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 College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

FAC00056PO2020

The University of South Carolina Upstate is seeking a visionary, innovative, enthusiastic, and student-centered leader to serve as Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. The candidate should possess a record of academic administrative and teaching excellence, multi-disciplinary collaboration, and inclusive decision-making. The ideal candidate must successfully engage and work well with various stakeholders – faculty, staff, students, fellow administrators, and community members – in building a vision for the College that emphasizes academic excellence. The College currently has 11 majors, 29 minors, and 1 certificate program.

Key duties include:

  • Recruiting, developing, and managing an outstanding faculty;
  • Identifying and building academic programs for 21st century undergraduate and graduate students;
  • Identifying and crafting strategies for student recruitment and retention;
  • Identifying and cultivating community engagement opportunities;
  • Managing the College’s social media presence;
  • Overseeing the development of all academic programs within the College;
  • Creating an inclusive, team-oriented environment among faculty and staff;
  • Managing a large budget.

The ideal candidate must demonstrate experience as both a team member and team leader, should understand the importance of both budget and personnel management, have a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, promote and encourage critical thinking, be able to attract external funding, create and strengthen ties with the community, and possess strong communication skills.

The University of South Carolina Upstate in Spartanburg, SC, is a comprehensive public university, a senior institution of the University of South Carolina system, and is among the fastest growing universities in the state. U.S. News and World Report recently ranked USC Upstate No. 1 among Top Public Regional Colleges in the South. USC Upstate has also been recognized as a top producer of Fulbright Scholars. In addition, student and faculty from over 25 nations reflect the university’s international character. 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 to the Appalachian Mountains and the Atlantic Ocean. The University has an enrollment of approximately 6,300 students and employs approximately 650 full and part-time faculty and staff, reflecting the diversity of Upstate South Carolina. USC Upstate is proud of the diversity of its student body, many of whom are first-generation students. We are an EOE/AA employer and we seek to attract an equally diverse applicant pool for the faculty, staff, and administrators. We seek a leader committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity at USC Upstate. Members of traditionally underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

USC Upstate Fast Facts

Required Education and Experience: The successful candidate will hold an earned doctorate or terminal degree from an accredited institution, a clear record of distinguished teaching and scholarship, and qualify as a full professor in one of the College’s disciplines. In addition, candidates should have a minimum of three years of experience at the Department or Division Head, or Center Director level or above, as well as a proven record of faculty supervision. A successful background check is required.

Preferred Qualifications: The preferred candidate will have a combined five years of experience at the Department or Division Head, or Center Director level or above.

Applicant Instructions: Review of applications will begin on August 24, 2020, and continue until the position is filled. Submissions must be complete for consideration. For a complete job description and to apply, go to: http://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/82449

Contact information:
Dr. Chris Bender
Chair, Search Committee
cbender@uscupstate.edu
(864) 503-5755

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, gender identity, transgender status, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.



 

 Dean of the Library, University of South Carolina Upstate

 FAC00057PO2020

USC Upstate invites applications for the 12-month tenure track position of Dean of the Library from innovative, collaborative leaders passionate about student success.  The Dean will join USC Upstate library at a moment of major transition and growth, as the library completes a major renovation of the building and continues implementation of a statewide shared library service platform.  Under the direction of the Provost, the Dean of the Library plays a vital role in USC Upstate’s commitment to academic excellence, collaborative teaching and learning, and community engagement, while advocating for the essential role of the library and its 13 faculty and 12 staff members in those endeavors. 

Key Duties

  • Direct and manage all administrative, operational, service, and technical functions of the library
  • Manage budget and finances
  • Recruit, develop, and lead outstanding library faculty and staff, providing appropriate mentoring and professional development opportunities
  • Build successful programs and partnerships within the library, across the university and USC system, and with community partners to support student and faculty success
  • Participate in the statewide academic library consortium
  • Foster a culture of collaboration, collegiality, and hospitality in a learning commons atmosphere

We seek a thoughtful communicator; someone with a creative, energetic, and results-oriented leadership style that promotes trust, autonomy, and accountability.  The ideal candidate will understand the challenges facing the students we serve and will have the ability to be flexible in a rapidly changing library environment. 

The University of South Carolina Upstate in Spartanburg, SC is a comprehensive public university, a senior institution of the University of South Carolina system, and is among the fastest growing universities in the state with more than 40 undergraduate and graduate programs in the liberal arts and sciences, business administration, nursing, and education, as well as 17 NCAA Division I sports teams.  U.S.  News and World Reports recently ranked USC Upstate No. 1 among Top Public regional College in the South.  USC Upstate has also been recognized as a top producer of Fulbright Scholars.  In addition, students and faculty from over 25 nations reflect the university’s international character.  Located between Charlotte and Atlanta on 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.  The university has an enrollment of approximately 6,300 students and employs approximately 650 full and part-time faculty and staff, reflecting the diversity of Upstate South Carolina.  USC Upstate is proud of the diversity of its student body, many of whom are first-generation students.  We are an EOE/AA employer and we seek to attract an equally diverse applicant pool for faculty, staff, and administrators.  We seek a leader committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity at USC Upstate.  Members of traditionally underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

 USC Upstate Fast Facts

 Minimum Qualifications

  • ALA accredited MLS or equivalent degree
  • 3-5 years of successful progressive library administrative experience
  • Record of achievement in librarianship, service, and scholarship commensurate with unit criteria for the full rank of Librarian (unit criteria)
  • Demonstrated experience leading major change and innovation initiatives
  • Skill and experience in strategic planning, fiscal planning, and budget and resource management
  • Demonstrated record of inclusive excellence and delivering equitable outcomes
  • Demonstrated ability to create a culture of and commitment to student-centered services
  • Excellent communication skills

 Preferred Qualifications 

  • Second Master’s or terminal degree in Library Science or related field
  • At least 5-7 years’ academic library experience at accredited institution(s)
  • Demonstrated experience pursuing external funding through grants and private fundraising
  • Experience with physical renovations
  • Experience serving diverse populations

Applicant Instructions: Review of applications will begin on August 24, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. Submissions must be complete for consideration. For a complete job description and to apply, go to http://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/82460

Contact information:
Dr. Kim Purdy
Chair, Search Committee
kpurdy@uscupstate.edu
(864) 503-5779

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, gender identity, transgender status, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.

 

Fine Arts and Communication Studies

Full-Time Positions

No vacancies

Part-Time Positions

The Division of Fine Arts & Communication Studies Division at the University of South Carolina Upstate is searching for part-time instructors to teach one or more sections of JOUR U335: Video Editing. The course is a study of the skills necessary to effectively utilize contemporary Non-Linear Editing (NLE) designed for digital video production for journalism and other creative and commercial purposes. It focuses on the professional-level tools used by local businesses and television stations, with students learning storyboarding, basic shot composition, the use of field recording equipment, and the foundations of editing through Adobe Premiere.

Minimum Qualifications: Master’s or appropriate terminal degree in a Communication- or Film-related field, or a bachelor’s degree and five years of relevant professional experience.

Submit in a single PDF document a letter of interest, CV, contact information for three references, and, if available, links to a personal website and examples of student work 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 information will begin immediately and continue until positions are filled. Official transcripts will be required upon hiring.

 

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

 


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 who can teach one or more of the following courses: History of Rock / Popular Music, Music Technology, Intro to Music, Jazz History, and/or applied-music lessons in vocal or instrumental performance.

Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in Music or any Master’s degree with at least 18 hours of music graduate course work.

Preferred Qualifications: Background as a teacher or performer in any style of commercial music (jazz, pop, rock, CCM, musical theater, Gospel, etc.).

Submit in a single PDF document, a letter of interest, CV, links to personal website and/or recordings, contact information 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 information 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 and Engineering Systems

Full Time Positions

 No vacancies

Part-Time Positions

The Department of Informatics and Engineering Systems at the University of South Carolina Upstate is searching for part-time instructors to teach undergraduate courses in information technology.

Minimum Qualifications: A Master's degree in information technology, information management, computer science 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. Tyrone S. Toland
Chair, Department of Informatics & Engineering Systems
University of South Carolina Upstate
800 University Way
Spartanburg, SC 29303
ttoland@uscupstate.edu

Center for African American Studies

Full-Time Positions

No vacancies

Part-Time Positions

No vacancies

Languages, Literature and Composition

Full-Time Positions

No vacancies

Part-Time Positions

Instructor — Film

The Division of Languages, Literature, and Composition at the University of South Carolina Upstate is searching for part-time instructors to teach introductory and advanced courses in video production, screenwriting, or film analysis and contribute to the film minor, English major, and communication major programs. The department is seeking instructors who will lead students to meet programmatic objectives, build career readiness through project-based learning, and demonstrate positive, discipline-specific learning outcomes.

Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in Film, Cultural Studies, Digital Media, or closely related field (18 hours of graduate course work) is required.

Preferred Qualifications: Ph.D. in film or related field, knowledge of film theory and analysis, experience and film portfolio in film production and/or screenwriting, dedication to student-centered pedagogy, and experience teaching at the college/university-level preferred.

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

Dr. George Williams, Chair, Languages, Literature and Composition
University of South Carolina Upstate
800 University Way
Spartanburg, SC 29303
gwilliams@uscupstate.edu

 Review of applications will begin immediately.

Instructor — English

The Division of Languages, Literature, and Composition at the University of South Carolina Upstate is searching for part-time instructors to teach introductory courses in composition and/or other writing classes that build appropriate writing, communication, research, information literacy, and critical thinking competencies and contribute to the English program's general education and/or other offerings. The department is seeking instructors who will lead students to meet programmatic objectives and demonstrate positive, discipline-specific learning outcomes.

Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in English or closely related field (18 hours of graduate course work in English) is required.

Preferred Qualifications: Ph.D. in English or related field, knowledge of rhetorical and argument-based approaches to first-year writing (as applicable), dedication to student-centered pedagogy, and experience teaching at the college/university-level preferred.

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

Dr. George Williams, Chair, Languages, Literature and Composition
University of South Carolina Upstate
800 University Way
Spartanburg, SC 29303
gwilliams@uscupstate.edu

Review of applications will begin immediately.

Instructor — World Languages

The Division of Languages, Literature, and Composition at the University of South Carolina Upstate is searching for part-time instructors to teach introductory courses in world languages that build appropriate language, culture, and critical thinking competencies and contribute to the world language program's general education offerings in American Sign Language, Chinese, French, German, or Spanish.

Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in language taught or closely related field (18 hours of graduate course work in the language) is required. Languages in the USC Upstate program: American Sign Language, Chinese, French, German, and Spanish.

Preferred Qualifications: Ph.D. in the language taught or related field, knowledge of ACTFL World Readiness Standards and experience teaching at the college/university-level preferred.

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

Dr. George Williams, Chair, Languages, Literature and Composition
University of South Carolina Upstate
800 University Way
Spartanburg, SC 29303
gwilliams@uscupstate.edu

Review of applications will begin immediately.

Instructor — Spanish

The Division of Languages, Literature and Composition at the University of South Carolina Upstate is searching for part-time instructors to teach introductory courses in Spanish.

Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in Spanish or closely related field (18 hours of graduate course work in Spanish) is required.

Preferred Qualifications: Ph.D. in Spanish 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. George Williams, Chair, Languages, Literature and Composition
University of South Carolina Upstate
800 University Way
Spartanburg, SC 29303
gwilliams@uscupstate.edu

Review of applications will begin immediately.

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. George Williams, Chair, Languages, Literature and Composition
University of South Carolina Upstate
800 University Way
Spartanburg, SC 29303
gwilliams@uscupstate.edu

Review of applications will begin immediately. 

Library

Full-Time Positions

none available

Part-time positions

none available

Mathematics and Computer Science

Full-Time Positions
No vacancies at this time.

 

Part-Time Positions

No vacancies

Natural Sciences and Engineering

Full-Time Positions

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 chemistry, introductory biology, human anatomy & physiology, engineering, physics, and geology.

Minimum Qualifications: A Master’s degree in chemistry or biology, 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. Benjamin Montgomery
Chair, Division of Natural Sciences & Engineering
University of South Carolina Upstate
800 University Way
Spartanburg, SC 29303
bmontgomery@uscupstate.edu

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

Part-Time Positions

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

  • Accounting
  • Human Resources
  • Economics
  • Management 
  • Marketing
  • Business Information systems
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Business Analytics

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 the area of teaching is required. Preference is given to candidates who have experience teaching college-level business courses.

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

Review of applications will begin immediately. 

School of Education, Human Performance and Health

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.

School of Education Adjunct Faculty
Instructors are needed to teach in a variety of areas, including educational foundations, human growth and development, literacy, and all levels of PK-12 education (early childhood, elementary, middle, and secondary, as well as physical education and special education). Instructors are also 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 K-12 and/or university teaching experience preferred.

Send electronically or via mail: letter of application, vitae/resume, and unofficial copy of transcripts to Dr. Sarah Hunt-Barron, Associate Dean, School of Education, 800 University Way, Spartanburg, SC 29303, soe@uscupstate.edu, 864-503-5644. Official transcripts will be required upon hiring.

School of Nursing

Full-Time Positions

No Vacancies

Part-time faculty needed:  

Minimum Qualifications:  

Unencumbered RN license required, MSN degree or higher, exceptions include BSN applicants with a minimum of 18 graduate credit hours completed in a currently enrolled Master’s program. For specialty courses, faculty must have significant clinical experience in the specialty area or the graduate degree in that specialty and minimum of 2 years nursing experience

 

Contact: Dr. Shirleatha Lee, Dean, 864-503-5444. sl37@uscupstate.edu

Send electronically or via mail:  letter of application, vitae/resume, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts to Tracey Bourgoin, 800 University Way, Spartanburg, SC 29303, tbourgoin@uscupstate.edu. Official transcripts will be required before start date if hired. A pre-employment drug screening and background check are also required.

 

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 does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, gender identity, transgender status, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.

 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.