Instructor of Physics

USC Sumter
South Carolina, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Apr 29, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The University of South Carolina Sumter invites applications for a full-time Instructor of Physics position to begin August 16, 2021. The position requires a Master’s degree in Physics or Physics Education by the beginning date of employment, including credentials necessary for departmental approval to teach introductory and upper-level courses as needed. Applicants with PhDs are encouraged to apply. A strong commitment to undergraduate teaching, experience with setting up and teaching physics lectures and labs are required.  The successful candidate should be able to teach introductory physics for majors and non-majors, and other physics classes as needed.  The teaching load will be twelve contact hours per semester, on/off campus; possible evening and online classes.  Student advising, mentoring and participation on campus committees are expected. 

Review of applicants will begin May 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

USC Sumter is part of USC’s Palmetto College (, and has an enrollment of about 1,000 per academic year. USC Sumter confers two-year associate’s degrees and 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).  This is the beginning of college education for many of our students, from where they enter four-year campuses and move on to graduate and professional fields.  Our classes are small with a diverse student population.

The University of South Carolina requires individuals to apply online for all job vacancies.  You may access the USC Jobs Online Employment site at As part of the online process, applicants must submit an application letter (to include a description of teaching philosophy and approach to mentoring diverse individuals, a summary of scholarship plans, as well as professional goals and interests), vita, three current letters of recommendation, copies of all undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and summaries of teaching evaluations or other evidence of excellence in teaching. If you have any questions about the position, please contact Dr. Kajal Ghoshroy, Division of Mathematics, Science, and Engineering at (803) 938-3899 or  The 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.