Assistant Professor of Psychology

Updated: 5 months ago
Location: Columbia, SOUTH CAROLINA

Posting Summary

Posting Number FAC00172PO19
Advertised Title Assistant Professor of Psychology
Campus Upstate
College/Division USC Upstate College/Division Level
Department UPS Department of Psychology
Advertised Salary Range Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Location of Vacancy USC Upstate, 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

University of South Carolina Upstate
Spartanburg, SC
Faculty position to teach on the Spartanburg and/or Greenville campus.
The University of South Carolina Upstate Department of Psychology is seeking applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor to teach courses beginning August 16, 2020. Responsibilities include teaching core courses such as Introductory Psychology, Statistics, and/or Senior Seminar and courses in the applicant’s area of interest. Preference will be given to those applicants who can teach Industrial/Organizational (I/O) Psychology and other applied areas. Other duties include service in support of the department and the university. Applicants must show a strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching and advising and the ability to maintain an active research program that involves undergraduates. In addition, applicants should address in their materials how their teaching, research, and/or service will enhance the university’s commitment to diversity.
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. 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 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 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

Required Education and Experience

A Ph.D. in Psychology is required by time of appointment. ABD candidates with planned completion date by August 15, 2020, may also be considered. A successful background check is required.

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to candidates with prior teaching experience, evidence of scholarly activity, and desire to work with students from diverse backgrounds.

Posting Detail Information

Desired Start Date 08/16/2020
Job Open Date 10/18/2019
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. Additionally, three current letters of recommendation that are signed, dated, and on official letterhead need to be submitted to the Search Committee Chair by email or mail. Unofficial transcripts should be uploaded to the other supporting documents section of the application. Should the applicant be invited to interview, additional materials may be requested by the department. Review of applications begins November 15, 2019, and will continue 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. Submit paper documents to:

Dr. Kenneth Barideaux Jr.
Assistant Professor, Psychology
University of South Carolina Upstate
800 University Way
Spartanburg, SC 29303
Phone: 864-503-5777

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