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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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

Instructor of Art Education
Beginning August 16, 2021
FAC00026PO21

Faculty position to teach on the Spartanburg and/or Greenville campus.

The University of South Carolina Upstate invites applications for an instructor for Art Education position in the Division of Fine Arts & Communication Studies at the rank of instructor starting August 16, 2021 to teach on the Spartanburg and Greenville campus.  The successful applicant will serve as coordinator of the undergraduate Art Education program. The ideal candidate will be a forward-thinking art educator who can model excellence in teaching, foster an inspiring classroom environment, challenge students in innovative ways (including mentoring students in research), promote community and civic engagement, and work collaboratively with colleagues. The candidate will direct the operations of the FOCUS Gallery. Additionally, the candidate will help advise the art education licensure program and develop curricular change to support learning in the twenty-first century. Applicants should exhibit potential for a distinguished career as an innovative teacher/scholar, be actively involved with state and national professional organizations, and understand the current trends and challenges facing art education today.

USC Upstate is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. The USC Upstate Visual Arts has four full-time faculty that serve an enrollment of over 100 majors in the Bachelor of Art, Studio Art emphasis Graphic Design and BA in Art Education.

Required Education:
1) MFA in Art Education or MFA/MA in a related field;
2) Experience teaching art full-time at the K-12 level;
3) Evidence of scholarship/creative activity;
4) Ability to model quality teaching.

Candidates should be able to demonstrate knowledge of contemporary issues in art education.

Preferred Qualifications:
1) A terminal degree (Ph.D., Ed.D., or MFA) in Art Education or related field;
2) Five or more years full-time art teaching experience at a variety of different K-12 grade levels;
3) Commitment to the preparation of art teachers for diverse communities and populations;
4) The ability and experience to teach in non-traditional formats and to utilize multimedia technology as it applies to art education.

Preference will be given to candidates who are certified observers of the SC 4.0 Teacher Evaluation Instrument.

Click here to view more details and/or apply.

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

Instructor of Philosophy
Beginning August 16, 2021
Posting FAC00011PO21

Faculty position to teach on the Spartanburg and/or Greenville campus.

University of South Carolina Upstate invites applications for an instructor of Philosophy beginning August 16, 2021. Primary teaching responsibilities include introductory courses in ethics and logic. Area of specialization is open. Successful applicants will be required to teach courses in their specialization in support of the philosophy minor. Instructors teach five courses each semester, with expectations of strong teaching and active service or research. Instructors are offered annual appointments which are renewable at the discretion of the Dean and subject to satisfactory performance evaluations and continued availability of funding.

Required Education and Experience: Masters degree in Philosophy or related discipline. A successful background check is required.

Preferred Qualifications:
Ph.D. in Philosophy or related discipline and experience teaching in higher education.

Click here to view more details and/or apply.


Part-Time Positions
No vacancies

Informatics and Engineering Systems

Full Time Positions

Assistant Professor of Informatics
Beginning August 16, 2021
Posting: FAC00045PO21

The Department of Informatics and Engineering Systems, housed in the College of Science and Technology is excited to invite applications for a tenure-track, nine-month faculty position. This dynamic individual will teach in our undergraduate and graduate program on the Spartanburg and/or Greenville campus and online. The ideal applicant will be able to teach courses in our core curriculum, while bringing a specialized area of study that complements the existing faculty expertise. We are extremely interested in applicants who can teach existing information technology courses, including cybersecurity, data science/analytics, and IT project management. As a teaching institution, we seek applicants who are good instructors, and who can maintain a scholarly agenda and provide service to the Department and University.

The Department of Informatics and Engineering Systems offers a BA in Information Management and Systems and in Health Informatics; BA in Information Management and Systems with a concentration in Health Information Management: BAS in Advanced Manufacturing; BS in Engineering Technology Management; and a Master of Informatics.

Required Education and Experience: Ph.D. in a field related to information management or information technology is required. ABD candidates with a planned completion date of August 15, 2021 hire may also be considered. A successful background check is required.

Preferred Qualifications: Ph.D. in information technology, computer science, information management and a proven record of teaching and research. Experience in corporate information technology management and/or experience in program and curriculum development is preferred.

Click here to view more details and/or apply.

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

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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

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
Beginning August 16, 2021 
Posting: FAC00047PO21

Faculty position to teach on the Spartanburg and/or Greenville campus.

USC Upstate is seeking applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice to begin on August 16, 2021. The duties include: teaching four courses per semester, maintaining an active research agenda, and engaging in departmental and campus-wide service-related activities, including advising Criminal Justice majors. A strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching and advising, along with scholarly activity and service, is expected.

Required Education and Experience: Candidates must have an earned doctorate in Criminal Justice or a closely-related field. ABD candidates with planned completion dates before 8/15/2021 may also be considered.

Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates who have the ability to teach a wide range of Criminal Justice courses. Substantive areas are open, with preference for crime analysis, courts, policing, and/or ethics. Experience developing and teaching online courses is also preferred.

Click here to view more details and/or apply.

 

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

Instructor and Director of Field Experiences
Beginning July 15, 2021
Posting: FAC00038PO21

The School of Education, Human Performance and Health at USC Upstate seeks a non-tenure track faculty member to serve as Instructor and Director of Field Experiences. This 10.5-month position will be responsible for activities related to clinical and field placements for all teacher education programs, as well as teaching two courses per major semester. The ideal candidate will have substantial experience working in K-12 schools, particularly those in the Spartanburg, SC, region, and will have served as a university supervisor for teacher candidates. The Director will work with diverse populations of collegiate students, collaborate to develop positive relationships with community partners and schools, and teach a variety of education courses in a collegial and cooperative environment. This position will require exemplary organizational skills, attention to detail, proficiency with a variety of software, and an eagerness to use new technological tools and acquire new skills in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.

Required Education and Experience: Earned Master’s degree in education or related field required. University-level teaching experience at the undergraduate level, as well as a minimum of five years successful teaching experience in public school classrooms required. A minimum of three years of experience supervising teacher candidates, as well as valid certification as a SC ADEPT evaluator required. Experience with LiveText, including the Field Experience Module, or a similar system, as well as extensive experience with Microsoft Office, including Excel, is required. Ability to identify and practice assessment measures for evaluating program outcomes required. Knowledge of CAEP Accreditation Standards 2 and 4, and experience with accreditation processes at the state and national level required. A successful background check is required.

Preferred Qualifications: Earned doctorate in education and experience teaching at the graduate level, as well as experience teaching online/hybrid preferred. Evidence of significant professional engagement with public K-12 faculty and knowledge of area Upstate public school districts preferred. Experience with LiveText Administrator credentials and reporting preferred. Experience with collecting, monitoring, and evaluating data for CAEP accreditation, specifically Standards 2 and 4, preferred. CAEP reviewer preferred.

Click here to view more details and/or apply.


Assistant Professor of Community Health
Beginning August 16, 2021
Posting: FAC00107PO20

The School of Education, Human Performance, and Health seeks a tenure-track faculty member at the Assistant level for the Community Health Program. The successful candidate for this position will teach courses focused on community health and related fields, which could include health equity and disparity, health and wellness of vulnerable populations, maternal and child health, gerontology, and behavioral health. The candidate will participate in the creation of a program focused on community health related fields in collaboration with the area Community Health Agencies. Experience teaching diverse populations of students at the college/university level required, as well as a commitment to work collegially with faculty and stakeholders from diverse cultural backgrounds. Candidates interested in understanding barriers to well-being and health, and for whom working to maximize equity and opportunity is a priority, are encouraged to apply.

Required Education and Experience: Candidates should have a Ph.D. (or equivalent) in community health, public health, global health, epidemiology, or a related discipline (e.g. health psychology, health education); ABD candidates with planned completion date by August 15, 2021, will be considered. University-level teaching experience at the undergraduate level is required. An emerging research agenda focused on community health, with presentations and/or publications in community health or related field is also required. A successful background check is required.

Preferred Qualifications: Candidates will possess appropriate professional certifications and have the ability to teach at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Experience with online/hybrid teaching preferred. A record of external funding with potential for growth, as well as experience with community-based research or service to culturally diverse and traditionally under-served populations preferred.

Click here to view more details and/or apply.


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

Instructor or Assistant/Associate Professor of Nursing
Beginning August 16, 2021 or January 1, 2022
Posting: FAC00004PO21

Faculty position to teach on the Spartanburg campus.

Teach in an undergraduate baccalaureate nursing program in both classroom and clinical areas on the Spartanburg campus. Participate and/or lead in scholarly endeavors and actively participate in service activities at the school, university and professional levels. This posting is used for accepting applications for Instructor, Assistant Professor, and Associate Professor. Please see the minimum qualifications for specific requirements.

Required Education: Master’s degree in Nursing required as minimum academic preparation for instructor level and doctoral degree for tenure-track Assistant or Associate rank. Eligibility for licensure as a registered nurse in South Carolina is required. Successful completion of a background check is required. Some positions will also require mandatory drug screenings.

Preferred Qualifications: Applicants with teaching experience at the university level are preferred. Five years teaching at the university level are preferred for tenure-track appointments. Clinical, practical experience in an executive nursing leadership role is preferred.

Click here to view more details and/or apply.

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.

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