Employment Opportunities


CLASSIFIED POSITIONS

 

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Teaching Assistant, $19,421 Per Year, Children’s Center

Requires High School diploma and at least two years experience in early childhood education. CDA credentials or Associates Degree in Early Childhood highly preferred.  Candidates without an Associate's Degree must be able to meet NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) minimum standards for assistant teachers to demonstrate appropriate knowledge of individual and group behavioral activities, teaching practices, lesson planning and student evaluation.  Competent computer skills (i.e. Excel, Microsoft Office) required.  Must have Infant/Child CPR and First Aid Training or successfully complete both programs within 90 days of acceptance of the position. This position will serve as front desk assistant. Duties include greeting parents, typing, filing and record keeping.  Will implement instructional programs and provide quality care for children enrolled in the USCA Children’s Center, as needed.  In addition he/she will insure that the classroom practices meet the requirements of Department of Social Services Licensing standards of the Child Care and Development Block Program at National Association for the Education of Young Children Accreditation.  Apply on-line at:  https://uscjobs.sc.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=75238Application Deadline:  November 13, 2014.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  USCA is an AA/EOE.

 

Disability Services Coordinator (Student Services Program Coordinator II), $31,805 - $42,000/yr based on education and experience, Counseling Center

Individual needed to administer and coordinate the activities of the Office of Disability Services and to provide services and accommodations for students with documented physical, learning, and/or psychological disabilities. Must be able to determine accommodations appropriate to the specific disability and consistent with disability law and standards of practice in higher education. Experience working with persons with disabilities required.  Ability to train on use of assistive software/hardware desired. Master’s Degree in Psychology, Education, Counseling, Student Affairs or related field preferred.  Bachelor’s degree with 2 years of experience working with people with disabilities required.   Apply online at:  https://uscjobs.sc.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=75213Review of applications will begin immediately.  Application Deadline:  November 16.  Inquiries about position may be sent via email to CindyG@usca.edu.  Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.  USCA is an AA/EOE.

 

Assistant Director of Financial Aid (Student Services Program Coordinator II), $33,395 per year, Financial Aid Department- Extended Deadline

The University of South Carolina Aiken, a public senior institution of the University of South Carolina System is seeking a highly motivated individual for the position of Assistant Director of Financial Aid.  The successful candidate must have a Master's degree in Student Personnel Services or a related field and one year experience or a Bachelor's degree and three or more years of related financial aid experience, strong supervisory and interpersonal skills, keen attention to detail, familiarity with enterprise-type systems such as Banner, and literacy with MS office and PC applications. Additionally, preference will be given to those with experience in Institutional Methodology (IM), Common Origination and Disbursement (COD), and Direct Loan and Student Employment processing in Banner. Candidate must have excellent administrative, interpersonal, organizational, and communication abilities.

Duties to include:  Supervising and assisting the counseling team with reviewing the case load of financial aid applicants and assisting in the administration of federal, state, and institutional financial aid funds and services. The Assistant Director assists in providing training and support to assigned staff and ensures compliance with relevant regulatory requirements as mandated by the federal, state, and institutional governments. The Assistant Director is responsible for managing the policy and procedures related to the USC Aiken Office of Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy (SAP), responsible for overseeing and determining a student’s standing related to SAP, and works as a liaison with the University’s Financial Aid Committee on SAP Appeals. The Assistant Director is responsible for overseeing NSLDS transfer/monitoring compliance. The Assistant Director also assists with reviewing technical processes and general operations of the financial aid office.

Apply on-line at:  https://uscjobs.sc.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=74303Applications accepted until position is filled.  Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.  USCA is an AA/EOE.

 

Statistical & Research Analyst II, Minimum $28,752 per year, School of Education (Re-Advertisement)

Creates, coordinates, and maintains databases; handles bookkeeping for grant accounts; requires knowledge of computer data management systems including Microsoft Office & Filemaker Pro; must be able to work with both a Mac & PC platform; and must have good oral and written communication skills. Minimum Requirements:  Bachelor’s degree in statistics or mathematics and 2 years related experience, or equivalency.   Apply on-line at: https://uscjobs.sc.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=74386Applications accepted until position is filled.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  USCA is an AA/EOE.

Director (Administrative Manager I), Office of External Programs, Life-Long Learning, Continuing Education and Workforce Development.  Minimum $49,446/Year.

The Director is charged with the day-to-day deployment of continuing education (CE) programs to ensure program success and maximize revenue generation. These activities include collaborating with campus constituents, administration, industry and businesses, non-profits, and the general public, to make USC Aiken a leading provider of educational and cultural activity in the community, by providing an array of programs for professional advancement, youth education and summer camps, personal enrichment, professional licensing credit, domestic and international travel, and continuing education.  Minimum Requirements: Master’s degree and 3 years or Bachelor's degree and 5 years related experience in business, public administration or administrative services.  Must have good communication skills, be customer oriented, and have significant experience in event planning.  Apply online at:  https://uscjobs.sc.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=75186Application deadline:  November 7, 2014.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  USCA is an AA/EOE.

 

Administrative Assistant and Calendar/Space Reservations Administrator for the Office of Lifelong-Learning, Continuing Education, and Workforce Development. Minimum Salary $28,752/Year.

Under the supervision of the Director of Lifelong-Learning, Continuing Education, and Workforce Development, manages and provides support for the office and is responsible for the enterprise calendaring, space reservations, and event management system for the University of South Carolina Aiken.  Minimum Requirements:  Bachelor’s degree and 2 years related experience, or an Associates Degree and four years of related experiences; or equivalency.  Must have excellent communication skills and show an aptitude to solve problems with an approach that puts customer service first.  Must be proficient in Word, Excel, and have extensive experience with database programs.  Experience with room/event scheduling software preferred.  Must be comfortable using technology.  Apply online at:  https://uscjobs.sc.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=75182Application deadline:  November 7, 2014.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  USCA is an AA/EOE.

Systems Engineer (Systems Programmer I), Minimum Salary $40,638 per year depending on degree, qualifications and number of years of experience,  Computer Services Division

Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related major plus two years experience in an information technology field, or equivalency. Expert level knowledge of and experience in loading, deploying, patching, and troubleshooting desktop and server operating systems, configuring and upgrading industry standard applications, network troubleshooting techniques, required.  Experience with Windows Server 2008/2012, Windows 7/8, scripting, and desktop imaging required. Preferred qualifications: MCPD, MCSE, VMWare Certification, and experience in an academic environment.  Experience with SAN technologies, iSCSI, Exchange, VMWare, TCP/IP, and backup/recovery solutions or equivalencies are also preferred. Must gain VMWare proficiency or certification within one year of hire. This position is on call 7x24x365 on a rotational basis. Background check required.  Apply on-line at:  https://uscjobs.sc.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=75190Applications will be accepted until position is filled.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  USCA is an AA/EOE.

TEMPORARY POSITIONS


 

 Adjunct Math Instructor Position

The University of South Carolina Aiken invites applications for an adjunct Instructor of mathematics to teach lower level math courses beginning August 22, 2014. An M.S. in mathematics or at least 18 graduate hours in math is required. Teaching experience preferred. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To apply please email copies of transcripts of undergraduate and graduate study, and three letters of recommendation to: mohammadh@usca.edu or mail to: Dr. Mohammad Hailat, Mathematical Sciences Department, USC Aiken, 471 University Parkway, Aiken, SC 29801.  Minority candidates are encouraged to apply. USC Aiken is an AA/EOE.

Part-Time Faculty-Communications

USC Aiken seeks to hire part-time faculty members to teach public speaking and interpersonal communication. Master’s degree, including at least 18 graduate credit hours in communication, is required. Please submit a cover letter, vita, names and contact information for three references, and transcripts to: Charmaine Wilson, Chair, Department of Communications, 471 University Parkway, Aiken, SC 29801. E-mail: charw@usca.edu. Ph.: 803-641-3604. USC Aiken is an AA/EOE.
 

 

UNCLASSIFIED POSITIONS 

 

Vice Chancellor for University Advancement and External Relations

 

Vice Chancellor for University Advancement and External Relations serves as the chief advancement officer of the University, overseeing all fundraising and development activities, the Office of Alumni Affairs, governmental relations, and University Communications. The Vice Chancellor works closely with and reports to the Chancellor and works closely with other senior campus leaders, including the deans, and provides vision and leadership in the collective effort to attain the University's strategic advancement and fundraising goals. The Vice Chancellor is responsible for orchestrating activities related to the analysis, planning, execution, control, and evaluation of friend building, fund raising, alumni affairs, marketing, communications, and public relations. Specific responsibility will be to shape, direct and implement the activities of the ongoing comprehensive campaign through programs for principal and major gifts, the annual fund, planned giving and estate planning, and alumni relations. In addition, the Vice Chancellor serves as the Executive Director of the USC Aiken Foundation and provides leadership and management for working with and through the Board of Directors for their philanthropic programs and activities.

- Oversee marketing, communications and alumni relations, working with staff to implement programs which will enhance and advance the mission, goals, and objectives of the University.

- Maintain a dynamic portfolio of major gift prospects in all phases of qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship.

- Work with direct reports to develop annual plans and budgets for the alumni association, annual scholarship fund, gift planning, development, and the capital campaign.

- Keep current on fundraising, marketing, communication, and public relations program, practices, and procedures in the higher education sector.

- Prepare or oversee the development of materials used in fundraising and public relations programs including proposals to donors and donor prospects, gift. 

-Prepare or oversee the development of communications to internal and external groups.

-Working closely with Admissions to prepare and develop marketing materials to raise the institutional profile and market the institution to prospective students

Bachelor's degree and seven years of higher education or related fund raising and development experience is required. Commitment to the University's mission is essential. Requires thorough knowledge of the principles, procedures and objectives of development, marketing, communication, and public relations; expertise and successful experience in planning and conducting a large scale fund raising program including a capital campaign; demonstrated ability to establish productive working relations with alumni, donors, campus constituents, corporate community, legislators, and the general public; demonstrated skill in planning, interpersonal relationships, public presentations, office management, and computer and database expertise. Master's degree preferred. 

The screening and selection process will begin on November 15th and will continue until a successful candidate is chosen. If the review of your qualifications results in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted.  Apply online at:  https://uscjobs.sc.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=75223.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  USCA is an AA/EOE. 

 

 

Dean of the School of Education

The Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs invites applications for the position of Dean of the School of Education for a term beginning July 1, 2015. The Dean provides leadership and guidance in all aspects of the School, including teaching, research, intellectual development, program development, advancement, administrative management and representation of the School of Education outside the School.  The School of Education provides undergraduate degree programs in Early Childhood, Elementary, and Special Education; Secondary Education: English, Math, Science, and Social Studies; and a Master’s degree program in Educational Technology.

Responsibilities of the Dean include, but are not limited to: faculty recruitment, development, evaluation and promotion; management of financial, personnel and physical resources; supervision of relevant accreditation processes; cultivation and stewardship of alumni and community relations; collaboration with partners within and outside the university; securing and facilitating external funding.

Minimum Qualifications:   Earned doctoral degree in a discipline appropriate within the School of Education; accomplishments in teaching, research and service that warrant a tenured position; minimum three years experience at level of department chair or higher; record of successful experience with NCATE/CAEP; record of successful outreach into the community including schools, foundations, and/or business organizations; knowledge of and experience in teacher education and minimum of three years P-12 school experience; excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:  Successful experience with grants, fund raising and advancement; knowledge of the importance of technology in professional education programs, including online learning; understanding of and commitment to issues related to diversity; record of significant administrative experience in higher education, including management of budgets and supervision of personnel; successful experience in collaborating with liberal arts and sciences; creative skills as a leader to promote programmatic and faculty growth and partnerships with Professional Development Schools (PDS).

The University of South Carolina Aiken has consistently ranked among the top three public baccalaureate colleges in the South by U.S. News & World Report’s annual “America’s Best Colleges” guide.  USCA is also a recipient of The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Best Place To Work” designation, with top honors for collaborative governance and confidence in senior leadership.  Founded in 1961 with generous and enthusiastic support from the local community, USC Aiken has grown to serve more than 3,200 students on its beautiful 453-acre campus.  USC Aiken is a comprehensive liberal arts institution with talented faculty committed to active learning through excellence in teaching, undergraduate research, scholarship, and civic engagement.  A 15:1 student-faculty ratio allows for highly engaged pedagogies with USC Aiken selected as the college of choice by students from 29 states and 20 countries.  According to the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), USC Aiken seniors rank the campus as contributing to their knowledge, skills and personal development at rates significantly higher than other institutions that participate in the survey.  Visit: www.usca.edu.

Apply online at:  https://uscjobs.sc.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=75091. In addition to the online application, please upload 1) a cover letter that details how the applicant meets the minimum and preferred qualifications, and 2) a current curriculum vitae. Have three letters of reference mailed to: Dr. Thomas J. C. Smyth, Chair, Search Committee for Dean of Education; School of Education; University of South Carolina Aiken; 471 University Parkway; Aiken, SC 29801. Review of files begins November 1 and will continue until position is filled.  Additional materials may be sought at a later date from candidates selected for telephone interviews.  Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. USCA is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. 

 

 Dean, School of Nursing

The University of South Carolina Aiken invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean, School of Nursing (starting date: July 1, 2015).

The School of Nursing enrolls approximately 250 students and offers the Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (BSN).  The BSN program is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and is approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing.

Qualifications for the position:

  • Master’s degree in nursing required and earned doctorate in nursing or related field required. PhD in Nursing preferred.
  • Unencumbered SC and GA nursing licenses must be obtained by date of hire.
  • Experience in administration and accreditation in a traditional baccalaureate nursing degree granting institution. Master’s education experience a plus.
  • Established record of academic and professional achievement meriting tenure at the appropriate rank.
  • Demonstrated commitment to creating a climate of research excellence, mentoring, and scholarly achievements.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with varied internal and external constituencies.
  • Recent teaching and clinical experience preferred.

The University of South Carolina Aiken has consistently ranked among the top three public baccalaureate colleges in the South by U.S. News & World Report’s annual “America’s Best Colleges” guide.  USCA is also a recipient of The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Best Place To Work” designation, with top honors for collaborative governance and confidence in senior leadership.  Founded in 1961 with generous and enthusiastic support from the local community, USC Aiken has grown to serve more than 3,200 students on its beautiful 453-acre campus.  USC Aiken is a comprehensive liberal arts institution with talented faculty committed to active learning through excellence in teaching, undergraduate research, scholarship, and civic engagement.  A 15:1 student-faculty ratio allows for highly engaged pedagogies with USC Aiken selected as the college of choice by students from 29 states and 20 countries.  According to the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), USC Aiken seniors rank the campus as contributing to their knowledge, skills and personal development at rates significantly higher than other institutions that participate in the survey.  Visit: www.usca.edu.

Apply online at: https://uscjobs.sc.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=75090.  Applicants must provide a letter of interest and curriculum vitae detailing administrative experience along with the online application.  Review of applications will begin immediately.  Deadline for receipt of completed applications: February 28, 2015.  Unofficial transcripts and three professional references with addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses should be sent to Julia Ball, R.N., Ph.D., Chair, School of Nursing Search Committee, Box 25, University of South Carolina Aiken, 471 University Pkwy, Aiken, SC 29801.  Address questions to Dr. Ball at 803-641-3263; or JuliaB@usca.edu. Web site:  www.usca.edu. Minorities are encouraged to apply.  USCA is an AA/EOE.

Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences

The Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs invites applications for the position of Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences for a term beginning July 1, 2015. The Dean provides leadership and guidance in all aspects of the College, including teaching, research/creative activities, intellectual development, program development, advancement, administrative management, and representation of the College both within and outside the University. The College of Humanities and Social Sciences consists of the following departments: English; Sociology; Communications; Visual and Performing Arts; Languages, Literatures, and Cultures; History, Political Science, and Philosophy.

Responsibilities of the Dean include, but are not limited to: Faculty recruitment, development, evaluation and promotion; Management of financial, personnel and physical resources; Supervision of relevant accreditation processes; Cultivation and stewardship of alumni and community relations; Collaboration with partners within and outside the university; Securing and facilitating external funding.

Required qualifications include:

  • A terminal degree and a record of distinguished academic achievement appropriate for appointment at the rank of full professor in a department of the College
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • A commitment to excellence in teaching/learning, scholarship/creative activities, and service to the university and surrounding community
  • A record of successful administration in higher education
  • Demonstrated record in the acquisition of external resources
  • A thorough understanding of the disciplines and curricula within the humanities and social sciences
  • Commitment to maintaining and extending student and faculty diversity
  • Ability to foster a collegial and collaborative academic environment

The University of South Carolina Aiken has consistently ranked among the top three public baccalaureate colleges in the South by U.S. News & World Report's annual "America's Best Colleges" guide. USCA is also a recipient of The Chronicle of Higher Education's "Best Place To Work" designation, with top honors for collaborative governance and confidence in senior leadership. Founded in 1961 with generous and enthusiastic support from the local community, USC Aiken has grown to serve more than 3,200 students on its beautiful 453-acre campus. USC Aiken is a comprehensive liberal arts institution with talented faculty committed to active learning through excellence in teaching, undergraduate research, scholarship, and civic engagement. A 15:1 student-faculty ratio allows for highly engaged pedagogies with USC Aiken selected as the college of choice by students from 29 states and 20 countries. According to the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), USC Aiken seniors rank the campus as contributing to their knowledge, skills and personal development at rates significantly higher than other institutions that participate in the survey.

Review of applications will begin November 17, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.  Apply online at https://uscjobs.sc.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=75092. For consideration, three letters of recommendation and transcripts must also be mailed or emailed to Prof. Jack Benjamin (Jackb@usca.edu), Chair, Department of Visual and Performing Arts, USC Aiken, 471 University Parkway, Aiken, SC, 29801. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. USCA is an AA/EOE.

Assistant Professor of Management

The University of South Carolina Aiken (USCA) invites qualified candidates to apply for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor of Management position (starting date: August 15, 2015).  Candidates must be willing and able to teach upper level and MBA courses in information systems and operations management in both traditional and online settings. They should also demonstrate evidence of ability to publish peer-reviewed journal articles in their teaching field.  Previous university teaching experience is preferred and candidates must be willing to perform service work.  Candidate must possess a doctorate in management from an AACSB accredited institution; ABD candidates meeting the same qualifications will also be considered. 

The University of South Carolina Aiken has consistently ranked among the top three public baccalaureate colleges in the South by U.S. News & World Report’s annual “America’s Best Colleges” guide.  USCA is also a recipient of The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Best Place To Work” designation, with top honors for collaborative governance and confidence in senior leadership.  Founded in 1961 with generous and enthusiastic support from the local community, USC Aiken has grown to serve more than 3,200 students on its beautiful 453-acre campus.  USC Aiken is a comprehensive liberal arts institution with talented faculty committed to active learning through excellence in teaching, undergraduate research, scholarship, and civic engagement.  A 15:1 student-faculty ratio allows for highly engaged pedagogies with USC Aiken selected as the college of choice by students from 29 states and 20 countries.  According to the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), USC Aiken seniors rank the campus as contributing to their knowledge, skills and personal development at rates significantly higher than other institutions that participate in the survey.  Visit: www.usca.edu.

The School of Business Administration at USCA is AACSB accredited, employs 16 full-time faculty members, and maintains five endowed faculty positions.  The School enrolls over 500 students and offers undergraduate business concentrations in accounting, finance, management, and marketing on the USCA campus.  The management concentration is also offered offsite at the USC Sumter two-year campus and through Palmetto College, the new USC System initiative for online upper level degree completion programs. In addition, the School will launch a new MBA for STEM and Liberal Arts in Fall 2015, which will be offered on a part-time basis in the evenings, and only admit students who do not possess an undergraduate business degree.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Submit employment application, cover letter, an unofficial copy of all graduate transcripts, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information of three professional references online at https://uscjobs.sc.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=75187.  In addition, three current letters of recommendation, official copies of graduate and undergraduate transcripts, and evidence of teaching effectiveness will be required prior to any campus visit. School representatives anticipate conducting interviews at the Decision Sciences Institute meetings in Tampa in November. Please contact the search committee chair, Dr. Paul Newsom at pauln@usca.edu or by phone at 803-641-3229 with any questions.

USCA is strongly committed to increasing diversity, and is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer.  Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

 

Assistant Professor of Psychology (Social Psychology)

The Department of Psychology at the University of South Carolina Aiken invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Psychology (area of specialization in social psychology), position to begin August 16, 2015. Requires Ph.D. in psychology by the time of appointment. Candidates should be committed to promoting a liberal arts education through undergraduate and graduate instruction, and to developing a program of research to support master’s level theses. USC Aiken is a senior institution of the University of South Carolina with modern laboratory, teaching, and computer facilities and is a member of COPLAC. The Psychology Department is MPCAC accredited and offers a Master of Science degree in clinical/counseling psychology.

The University of South Carolina Aiken has consistently ranked among the top three public baccalaureate colleges in the South by U.S. News & World Report’s annual “America’s Best Colleges” guide.  USCA is also a recipient of The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Best Place To Work” designation, with top honors for collaborative governance and confidence in senior leadership.  Founded in 1961 with generous and enthusiastic support from the local community, USC Aiken has grown to serve more than 3,200 students on its beautiful 453-acre campus.  USC Aiken is a comprehensive liberal arts institution with talented faculty committed to active learning through excellence in teaching, undergraduate research, scholarship, and civic engagement.  A 15:1 student-faculty ratio allows for highly engaged pedagogies with USC Aiken selected as the college of choice by students from 29 states and 20 countries.  According to the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), USC Aiken seniors rank the campus as contributing to their knowledge, skills and personal development at rates significantly higher than other institutions that participate in the survey. To learn more about the department and university, visit: http://www.usca.edu/psychology.

Review of applications will begin October 24th and will continue until the position is filled.  Apply online at https://uscjobs.sc.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=74917.  For consideration, three letters of recommendation and transcripts must also be mailed or emailed to Dr. Jane Stafford (jstafford@usca.edu), Psychology Department, USC Aiken, 471 University Parkway, Aiken, SC, 29801. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. USCA is an AA/EOE.

 

Assistant Professor of English

The University of South Carolina Aiken, a senior institution in the University of South Carolina system, seeks candidates for Assistant Professor of English, beginning August 2015.  Required: earned Ph.D. in English with primary expertise, teaching experience, and scholarly record in American Literature: Colonial beginnings to 1860. Experience teaching composition preferred.  Teaching responsibilities will include a 4-course load per semester, combining first-year composition and undergraduate courses in area of specialization. The Department of English offers the B.A. in English; there are currently fourteen full-time faculty members. 

The University of South Carolina Aiken has consistently ranked among the top three public baccalaureate colleges in the South by U.S. News & World Report’s annual “America’s Best Colleges” guide.  USCA is also a recipient of The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Best Place To Work” designation, with top honors for collaborative governance and confidence in senior leadership.  Founded in 1961 with generous and enthusiastic support from the local community, USC Aiken has grown to serve more than 3,200 students on its beautiful 453-acre campus.  USC Aiken is a comprehensive liberal arts institution with talented faculty committed to active learning through excellence in teaching, undergraduate research, scholarship, and civic engagement.  A 15:1 student-faculty ratio allows for highly engaged pedagogies with USC Aiken selected as the college of choice by students from 29 states and 20 countries.  According to the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), USC Aiken seniors rank the campus as contributing to their knowledge, skills and personal development at rates significantly higher than other institutions that participate in the survey.  Visit: www.usca.edu

Apply on line at https://uscjobs.sc.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=74918. Submit the application, curriculum vita, and cover letter via the USCA online portal; send copies of transcripts, documentation of effective college-level teaching (one or more of the following:  syllabi, statement of teaching philosophy, student evaluations, etc.), and three letters of recommendation to Dr. Katie Kalpin Smith, Chair, Search Committee, Department of English, USCA, 471 University Parkway, Aiken, SC 29801.  Deadline for receipt of completed applications is November 15, 2014.  Inquiries: katiek@usca.edu.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  USCA is an AA/EOE.

 

Assistant Professor of Biology (Vertebrate Biologist)

The Department of Biology and Geology at the University of South Carolina Aiken (web.usca.edu/biology) seeks applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Biology. Ph.D. required; post-doctoral experience preferred.  We are particularly interested in candidates whose research utilizes a molecular approach, integrated with a strong field component, to study vertebrate biology.  Start date: August 2015. Primary teaching responsibilities include undergraduate courses in introductory biology, vertebrate biology, and a specialty area (herpetology, mammalogy, or ornithology).  The successful candidate will join a diverse group of scientists with expertise that includes cellular/molecular biology, developmental vertebrate biology, ecology, and environmental toxicology.  In addition to teaching, the successful candidate will develop an active research program that includes mentoring of undergraduate research projects. The Department has a history of funded research and places a high value on undergraduate research.

Required qualifications:

  1. PhD in vertebrate biology, or similar, to include expertise in herpetology, mammalogy, or ornithology.
  2. Commitment to excellence in  teaching
  3. Evidence of excellence in research and a publication record commensurate with career level
  4. The ability to develop a laboratory-based research program that involves mentoring undergraduate research

Preferred qualifications:

  1. Teaching experience at the undergraduate level
  2. Postdoctoral experience
  3. Record of continuous scholarly activity, including referred publications
  4. Demonstration of a strong interest in teaching and research at a small comprehensive liberal arts institution

University information

For the past 17 years, the University of South Carolina Aiken has consistently ranked among the top three public baccalaureate colleges in the South by U.S. News & World Report’s annual “America’s Best Colleges” guide. USCA is also a recipient of The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Best Place To Work” designation, with top honors for collaborative governance and confidence in senior leadership. Founded in 1961 with generous and enthusiastic support from the local community, USC Aiken has grown to serve more than 3,200 students on its beautiful 453-acre campus. USC Aiken is a comprehensive liberal arts institution with talented faculty committed to active learning through excellence in teaching, undergraduate research, scholarship, and civic engagement. A 15:1 student-faculty ratio allows for highly engaged pedagogies with USC Aiken selected as the college of choice by students from 29 states and 20 countries. According to the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), USC Aiken seniors rank the campus as contributing to their knowledge, skills and personal development at rates significantly higher than other institutions that participate in the survey.

Department information

The Department of Biology and Geology is comprised of twelve biologists and three geologists having a wide range of expertise.  We offer BA and BS degrees in biology as well as a concentration in Environmental Remediation and Restoration with a current enrollment of approximately 250 undergraduates.  Our curriculum is research oriented and allows students to tailor their degree towards their biological/geological interests.  Moreover, prior to graduation each student must spend at least one semester as an active participant in the research process. 

Additional requirements

Hiring will be conditional upon successful completion of a pre-employment background check.

Application procedure

Apply online at https://uscjobs.sc.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=74907 and include

  1. A cover letter explaining how your training and experience qualifies you to fulfill the required and preferred requirements for this position
  2. A current curriculum vitae
  3. A statement of teaching philosophy, including courses taught
  4. Research statement, including how you would incorporate undergraduates

Submit undergraduate and graduate transcripts along with three letters of reference to Dr. Nathan Hancock, Department of Biology and Geology, USC Aiken, 471 University Parkway, Aiken SC 29801.  Review of applications will begin on October 30, 2014 and continue until position is filled. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  USCA is an AA/EOE.

 

Assistant Professor of Biochemistry

Full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position begins August 2015. Ph.D. in chemistry or biochemistry with promise of teaching excellence required; post-doctoral experience preferred. Primary teaching responsibilities:  senior-level advanced biochemistry lecture and lab and general chemistry for majors. Active, productive research program involving undergraduates required in an ACS certified department with excellent instrumentation, facilities, and research infrastructure (http://www.usca.edu/chemistry). The department has a history of funded research and places a high value on undergraduate research. Start-up funds provided. Departmental, campus, and professional service required.

The University of South Carolina Aiken has consistently ranked among the top three public baccalaureate colleges in the South by U.S. News & World Report’s annual “America’s Best Colleges” guide.  USCA is also a recipient of The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Best Place To Work” designation, with top honors for collaborative governance and confidence in senior leadership.  Founded in 1961 with generous and enthusiastic support from the local community, USC Aiken has grown to serve more than 3,200 students on its beautiful 453-acre campus.  USC Aiken is a comprehensive liberal arts institution with talented faculty committed to active learning through excellence in teaching, undergraduate research, scholarship, and civic engagement.  A 15:1 student-faculty ratio allows for highly engaged pedagogies with USC Aiken selected as the college of choice by students from 29 states and 20 countries.  According to the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), USC Aiken seniors rank the campus as contributing to their knowledge, skills and personal development at rates significantly higher than other institutions that participate in the survey.  Visit:  www.usca.edu.

Apply online at https://uscjobs.sc.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=74983 and include a curriculum vita, cover letter, teaching philosophy, research plans, and unofficial graduate and undergraduate transcripts. Arrange to have 3 letters of recommendation sent directly to: Search Committee, Department of Chemistry and Physics, University of South Carolina Aiken, 471 University Parkway, Aiken, SC, 29801. Review of completed applications begins Nov. 7, 2014 and continues until the position is filled. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. USCA is an AA/EOE.

 

Assistant Professor of Communication

The University of South Carolina Aiken, a senior campus in the USC system, invites applicants for a tenure-track assistant professor of Communication, to start August 16, 2015. We seek an individual who demonstrates excellence in teaching upper level courses in areas such as media writing, media and culture, law and ethics, strategic communication, and visual communication. The successful candidate will use social media and applied technologies to enhance learning in these areas. Candidates should be committed to the personal and professional growth of our students, including their communication competence, writing skills, and critical thinking/problem solving abilities. The successful candidate will be expected to provide conscientious academic advisement, work well with colleagues and community members, engage in scholarly activity, and provide service to the university, community and/or profession. Ph.D. required at time of appointment. Preference given to candidates with communication or journalism degrees.

The Department of Communications offers the B.A. degree along with minors in communications and leadership communication. We serve approximately 135 majors. Our curriculum includes nine core classes and a required capstone internship experience, and is designed to challenge students to understand, integrate and apply theories and principles from both speech and mass communication areas. We emphasize critical thinking and problem solving skills.

The University of South Carolina Aiken has consistently ranked among the top three public baccalaureate colleges in the South by U.S. News & World Report’s annual “America’s Best Colleges” guide and is ranked #1 in the South for veterans.  USCA is also a recipient of The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Best Place To Work” designation, with top honors for collaborative governance and confidence in senior leadership.  Founded in 1961 with generous and enthusiastic support from the local community, USC Aiken has grown to serve more than 3,200 students on its beautiful 453-acre campus.  USC Aiken, a member of COPLAC, is a comprehensive liberal arts institution with talented faculty committed to active learning through excellence in teaching, undergraduate research, scholarship, and civic engagement.  A 15:1 student-faculty ratio allows for highly engaged pedagogies with USC Aiken selected as the college of choice by students from 29 states and 20 countries.  According to the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), USC Aiken seniors rank the campus as contributing to their knowledge, skills and personal development at rates significantly higher than other institutions that participate in the survey.  Visit: www.usca.edu. Our campus is an integral part of a supportive community with a vibrant downtown, a firm commitment to the arts and an active equine community. Visit www.aiken.net for more information about Aiken.

Apply on-line at https://uscjobs.sc.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=74985 and submit via the USCA portal a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, and evidence of effective teaching (statement of teaching philosophy, peer observation, student evaluations, syllabi, etc.)

Send copies of transcripts and three letters of reference to Dr. Charmaine Wilson, Department Chair, Department of Communication, USCA, 471 University Parkway, Aiken, SC 29801. Additional documentation will be solicited as needed. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2014, and continue until the position is filled.

USCA is an AA/EOE committed to a campus environment that values diversity, equity and inclusiveness. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Assistant Professor of Education (Early Literacy Education)

Full-time Assistant Professor of Literacy Education. Requirements include a Ph.D. in Literacy Education or related field; a minimum of three years PK-6 teaching experience; demonstrated effective teaching; and collaborative and applied research in school settings. Grant writing skills and demonstrated or emerging record of professional publication preferred. Responsibilities include teaching early childhood and elementary literacy and assessment courses; field-based supervision; academic advisement; ongoing university and community service; pursuit of grant opportunities; and sustained scholarly activities. Must be willing to travel to satellite campuses to teach. Experience working in a PDS setting preferred. Position starts January 1, 2015. Salary commensurate with experience.

The University of South Carolina Aiken has consistently ranked among the top three public baccalaureate colleges in the South by U.S. News & World Report’s annual “America’s Best Colleges” guide.  USCA is also a recipient of The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Best Place To Work” designation, with top honors for collaborative governance and confidence in senior leadership.  Founded in 1961 with generous and enthusiastic support from the local community, USC Aiken has grown to serve more than 3,200 students on its beautiful 453-acre campus.  USC Aiken is a comprehensive liberal arts institution with talented faculty committed to active learning through excellence in teaching, undergraduate research, scholarship, and civic engagement.  A 15:1 student-faculty ratio allows for highly engaged pedagogies with USC Aiken selected as the college of choice by students from 29 states and 20 countries.  According to the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), USC Aiken seniors rank the campus as contributing to their knowledge, skills and personal development at rates significantly higher than other institutions that participate in the survey.  Visit: www.usca.edu.

Apply on- line at https://uscjobs.sc.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=75009 and send hard copies of transcripts, three letters of reference, and supporting documents to Dr. Windy Schweder, School of Education, USCA, 471 University Parkway, Aiken, SC 29801.

Review of applications will begin November 1 and will continue until the position is filled. USCA is a senior institution in the University of South Carolina System. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. USCA is an AA/EOE.

Assistant Professor/Instructor of Education (Early Childhood)

Tenure-track Assistant Professor/Instructor beginning August 16, 2015.  Qualifications:  Doctorate in early childhood required for tenure track; Master's Degree in Education for Instructor; minimum of three years of public school teaching experience in grades PK-3.  Responsibilities: teaching early childhood courses; teaching and supervising teaching interns; engaging in scholarly research; and providing service to the University, public schools, and profession. Experience with professional development schools preferred. 

The University of South Carolina Aiken has consistently ranked among the top three public baccalaureate colleges in the South by U.S. News & World Report’s annual “America’s Best Colleges” guide.  USCA is also a recipient of The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Best Place To Work” designation, with top honors for collaborative governance and confidence in senior leadership.  Founded in 1961 with generous and enthusiastic support from the local community, USC Aiken has grown to serve more than 3,200 students on its beautiful 453-acre campus.  USC Aiken is a comprehensive liberal arts institution with talented faculty committed to active learning through excellence in teaching, undergraduate research, scholarship, and civic engagement.  A 15:1 student-faculty ratio allows for highly engaged pedagogies with USC Aiken selected as the college of choice by students from 29 states and 20 countries.  According to the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), USC Aiken seniors rank the campus as contributing to their knowledge, skills and personal development at rates significantly higher than other institutions that participate in the survey.  Visit: www.usca.edu.

Apply on-line at:  https://uscjobs.sc.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=75052.  Send hard copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts and three current letters of recommendation to Dr. Sally McClellan, School of Education, University of South Carolina Aiken, 471 University Pkwy, Aiken, SC  29801. Review of files begins November 1 and will continue until position is filled.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. USCA is an AA/EOE.

Assistant Professor/Instructor of Education (Educational Psychology/Special Education)

The School of Education at USC Aiken is seeking dynamic, innovative, and collaboration-oriented applicants for a position as Assistant Professor (tenure-track) or Instructor (non-tenure track) with expertise in educational psychology; special education and/or ESOL experience preferred. Prior successful college teaching experience is desirable. Position starts August 16, 2015.

Requirements include:  a doctorate in Education (for tenure-track) or master’s degree in Education (for non-tenure track), demonstrated effective teaching, along with collaborative and applied research in school settings.  Faculty members are expected to engage in the full range of teaching, research, and service activities. 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Teaching
  • Student Advisement
  • Field-based Supervision
  • Travel to off-campus Professional Development School sites

Required Qualifications

Applicants should hold an earned doctorate (for tenure-track) or a master’s (for non-tenure track) in a field related to Education. We seek candidates who have demonstrated leadership in the field, or have the potential to do so. Successful candidates will have a demonstrated commitment to diversity and cross-disciplinary collaboration.·        

Preferred Qualifications

Applicants should have expertise related to P-12 teacher education, as well as innovative research. Preference will be given to applicants with P-12 teaching experience. We also welcome applicants who would bring expertise in diversity and equity related to education.

  • Experience in Special Education (or “Experience working with students who have exceptional learning needs in P-12 and/or related settings”)
  • P-12 teaching experience
  • Demonstrated or emerging record of professional publication
  • Use of instructional technology
  • Knowledge and experience with on-line instruction
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills

The University of South Carolina Aiken has consistently ranked among the top three public baccalaureate colleges in the South by U.S. News & World Report’s annual “America’s Best Colleges” guide.  USCA is also a recipient of The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Best Place To Work” designation, with top honors for collaborative governance and confidence in senior leadership.  Founded in 1961 with generous and enthusiastic support from the local community, USC Aiken has grown to serve more than 3,200 students on its beautiful 453-acre campus.  USC Aiken is a comprehensive liberal arts institution with talented faculty committed to active learning through excellence in teaching, undergraduate research, scholarship, and civic engagement.  A 15:1 student-faculty ratio allows for highly engaged pedagogies with USC Aiken selected as the college of choice by students from 29 states and 20 countries.  According to the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), USC Aiken seniors rank the campus as contributing to their knowledge, skills and personal development at rates significantly higher than other institutions that participate in the survey.  Visit: www.usca.edu.

Apply on-line at:  https://uscjobs.sc.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=75088.  Send hard copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts and three current letters of recommendation to Dr. Bridget Coleman, School of Education, University of South Carolina Aiken, 471 University Pkwy, Aiken, SC  29801. Review of files begins November 1 and will continue until position is filled.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. USCA is an AA/EOE.

USC Aiken seeks to attract and retain a diverse faculty consistent with its diverse student body and the diversity in the surrounding community.  

All permanent positions have to be applied for on-line. 

No paper applications will be accepted.