Advertised Salary Range: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Advertised Job Summary:
Instructor of Philosophy University of South Carolina Upstate Spartanburg, SC
Faculty position to teach on the Spartanburg and/or Greenville campus. University of South Carolina Upstate invites applications for an instructor of Philosophy beginning August 16, 2021. Primary teaching responsibilities include introductory courses in ethics and logic. Area of specialization is open. Successful applicants will be required to teach courses in their specialization in support of the philosophy minor. Instructors teach five courses each semester, with expectations of strong teaching and active service or research. Instructors are offered annual appointments which are renewable at the discretion of the Dean and subject to satisfactory performance evaluations and continued availability of funding.
The University of South Carolina Upstate is a comprehensive public university, a senior institution of the University of South Carolina and is among the fastest growing universities in the State. U.S. News and World Report recently ranked USC Upstate No. 1 among Top Public Regional Colleges in the South. USC Upstate has been recognized as a top producer of Fulbright Scholars. In addition, students and faculty from over 25 nations reflect the university's international character. Located between Charlotte and Atlanta along the I-85 corridor, one of the fastest growing business and high-tech regions in the country, the campus is within easy driving distance of the Appalachian mountains and the Atlantic Ocean beaches. The University has an enrollment of approximately 6000 students and employs approximately 650 full and part-time faculty and staff, reflecting the diversity of Upstate South Carolina. USC Upstate is proud of the diversity of its student body and we seek to attract an equally diverse applicant pool for faculty, staff, and administrators. We are an EOE/AA employer and are strongly committed to increasing faculty diversity.
USC Upstate is seeking teacher-scholars who have a commitment to excellence in teaching and working with a diverse student population. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in student and civic engagement and active learning pedagogies, (e.g. service-learning, mentoring undergraduate research, and the scholarship of teaching, learning and application). Experience with teaching online or hybrid courses is a plus.
The College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences is a community of outstanding faculty, committed to teaching, scholarship, and service, who explore the human condition through the use of engaging dialogue, critical thinking, and compassionate instruction. With small class sizes and an emphasis on student achievement, our faculty craft unique learning experiences that help students reach their personal and professional goals. The College embraces diversity, encourages meaningful community engagement, and emphasizes scholarly production. For more information, please visit our website at www.uscupstate.edu/academics/college-of-arts-humanities-and-social-sciences/.
To be considered for this position, applicants must complete the online application and attach any materials that are marked as required. Unofficial transcripts for undergraduate and graduate degrees are required and should be uploaded under
Internal Number: 93807
About The University of South Carolina
The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state’s flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 “Best Colleges” according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state’s educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.