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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Dean of the George Dean Johnson, Jr. College of Business and Economics

The University of South Carolina Upstate seeks a flexible, highly collaborative leader to serve as the next Dean of the George D. Johnson, Jr. College of Business and Economics (JCBE). This is an outstanding opportunity for a talented, experienced administrator to lead distinctive AACSB-accredited programs and strengthen further the University’s relationships with thriving corporations and small businesses in Spartanburg and across the Upstate region of South Carolina. Many of the key components of a successful business school are already in place: a remarkable building in downtown Spartanburg, continued accreditation by AACSB, faculty with excellent credentials and research, and regional infrastructure to support the many businesses in the community. What USC Upstate seeks is a dynamic leader who both embraces the academic world of business education and genuinely enjoys building and nurturing relationships with corporate and organization leaders in the community. This is an opportunity to be part of genuine societal impact in a growing, thriving region. The new Dean is expected to begin by July 1, 2023.  

 Academic Search is partnering with the University of South Carolina Upstate in this search. Those who are considering applying are encouraged to schedule a confidential conversation with Senior Consultant Dr. Ginny Horvath (ginny.horvath@academicsearch.org). You can access her calendar and book a Zoom session directly through this link. 

To apply, a candidate should send these four separate PDF documents attached in an email to UpstateJCBEDean@academicsearch.org: 

  • A detailed letter of interest addressing the JCBE leadership agenda and qualifications as outlined in this profile;   
  • A full resume/curriculum vitae with relevant administrative responsibilities and accomplishments;  
  • A Statement of Contributions to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion, as described in this guiding document on the USC Upstate website; and   
  • A list of five professional references, including names, titles, organizations, phone numbers, and email addresses, noting the candidate’s relationship for each reference. 

 References will not be contacted until later in the search process and only with the candidate’s permission. A background check (including identity, degree verification, and criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered this position. 

Review of materials will begin immediately and continue until the appointment is made. For full consideration, please submit materials by October 19, 2022. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Finalists for the position will participate in campus interviews that will include a public presentation.  

 Please submit nominations by sending an email to UpstateJCBEDean@academicsearch.org. Be sure to include the nominee’s full name, position, institution/organization, and email address. 

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

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

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

No vacancies 

Part-Time Positions

The Division of Natural Sciences & Engineering at the University of South Carolina Upstate is searching for part-time instructors to teach courses in introductory 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

Full Time Positions

No Vacancies 

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

Assistant Professor of Community Health
Beginning January 1, 2023 or August 16, 2023
Posting: FAC00223PO22

The College of Education, Human Performance and Health seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor for the Community Health Program. The successful candidate for this position will teach graduate and undergraduate 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. This position presents an opportunity to shape a new and growing program focused on high-impact community-based experiences for students that build transdisciplinary knowledge in community health. Competitive candidates will have a strong academic background in Community Health or Public Health, demonstrated experience working collaboratively with local and regional stakeholders, advising students, and prioritizing student success and learning. Utilize expertise in teaching diverse populations, as well as a demonstrated commitment to working collegially with all faculty and stakeholders. 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: Ph.D. or equivalent in Community Health, Public Health, Global Health, Epidemiology, or a closely related discipline; ABD candidates with a planned completion date by December 31, 2022, for a January 1, 2023, start date, or August 15, 2023, for an August 16, 2023, start date, are encouraged to apply. An emerging research agenda with presentations and/or publications Community Health or related fields is also required. A successful background check is required.

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

Assistant Professor of Exercise and Sport Science (2 positions)
Beginning January 1, 2023 or
August 16, 2023
Posting: FAC00222PO22

The College of Education, Human Performance and Health seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor for the Exercise and Sport Science Program. The successful candidate for this position will teach graduate and undergraduate courses focused on exercise and sport science related fields, which could include exercise physiology, strength training and conditioning, fitness assessment and prescription, and clinical exercise testing and prescription. Competitive candidates will have a strong academic background in Exercise Science, demonstrated experience working collaboratively with local and regional stakeholders, advising students, and prioritizing student success and learning. Utilize expertise in teaching diverse populations, as well as a demonstrated commitment to working collegially with all faculty and stakeholders. Candidates interested in understanding barriers to well-being and health, and maximizing equity and opportunity, are encouraged to apply.

Required Education and Experience: Doctoral degree or equivalent in Exercise Science, Kinesiology or closely related field; ABD candidates with a planned completion date by December 31, 2022, for a January 1, 2023, start date, or August 15, 2023, for an August 16, 2023, start date, are encouraged to apply. An emerging research agenda with presentations and/or publications focused on Exercise and Sport Science or related fields is also required. A successful background check is required.

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

Instructor or Assistant/Associate Professor of Nursing
Beginning August 16, 2022 or January 1, 2023
Posting: FAC00010PO22

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 and Experience: 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. Some positions may require pre-employment drug screening (policy HR 1.95). A successful background check is required. 

Preferred Qualifications: Applicants with teaching experience at the university level are preferred. An earned doctorate degree in nursing or related field and five years teaching at the university level are preferred for tenure-track appointments.

Click here to view more details and/or to 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.

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.