Faculty Positions

Full-time positions: Tenure-track or non-tenure-track (Instructor) are 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.

Part-time positions: Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, and copies of academic transcripts to the contact listed and mail to USC Upstate, 800 University Way, Spartanburg, SC 29303. Master’s degree with eighteen hours in the relevant discipline is required, unless specified otherwise. Official transcripts and application required if hired.  Review of applications will begin immediately.

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Academic Administrative

Dean of the School of Education beginning January 1, 2018
Posting: FAC00038PO17

The University of South Carolina Upstate invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the School of Education. The School consists of 28 faculty and 900 undergraduate majors with degrees in early childhood, elementary, middle level, physical education, secondary, special education, exercise and sport science, and child development and family studies. Master’s degrees are offered in early childhood, elementary, and special education: visual impairment. The School of Education is accredited by CAEP, and its professional preparation programs are approved by the South Carolina Department of Education and the respective professional organizations. The Dean is the chief administrative officer and academic leader of the School reporting to the Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.

The University of South Carolina Upstate is a comprehensive public university and a senior institution of the University of South Carolina and is among the fastest growing universities in the State. 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. The campus is within easy driving distance of the Appalachian mountains and the Atlantic Ocean beaches. The University has an enrollment of approximately 6000 students and employs approximately 650 full and part-time faculty and staff, reflecting the diversity of Upstate South Carolina. Students from over fifty nations also reflect the university’s international character. USC Upstate is proud of the diversity of its student body and we seek to attract an equally diverse applicant pool for faculty, staff, and administrators. We are an EOE/AA employer and are strongly committed to increasing faculty diversity.

The review of applications will begin immediately with the anticipated appointment beginning January 1, 2018. Complete and submit the on-line academic application that can be accessed by clicking, “Apply for this Posting.” Only applications submitted through the online application process will be considered; therefore, it is necessary to hit the submit button after completing the application. A confirmation number will be issued when the process has been successfully completed. In addition to the online application, the following materials must be submitted either electronically or via mail: letter of application, a signed copy of the online application, vita, three current, dated, signed, and on official letterhead letters of recommendation, copies of graduate and undergraduate transcripts, and any additional materials. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. Official transcripts will be required before hire date as well as a background check.

Inquires may be made to: Dr. Rob McCormick, Search Committee Chair, rmccormick@uscupstate.edu, 864-503-5723.

Required: The successful candidate must have an earned doctorate from an accredited institution and qualify as a full professor in the School. In addition, candidates must have a minimum of three years of experience at the department head, division head or center director level or above. Candidates must possess a record of attracting external funding; a record of cultivating and maintaining strong ties with local school systems; a demonstrated commitment to diversity; significant leadership experience with CAEP and state and local collaborations; a commitment to innovative approaches for programming; and strong interpersonal, communication, and leadership skills.

Fundamental to this position, the dean of the School of Education (SOE) must be knowledgeable about CAEP/InTASC accreditation standards. It is essential that he/she is capable of maintaining USC Upstate’s CAEP/InTASC accreditation status.

The dean must possess the ability to identify closely with the various disciplines within the school in order to articulate their concerns to the administration and to relate university-wide aims and purposes to the needs and goals of the school. The dean assists the associate dean in fostering the professional development of the school faculty and coordinates the development of new programs. The dean is responsible for representing the financial needs of the school in the annual academic budget and for coordinating the allocation of approved operating and equipment funds. In personnel matters, the dean should be advised by committees composed of SOE faculty representatives; however, the dean is ultimately responsible for all recommendations to appropriate academic officials, committees, or agencies outside the school or university. To provide this type of leadership, the dean must bring to this office a distinguished career in teaching and scholarship, together with effective communication skills and administrative experience. He/she must be able to elicit the professional trust and respect of the faculty so as to speak with a representative and persuasive voice in the larger university community concerning matters of the school. Successful background check is required.

Preferred: Successful K-12 and university teaching experience in an appropriate discipline and a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and advising are preferred. Five years of experience at the department head, division head or center director level or above is preferred.

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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Fine Arts and Communication Studies

Full-Time Positions

Assistant Professor of Visual Arts and Foundations Coordinator beginning January 1, 2018 or August 16, 2018
Posting: FAC00015PO17

Faculty position to teach on the Spartanburg and/or Greenville campus. USC Upstate Visual Arts, in the Department of Fine Arts and Communication Studies, invites qualified individuals to apply for a nine-month tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Art Studio and Foundations Coordinator beginning January 1, 2018 or August 16, 2018. The ideal candidate will demonstrate evidence of a vibrant studio practice with substantial teaching experience. 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. 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, student advising and committee service. The coordinator will teach a combination of three foundation courses per semester.  The successful candidate for this position will be an artist, designer, educator and active professional. All faculty contribute to a culture of learning through participation and support for accreditation standards, pursuit of professional creative research, and participation in faculty governance, service, student advising, and other duties as assigned. USC Upstate is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. A successful candidate will effectively contribute to continued accreditation efforts

Required: MFA or terminal degree in studio with emphasis in drawing or design must be earned prior to hire. ABD candidates with planned completion dates by December 31, 2017 for a January 1, 2018 hire or by August 15, 2018 for an August 16, 2018 hire may also be considered. The candidate must have a strong commitment to foundations instruction with a record of scholarly/creative research; the ability to teach foundation and upper level drawing courses, life drawing, 2-D design, composition and color theory, and experience in foundations digital design; a broad understanding of contemporary and traditional art theory and practice related to drawing and design; and a strong organizational and leadership skills for program development and management.

Preferred: Searching for a well-rounded faculty member capable of teaching in multiple areas of the Foundation program. 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 foundations curriculum development.

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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Part-Time Positions

The Department of Fine Arts & Communication Studies Art Department at the University of South Carolina Upstate is searching for part-time instructors to teach one or more sections of Computer Graphics/Adobe Suite and Graphic Design I.  

Minimum Qualifications:  MFA or appropriate terminal degree in Graphic Design or Visual Communications with clear evidence and documentation of successful teaching experience. 

Submit in a single PDF document, a letter of interest, CV, links to personal website, links for examples of student work, contact info for three references to:

Lee Neibert, MFA, Department Chair
Department of Fine Arts and Communication Studies
University of South Carolina Upstate
800 University Way
Spartanburg, SC 29303
lneibert@uscupstate.edu


Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until positions are filled. Official transcripts will be required upon hiring.

Beginning Summer or Fall 2017
The Department of Fine Arts & Communication Studies, Commercial Music Program, at the University of South Carolina Upstate Spartanburg Campus is searching for part-time instructors to teach one or more courses in music and/or applied lessons on one or more instruments.

Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in Music with 18 hours of music graduate course work. Background in commercial music (jazz, pop, rock, etc.) required for many courses and applied lessons. 

Preferred Qualifications:  Extensive performance experience. 

Submit in a single PDF document, a letter of interest, CV, links to personal website and/or recordings, contact info for three references to:

Lee Neibert, MFA, Department Chair
Department of Fine Arts and Communication Studies
University of South Carolina Upstate
800 University Way
Spartanburg, SC 29303
lneibert@uscupstate.edu


Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until positions are filled. Official transcripts will be required upon hiring.

History, Political Science, Philosophy and American Studies

Full-Time Positions

No vacancies

Part-Time Positions

No vacancies

Informatics

Full-Time Positions

Assistant Professor of Informatics beginning January 1, 2018 or August 16, 2018
Posting: FAC00013PO17

Faculty position to teach on the Spartanburg and/or Greenville campus. USC Upstate is seeking a Tenure-Track nine-month Assistant Professor beginning January 1, 2018 or August 16, 2018.  Candidates will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in information management and information technology on the Spartanburg and/or Greenville campuses and online, advise undergraduate students and supervise independent graduate student research. 

Required: Ph.D. degree in a field related to information management or information technology must be earned prior to hire. ABD candidate with planned completion date by December 31, 2017 for a January 1, 2018 hire or by August 15, 2018 for an August 16, 2018 hire may also be considered.

Preferred: Ph.D. in information technology, computer science, information management and a proven record of teaching and research. Experience in corporate information technology management. Experience in program and curriculum development. Expertise in data analytics.

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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Part-Time Positions

No vacancies

Interdisciplinary Studies

Full-Time Positions

No vacancies

Part-Time Positions

Part-time faculty needed:  The Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, University of South Carolina Upstate, is searching for an instructor to teach a topics course for the Nonprofit Administration minor.  The topic of the course is open to faculty expertise and interest.  The course will be offered at a Greenville USC Upstate location.  

Qualifications:  Master’s degree in the nonprofit topic area or a related area and work experience in the nonprofit sector desired.  Individuals with a bachelor’s degree and at least 10 years nonprofit work experience will be considered. 

Send electronically or via mail: letter of application, vitae/resume, and unofficial copy of transcripts to Dr. Yancy McDougal, Director, Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, 800 University Way, Spartanburg, SC 29303; ymcdougal@uscupstate.edu. Official transcripts will be required upon hiring.

Review of applications will begin immediately.

Languages, Literature and Composition

Full-Time Positions

No vacancies

Part-Time Positions

Part-time Instructor – African American Studies
The African American Studies Program at the University of South Carolina Upstate is searching for part-time instructors to teach Introduction to African American Studies. 

Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in African American Studies, English, History, Cultural Studies or related field with a specialization in African American Studies (18 hours of graduate course work) is required.

Preferred Qualifications: Ph.D. in African American Studies or related field and experience teaching at the college/university-level preferred.

Submit a letter of application, CV, two letters of recommendation, and unofficial transcripts to:

Dr. Cassandra Jones, Director of African American Studies
University of South Carolina Upstate
800 University Way
Spartanburg, SC 29303

Review of applications will begin immediately. 

Library

Full-Time Positions

Coordinator of Technical Services beginning August 1, 2017
Posting: FAC00045PO17

Non-tenure track, 12 month position. Coordinates the day-to-day operations of the technical services unit to provide organization and enhanced bibliographic access to all library materials. This includes (but is not limited to): Monitors receipt and payment of all invoices to insure efficient payment and record keeping by establishing and maintaining accounts as well as furnishing information about purchases; Works closely with staff at USC Columbia to ensure excellence in online records; Responsible for review and development of the technical services unit policies, procedures, and attending professional development; Monitors library materials budget and makes regular reports to the Coordinator of Collection Management and the Dean of the Library; Maintains statistical data regarding collections growth, expenditures, withdrawals, etc.; Implements and adapts processes to accommodate rapidly changing technological environments and needs of our users; Assists in the professional development of other library faculty and staff; Supports role of the Public Services librarians them identify, select, and locate materials that best contribute to overall mission of the library; Is a member of the Library Management Team and the Electronic Resources Committee; Serves on library and university committees as needed; Supervises 5 full-time staff.

Required: Master’s in Library Science from an ALA accredited program; 2-3 years experience as a professional librarian in an academic library; Understanding of technical services operations and workflows including but not limited to cataloging, Library of Congress classification, periodicals management, binding, approval plans, direct orders, invoicing, and national standards and guidelines; Experience with providing and managing electronic resources. Successful background check is required.

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

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Part-Time Positions

No vacancies

Math and Computer Science

Full-Time Positions

Assistant Professor of Computer Science beginning January 1, 2018 or August 16, 2018

Posting: FAC00011PO17

Faculty position to teach on the Spartanburg and/or Greenville campus. USC Upstate is seeking a Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Computer Science beginning January 1, 2018 or August 16, 2018. Candidates with expertise in computer security and networking, cloud computing, robotics, computer vision, web development, mobile development, or digital forensics are encouraged to apply, but expertise in other areas will also be considered. Applicants are expected to have a strong commitment to teaching and have good research potential. Applicants should be capable of teaching a wide variety of computer science courses. The computer science program at USC Upstate holds an ABET accreditation and faculty teach three courses (9 credit hours) each semester. Various internal grants are available by the university to support both faculty and student research. In addition to teaching, other duties include developing curriculum, engaging in scholarly activities, advising students, and participating in internal and external service.

Required: Ph.D. in Computer Science or closely related field must be earned prior to hire.  ABD candidates with planned    completion dates by December 31, 2017 for a January 1, 2018 hire or by August 15th for an August 16, 2018 hire may also be considered. Applicants must have a strong interest in teaching undergraduate computer science courses. Candidates should also have the demonstrated ability to develop a successful research agenda.

Preferred: Preference will be given to candidates with prior teaching and industry experience.

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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Part-Time Positions

No vacancies

Natural Sciences and Engineering

Full-Time Positions

No vacancies

Part-Time Positions

The Division of Natural Sciences & Engineering at the University of South Carolina Upstate is searching for part-time instructors to teach courses in introductory biology, anatomy and physiology, and introductory chemistry. 

Minimum Qualifications: A Master’s degree in biology or chemistry, respectively, or a closely related field with at least 18 hours of relevant graduate course work is required.

Submit a letter of application, a CV, and unofficial transcripts to:

Dr. Jeannie M. Chapman
Chair, Division of Natural Sciences & Engineering
University of South Carolina Upstate
800 University Way
Spartanburg, SC 29303
jchapman@uscupstate.edu 

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until positions are filled. Official transcripts will be required upon hiring.

Psychology

Full-Time Positions

No vacancies

Part-Time Positions

No vacancies

Sociology, Criminal Justice, and Women's Studies

Full-Time Positions

No vacancies

Part-Time Positions

No vacancies

College of Business and Economics

Full-Time Positions

No vacancies

Part-Time Positions

Part-time faculty needed:  The George Dean Johnson, Jr. College of Business and Economics, University of SC Upstate, is searching for college/university instructors to teach courses in the following areas:

  • Accounting
  • Human Resources
  • Economics
  • Management 
  • Marketing
  • Business Information systems

Instructors are needed to teach day classes in Spartanburg and evening classes in Spartanburg and at the University Center Greenville. None of these classes will be online. 

Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in area of teaching and experience teaching college-level business courses.

Send electronically or via mail: letter of application, vitae/resume, and unofficial copy of graduate transcripts to Dr. Elnora Stuart, Associate Dean, Johnson College of Business and Economics, 160 East St. John St., Spartanburg, SC 29306, estuart@uscupstate.edu. Official transcripts will be required upon hiring.

Review of applications will begin immediately. 

School of Education

Full-Time Positions

No vacancies

Part-Time Positions

University Supervisors of Student Teacher Candidates 
University Supervisors needed.  University Supervisors observe and evaluate teacher candidates during the semester-long capstone student teaching experience. Student teacher supervision follows School of Education protocol regarding the number of required visits, required conferences with the teacher candidates and cooperating P12 classroom teachers, as well as all required documentation.  The School of Education will provide overview/training for those selected to serve as University Supervisors.  University Supervisors must be certified in the state of South Carolina “Expanded ADEPT 4.0” teacher effectiveness assessment system.  The School of Education will provide Expanded ADEPT 4.0 training at no cost for those selected to serve as university supervisors who are not already certified.   Student teacher supervisors are compensated on a per teacher candidate basis.  Some travel costs are reimbursed.

Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in an appropriate education discipline with a minimum of 18 graduate semester hours in the teaching discipline  is required to serve as an adjunct faculty member.  Prior K12 and/or university teaching experience preferred.

Send electronically or via mail: letter of application, vitae/resume, and unofficial copy of transcripts to Ms. Marsha Clark, Director of Field Experience and School Partnerships, School of Education, 800 University Way, Spartanburg, SC 29303, mbclark2@uscupstate.edu, 864-503-5157. Official transcripts will be required upon hiring.

Elementary Education
Instructors needed to teach in the following areas:  literacy/reading, Children’s Literature, and classroom management. Instructors needed to supervise teacher candidates in clinical settings (pre-student teaching school-based teaching experiences). 

Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in an appropriate education discipline with a minimum of 18 graduate semester hours in the teaching discipline  is required to serve as an adjunct faculty member.  Prior K12 and/or university teaching experience preferred.

Send electronically or via mail: letter of application, vitae/resume, and unofficial copy of transcripts to Dr. Jim Charles, Associate Dean, School of Education, 800 University Way, Spartanburg, SC 29303, jcharles@uscupstate.edu, 864-503-5563. Official transcripts will be required upon hiring.

Educational Foundations
Instructors needed to teach courses in the following areas:  Adolescent Growth/Development, and Introduction to Exceptional Learners.

Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in an appropriate education discipline with a minimum of 18 graduate semester hours in the teaching discipline  is required to serve as an adjunct faculty member.  Prior K12 and/or university teaching experience preferred.
Send electronically or via mail: letter of application, vitae/resume, and unofficial copy of transcripts to Dr. Jim Charles, Associate Dean, School of Education, 800 University Way, Spartanburg, SC 29303, jcharles@uscupstate.edu, 864-503-5563. Official transcripts will be required upon hiring.

Send electronically or via mail: letter of application, vitae/resume, and unofficial copy of transcripts to Dr. Jim Charles, Associate Dean, School of Education, 800 University Way, Spartanburg, SC 29303, jcharles@uscupstate.edu, 864-503-5563. Official transcripts will be required upon hiring.

Physical Education / Exercise Science 
Instructor(s) needed to teach courses in the following areas:  strength and conditioning techniques (activity course level), team sports (upper level course)

Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in an appropriate education discipline with a minimum of 18 graduate semester hours in the teaching discipline  is required to serve as an adjunct faculty member.  Prior K12 and/or university teaching experience preferred. 

Send electronically or via mail: letter of application, vitae/resume, and unofficial copy of transcripts to Dr. Jim Charles, Associate Dean, School of Education, 800 University Way, Spartanburg, SC 29303, jcharles@uscupstate.edu, 864-503-5563. Official transcripts will be required upon hiring. 

School of Nursing

Full-Time Positions

Nursing Positions beginning August 16, 2017 or January 1, 2018
Posting: FAC00022PO17

Tenure-track or instructors to teach in a rapidly growing undergraduate nursing program on the Spartanburg and/or Greenville campus. 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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Part-Time Positions

Part-time faculty needed.  

Minimum Qualifications:  Licensure as RN in South Carolina and a minimum of a Master’s degree in Nursing. 

Contact: Dr. Katharine Gibb, Dean, 864-503-5444. kgibb@uscupstate.edu

Send electronically or via mail:  letter of application, vitae/resume, copy of undergraduate and graduate transcripts to Tracey Bourgoin, 800 University Way, Spartanburg, SC 29303, tbourgoin@uscupstate.edu. Official transcripts will be required upon hiring. 

Review of applications will begin immediately.

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

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.

USC Upstate participates in E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit www.dhs.gov/e-verify.