University of South Carolina Upstate 
Assistant Professor Elementary Education

The University of South Carolina Upstate is a positive, diverse, and empowering institution for motivated, success-minded students who want to be challenged academically, supported personally, and pushed to the boundaries of their potential in an opportunity-rich environment. Because the University of South Carolina Upstate is proud of its student body, we seek to attract a diverse applicant pool.

Job Description: The School of Education seeks a tenure-track faculty member at the Assistant Professor rank with teaching expertise in and scholarly pursuits/interests related to Elementary Education (grades 2-5) curriculum and instruction. The successful candidate will teach a 4/4 course load comprised of a variety of undergraduate courses in the Elementary Education teacher preparation program. Teaching opportunities in a newly a redesigned graduate program and/or during the summer may also be available. Success in the tenure-track entails excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service.

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.

Required qualifications: Doctoral degree in Elementary Education (or closely related field) with a minimum of three (3) years successful teaching experience in PK-5 classrooms. Successful teaching experience in higher education commensurate with the rank of Assistant Professor. Established research agenda commensurate with the rank of Assistant Professor. Active service (professional and community) commensurate with the rank of Assistant Professor. Knowledge of and experience with Elementary Education accreditation standards and processes.

Preferred qualifications: Prior experience teaching in an Elementary Education program.

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

Contact Information:
Dr. Greta Freeman, Chair
University of South Carolina Upstate
School of Education
800 University Way
Spartanburg, SC 29303