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

No vacancies

Fine Arts and Communication Studies

Full-Time Positions

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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 Fall 2018
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 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

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Informatics
Full-Time Positions

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Part-Time Positions

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Interdisciplinary Studies

Full-Time Positions

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Part-Time Positions

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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. Celena E. Kusch, Chair, Languages, Literature and Composition
University of South Carolina Upstate
800 University Way
Spartanburg, SC 29303

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. Celena E. Kusch, Chair, Languages, Literature and Composition
University of South Carolina Upstate
800 University Way
Spartanburg, SC 29303

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. Celena E. Kusch, Chair, Languages, Literature and Composition
University of South Carolina Upstate
800 University Way
Spartanburg, SC 29303

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. Celena E. Kusch, Chair, Languages, Literature and Composition
University of South Carolina Upstate
800 University Way
Spartanburg, SC 29303

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. 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

Assistant Librarian/Coordinator of Reference Services
Posting Number:FAC00073PO18

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

12-month, tenure-track faculty reporting directly to Library Dean. Coordinates the daily operations of an active reference services program: physical reference desk, text, chat, & telephone; provides for an innovative reference environment, stays abreast of issues & trends; shares, provides, & conducts professional development opportunities for library colleagues, including regular training updates; facilitates discussion of ideas to improve/modify reference services. Supervises, trains, & evaluates a pool of part-time librarians who participate in providing reference services. Maintains expertise in all areas of reference; a “student first” attitude towards services, operations, and procedures; monitors communication logs for all reference services. Participates in analysis, testing, & decisions about new electronic products and services. Prepares the reference desk schedule & resolves emergency scheduling changes; participates in the reference desk schedule, including weekend and evening rotation. Serves as liaison to at least one disciplinary area, including collection development & information literacy instruction. Participates in information literacy instruction program, including teaching sessions for first-year composition classes and University 101, with option to teach the Library’s credit-bearing information literacy course. Develops LibGuides for services and liaison areas.

Required: Master’s degree from an ALA accredited program; at least two years’ experience in an academic library. At least two years’ experience in providing reference services in numerous formats; at least two years’ experience in library instruction and in collection development; at least one year experience in supervision and evaluation of personnel; in-depth knowledge of both print and electronic reference sources; proficiency in database searching, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Springshare (LibGuides, etc.) and SharePoint. Ability to work effectively with students, faculty, staff and others; strong interest in scholarly activity (publications, presentations, etc.); excellent written and oral communications skills. Detail oriented.

Preferred: Additional graduate degree(s) an asset; evidence of scholarly activities (publications, presentations, etc.); undergraduate degree(s) in science and/or mathematics or related background/experience in the sciences and/or mathematics.

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Part-Time Positions

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Math and Computer Science

Full-Time Positions

Instructor of Computer Science (2) beginning August 16, 2018
Posting: FAC00109PO17

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

The University of South Carolina Upstate Division of Mathematics and Computer Science is accepting applications for two non-tenure track Instructor of Computer Science positions, with a start date of August 16, 2018. Duties will include teaching undergraduate courses in computer science, advising students, and participating in internal and external service activities.

Required: Master’s degree in Computer Science or a closely related field with a minimum of 18 hours of graduate work in Computer Science required by August 15, 2018. The teaching load is 4/4 for Computer Science. Candidates should have excellent communication skills and relevant teaching experience.

Preferred: Master’s degree in Computer Science with coursework in one or more of the following areas: Computer Organization and Architecture, Robotics, E-Business and Web Application Development.

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Part-Time Positions

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Natural Sciences and Engineering

Full-Time Positions

Instructor of Biology beginning August 16, 2018
Posting: FAC00083PO18

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

The Division of Natural Sciences & Engineering is seeking applicants for a non-tenure track, nine-month Instructor of Biology. Candidates should be able to teach introductory biology lectures and labs, with preference given to candidates whose expertise will complement our existing courses. Additional duties will include laboratory preparation, purchasing, advising undergraduate students, serving on university committees, and actively supporting unit initiatives. Candidates should have a strong record of teaching and be available to start on 8/16/2018.

Required: Masters degree with at least 18 graduate hours in biology or a closely related field by the time of appointment.

Preferred: Teaching experience in introductory level biology courses, comfort with preparation of laboratory reagents and solutions, and familiarity with laboratory safety protocols and agencies.

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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, and human anatomy & physiology.

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

Psychology

Full-Time Positions

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Part-Time Positions

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Sociology, Criminal Justice, and Women's Studies

Full-Time Positions

No vacancies

Part-Time Positions

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College of Business and Economics

Full-Time Positions

Instructor of Accounting beginning August 16, 2018
Posting: FAC00059PO18

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

Non-tenure track, nine month faculty position to teach Accounting beginning August 16, 2018. Depending upon candidate qualifications and course needs, the teaching assignment can be in any area of accounting. Candidate should embrace diversity and be comfortable with community engagement and service that will include student advising, undergraduate research and experiential learning.

Required: Candidates should possess a Masters in Accounting or related field, with relevant coursework in accounting or extraordinary professional experience. Candidate must have graduated from an AACSB International accredited program and be qualified with publications as “Scholarly Professional” or with substantial professional involvement as an “Instructional Professional” under the AACSB 2017 standards and demonstrate commitment to contributing to the College’s mission through excellence in teaching, student advising, service and professional engagement or scholarly publications.

Preferred: Professional certification in Accounting; professional experience and ability to work closely with students and the professional community; Quality teaching experience. Desire and demonstrated ability to publish in peer reviewed journals.

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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

Director, Sumter Teacher Education Program/ Instructor of Early Childhood and Elementary Education
Posting: FAC00005PO18

Director/Instructor of the USC Upstate Teacher Education Program on the USC Sumter Campus.

The University of South Carolina Upstate is accepting applications for a 9 month position as Director/Instructor for the USC Upstate Teacher Education Program located on the USC Sumter campus in Sumter, SC. The normal teaching load for an instructor is 5 courses per semester. However, the successful candidate will receive a 2 course release in order to serve as director of the program. The director will provide leadership in all aspects of the program to include, scheduling of classes, maintaining positive relationships with USC Sumter, the Sumter School District, supervision of early childhood and elementary practicum students and student teachers.

The candidate will teach early childhood and elementary methods as part of the University’s cooperative program with the University of South Carolina Sumter. Some of the courses may be taught to Spartanburg and Sumter students via distance education.

Required: Earned M.Ed. degree in Early Childhood, Elementary Education or related field, a minimum of five years successful preK-6 classroom teaching and/or K-12 administrative experience. Successful background check is required.

Preferred: Earned Ph.D. degree in Early Childhood, Elementary Education or related field, a minimum of five years successful preK-6 classroom teaching and/or K-12 administrative experience.

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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

Nursing Positions beginning January 1, 2018 or August 16, 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.

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