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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Fine Arts and Communication Studies

Full-Time Positions

No Vacancies 

Part-Time Positions

The Department of Fine Arts & Communication Studies at the University of South Carolina Upstate is searching for a part-time voice instructor to teach applied lessons in commercial music (pop, R&B, rock, jazz, etc.) and work as a vocal coach for the Upstate Vocal Ensemble (which also focuses on commercial music) during and outside of rehearsals. Training and experience in commercial music is required. A master's degree in music, or a bachelor's degree in music with experience equivalent to a master's, is required. Additional teaching opportunities such as music appreciation (Intro to Music), History of American Popular Music, recital attendance/writing about music, and other courses may also be available.

Minimum qualifications: Master's degree in music, or a bachelor's degree in music with experience equivalent to a master's. Training and performance experience in commercial music. 

Preferred qualifications: A degree in Commercial Music at the Bachelor's or Master's level. Evidence of teaching experience in commercial music.

Submit in a single PDF document: a cover letter, CV, and 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 at the University of South Carolina Upstate is searching for part-time instructors to teach art history courses, which may include Art Appreciation, History of Western Art: Ancient-Medieval, History of Western Art: Renaissance-Modern (all at the 100-level), Contemporary Art, History of Graphic Design (at the 300-level). 

Minimum Qualifications: MA in Art History or Visual Studies, or MFA in Visual Arts with clear evidence and documentation of successful teaching experience in art history.

Preferred Qualifications: PhD in Art History with evidence of teaching experience.

Submit in a single PDF document: a cover letter, CV, and 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 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

No vacancies

Part-time positions

No vacancies

Mathematics and Computer Science

Full-Time Positions

Instructor of Computer Science
Beginning August 16, 2023 or January 1, 2024
Posting: FAC00019PO23

The University of South Carolina Upstate Division of Mathematics and Computer Science is accepting applications for a non-tenure track Instructor of Computer Science position with a start date of August 16, 2023, or January 1, 2024. Duties will include teaching undergraduate courses in computer science, advising students, and participating in internal and external service activities.

Required Education and Experience: Master’s degree in Computer Science, Networking, Cybersecurity or closely related field with a minimum of 18 hours of graduate work in Computer Science required by time of appointment. Evidence of coursework in one or more of the following areas: Cybersecurity, Networks and Network Security, Advanced Networking, or Digital Forensics is required. Excellent communication skills are required. A successful background check is required.

Click here to view more details and/or to apply.


Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Beginning August 16, 2023
Posting: FAC00237PO22

The Division of Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of South Carolina Upstate invites applicants to apply for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Computer Science position with a start date of August 16, 2023. The Division seeks candidates whose expertise will extend and complement existing strengths, but candidates with expertise in cybersecurity, network security, computer security, software engineering, cloud computing, mobile computing, or E-business are strongly encouraged to apply. The division offers degrees in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, and Cybersecurity. The Computer Science program is accredited by CAC of ABETUSC Upstate has various internal grant opportunities to fund faculty and student research projects. A strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching and advising, along with scholarly activity and service, is expected.

Required Education and Experience: Ph.D. in Computer Science or closely related field (ABD candidates with planned completion dates by August 15, 2023 for an August 16, 2023, start date are encouraged to apply), a commitment to excellence in teaching and strong research potential. Excellent communication skills are required. A successful background check is required.

Click here to view more details and/or to apply. 

Instructor of Computer Science
Beginning August 16, 2023
Posting: FAC00214PO22

The University of South Carolina Upstate Division of Mathematics and Computer Science is accepting applications for a non-tenure track Instructor of Computer Science with a start date of January 1, 2023, or August 16, 2023. Duties will include teaching undergraduate courses in computer science, advising students, and participating in internal and external service activities.

Required Education and Experience: Master’s degree in Computer Science or closely related field with a minimum of 18 hours of graduate work in Computer Science is required by time of appointment. Candidates must have excellent communication skills. A successful background check is required.

Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree in Computer Science with coursework in one or more of the following areas: Computer Organization and Architecture, Java, Python, C++, Database, Data Mining, E-Business and Web Application Development. Relevant teaching experience at the undergraduate level is preferred.

Click here to view more details and/or to apply.

Part-Time Positions

The Division of Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of South Carolina Upstate is searching for part-time instructors to teach undergraduate courses in Computer Science.  

Minimum Qualifications: A Master's degree in 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:

Tim Ellis
Interim Chair
Division of Math and Computer Science
800 University Way | Spartanburg, SC 29303 W: 803.503.5292
ellistw@uscusptate.edu

Natural Sciences and Engineering

Full-Time Positions

Instructor of Biology
Beginning August 16, 2023
Posting: FAC00010PO23

The Division of Natural Sciences and Engineering is seeking applicants for a non-tenure-track, nine-month Instructor of Biology. The selected candidate will teach Human Anatomy and Physiology lectures or laboratories, as well as Introductory Biology lecture and laboratory courses for majors and non-majors, depending on departmental need. Additional duties will include advising undergraduate students, serving on university committees, actively supporting unit initiatives, and may include laboratory preparation and coordination.

Required Education and Experience: Masters degree with at least 18 graduate hours in biology or a closely related field is required by the time of appointment. Candidates must have the ability to teach Human Anatomy and Physiology or Introductory Biology, and must have at least 2 years of experience (full-time or part-time) as the instructor of record in biology or closely related fields, including graduate assistantships and contingent faculty appointments. A successful background check is required.

Preferred Qualifications: Candidates with the ability and qualifications to teach both Anatomy and Physiology and Introductory Biology are preferred.

Click here to view more details and/or to apply.

Part-Time Positions

Associate Lecturer
Beginning August 16, 2023
Posting: TMP00493PO23

The Division of Natural Sciences & Engineering at the University of South Carolina Upstate invites applications for a part-time, non-tenure track Associate Lecturer of Physical Chemistry from August 2023 to May 2024. The successful candidate will teach 12 contact hours of undergraduate chemistry courses including physical chemistry I and II lecture and laboratory and other undergraduate courses on the Spartanburg campus. The Division awards an ACS-Certified Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. This position is ideal for a candidate seeking to build teaching experience at a PUI (primarily undergraduate university).

Minimum Qualifications: Masters degree or Ph.D. in Chemistry or 18 graduate credit hours in a closely aligned field is required at the time of hire. A successful background check is required.

Click here to view more details and/or to apply. 

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
montgo55@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

Full Time Positions

Assistant or Associate Professor of Business Law and Taxation
Beginning August 16, 2023
Posting: FAC00236PO22

The Department of Economics, Finance and Accounting seeks a tenure-track, 9-month Assistant Professor to teach Taxation and Business Law beginning August 16, 2023. Depending upon candidate qualifications and course needs, the teaching assignments will be Taxation, Business Law, and may include lower division accounting classes. The selected candidate will be expected to embrace diversity and participate in community engagement and service to include student advising, undergraduate research and experiential learning.

Required Education and Experience: Candidates must have a Juris Doctorate plus the necessary credentials to teach Taxation (Masters degree or LLM), or a Ph.D. in Accounting or related field plus the necessary credentials to teach Business Law and Taxation (Masters degree or LLM). Candidates must demonstrate the potential for quality teaching of college-level business law or accounting courses and research at the AACSB Scholarly Academic, or SA, designation. ABD candidates with planned completion dates by August 15, 2023, are welcome to apply.

To qualify for the rank of Associate Professor, candidates must have a Ph.D. or DBA in Accounting or related field with six years of academic experience beyond the terminal degree by August 16, 2023, and at least three recent publications in indexed journals. A successful background check is required.

Preferred Qualifications: • Member of the South Carolina Bar
• A record of scholarly contributions, such as publications in refereed journals, conference presentations, etc.
• At least three (3) years of industry experience in business law and/or accounting by the start date of employment.

Click here to view more details and/or to apply.


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. 

College of Education, Human Performance and Health

Full-Time Positions

Instructor and Director of Field Experiences
Beginning July 16, 2023 or August 16, 2023
Posting: FAC00029PO23

The College 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, as well as previous experience serving as a 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 requires 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: Master’s degree in Education or related field; teaching experience at the undergraduate level, as well as a minimum of five years successful teaching experience in K-12 public school classrooms; a minimum of three years of experience supervising teacher candidates; valid certification as a SC ADEPT evaluator; high proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Excel; ability to identify and practice assessment measures for evaluating program outcomes.

Preferred Qualifications: Doctorate in Education; experience teaching at the graduate level; experience teaching online/hybrid; evidence of significant professional engagement with K-12 faculty and knowledge of local Upstate are public schools; experience with LiveText Administrator credentials and reporting; certification as CAEP reviewer and experience collecting, monitoring, and evaluating data for CAEP accreditation, specifically Standards 2 and 4.

Click here to view more details and/or to apply. 

Part-Time Positions

The Department of Human Performance and Health in the College of Education, Human Performance and Health is seeking part-time instructors to teach in person courses (mainly activity courses) in Physical Education Teacher Education program. 

Minimum Qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree in physical education is required as well as a Master’s degree in 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. Jim Kamla
Chair, Department of Human Performance and Health
USC Upstate

800 University Way
Spartanburg, SC 29303
KAMIA@uscupstate.edu
College of Nursing

Full-Time Positions

No vacancies 


Part-time faculty needed:

Minimum Qualifications:  

Unencumbered RN license and MSN degree or higher is required. For specialty courses, faculty must have significant clinical experience in the specialty area or the graduate degree in that specialty and a minimum of 2 years nursing experience.

Contact: Tracey Bourgoin, 864-503-5444. bourgoit@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, bourgoit@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.