Assistant Professor of Literacy and Language Education

Updated: 4 months ago
Location: Columbia, SOUTH CAROLINA

Posting Summary

Posting Number FAC00203PO18
Advertised Title Assistant Professor of Literacy and Language Education
Campus Upstate
College/Division USC Upstate College/Division Level
Department UPS Department of Education
Advertised Salary Range Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Location of Vacancy Spartanburg, SC
Part/Full Time Full Time
Hours per week 37.5
Position Category Full-time Equivalent (FTE)
Basis 9 months
Work County Spartanburg
Tenure Information Tenure-Track/Tenured
Job Search Category Faculty

About UofSC

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.

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Position Description

Advertised Job Summary

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

The School of Education, Human Performance, and Health seeks a tenure-track faculty member at the Assistant level to teach graduate and undergraduate courses focused on adolescent literacy and English language learning in a collegial and cooperative environment.

The University of South Carolina Upstate is a comprehensive public university and a senior institution of the University of South Carolina and is among the fastest growing universities in the State. 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. 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. Students from over twenty five nations also reflect the university’s international character. 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 and show clear potential for scholarly research and publication. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in student and civic engagement, and active learning pedagogies, such as service-learning, mentoring undergraduate research, and the scholarship of teaching, learning and application; and experience with teaching online or hybrid courses. USC Upstate provides extensive support for junior faculty including competitive professional-development funding, opportunities for student-faculty research collaboration, and a range of workshops and mentoring programs to develop our strengths as teacher-scholars.

The School of Education, Human Performance, and Health (SoEHPH) at the University of South Carolina Upstate is transforming the upstate region of South Carolina, training exceptional teachers, human services and exercise science professionals. Our programs focus on developing skills and abilities among our students to ensure Upstate graduates positively impact the health and educational outcomes of individuals and our community. As part of our mission as a regional public institution, we seek colleagues whose public scholarship targets meaningful community engagement and whose research and teaching includes partnerships with public and private sectors aimed at the public good through teaching, research and service. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues and community stakeholders on initiatives targeting education across our region, as well as health indicators and initiatives. Candidates should share our commitment to creating educational experiences that are deeply meaningful. With enrollments approaching one thousand students and a new M.Ed. program in Applied Learning and Instruction, the School of Education, Human Performance and Health is focused on engaged, experiential learning in partnership with dedicated faculty in small class settings. Our emphasis on student and regional needs creates an innovative organization that actively pursues student success and retention, inclusion, diversity and community involvement. SoEHPH is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Education Preparation (CAEP). We seek colleagues for whom student success, diversity and inclusion are also a priority.

Required Education and Experience

The successful candidate will possess an earned doctorate in literacy, with a focus on adolescent literacy and/or English language learning (TESOL) or closely related field required; ABD Candidates with planned completion dates by August 15, 2019 will be considered. A minimum of of three (3) years successful teaching experience in PK-12 classrooms, especially in grades 6-12, is required. A demonstrated interest in teaching and an active or emerging research agenda with presentations and/or publications in literacy or related fields are also required. The successful candidate will have a record of success teaching in both online and face-to-face environments, and experience teaching diverse populations of students at the PK-12 and college/university level. Successful background check is required.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, as well as experience working with in-service teachers in professional development settings preferred. Significant professional engagement with faculty in public schools preferred.

Posting Detail Information

Desired Start Date 08/16/2018
Job Open Date 10/22/2018
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicant

To be considered for this position, applicants must complete the online application and attach any materials that are marked as required. Should the applicant be invited to interview, additional materials may be requested by the department. Please upload unofficial transcripts under Other Supporting Documents. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. If selected, official transcripts will be required before the hire date, as well as the successful completion of a background check. Some positions will also require mandatory drug screenings.

Dr. Rick Hartsell
Search Committee Chair
School of Education, Human Performance, and Health
800 University Way
Spartanburg, SC 29303

Positions are advertised for a minimum of five (5) business days on our job website. After five (5) business days, positions can be closed at the discretion of the department at any time. This position is open until filled. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.

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