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Housing Community Coordinator (Student Services Program Coordinator II), Minimum Salary $31,805 per year, University Housing

The University of South Carolina Aiken seeks a Housing Community Coordinator who will be responsible for developing and maintaining a comprehensive residence life program and serve as a live-in, after-hours manager of a residence area consisting of 360 upperclassmen in Garden Apartment style apartments.  USC Aiken currently houses 968 students.

A Master’s degree in Student Personnel, Counseling, or related field OR a bachelor’s degree and a minimum of two years professional experience in residence life is required.  Experience with residence life programming, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, ability to work with diverse constituencies, knowledge of principles of student development, and a strong student-centered philosophy is required.

Apply on-line at:  https://uscjobs.sc.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=78601Applications review will start April 15th and continue until filled, with a starting date of July 1st 2016. Minimum salary: $31,805 plus 2-bedroom apartment.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  USCA is an AA/EOE.

USCA, with a student population of 3200, is located in Aiken, SC, and is 20 miles from Augusta, GA and an hour from Columbia, the state capital.  The Aiken area is known for its temperate climate, recreational opportunities, thoroughbred training industry, cultural events, and historic homes.

Student Services Program Coordinator I (Palmetto College Advisor). Minimum Salary: $26,139 per year,  School of Business Administration

The Academic Advisor provides necessary support services to students seeking to complete their undergraduate business or education degree online through the USC Aiken/Palmetto College program. These services include academic advising, registration assistance, advice regarding institutional policies and procedures, and other appropriate student support services.  This position will maintain student records including success and retention rates, participate in virtual orientations, and complete special projects as assigned by the USC Aiken Palmetto College Coordinator or Dean of the School of Business.  The Academic Advisor will communicate with students and conduct advisements remotely (email, phone, Skype, FaceTime, Adobe Connect, etc.) and have advisement appointments convenient for this population of student.  Bachelor’s degree required.  Must be able to use the technology necessary to communicate with off-site students.  Apply online at https://uscjobs.sc.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=79154Application Deadline:  July 17, 2016.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  USCA is an AA/EOE.

Laboratory Specialist III, Minimum Salary $31,805/yr - Chemistry and Physics.  

A Bachelor’s degree in chemistry with at least 18 credit hours of graduate coursework in chemistry and two years of related experience required.  For more information and to apply online, go to:  https://uscjobs.sc.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=79082Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  USCA is an AA/EOE.

Trade Specialist III, Min. Salary $23,632 per year, University Housing  

Under the direct supervision of Maintenance Supervisor, performs duties required to maintain student housing grounds and facilities.  Tasks include, but not limited to, landscaping, irrigation system repairs and upkeep, swimming pool upkeep, preventative maintenance, trash pick-up and cleaning.  Requires high school diploma and two years related work experience, or equivalency.  Apply on-line at:  https://uscjobs.sc.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=78736.   Applications accepted until position is filled.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  USCA is an AA/EOE.

Fiscal Technician I, Minimum Salary $24,706/year,  Business Services

This position will provide leadership for the cashier and accounts receivable functions for the Business Services Office; maintain and process post award financial aid distributions; and prepare various financial reports, analysis and reconciliations. Candidates must have a Bachelor's degree or high school and 4 years clerical accounting or bookkeeping experience.  Some experience with common business software (MS Office, QuickBooks) required.  Familiarity with automated invoice processing and State of South Carolina procurement regulation preferred.  Apply on-line at:  https://uscjobs.sc.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=79141Application deadline:  June 22, 2016.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  USCA is an AA/EOE.

 Trades Specialist IV, $27,445 minimum per year, Operations

Requires high school diploma and 2 years related work experience. This position will perform preventive maintenance on all mechanical, electrical and HVAC equipment.  Will also perform corrective maintenance and light construction including carpentry, metal work, roof repairs, plumbing and basic electrical.  Will maintain swimming pool.  Routine work hours are 8am to 5pm Monday thru Friday. Position requires heavy lifting & possible overtime.  Apply on line at:  https://uscjobs.sc.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=79148Application Deadline:  July 5, 2016.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  USCA is an AA/EOE.





Part-Time Faculty - Math

Part-time instructor needed to teach lower level math courses at University of South Carolina Aiken beginning August 20, 2015. Master’s degree in mathematics or a closely related field with at least 18 graduate hours in mathematics. Teaching experience preferred. Send letter of application, resume, graduate and undergraduate transcripts, and 3 letters of reference to:

Dr. Mohammad Hailat, Dept. of Mathematical Sciences, University of South Carolina Aiken, 471 University Pkwy., Aiken SC 29801. 803-641-3446. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  USC Aiken is an AA/EOE.

Part-Time Faculty - Communications

The Department of Communications seeks applications from qualified individuals to teach public speaking and/or interpersonal communication on a part-time, temporary basis. Master’s degree, including at least 18 graduate credit hours in communication, is required. Please submit a cover letter, vitae, names and contact information for three references, and unofficial transcripts to Dr. Charmaine Wilson, Chair, Department of Communications, 471 University Parkway, Aiken, SC 29801. E-mail: charw@usca.edu. Ph.: 803-641-3546. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  USC Aiken is an AA/EOE.




Director of the Library (Associate Professor/Professor, 12-month, Tenure Track), Gregg-Graniteville Library

The Director of the Library is responsible for strategic leadership, administrative management and supervision of the Gregg-Graniteville Library at USC Aiken. The Director serves as part of the campus leadership and reports directly to the Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. Specific responsibilities include working collaboratively with the Library personnel to fulfill the campus’ educational and research mission through the provision of library resources and services; directing the Library’s long-term and strategic planning; fostering cooperative relationships with external stakeholders and agencies to enhance resources and services available to the USC Aiken community; keeping abreast of the latest developments in academic libraries and higher education; building and sustaining strategic initiatives; participating in campus leadership functions; developing and administering the Library’s budget and resources; overseeing the development and performance of library faculty and staff; participating in the provision of reference services; and sustaining a scholarly and professional record appropriate to appointment at the Associate Professor level or above.

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, and has been designated a Military-Friendly School by Victory Media. 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.

Required Qualifications:  Master’s degree (MLS/MLIS) from an ALA-Accredited LIS Program; qualifications to meet criteria for tenure and rank of Associate Professor; minimum of seven years experience in positions of increasing responsibility, including significant supervisory, leadership, and budgetary and financial management experience; demonstrated record of academic scholarship, student-centered approach to librarianship, excellence in organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills; and commitment to service and teamwork.

Preferred Qualifications:  Ph.D. or additional advanced degree; experience with both technical and public services in an academic library setting; experience with tenure processes, especially mentoring tenured and non-tenured faculty; strong record of success in developing and implementing flexible approaches or innovations amid changes in scholarly communication; experience in seeking grant or other external funding; familiarity with library assessment practices and with requirements for participation in the Federal Depository Library Program; and knowledge of current issues and trends in information literacy instruction.

Review of files will begin March 15, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. Only complete files will be reviewed.  Apply online at:  https://uscjobs.sc.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=77261.   In addition to the online application, send all academic transcripts and three letters of recommendation to:  Dr. Tim Lintner, Director of Library Search Committee Chair, Gregg-Graniteville Library, USC Aiken, 471 University Parkway, Aiken, SC 29801. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. USCA is an AA/EOE.

Assistant Professor of Accounting – School of Business Administration

The University of South Carolina Aiken (USCA) invites qualified candidates to apply for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Accounting position (starting date:  January 2017).  Candidates must commit to excellence in teaching accounting at the undergraduate and graduate levels and be willing to develop and teach online undergraduate accounting courses.  The position requires effectiveness in teaching, research, service, and student advising.  Candidates must possess a doctorate (Ph.D. or DBA) from an AACSB accredited institution.  ABD candidates will be considered. 

USC Aiken, a comprehensive university in the University of South Carolina system, offers undergraduate and master’s degrees to approximately 3,500 students in 50 programs of study.  Currently, the student body includes international students representing 23 countries.  USC Aiken is ranked the #1 public regional college in the South by U.S. News & World Report’s guide “America’s Best Colleges.”  This year (2016) marks USC Aiken’s 18th consecutive ranking among the top three colleges in this category and its 11th time in first place.  Learn more about USCA at www.usca.edu.

The School of Business is AACSB accredited, employs 15 full-time faculty members, and maintains six endowed faculty positions.  The School of Business enrolls approximately 550 students, and offers undergraduate business concentrations in accounting, finance, management, and marketing.  An MBA program for STEM and Liberal Arts attracts a strong cohort of students from among the significant number of technically/scientifically trained local professionals.  

Initial screening of applicants will begin immediately and continue until filled.  Applicants must apply online at:  https://uscjobs.sc.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=79114.  Submit online:  employment application, cover letter discussing qualifications and interest in the position, curriculum vitae, unofficial copies of all graduate transcripts, and names and contact information for three professional references.  In addition, three current letters of recommendation, official copies of graduate and undergraduate transcripts, and evidence of teaching effectiveness will be required prior to a campus visit. 

Please contact the Accounting Search Committee Chair, Dr. Patsy Lewellyn, at patsyl@usca.edu or at (803) 439-6262 with any questions.  Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.  USCA is strongly committed to increasing diversity and 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.