade) with a focus on Math and Science methods, supervise Clinicals, advise students, actively pursue a scholarly agenda, and engage in service activities.

Required: Earned Doctorate in Early Childhood Education or related field. ABD considered with degree completion required before 8/15/2015.

Preferred: Primary school teaching experience, university undergraduate or graduate teaching experience, expertise in early childhood curriculum and pedagogy.

Review of applications begins immediately and continues until positions are filled. Official transcripts will be required before hire date as well as a background check.

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Assistant or Associate Professor of Special Education & Visual Impairment beginning August 16, 2015
Requisition #008102

Nine-month tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor to teach on the Spartanburg and/or Greenville campuses.

Teach four courses per semester in Special Education (Visual Impairment and Learning Disability concentrations); engage in academic advisement, scholarly activity (research, publication, grants, etc.), and service to the community, profession, School of Education and the University.

Required: Terminal degree in special education, visual impairment, orientation and mobility, or related field; minimum of three (3) years K-12 teaching experience in special education with students with visual impairment. Will consider ABD with completion of doctorate before August 15, 2015.

Preferred: University teaching experience (undergraduate and/or graduate); expertise in visual impairment, low vision, learning disabilities, and/or orientation and mobility.

Review of applications begins immediately and continues until positions are filled. Official transcripts will be required before hire date as well as a background check.

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Johnson College of Business and Economics

 

Assistant or Associate Professor of Management (MIS/Supply Chain Management) beginning August 16, 2015
Requisition #008587


Tenure-track, nine-month assistant or associate professor position to teach Management, including management information systems and supply chain management on the Spartanburg and/or Greenville campuses beginning August 16, 2015. Candidate should embrace diversity and be comfortable with community engagement and service that might include student advising, undergraduate research, and experiential learning. Must satisfy the AACSB standards for academically qualified faculty.

The AACSB accredited Johnson College of Business and Economics currently awards a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with concentrations in Accounting, Economics/Finance, General Business, Management, Marketing, and Nonprofit Leadership. The Johnson College recently moved into a new state-of-the-art 60,000 sq. ft. facility in downtown Spartanburg. The College of Business and Economics has approximately 1000 undergraduate students. For more information, visit www.uscupstate.edu/academics/johnsoncollege.

Required: Ph.D., DBA, or equivalent in management or closely related field from an AACSB accredited institution required; academically qualified under AACSB standards; have recent research published in peer reviewed journals (except new graduates); demonstrate a commitment to teaching excellence; and demonstrate ability and commitment to contribute to the College's mission through service. ABD candidates close to completion will be considered. (Must complete Ph.D. before August 15, 2015.)

Preferred: All areas of management considered, but expertise in MIS and Supply Chain Management are preferred. Recent peer-reviewed publications and evidence of excellence in teaching, scholarship and service is desired.
 
Review of applications begins immediately and continues until positions are filled. Official transcripts will be required before hire date as well as a background check.

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Tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor of Economics beginning August 16, 2015
Requisition #008475


Tenure-track, nine-month faculty position (Assistant or Associate rank) to teach statistics/quantitative methods and at least one other area of economics on the Spartanburg and/or Greenville campuses beginning August 16, 2015. Candidate should embrace diversity and be comfortable with community engagement and service that might include student advising, undergraduate research, and experiential learning. Please view special instructions to applicants located below.

Required: Ph.D. in Economics from an AACSB-accredited institution required; ABD with anticipated completion date before August 15, 2015 will be considered. Commitment to research, excellence in undergraduate teaching, and professional engagement are required. Successful background check is required.

Preferred: Professional experience and teaching preferred, as well as the ability to work closely with students and the business community.

Review of applications begins immediately and continues until positions are filled. Official transcripts and a background check will be required before hire date. This department will not sponsor individuals for the following work visas: H-1B, Labor Certification or an I-140 Immigrant Petition for an Alien Worker.

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Assistant Professor or Associate Professor of Management beginning August 16, 2015
Requisition #007825


Tenure-track, nine-month assistant or associate professor position to teach in two of the following areas: Management, International Business, Business Strategy, Operations/supply chain, Entrepreneurship, and Human Resources Management on the Spartanburg and/or Greenville campuses beginning August 16, 2015. Candidate should embrace diversity and be comfortable with community engagement and service that might include student advising, undergraduate research, and experiential learning.

Required: Ph.D. DBA, or equivalent in management or a closely related field from an AACSB accredited institution required; academically qualified under AACSB standards; have recent research published in peer reviewed journals (except new graduates); demonstrate a commitment to teaching excellence; and demonstrate ability and commitment to contribute to the College's mission though service. ABD candidates having defended their proposal will be considered. (Must complete Ph.D. before August 15, 2015). 

Preferred: All areas of management considered, but expertise in international business, entrepreneurship, business strategy, operations/supply chain and human resources management are preferred. Recent peer-reviewed publications and evidence of excellence in teaching, scholarship and service is desired.

Review of applications begins immediately and continues until positions are filled. Official transcripts will be required before hire date as well as a background check.

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Instructor or Assistant Professor of Accounting beginning August 16, 2015
Requisition #007413

Instructor or tenure-track assistant professor, nine-month faculty position to teach Accounting on the Spartanburg and/or Greenville campuses beginning August 16, 2015. Candidate should embrace diversity and be comfortable with community engagement and service that might include student advising, undergraduate research, and experiential learning.

Required: For Instructor, Masters in Accounting or Business from an AACSB accredited institution required; professionally qualified under AACSB standards; have recent professional experience or publications or professional engagement; demonstrate a commitment to teaching excellence; and demonstrate ability and commitment to contribute to the College's mission through service.

For Tenure-track, Ph.D. in Accounting or Business from an AACSB accredited institution required; academically qualified under AACSB standards; have recent research published in peer reviewed journals (except new graduates); demonstrate a commitment to contribute to the College's mission through service. ABD candidates close to completion will be considered. (Must complete Ph.D. before August 15, 2015.)

Preferred: Professional certification in accounting; professional experience and ability to work closely with students and the professional community.

Review of applications continues until positions are filled. Official transcripts will be required before hire date as well as a background check.

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Mary Black School of Nursing


Nursing Positions beginning August 16, 2015
Requisition #004995


Tenure-track or instructors to teach in a rapidly growing undergraduate nursing program on the Spartanburg and/or Greenville campuses. Positions are nine-month.


Required: Baccalaureate and MSN in Nursing for non-tenure track instructor, doctoral degree for tenure-track position.

Preferred: Doctoral degree for tenure-track position.
Review of applications continues until positions are filled. Official transcripts will be required before hire date as well as a background check.

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In the 2013 edition Best Colleges, US News and World Report ranked USC Upstate #1 in Public Regional Colleges-South category.

*The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or decisions for qualified persons on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status. The University of South Carolina has designated as the ADA Title II, Section 504, and Title IX coordinator the Executive Assistant to the President for Equal Opportunity Programs. The Office of the Executive Assistant to the President for Equal Opportunity Programs is located at 1600 Hampton Street, Columbia, SC; telephone 803-777-3854.