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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 in the country. More than 40 bachelor’s degree programs are offered in the liberal arts and sciences, business administration, nursing and teacher education, and master’s degrees in education, informatics and nursing. Among the fastest growing universities in South Carolina, USC Upstate is a diverse and dynamic community of 5,600 students from across the Upstate, 36 states and 51 countries and an alumni base of 24,000 graduates. The University employs approximately 650 full and part-time faculty and staff who work on the 330-acre main campus in Spartanburg, the Greenville campus for commuting junior and senior level students, and The George Dean Johnson, Jr. College of Business and Economics in downtown Spartanburg. USC Upstate seeks to attract and retain a diverse qualified faculty. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. For more information about USC Upstate, go to www.uscupstate.edu.  

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.

Notice to all applicants: If you are selected as a finalist job references and a background check may be conducted. For additional information or to view the entire policy click, Job Reference and Background Checks policy.  

The University of South Carolina Upstate is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution. Minorities and women are encouraged to a apply.

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Department of Fine Arts and Communication Studies

 

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Communication Studies beginning August 16, 2016
Requisition #010187


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

The ideal candidate will have a background in Cultural Studies as well as expertise in media studies and/or organizational communication with an emphasis on issues of identity (gender, class, sexuality, race and/or ethnicity). The candidate will be able to teach some combination of the following undergraduate courses: Ethics in Human Communication, Communication for Social Change, Organizational Communication, Diversity in the Media, Women in the Media, Communication and Gender, Research Methods, Senior Seminar, Theories and Principles of Human Communication. Our new colleague will have opportunities to teach special topics courses and propose new courses in his/her area of expertise. In addition to student advising, candidates will provide service to the department, University and/or community. A scholarly agenda is required for tenure and promotion.

Required: Ph.D. in Communication Studies with a background in Cultural Studies; ABD considered if degree completed before August 15, 2016. A demonstrated commitment to student-centered learning and evidence of excellence in teaching is required. A successful background check is required.

Preferred: Three years of teaching experience at the university level.  

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

 

Instructor of Psychology  beginning August 16, 2016
Requisition #010439

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

Candidate to teach Research Methods, Advanced Research Methods, Senior Seminar, and other courses from the social core in their area of expertise. Applicants must have a strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching and advising and engage in service in support of the department and the university.

Required: Master's degree in psychology with a minimum of eighteen graduate hours in psychology required. Successful background check is required.  

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 of Psychology  beginning August 16, 2016
Requisition #010423


Instructor, nine-month faculty position to teach on the Spartanburg and/or Greenville campus.
Candidate to teach Research Methods, Advanced Research Methods, Senior Seminar, and other courses from the experimental core in their area of expertise. Applicants must have a strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching and advising and engage in service in support of the department and the university.

Required: Master's degree in psychology with a minimum of eighteen graduate hours in psychology required. Successful background check is required. 

Preferred: Ph.D. in psychology preferred.  

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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History, Political Science, Philosophy and American Studies


No positions available at this time.


Natural Sciences and Engineering

One-year Instructor of Engineering Technology Management beginning August 16, 2016
Requisition #010440


One-year, nine-month Instructor faculty position to teach on the Spartanburg and/or Greenville campus. 

One-year only instructor, nine-month, Engineering Technology Management with teaching, course development, and service expectations. Candidate will teach and develop upper-level Engineering Technology Management courses including Engineering Cost Analysis, Engineering Teams Theory and Practice, Project Management, and System Decision Making. Office hours to be maintained in Greenville and online. Evening availability required (6:00 to 8:40 pm two nights per week).

Required: Master's degree in Engineering, Management, Business, or in a related field with a minimum of 18 graduate hours in Engineering, Management, Business, or in a related field required. Successful background check is required.  

Preferred: Ph.D in Engineering, Management, Business, or related field with two years of industrial experience and prior teaching experience. Prior experience with traditional and online teaching, course and curriculum development, is highly desirable. Expertise in one or more of the following areas is desirable: cost analysis, systems decision modeling, project management, and team 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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Sociology, Criminal Justice, and Women's Studies

Instructor of Criminal  Justice  beginning August 16, 2016
Requisition #010478

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

Instructors are hired on a nine-month contractual basis subject to annual renewal. The candidate will have responsibilities equal to five teaching units per semester. Candidate will teach undergraduate courses in Criminal Justice, particularly in areas relating to law and legal issues. Candidate will also help advise students majoring in Criminal Justice.

Required: Master's degree in Criminal Justice or closely related field with minimum of eighteen graduate hours or J. D degree required. Successful background check is required.  

Preferred: Ph.D. in Criminal Justice or a closely related field with relevant field experience.

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

Instructor of  Informatics  beginning August 16, 2016
Requisition #010305


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

Non-tenure track, nine-month instructor position to teach in-class and online undergraduate courses in information management systems, information technology, and informatics. Online courses may be offered via Palmetto College. Duties include advising undergraduate students, serving on university committees, and actively supporting unit initiatives. The Department of Informatics is a vibrant, multi-disciplinary unit within the College of Arts & Sciences. We seek a colleague who will be an exemplary teacher, advisor, and active participant in the unit, on campus, and with community partners.

Required: Master's degree in information management systems, information technology, informatics, or closely-related field with at least 18 hours in information systems; and recent record of satisfactory teaching in the field. Successful background check is required.

Preferred: Ph.D. in information management systems or information technology; a proven record of excellence in teaching; established corporate relationships; and experience in corporate information technology management. Preference will be given to candidates with experience teaching online with innovative, engaging pedagogies; and experience teaching or working with relational databases, microcomputer architecture, human-computer interaction and/or social informatics.   

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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Math and Computer Science


Instructor of Mathematics and Director of Mathematics and Computer Science
  Tutoring Labs beginning August 16, 2016
Requisition #010302

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

Seeking applicants for a non-tenure track, nine-month, instructor position, with stipend for required summer duties, to teach mathematics courses and serve as Director of the Mathematics and Computer Science Tutoring Labs beginning August 16, 2016. The duties include: teaching two-courses per semester, assisting and mentoring, tutoring and supervising student tutors. 

Candidate should (or expected to) have a commitment to excellence in teaching and embrace diversity, strong oral, writing and interpersonal skills, time management skills and ability to manage multiple work roles.

Required: Master's degree with at least 18 hours in mathematics from an accredited university; Two years of teaching experience and some evidence of experience in a leadership role.     

Preferred: Three years full-time teaching experience from an accredited school; Experience teaching college-level courses; Evidence of ability to successfully lead and mentor students. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in teaching a variety of mathematics courses up to and including calculus, and experience in student supervision.  

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 Mathematics beginning August 16, 2016
Requisition #010188


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 required by August 15, 2016.  Preference will be given to candidates with research interests in pure mathematics.  Good communication skills, both written and oral. Demonstrated excellence in classroom teaching and academic research with strong potential in program/curriculum development.

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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School of Education


Instructor of Early Childhood and Elementary Educationbeginning August 16, 2016
Requisition #010400

Non-tenure-track, nine-month instructor faculty position to teach on the Sumter campus. 

Candidate will teach five courses per semester in the early childhood and elementary education program, some of which may involve supervision of teacher candidates in field experiences. Advise and work closely with elementary education majors. We seek a candidate who will be an exemplary teacher, advisor, and active participant in the unit, on campus, and with community partners.

Required: Master's Degree with a minimum of 18 graduate hours in early childhood and elementary education or related field (a combination of degree and experience will be considered). Certification in education area (PK-6). Minimum three years PK-6 teaching experience. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to work in a team environment and with P-12 school partners. Successful background check is required. 

Preferred: Higher education teaching experience in an early childhood and elementary teacher education program. Competence with instructional technology and experience teaching with technology. Online teaching experience. Experience teaching in diverse communities.  

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 Elementary Education Generalist beginning August 16, 2016
Requisition #010291


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

Candidate will teach four courses per semester in the Elementary Education Program, supervise teacher candidate field experiences, advise students, actively pursue a scholarly agenda, and engage in service activities.

Required: An earned doctorate or completed by August 15, 2016 in Elementary Education or a related field. Strong potential for successful teaching in Elementary Education, and commitment to a student-centered approach, including student advising; a sustainable research agenda; involvement in University service and professional organization. Three or more years of successful Elementary level teaching experience. 

Preferred: Successful college level teaching experience; record of scholarly activity; experience in mentoring and/or supervising teacher candidates; expertise in the use of instructional technology, online learning, and grant writing; experience working with diverse populations. 

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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Director of the Teacher Education Program at Sumter beginning August 16, 2016
Requisition #010264


Tenure-track, 9 month faculty position to teach on the Sumter campus.

The tenure track, 9 month position, with stipend for required summer duties, will be responsible for the administration of the USC Upstate Teacher Education Program on the USC Sumter campus. The Director will be responsible for promoting and supporting the USC Upstate Teacher Education Program in Sumter. There will be a two-course per semester teaching load reduction associated with the Director position.

Required: Must have a Doctorate degree in Elementary, Early Childhood or related field with at least three years experience. Ph.D. required by time of appointment 8/16/16. ABD candidates with planned completion dates before August 15th may also be considered. Knowledge of current educational theories and research related to teacher development. Ability to facilitate partnership experiences with surrounding schools and community groups. Experience in K-12 teaching and leadership.  

Preferred: Successful experience in college level teaching, conducting educational research, competence with instructional technology, teaching with technology, and teaching in diverse communities. Previous administrative/leadership experience in educational settings.  

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 Social Studies Education beginning August 16, 2016
Requisition #009966


Tenure-track, nine-month assistant professor position to teach on the Spartanburg or possibility of occasional course taught on the Greenville campus.

Candidate will teach four courses per semester in the Middle level Secondary Education Program (grades 6 through 12), supervise teacher candidate field experiences, advise students, actively pursue a scholarly agenda, and engage in service activities.  

Required: Doctorate in Social Studies Education or related field; Three or more years of successful Middle level/Secondary level Teaching Experience; or strong potential for successful teaching in Middle Level/Secondary Social Studies Education; commitment to a student-centered approach, including student advising; a sustainable research agenda; involvement in University service and professional organizations.  Successful background check is required.  

Preferred: Successful college level teaching experience, experience conducting educational research, competence with instructional technology and experience teaching with technology, experience teaching in diverse communities.  

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


No positions available at this time.

Mary Black School of Nursing


Nursing Positions beginning August 16, 2016
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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*The University of South Carolina Upstate 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, genetics, 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.