Employment Opportunities


CLASSIFIED POSITIONS

 

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Law Enforcement Officer I, Minimum Salary - $28,753 Per Year/Salary commensurate with experience/education,  Police Department- EXTENDED DEADLINE

Officer will provide law enforcement, security and protection for the campus. Duty hours include nights and weekends.  High school diploma required.  One year experience in public safety/law enforcement preferred.   Must be 21 years of age, be physically qualified and have no criminal record.  Must pass a background investigation, complete the SC Criminal Justice Academy and be certified by the SC Law Enforcement Training Council before assuming police duties.  Must receive certification as a Medical First Responder.  All applicants must be a current resident of SC and have a valid license to operate a motor vehicle.  This position will require that the successful candidate pass a pre-employment alcohol and drug test as well as be subject to random, post incident /accident, reasonable suspicion and rehabilitation monitoring drug and alcohol testing consistent with USC HR Policy 1.95, Drug and Alcohol Testing.  Apply on-line at:  https://uscjobs.sc.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=75625Application deadline:   March 9, 2015.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  USCA is an AA/EOE.

 

 

Enrollment Innovation Officer (Student Services Program Coordinator II), Minimum Salary, $38,166/yr, Enrollment Management

The Enrollment Innovation Officer will serve as a key member of the Enrollment Management leadership team for initiative development and implementation; serve as coordinator for graduate programs; serve as the citizenship and residency officer for the campus as well as supervisor of student immunization compliance process. Candidate must have a Master’s degree in Student Personnel Services or related field and 4 years related experience, or a bachelor's degree and 6 years related experience.  Master’s Degree in higher education or related field; knowledge of university enrollment management practices, familiarity with Ellucian Banner ERP system; technological skills in database management; and knowledge of state requirements pertaining to student residency preferred.  Apply online at:  https://uscjobs.sc.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=75741Applications accepted until position is filled.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  USCA is an AA/EOE.

Interlibrary Loan Manager (Library Manager I), Minimum Salary $31,805/year, Library

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 Interlibrary Loan Manager.  The ILL Manager reports directly to the Director of the Library.  The successful candidate must have a Master's degree in Library Science or a related field, or hold a Bachelor's degree in Library Science and two years of library experience.  Master’s degree in Library Science must be from an ALA accredited college or university.

The successful candidate should possess strong interpersonal and communication skills and will work closely with students, faculty, and staff;  keen attention to detail; knowledge and proficiency in systems used in the performance of job duties, e.g. ARIEL, ILLIAD, Innovative Interfaces Millenium, OCLC, Microsoft Office Suite, and other web-based software; ability to perform research; ability to work independently. Duties to include: managing the daily operation of interlibrary loan and PASCAL Delivers, including receipt, processing document delivery, etc.; providing general reference assistance to patrons using the Internet, electronic resources, the online catalog, and traditional print resources; training of student assistants and patrons in the use of technology necessary to perform the job and to conduct successful research; maintaining communication with USC System Libraries and other libraries with which USCA does business; generating relevant statistics for reporting purposes; maintaining a current copyright compliance file for journal articles. Apply on-line at:  https://uscjobs.sc.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=75713Applications accepted until position is filled.  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.The Chronicle Great College to Work For 2013

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.

TEMPORARY POSITIONS



Student Programs Specialist, $13-14/hour (Temporary, Part-time, 10-20 hours per week, as needed to teach programs), Ruth Patrick Science Education Center - EXTENDED DEADLINE

 

The RPSEC Student Programs Specialist will deliver quality, hands-on, inquiry-based science, mathematics, technology programs, and planetarium programs for K-12 students, teachers, and the general public at the Ruth Patrick Science Education Center.  Requires bachelor’s degree in education, science, mathematics, or related field.  At least 2 years of teaching experience preferred. Applicants must have knowledge of education theories, instructional strategies, and curriculum development. Must be able to maintain an orderly classroom environment and establish effective relationships with students, teachers, coworkers and the general public. Must be knowledgeable about, comfortable working with, and capable of taking care of terrestrial animals. Requires flexible hours including weekday mornings and occasional nights and weekends.  Apply online at: https://uscjobs.sc.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=75734Deadline to apply:  March 8, 2015.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  USCA is an AA/EOE.

 

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, SCHOOL OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

The University of South Carolina Aiken (USCA) invites applications for the position of Dean, School of Business Administration (position starting date, July 2015).  A senior institution of the University of South Carolina System, USCA is ranked by U.S. News and World Report as the number one comprehensive, public baccalaureate institution in the South, and enrolls approximately 3,400 students.  USCA was also recognized in the Chronicle of Higher Education’s annual list of Great Colleges to Work For in 2013 and 2014. USCA is located one hour from Columbia, SC and thirty minutes from Augusta, GA. Aiken is noted for its famous thoroughbred horses, numerous parks and golf courses, wonderful weather, spacious avenues, and stately homes, built during an era when the city rivaled Palm Beach as one of the most renowned winter colonies in America. 

The School of Business Administration is AACSB accredited and has 19 full-time faculty, including five endowed faculty positions.  Located in a state-of-the art facility, the School of Business Administration enrolls approximately 500 students, with undergraduate business concentrations in accounting, finance, management, and marketing on the USCA campus.  The management concentration is also offered off-site 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.

Candidates must demonstrate performance and potential in the following areas:

  • Substantial higher education administrative experience at the departmental level or above
  • Sufficient experience with AACSB to provide leadership and support for re-accreditation
  • An ability to foster faculty development in the full range of teaching, research, and service
  • The ability to understand and leverage the role of the School of Business within the context of the larger University
  • The ability to build and maintain strong relationships across the campus with Academic Leadership, Deans, and Department Chairs from other disciplines
  • The ability to build strategic relationships with the business community and to attract external funding
  • Ph.D. or DBA in a business-related field from an AACSB accredited institution with a record that justifies tenure at the rank of Professor

 

Applicants must complete an online application at https://uscjobs.sc.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=75476 and submit the following through the site:

  • Letter of Interest
  • Current  Vita
  • Other supporting documents

 

In addition, applicants must submit via mail (not electronic) the following items before being invited for a campus visit:

  • Official Transcript (required before campus visit)
  • Three current letters of recommendation

All applications will be dealt with confidentially, and references will not be contacted until advanced stages of screening.  Files will be reviewed starting January 2, 2015, and the search will continue until the position is filled.  All materials should be sent to:  

Dr. Michael Ritchie, Chair

School of Business Administration Search Committee

The University of South Carolina Aiken

471 University Parkway

Aiken, SC  29801

michaelr@usca.edu

USCA is strongly committed to increasing diversity.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

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.

Instructor of Biology

The Department of Biology and Geology at USC Aiken is seeking applicants for a full-time Instructor to teach human Anatomy and Physiology. Master’s degree in related field required; PhD and prior teaching at the university-level preferred.  Start date: August 2015. 

The University of South Carolina Aiken has consistently ranked among the top three public baccalaureate colleges in the South, and was recently ranked #1 in the 2015 Best Colleges for Veterans category, both 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.

Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2015 and continue until the positon is filled. Apply online at https://uscjobs.sc.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=75533 and include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and teaching philosophy.  Have three reference letters sent to Dr. Michelle Vieyra, Department of Biology and Geology, 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 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 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.