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The University of South Carolina Upstate is a comprehensive public university and a senior institution of the University of South Carolina. USC Upstate is located between Charlotte and Atlanta along the I-85 corridor, one of the fastest growing business and high-tech regions in the country. More than 40 bachelor’s degree programs are offered in the liberal arts and sciences, business administration, nursing and teacher education, and master’s degrees in education, informatics and nursing. Among the fastest growing universities in South Carolina, USC Upstate is a diverse and dynamic community of 5,600 students from across the Upstate, 36 states and 51 countries and an alumni base of 24,000 graduates. The University employs approximately 650 full and part-time faculty and staff who work on the 330-acre main campus in Spartanburg, the Greenville campus for commuting junior and senior level students, and The George Dean Johnson, Jr. College of Business and Economics in downtown Spartanburg. USC Upstate seeks to attract and retain a diverse qualified faculty. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. For more information about USC Upstate, go to www.uscupstate.edu.  

Positions listed are either tenure-track or non-tenure-track (Instructor) 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.

Notice to all applicants: If you are selected as a finalist job references and a background check may be conducted. For additional information or to view the entire policy click, Job Reference and Background Checks policy.  

The University of South Carolina Upstate is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution. Minorities and women are encouraged to a apply.

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Department of Fine Arts and Communication Studies

 

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Communication Studies beginning August 16, 2016
Requisition #010187


Tenure-track, nine-month faculty position to teach on the Spartanburg and/or Greenville campus.

The ideal candidate will have a background in Cultural Studies as well as expertise in media studies and/or organizational communication with an emphasis on issues of identity (gender, class, sexuality, race and/or ethnicity). The candidate will be able to teach some combination of the following undergraduate courses: Ethics in Human Communication, Communication for Social Change, Organizational Communication, Diversity in the Media, Women in the Media, Communication and Gender, Research Methods, Senior Seminar, Theories and Principles of Human Communication. Our new colleague will have opportunities to teach special topics courses and propose new courses in his/her area of expertise. In addition to student advising, candidates will provide service to the department, University and/or community. A scholarly agenda is required for tenure and promotion.

Required: Ph.D. in Communication Studies with a background in Cultural Studies; ABD considered if degree completed before August 15, 2016. A demonstrated commitment to student-centered learning and evidence of excellence in teaching is required. A successful background check is required.

Preferred: Three years of teaching experience at the university level.  

Review of applications begins immediately and continues until positions are filled. Official transcripts will be required before hire date as well as a background check.

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Psychology


Instructor of Child Advocacy Studies beginning August 16, 2016
Requisition #010245


Instructor, nine-month faculty position to teach on the Spartanburg and/or Greenville campus.

Non-tenure track, nine-month, instructor position will teach courses in the child advocacy area include Introduction to Child Maltreatment; Child Advocacy I: System Responses to Child Maltreatment; Child Advocacy II: Prevention and Intervention Strategies; the Child Advocacy Internship and topics courses in Child Advocacy Studies. Applicants must have a strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching and a record of teaching and experience working in the field of child maltreatment.

Required: A Master's degree in an academic area related to child maltreatment such as social work, sociology, psychology, family and human development or criminal justice is required. Applicants must also be eligible for SC clinical licensure in counseling, marriage and family therapy, psychology, or social work. A successful background check is required.  

Preferred: A PhD, as well as currently licensed to practice in SC, is preferred.

Review of applications begins immediately and continues until positions are filled. Official transcripts will be required before hire date as well as a background check.

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History, Political Science, Philosophy and American Studies


No positions available at this time.


Natural Sciences and Engineering

No positions available at this time.

Sociology, Criminal Justice, and Women's Studies

No positions available at this time.

Informatics

 Instructor of  Informatics  beginning August 16, 2016
Requisition #010305

Non-tenure track, nine-month faculty position to teach on the Spartanburg and/or Greenville campus. 

Non-tenure track, nine-month instructor position to teach in-class and online undergraduate courses in information management systems, information technology, and informatics. Online courses may be offered via Palmetto College. Duties include advising undergraduate students, serving on university committees, and actively supporting unit initiatives. The Department of Informatics is a vibrant, multi-disciplinary unit within the College of Arts & Sciences. We seek a colleague who will be an exemplary teacher, advisor, and active participant in the unit, on campus, and with community partners.

Required: Master's degree in information management systems, information technology, informatics, or closely-related field with at least 18 hours in information systems; and recent record of satisfactory teaching in the field. Successful background check is required.

Preferred: Ph.D. in information management systems or information technology; a proven record of excellence in teaching; established corporate relationships; and experience in corporate information technology management. Preference will be given to candidates with experience teaching online with innovative, engaging pedagogies; and experience teaching or working with relational databases, microcomputer architecture, human-computer interaction and/or social informatics.   

Review of applications begins immediately and continues until positions are filled. Official transcripts will be required before hire date as well as a background check

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Math and Computer Science


Instructor of Mathematics and Director of Mathematics and Computer Science
  Tutoring Labs beginning August 16, 2016
Requisition #010302

Non tenure-track, nine-month faculty instructor position to teach on the Spartanburg and/or Greenville campus. 

Seeking applicants for a non-tenure track, nine-month, instructor position, with stipend for required summer duties, to teach mathematics courses and serve as Director of the Mathematics and Computer Science Tutoring Labs beginning August 16, 2016. The duties include: teaching two-courses per semester, assisting and mentoring, tutoring and supervising student tutors. 

Candidate should (or expected to) have a commitment to excellence in teaching and embrace diversity, strong oral, writing and interpersonal skills, time management skills and ability to manage multiple work roles.

Required: Master's degree with at least 18 hours in mathematics from an accredited university; Two years of teaching experience and some evidence of experience in a leadership role.     

Preferred: Three years full-time teaching experience from an accredited school; Experience teaching college-level courses; Evidence of ability to successfully lead and mentor students. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in teaching a variety of mathematics courses up to and including calculus, and experience in student supervision.  

Review of applications begins immediately and continues until positions are filled. Official transcripts will be required before hire date as well as a background check.

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Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Mathematics beginning August 16, 2016
Requisition #010188


Tenure-track, nine-month, faculty position to teach on the Spartanburg and/or Greenville campuses.

Duties include teaching undergraduate courses in mathematics/statistics, developing curriculum, engaging in scholarly activities, advising students, and participating in internal and external service.

Required: Ph.D. in mathematics required by August 15, 2016.  Preference will be given to candidates with research interests in pure mathematics.  Good communication skills, both written and oral. Demonstrated excellence in classroom teaching and academic research with strong potential in program/curriculum development.

Review of applications begins immediately and continues until positions are filled. Official transcripts will be required before hire date as well as a background check.

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School of Education

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Elementary Education Generalist beginning August 16, 2016
Requisition #010291


Tenure-track, nine-month faculty position to teach on the Spartanburg and/or Greenville campus. 

Candidate will teach four courses per semester in the Elementary Education Program, supervise teacher candidate field experiences, advise students, actively pursue a scholarly agenda, and engage in service activities.

Required: An earned doctorate or completed by August 15, 2016 in Elementary Education or a related field. Strong potential for successful teaching in Elementary Education, and commitment to a student-centered approach, including student advising; a sustainable research agenda; involvement in University service and professional organization. Three or more years of successful Elementary level teaching experience. 

Preferred: Successful college level teaching experience; record of scholarly activity; experience in mentoring and/or supervising teacher candidates; expertise in the use of instructional technology, online learning, and grant writing; experience working with diverse populations. 

Review of applications begins immediately and continues until positions are filled. Official transcripts will be required before hire date as well as a background check.

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Director of the Teacher Education Program at Sumter beginning August 16, 2016
Requisition #010264


Tenure-track, 9 month faculty position to teach on the Sumter campus.

The tenure track, 9 month position, with stipend for required summer duties, will be responsible for the administration of the USC Upstate Teacher Education Program on the USC Sumter campus. The Director will be responsible for promoting and supporting the USC Upstate Teacher Education Program in Sumter. There will be a two-course per semester teaching load reduction associated with the Director position.

Required: Must have a Doctorate degree in Elementary, Early Childhood or related field with at least three years experience. Ph.D. required by time of appointment 8/16/16. ABD candidates with planned completion dates before August 15th may also be considered. Knowledge of current educational theories and research related to teacher development. Ability to facilitate partnership experiences with surrounding schools and community groups. Experience in K-12 teaching and leadership.  

Preferred: Successful experience in college level teaching, conducting educational research, competence with instructional technology, teaching with technology, and teaching in diverse communities. Previous administrative/leadership experience in educational settings.  

Review of applications begins immediately and continues until positions are filled. Official transcripts will be required before hire date as well as a background check.

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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Social Studies Education beginning August 16, 2016
Requisition #009966


Tenure-track, nine-month assistant professor position to teach on the Spartanburg or possibility of occasional course taught on the Greenville campus.

Candidate will teach four courses per semester in the Middle level Secondary Education Program (grades 6 through 12), supervise teacher candidate field experiences, advise students, actively pursue a scholarly agenda, and engage in service activities.  

Required: Doctorate in Social Studies Education or related field; Three or more years of successful Middle level/Secondary level Teaching Experience; or strong potential for successful teaching in Middle Level/Secondary Social Studies Education; commitment to a student-centered approach, including student advising; a sustainable research agenda; involvement in University service and professional organizations.  Successful background check is required.  

Preferred: Successful college level teaching experience, experience conducting educational research, competence with instructional technology and experience teaching with technology, experience teaching in diverse communities.  

Review of applications begins immediately and continues until positions are filled. Official transcripts will be required before hire date as well as a background check.

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Johnson College of Business and Economics

Instructor of Business Statistics beginning August 16, 2016
Requisition #010285


Non-tenure-track, nine-month instructor position to teach on the Spartanburg and/or Greenville campuses beginning August 16, 2016.

Will teach business undergraduate courses including, but not limited to, probability and statistics, and statistical inference. Possibly other subjects, as needed. Also, advise a growing number of business majors and engage in service in support of the College of Business and the university. Candidate should embrace diversity and be comfortable with community engagement and service that will include student advising and, possibly, experiential learning.

Required: Master's degree with 18 hours in statistics, mathematical sciences, economics, psychology or related field required. Commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching and service are required.  

Preferred: Ph.D. (or ABD) in Statistics, Mathematical Sciences, Economics, Psychology or related field and a business bachelors or master's degree. The ideal candidate will satisfy the Academic Qualifications of the AACSB standards defined by the Johnson College of Business. Professional experience and teaching experience preferred, as well as the ability to work closely with students and the professional community.  

Review of applications begins immediately and continues until positions are filled. Official transcripts will be required before hire date as well as a background check.

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Non-Tenure-Track Instructor of Entrepreneurship  beginning August 16, 2016
Requisition #010178


Non-tenure track, nine-month, instructor position, with stipend for required summer duties, to teach business courses relating to innovation and new business enterprise in the Johnson College of Business and serve as Director of the Johnson College business incubator (called the GreenHouse Business Incubator) beginning August 16, 2016. There will be a two-course per semester teaching load reduction associated with the Director position. There are three primary roles as GreenHouse Director: (1) build relationships with the Upstate business community to support entrepreneurial development within the community at large and programming in the GreenHouse, (2) provide programming and mentoring support to the GreenHouse participants, and (3) assist in planning and developing of an annual innovation speaker series event. (Note: The GreenHouse, located on the third floor of the Johnson College building, provides office/cubicle space and services such as management training and mentoring to new and startup companies. www.uscupstate.edu/greenhouse) Candidate should embrace diversity and be comfortable with assisting and mentoring start-up business, community engagement and service that might include student advising, experiential learning and other administrative duties. Characteristics relating to job success include: commitment to teaching excellence; ability to build successful business relationships; ability to mentor students and new entrepreneurs; ability to train and/or teach others and supervise student interns; excellent oral and written communication skills, time management skills and ability to manage multiple work roles..

Required: Master's degree with 18 hours in a business related area from an AACSB accredited university; Three years of college-level teaching experience; Five years of professional experience in a leadership role in business, nonprofit or government.  

Preferred: Five years full-time teaching experience in an AACSB accredited business school; Experience teaching college-level innovation and/or entrepreneurship courses; Evidence of ability to build positive business relationships; Evidence of ability to successfully mentor students and nascent entrepreneurs; Experience booking speakers or planning events.  

Review of applications begins immediately and continues until positions are filled. Official transcripts will be required before hire date as well as a background check.

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Mary Black School of Nursing


Nursing Positions beginning August 16, 2016
Requisition #004995


Tenure-track or instructors to teach in a rapidly growing undergraduate nursing program on the Spartanburg and/or Greenville campuses. 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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*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.