How to Apply
The University of South Carolina requires individuals to apply online at USC Jobs Online for all job vacancies.
After completing the application, you will be able to attach a cover letter, resume and three current letters of reference with addresses and phone numbers. You may mail copies of all college transcripts to:
Human Resources Office
200 Miller Road
Sumter SC 29150
If you have any questions about the application procedures, please call (803) 938-3721. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
The University of South Carolina (USC) System comprises 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 (http://www.sc.edu/palmettocollege/),
which consists of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter,
USC Union, and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Palmetto College offers four-year
degrees through multiple forms of course delivery and learning, such as two-way video
delivery (videoconferencing) and online learning (Blackboard or similar course management
system). 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
Benefits for FTE Positions
The University of South Carolina (USC), through the State of SC and Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA), offers state employees a valuable benefits package, including health and life insurance, generous paid leave, and retirement programs. To learn more about USC benefits, visit https://sc.edu/about/offices_and_divisions/human_resources/benefits/index.php.
The University of South Carolina Sumter invites qualified candidates to apply for tenure-track Assistant Professor of Spanish with an anticipated start date of August 16, 2024. Candidate must be willing and able to teach both lower and upper-level undergraduate courses in Spanish in both traditional and online settings. This is a 9-month full-time teaching, research, and service position. Candidates must possess a doctorate in Spanish from an accredited institution by the beginning date of employment, including credentials necessary for departmental approval to teach introductory and upper-level courses as needed. ABD candidates meeting the same qualifications will be considered for an interview but must have a terminal degree in hand by the time of appointment. The successful candidate must have at least 8 months of part-time experience as instructor of record for undergraduate courses (such as Beginning Spanish, Elementary Spanish, and/or Basic Proficiency Spanish) by the start date of employment.
Courses will be taught face-to-face or online. The standard teaching load is 12 credit hours (four courses) per semester. Evidence of teaching effectiveness is required. The position requires the academic advising of USC Sumter students. Applicants must also demonstrate a strong commitment to establishing and maintaining professional activity in scholarship and service, as well as to student advising, mentoring, and participation on campus and Palmetto College committees. Starting salary at least $58,840 per academic year (or USDOL prevailing wage rate in effect at the time of offer), depending on qualifications.
The initial screening of applicants will begin October 23, 2023 and continue until filled.
About USC Sumter
USC Sumter is a two-year public university located in Sumter, South Carolina. It is one of the four regional USC campuses and part of the University of South Carolina System. As a regional branch campus of the University of South Carolina, USC Sumter is primarily a teaching institution. USCS is home to approximately 1380 students and fully accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. USCS confers two-year Associate of Arts/Science degrees, offers baccalaureate degree programs in business, education, and nursing through USC Aiken, and provides general education coursework applicable to baccalaureate and professional programs nationwide. This is the beginning of college education for many of our students. Learn more about USCS at www.uscsumter.edu.
The University of South Carolina requires individuals to apply online for all job vacancies. You may access the USC Jobs Online Employment site at https://uscjobs.sc.edu. As part of the online process, applicants must submit an application letter (to include their goals of teaching at a 2-year campus in addition to their professional career goals and interests), vita, three current letters of recommendation (confidential letters to be submitted by the reviewers directly at the website), copies of all undergraduate and graduate transcripts (evaluation of all foreign transcripts to be submitted by USC accepted agencies), teaching statement (to include a description of teaching philosophy, experience in undergraduate and non-majors courses, and approach to mentoring diverse individuals), teaching portfolio containing summaries of teaching evaluations or other evidence of excellence in undergraduate-level teaching, and a research statement. If you have any questions about the position, please contact the chair of the search committee: Dr. Damien Picariello at PICARIED@uscsumter.edu. University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, gender identity, transgender status, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.
Required Education and Experience
The position requires an earned doctorate in Spanish by the beginning date of employment.
Undergraduate and graduate transcripts
Three letters of recommendation
Other Supporting Documents
USC Sumter is now hiring peer tutors. This is a paid position. Tutors are needed in the following areas:
English & Writing
The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.