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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, VMWare, scripting, and desktop imaging required. Preferred qualifications: MCPD, MCSE, VMWare Certification, and experience in an academic environment.  Experience with SAN technologies, iSCSI, Exchange, TCP/IP, and backup/recovery solutions or equivalencies are also preferred. This position is on call 7x24x365 on a rotational basis. Background check required.  Apply on-line at:  https://uscjobs.sc.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=74018Applications will be accepted until position is filled.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  USCA is an AA/EOE.

Student Services Program Coordinator II, $31,805 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 FWS/Grants Program Coordinator. Candidate must have a Master's degree in Student Personnel Services or related field or a Bachelor's degree and two years’ experience of related financial aid experience. Knowledge of Federal Title IV program regulations. Preference will be given to those with experience with the Federal Pell Grant, FSEOG, and Federal Work Study programs. The ability to establish and maintain working relationships with students, parents, faculty, staff, and co-workers is essential. Must be able to work under pressure and deadlines. Must possess excellent administrative, interpersonal, organizational, and communication abilities.  Familiarity with enterprise-type systems such as Banner, and literacy with MS office and PC applications is preferred. Duties to include:  administering the Federal College Work-Study Program and providing technical and accounting support for the Federal and State Grant Programs; supervising the completion of Vocational Rehabilitation and Commission for the Blind documents and coordinate appropriate communication with other state agencies and regional USC campuses; counseling students and parents concerning all financial aid programs, debt management and budgeting; and processing and completing student aid applicant files, related to verification and data entry.  Apply on-line at:  https://uscjobs.sc.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=74443Applications accepted until position is filled.  Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.  USCA is an AA/EOE.

Student Services Program Coordinator II, Band 5, $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.

 

Assessment Coordinator (Program Assistant), Minimum Salary $26,139/year, Institutional Effectiveness

Reporting to the Director of Institutional Effectiveness, the Coordinator assists with the administration of student evaluations of teaching, conducts surveys for program and institutional assessment; coordinates and administers standardized testing and national surveys, and assists in the organization and administration of assessment activities for USCA's academic and administrative units. The coordinator also manages and coordinates the daily functions of the Office of Institutional Effectiveness, including budgets and hiring of student employees, when required.  Requires a bachelor's degree or a high school diploma and 4 years related program experience. Candidates must have knowledge of the assessment field, including specific and appropriate methods for value-added and program assessment; the ability to generate online surveys using web-based survey tools; and an aptitude for and interest in working with various software programs. Other essential skills include: expertise with MS Office Suite, including some experience with MS Excel; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships across campus; ability to communicate effectively; extreme attention to detail; good time management skills, ability to maintain confidentiality; and ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.  Apply on-line at: https://uscjobs.sc.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=74800Application Deadline:  October 5, 2014.   USCA is an AA/EOE. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. 

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=74386Application deadline:  October 1, 2014.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  USCA is an AA/EOE.

Accountant/Fiscal Analyst I, $27,445/Yr Minimum Salary, Ruth Patrick Science Education Center

Will provide accounting services and administrative support for the Ruth Patrick Science Education Center.  Requires a high school diploma and 4 years clerical accounting or bookkeeping experience, or associate's degree and 2 years clerical accounting or bookkeeping.  Manages, monitors and maintains up-to-date and accurate records for all RPSEC accounts. Uses Quicken to track budgets and compare to university systems. Prepares and processes all necessary transactions as well as prepare financial analysis for all accounts including budget, grant, revenue and partnership accounts. Supports preparation of purchase requests and invoices for RPSEC and purchases materials using state purchasing card. Supports departmental purchasing cards and purchase orders. Performs administrative tasks including scheduling meetings, phone coverage, mail and correspondence, and advanced office tasks.  Manages personnel paperwork and record keeping.

Must have the ability to deal effectively with constituents in handling inquiries and communicating information; work independently, demonstrate initiative, establish effective working relationships in a team environment; experience working with computers and software preferably in a Macintosh environment including spreadsheets, word processing, communication and database applications; strong written and oral communication skills; friendly and welcoming personality.  Valid Driver’s License preferred.   Apply on-line at: https://uscjobs.sc.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=74916Application deadline:  October 2, 2014.  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 

 

Assistant Professor of American Government

The Department of History, Political Science, and Philosophy at the University of South Carolina Aiken invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in American government beginning August 2015.  Ph.D. in political science must be in hand by time of appointment.  Required:  ability to teach or develop courses in introductory level American Government, Scope and Methods of Political Science, and upper level American politics courses. Must be willing to develop a state and local politics course with an emphasis on South Carolina politics. There may also be an opportunity for involvement with a small public opinion research lab on campus. Candidates should not duplicate existing departmental positions (political theory, public administration, international relations, and comparative politics); must demonstrate excellence in teaching and scholarly potential.  Prior university teaching experience strongly preferred. Responsibilities include a 4/4 teaching load (minimum of 2 preps per semester); research and productive scholarship and; after the first year, student advisement as well as service to the department, university, profession, and broader community.

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. 

Must apply online at:  https://uscjobs.sc.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=73980 and upload letter of interest, and current curriculum vitae.  Have three letters of reference mailed to:  Dr. Thomas J. Wood, American Government Search Committee Chair; College of Humanities and Social Sciences; University of South Carolina Aiken; 471 University Parkway; Aiken, SC 29801.  Additional materials may be sought at a later date from candidates selected for telephone interviews.  Deadline for receipt of completed applications is September 30, 2014.  Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. USCA is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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.

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.