Oct 10, 2018

Assistant Professor of Psychology, Open Area

  • University of South Carolina Upstate
  • Spartanburg, SC, USA
Full time Clinical Cognitive Development Experimental Industrial/Organizational Multicultural Studies Neuroscience Personality Social Subject Area Open

Job Description

Assistant Professor of Psychology, Open Area

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.

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 www.uscupstate.edu/academics/college-of-arts-humanities-and-social-sciences/.

Job Description: The University of South Carolina Upstate Department of Psychology is seeking applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor (area of emphasis open) to teach courses beginning 8/16/2019. Responsibilities include teaching required courses such as Introductory Psychology, Statistics, Research Methods, and/or Senior Seminar and courses in the applicant's area of interest. 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. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2018, and continues until the position is filled.

Required Qualifications: A Ph.D. in Psychology is required by time of appointment. ABD candidates with planned completion date by August 15, 2019, may also be considered.

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.

Applicant Instructions: For a complete job description and to apply, go to: www.uscupstate.edu/jobs   

Contact Information:
Dr. Ann Hoover, Chair of the Search Committee
University of South Carolina Upstate
Department of Psychology
800 University Way
Spartanburg, SC 29303

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


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