Columbia, SC
Jul 12, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Posting Details
Posting Summary

Posting Number TMP00022PO17 Classification Title Instructor Internal Title Instructor Campus Columbia 01 College/Division College of Arts and Sciences Department Physics and Astronomy Salary $42,000 Location of Vacancy Part/Full Time Full Time Hours per week 37.5 Work Schedule Type of Temporary Position Adjunct Faculty Job Search Category Faculty-Non-Tenured

About UofSC

The University of South Carolina is a premiere flagship research institution in South Carolina and one of the top 50 “Best Colleges” according to U.S. News and World Report. With more than 46,000 students on eight campuses, the University of South Carolina is a leader in improving the lives of individuals in South Carolina and around the world. Founded in 1801, the University of South Carolina employs almost 14,000 people. At the University of South Carolina, our employees include some of the brightest minds and most accomplished professionals in the world. The diversity of thought and active engagement of our colleagues makes for a dynamic and interesting work environment. The University has been named a best place to work, and a big part of that is the people. Our diverse faculty and staff embody a dedication to serve our students, so that a job becomes a passion with no limits.

Benefits for Temporary Positions

The University of South Carolina (UofSC), through the State of SC and Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA), offers temporary employees expected to work at least 30 hours per week health and life insurance, flexible spending accounts and retirement programs. To learn more about UofSC benefits, access the benefits section on the Applicant Portal.

Position Description

Advertised Job Summary

The University of South Carolina Department of Physics and Astronomy invites applications for a non-tenure-track Instructor to teach four introductory-level physics courses per semester. Labs may possibly be included. This is a nine-month appointment, beginning August 16, 2017, and ending May 15, 2018. The salary is $42,000.

Applicants must submit their application, curriculum vitae, list of references, and teaching statement online. Please also arrange to have three letters of recommendation submitted online, by email (, or by regular mail (Dr. Milind Purohit, Chair, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of South Carolina, 712 Main St., Columbia, SC 29208). Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Purohit at The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


Applicants must have a Master's degree in physics or a closely related discipline at the time of the appointment. A PhD is preferred. Experience teaching introductory physics courses and/or labs at the university level is preferred. Applicants must have a strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching.

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 1 Desired Start Date 08/16/2017 Proposed End Date 05/15/2018 Job Open Date 07/04/2017 Job Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Conditions for Eligibility Quicklink for Posting EEO Statement

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or decisions for qualified persons on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or veteran status.

Position Attributes

Hazardous weather category Non-Essential Safety/Security Sensitive or Requires a CDL No

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Other Supporting Documents
  3. List of References and Contact Information
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Teaching Portfolio


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