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Employment Opportunities

Human Resources

The search for the next Chancellor of USC Aiken has completed. Meet Dr. Daniel Heimmermann.

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

All positions have to be applied for online. Paper applications will not be accepted.


Staff Positions

Web Developer, Salary Range: $47,440 - $57,722 per year, Office of Marketing and Communication, USC Aiken

 Reporting to the Director of Marketing and Communication, this position functions as the university’s web developer. With the assistance of the director and the web coordinator, this position oversees the presentation and functioning of the websites serving all the departments within the university. Guides and assists web content owners, authors and stakeholders. Responsible for the creative development, implementation, and maintenance of visual and multimedia content for the USC Aiken Web site, intranet and digital signage Assures consistent application of accepted standards and best practices for site design, function and usability while working within university defined guidelines. Regularly assesses and evaluates site performance and usage, producing summary reports. Works under assigned deadlines to initiate, produce and manage special projects as part of the University Advancement Division. Position can be located either on campus at USC Aiken or has the possibility of being remote if the successful candidate lives in South Carolina. 

Minimum requirements:  Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology Systems, communications or related field and 3 years related experience; or equivalency. Preferred requirements: Knowledge of database and programming; experience with UX research and design.  Must have knowledge of relevant programming languages; experience with server applications; ability to troubleshoot and resolve medium to complex issues. Requires communication skills and ability to work with users with varying levels of technical expertise.  Must also have a solid knowledge of graphic design principles and hands-on experience with web page design. Working knowledge of software such as Adobe Creative Suite, Dreamweaver required. Ability to present technical information in a clear and concise manner. Knowledge of responsive design, mobile; web applications, and SEO. Familiarity with social media integration. Knowledge of database and web programming helpful. Ability to establish effective working relationships with and provide training/guidance to faculty, staff, and students.  Apply on-line at: https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/136987. Deadline to apply: January 8, 2023.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  USC Aiken is an AA/EOE.

Project Manager, Salary: $52,357 minimum (Salary commensurate with education & experience) USC Aiken Operations

Under limited supervision, manages and coordinates all tasks associated with one or more major, multi-agency, or enterprise projects of significant complexity and risk. Manages and coordinates all task associated with major and minor construction projects at USC Aiken including new construction renovation, infrastructure improvements and deferred maintenance. Reports to the Senior University Facilities Executive. Requires Master’s degree in related field and 2 years related experience, or bachelor’s degree in related field and 4 years related experience.  Apply on-line at: https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/136597Application deadline: January 16, 2023. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  USC Aiken is an AA/EOE.

Deadline Extended Production Manager II, Salary $35,360 – $50,394 per year, commensurate with experience and qualifications, USC Aiken Etherredge Center

Under the supervision of the Executive Director of the Etherredge Center, the Production Manager is responsible for the execution of technical elements (scenery, lighting and sound) for all Etherredge Center Events in the Etherredge Center’s performance venues, coordinating with the University Theatre/Etherredge Center Technical Director on the execution and supervision of Department of Visual and Performing Arts technical elements, the timely and proper maintenance of theatrical production equipment in the Etherredge Center and the overall organization and appearance of theatrical support spaces in the Etherredge Center (i.e. studios, control booths, storage areas, loading dock, etc.). The Production Manager will also oversee, under the direction of the Etherredge Center Executive Director, budgeting and purchasing for Etherredge Center spaces and events.  Minimum Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in related field and 5 years’ experience in theatrical and performing arts production or engineering; or high school diploma and 9 years’ experience in theatrical and performing arts productions or engineering.  Preferred Requirements include a Master’s degree in Theatre or related field and 3 years of related theater experience; proficiency in Vectorworks or similar software. Applicants must apply online at: https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/135597.   Application deadline: January 29, 2023.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. USC Aiken is an AA/EOE.  

Law Enforcement Officer I, Minimum Salary: $38,007 per year (Salary commensurate with education and experience; potential for sign-on bonus as well), USC Aiken University Police, USC Aiken University Police

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.  Certified through the SC Justice Academy also 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 have a valid SC driver’s 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/postings/135532Position is open until filled. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  USC Aiken is an AA/EOE.

Re-advertised Network Admin (IT Technician II), Salary $35,360 – $43,030 per year, USC Aiken Technology Services Division

Under the supervision of the Director of Technology Operations and in coordination with the Network Engineer, maintain the stable operation of the university’s data networks and telecommunication systems. This position is responsible for the configuration, deployment, and maintenance of edge network equipment (switches, access points, and cameras), physical access control equipment, and telecommunication equipment (telephones, PBX, and supporting devices). This position is also responsible for the installation and maintenance of structured cabling (CAT3/6/6a, Fiber, Twinax, Coaxial, etc.) at the university and ensuring the stability of network service delivery over the physical layer. This position is a member of a team which provides mission-critical services to the university and is on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology Systems; or equivalency. Experience with network equipment (switches, routers, firewalls, access points), structured cabling, and telecommunication equipment (PBX, VoIP phones). Must have proficiency or certification in network administration or gain within one (1) year of hire.  Preferred qualifications include: A+, Network+, Cisco CCT, CNCI, or similar certification; experience with Cisco switches (Catalyst or Nexus), access points (Aruba, Cisco, Meraki), and firewalls (Cisco ASA, CheckPoint); and/or experience with Avaya IP telephone equipment. Applicants must apply online at: https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/126015.   Application deadline: January 8, 2023.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. USC Aiken is an AA/EOE.  *This posting is a re-advertisement. Applications previously submitted are still being considered. Previous applicants do no need to reapply.

Re-advertised System Admin (Info Sys/Business Analyst I), Salary $35,360 - $43,030 per year, USC Aiken Technology Services Division

Under the supervision of the Director of Technology Operations and in coordination with the Senior System Administrator, maintain the stable operation of the university’s compute and storage infrastructure, hypervisor systems, on-premise hosted systems, cloud hosted systems, and the services and applications running on them. This position is also responsible for the maintenance and execution of disaster recovery operations, including data backup services. This position is a member of a team which provides mission-critical services to the university and is on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology Systems or related field; or equivalency. Experience with Windows Server, Linux, Active Directory, managing systems with PowerShell, cloud environments (AWS, Azure, GCP), and VMWare required. Must have proficiency or certification in system and/or cloud management or gain within one (1) year of hire. Preferred qualifications include: Degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Mathematics, Business Administration (MIS) or similar field; Linux+, Server+, Security+, MS Fundamentals Level (or higher) Administrator, or similar certification; experience with storage management (SAN, iSCSI, vSAN), disaster recovery, backup, patch management, VMWare, and system security. Applicants must apply online at: https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/126857Application deadline: January 8, 2023.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. USC Aiken is an AA/EOE. *This posting is a re-advertisement. Applications previously submitted are still being considered. Previous applicants do no need to reapply.

Assistant Athletic Trainer (2 positions available), USC Aiken Athletics 

The University of South Carolina Aiken sponsors 10 Division II sports and is a member in the National Collegiate Athletic Association and Peach Belt Conference.  The University has an enrollment of approximately 3,900 students. The Assistant Athletic Trainer works under the supervision of the Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Medicine to aid in the day-to-day operations and provide care to student-athletes at the University of South Carolina Aiken. The Assistant Athletic Trainer will be responsible for the prevention, examination, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of emergent, acute or chronic injuries and medical conditions.  This is a full-time, 10.5 month position (August 1 – June 15).  All candidates must possess a Bachelor’s degree, have a valid driver’s license with good driving record and be certified by the National Athletic Trainers Association Board of Certification (NATABOC), and be First Aid/CPR certified. Preferred qualifications: Experience working in Sports in Sports Medicine at the collegiate level; Master’s degree; CSCS. Salary is commensurate with education and experience.  Apply on-line at: https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/135026Both positions are open until filled. USC Aiken is an AA/EOE.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Re-advertised Administrative Assistant, Salary: $29,061 - $35,360 per year, USC Aiken Advancement

Under the supervision of the Vice Chancellor for University Advancement, manages the daily operations of the Office of University Advancement and Alumni Relations. Bachelor’s degree, or high school diploma and 4 years' work experience that is directly related to the area of employment; or equivalency. Microsoft Office suite experience desired and experience with database programs preferred. Blackbaud CRM experience a plus. Applicants must apply online at: https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/118909.  Position is open until filled.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. USC Aiken is an AA/EOE.  *This posting is a re-advertisement. Applications previously submitted are still being considered. Previous applicants do no need to reapply.

TEMPORARY POSITIONS

Currently, we do not have any temporary postions with open searches. 

Faculty Positions

Assistant Professor of Computer Science – Cybersecurity

The Department of Computer Science, Engineering & Mathematics at the University of South Carolina Aiken (USC Aiken) offers a B.S. program in Computer Science with concentrations in Cybersecurity and Applied Gaming. Our rapidly growing department invites applications for an Assistant Professor, tenure-track faculty in computer science to begin on August 16, 2023, with a focus on cybersecurity.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in computer science or a related field by date of appointment. However, ABD applicants may be considered. Expertise in cybersecurity is essential. Candidate must show potential for effective teaching at the undergraduate level using engaged learning strategies appropriate to the discipline and level (normal teaching load is 12 hours per semester). Successful candidates must have the qualifications and interest in teaching a wide range of Computer Science and Cybersecurity courses. Candidates are expected to keep an active research group involving undergraduate students and collaborate with the world class facilities coming to USC Aiken. Applicants must have the ability to obtain TS and DOD Security Clearance. Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

USC Aiken has the “power of proximity” and is bringing together key partnerships to create a Cybersecurity ecosystem in Aiken County that leverages the missions of Fort Gordon (only 20 miles from USC Aiken), the Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) (only 15 miles from USC Aiken), and the South Carolina National Guard.

There are significant synergistic activities that make this position a unique opportunity.

  • U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence (CCofE) has a partnership with USC Aiken
  • DOE Advanced Manufacturing Collaborative (AMC) Research building is being constructed on campus that will focus on cutting-edge technologies
  • South Carolina National Guard is building the Cybersecurity and Readiness Center at USC Aiken
  • USC Aiken is the only four-year partner institution with SANS Technology Institute (STI)
  • USC Aiken is classified by Carnegie among top “Master's Colleges and Universities”
  • USC Aiken is a teaching university that values research and collaboration

USC Aiken continues to diversify its faculty ranks to more closely resemble our student population, approximately 40% of whom are from underrepresented racial or ethnic groups.  USC Aiken is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or decisions for qualified persons on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, transgender status, genetics, or protected veteran status, or pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions.

The initial screening of applicants will begin December 30, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants must complete the USC Jobs application online at: https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/136249 and upload a) cover letter; b) current curriculum vitae; c) statement of teaching philosophy and teaching interest; d) research statement outlining your proposed research plan; e) contact information for three professional references; and  f) unofficial graduate transcripts. Finalists will be required to submit official hard copy transcripts and three signed recommendation letters. For more information, please contact Dr. Thomas Reid (search committee co-chair) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Dr. Tieling Chen (search committee co-chair) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The University of South Carolina Aiken, a public comprehensive university in the University of South Carolina system, offers undergraduate and master’s degrees to more than 3,900 students in 50 programs of study. USC Aiken, newly recognized as a master’s-granting university, has long been ranked as a top public regional college in the South by U.S. News & World Report’s guide "America’s Best Colleges" with 23 consecutive years ranking among the top three and 15 times as #1. Additionally, USC Aiken was recognized for being a Best College for Veterans and a Top Performer in Social Mobility. USC Aiken is South Carolina’s COPLAC institution providing a unique and strong liberal arts core within our degree offerings. We boast students from 35 states and 32 countries. USC Aiken has ten NCAA Division II Athletic programs. Learn more about USC Aiken at www.usca.edu.

Situated on 450 acres, USC Aiken is located thirty miles from Augusta, GA (home of the Masters Tournament and Fort Gordon, the home of the US Army Cyber Command), 60 miles from Columbia, SC, and within three hours’ drive of Charleston, SC and the Appalachian Mountains, and four hours’ drive of Coastal South Carolina. Aiken is well known for its southern charm, equestrian life and events, famous thoroughbred horses, historic homes, and the wonderful weather.

Assistant Professor of Computer Science – Data Science 

The Department of Computer Science, Engineering, & Mathematics at University of South Carolina Aiken (USC Aiken) offers Bachelor of Science in Applied Computer Science and is in the process of establishing a concentration in data science. Our rapidly growing department invites applications for an Assistant Professor, tenure-track faculty position in computer science to begin on August 16, 2023, with a focus on data science.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in computer science or a related field by August 16, 2023, with expertise and interest in data science; potential for effective teaching at the undergraduate level using engaged learning strategies appropriate to the discipline and level (normal teaching load is 12 hours per semester); and demonstrated scholarly productivity. Successful candidates must have the qualifications and interest in teaching a wide range of data science related courses. Additional experience in other areas such as AI and Cyber is a plus. Candidates are expected to keep an active research group involving undergraduate students and seek external funding. Salary commensurate with qualifications and teaching experience.

USC Aiken has the “power of proximity” and is partnering with Fort Gordon (only 20 miles from USC Aiken), the Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) (only 15 miles from USC Aiken), and other South Carolina entities. There are significant synergistic activities that make this position truly unique in South Carolina and throughout the southeast.

  • The U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence (CCOE) has a partnership with USC Aiken.
  • A $50 million Department of Energy Advanced Manufacturing Collaborative (AMC) research building will be built on campus that will focus on cybersecurity and other cutting-edge STEM technologies.

This is an exciting opportunity to help grow and shape our computer science program and our partnerships at USC Aiken. Faculty in this position will have the opportunity to collaborate with and develop faculty- student research projects with our industry and government partners.

USC Aiken continues to diversify its faculty ranks to more closely resemble our student population, approximately 40% of whom are from underrepresented racial or ethnic groups. USC Aiken is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or decisions for qualified persons on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, transgender status, genetics, or protected veteran status, or pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions.

The initial screening of applicants will begin December 19, 2022, and continue until the position is filled. Applicants must complete the USC Jobs application online at https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/135482 and upload a) cover letter; b) current curriculum vitae; c) statement of teaching philosophy and teaching interest; d) research statement outlining your proposed research plan; and e) unofficial graduate transcripts. Finalists will be required to submit official hard copy transcripts and three signed recommendation letters. For more information, please contact Dr. Thomas Reid (search committee co-chair) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Dr. Tieling Chen (search committee co-chair) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The University of South Carolina Aiken, a public comprehensive university in the University of South Carolina system, offers undergraduate and master’s degrees to more than 3,900 students in 50 programs of study. USC Aiken, newly recognized as a master’s-granting university, has long been ranked as a top public regional college in the South by U.S. News & World Report’s guide "America’s Best Colleges" with 23 consecutive years ranking among the top three and 15 times as #1. Additionally, USC Aiken was recognized for being a Best College for Veterans and a Top Performer in Social Mobility. USC Aiken is South Carolina’s COPLAC institution providing a unique and strong liberal arts core within our degree offerings. We boast students from 35 states and 32 countries. USC Aiken has ten NCAA Division II Athletic programs. Learn more about USC Aiken at www.usca.edu.

Situated on 450 acres, USC Aiken is located thirty miles from Augusta, GA (home of the Masters Tournament and Fort Gordon, the home of the US Army Cyber Command), 60 miles from Columbia, SC, and within three hours’ drive of Charleston, SC and the Appalachian Mountains, and four hours’ drive of Coastal South Carolina. Aiken is well known for its southern charm, equestrian life and events, famous thoroughbred horses, historic homes, and the wonderful weather.

Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences 

The University of South Carolina Aiken, a COPLAC institution, invites applications and nominations for the position of the Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. The Dean provides leadership and guidance in all aspects of the college, including teaching, scholarship/creative activities, intellectual development, program development, advancement, administrative management, and representation of the College both within and outside the University. The College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences supports 54 full-time faculty and consists of the following departments: Communication and Emerging Media; English; History, Political Science, and Philosophy; Languages, Literatures, and Cultures; Sociology; and Visual and Performing Arts.  

Reporting to the Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, the responsibilities of the dean include, but are not limited to: support faculty recruitment, development, evaluation, and promotion; manage financial, personnel, and physical resources; support accreditation processes; cultivate and steward alumni and community relations; collaborate with partners within and outside the university; and secure and facilitate external funding through fundraising and grant acquisition, both public and private. 

Qualifications: 

  • Dynamic and visionary leadership with enthusiasm for the position and the ability to build a strong sense of collegiality in the College and across campus. 
  • Higher education administrative experience at the departmental level or (ideally) above. 
  • Experience with departmental accreditation processes and procedures. 
  • Demonstrated experience in fundraising, grant acquisition, and student recruitment efforts. 
  • An ability to foster faculty development in teaching, scholarship/creative activities, and service. 
  • The ability to build strategic relationships with government, business, community partners, alumni, and within the university. 
  • A Ph.D. or other terminal degree in a discipline included in the college, with a record of achievement that justifies tenure at the rank of Professor. 
  • A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. 

USC Aiken has “untapped potential” in its connection to the arts, humanities, and social sciences in the community. There are significant opportunities in the area to expand USC Aiken’s presence.  Some entities or initiatives associated with the university and Aiken County: 

  • South Carolina’s Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC) designation
  • All-Steinway School
  • Aiken Symphony Orchestra
  • The Etherredge Cultural Series
  • Joye in Aiken
  • Aiken Community Theatre
  • Aiken Center for the Arts
  • Constitution Week
  • Oswald Writers Series
  • Center for African American History, Art, and Culture
  • Aiken County Historical Museum
  • Arts and Heritage Center of North Augusta
  • USCA Media Learning and Research Lab (MLRL)

This is an exciting opportunity to help continue to grow and shape our Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences program and strengthen our partnerships at USC Aiken.  Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

USC Aiken continues to diversify its faculty ranks to more closely resemble our student population, approximately 40% of whom are from underrepresented racial or ethnic groups. USC Aiken is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or decisions for qualified persons on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, transgender status, genetics, protected veteran status, or pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions.  

Review of applications will begin on January 10, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. To be considered for this position, applicants must apply online at: https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/134215 and upload the following with their online application: a letter describing the interest and qualifications for the position, a current CV, and full contact information for 5 professional references. References will not be contacted without permission. Please direct additional questions to Dr. Tim Lintner, Search Chair, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Finalists will be required to submit official hard copy transcripts and three signed recommendation letters.

The University of South Carolina Aiken, a public comprehensive university in the University of South Carolina system, offers undergraduate and master’s degrees to more than 3,900 students in 50 programs of study. USC Aiken, newly recognized as a master’s-granting university, has long been ranked as a top public regional college in the South by U.S. News & World Report’s guide "America’s Best Colleges" with 23 consecutive years ranking among the top three and 15 times as #1. Additionally, USC Aiken was recognized for being a Best College for Veterans and a Top Performer in Social Mobility. USC Aiken is South Carolina’s COPLAC institution providing a unique and strong liberal arts core within our degree offerings. We boast students from 35 states and 32 countries. USC Aiken has ten NCAA Division II Athletic programs. Learn more about the Department of Communication and Emerging Media and USC Aiken at www.usca.edu.

Situated on 450 acres, USC Aiken is located thirty minutes from Augusta, GA (home of the Masters Tournament and Fort Gordon, new home of US Army Cyber Command), one hour from Columbia, SC, and within three hours of Charleston, SC, coastal beaches, and the Appalachian Mountains. Aiken is noted for its famous thoroughbred horses, numerous parks and golf courses, wonderful weather, spacious avenues, and historic homes.

Assistant Professor of Communication and Emerging Media – Strategic Communication – University of South Carolina Aiken

The Department of Communication and Emerging Media at the University of South Carolina Aiken (USC Aiken) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor to start August 16, 2023. USC Aiken is a growing and forward-thinking liberal arts university consistently ranked a top public college in the South. We seek an individual with a Ph.D. in communication or related field; expertise and interest in strategic communication; potential for effective teaching at the undergraduate level; and demonstrated scholarly productivity. The successful candidate will be expected to teach strategic communication courses and core communication courses (both in-person and online), use engaged learning strategies appropriate for the discipline and level; engage in scholarship; provide conscientious academic advisement; and perform service to the department, university, profession, and/or community. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to create and/or redesign classes related to the mission of the department.

The Communication and Emerging Media department is engaged in exciting initiatives including building a new Media Learning and Research Lab (MLRL) for hands-on applied media work, two fully-online degrees, and professional partnerships with local industry including the Savannah River National Laboratory.

Ph.D. required by time of appointment. Preference given to candidates with communication, media studies, or mass communication degrees. Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

USC Aiken continues to diversify its faculty ranks to resemble our student population more closely, approximately 40% of whom are from underrepresented racial or ethnic groups. USC Aiken is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or decisions for qualified persons on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, transgender status, genetics, or protected veteran status, or pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions.

The initial screening of applications will begin February 1, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. To be considered for this position, applicants must apply online at: https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/134505 and upload the following with their online application: a current CV, cover letter, teaching philosophy, research statement, unofficial graduate and undergraduate transcripts, and full contact information for 3 professional references. Please direct additional questions to Ms. Elizabeth Webb, Search Chair, Department of Communication and Emerging Media, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Additional documentation will be solicited as needed. 

The Department of Communication and Emerging Media offers two B.A. degrees (Communication B.A. and Emerging Media B.A.) both in-person and online, along with a minor in Communication. We serve approximately 140 majors. Our curriculum for each B.A. degree includes nine core courses 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 and are committed to the personal and professional growth of our students.

The University of South Carolina Aiken, a public comprehensive university in the University of South Carolina system, offers undergraduate and master’s degrees to more than 3,900 students in 50 programs of study. USC Aiken, newly recognized as a master’s-granting university, has long been ranked as a top public regional college in the South by U.S. News & World Report’s guide "America’s Best Colleges" with 23 consecutive years ranking among the top three and 15 times as #1. Additionally, USC Aiken was recognized for being a Best College for Veterans and a Top Performer in Social Mobility. USC Aiken is South Carolina’s COPLAC institution providing a unique and strong liberal arts core within our degree offerings. We boast students from 35 states and 32 countries. USC Aiken has ten NCAA Division II Athletic programs. Learn more about the Department of Communication and Emerging Media and USC Aiken at www.usca.edu.

Situated on 450 acres, USC Aiken is located thirty minutes from Augusta, GA (home of the Masters Tournament and Fort Gordon, new home of US Army Cyber Command), one hour from Columbia, SC, and within three hours of Charleston, SC, coastal beaches, and the Appalachian Mountains. Aiken is noted for its famous thoroughbred horses, numerous parks and golf courses, wonderful weather, spacious avenues, and historic homes.

Assistant Professor of Communication and Emerging Media – Visual Communication and Media Production--University of South Carolina Aiken

The Department of Communication and Emerging Media at the University of South Carolina Aiken (USC Aiken) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor to start August 16, 2023.  USC Aiken is a growing and forward-thinking liberal arts university consistently ranked a top public college in the South. We seek an individual with a Ph.D. in communication or related field; expertise and interest in visual communication and media production; secondary expertise or experience in social media marketing and/or analytics or experience with media writing preferred; and demonstrated scholarly productivity. The successful candidate will be expected to teach visual communication and media production courses and core communication courses (both in-person and online), use engaged learning strategies appropriate for the discipline and level; engage in scholarship; provide conscientious academic advisement; and perform service to the department, university, profession, and/or community. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to create and/or redesign classes related to the mission of the department.

The Communication and Emerging Media department is engaged in exciting initiatives including building a new Media Learning and Research Lab (MLRL) for hands-on applied media work, two fully-online degrees, and professional partnerships with local industry including the Savannah River National Laboratory.

Ph.D. required by time of appointment. Preference given to candidates with communication, media studies, or mass communication degrees.  Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

USC Aiken continues to diversify its faculty ranks to more closely resemble our student population, approximately 40% of whom are from underrepresented racial or ethnic groups. USC Aiken is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or decisions for qualified persons on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, transgender status, genetics, or protected veteran status, or pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions.


The initial screening of applications will begin
February 1, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. To be considered for this position, applicants must apply online at:
https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/134486 and upload the following with their online application: a current CV, cover letter, teaching philosophy, research statement, unofficial graduate and undergraduate transcripts, and full contact information for 3 professional references.  Please direct additional questions to Ms. Elizabeth Webb, Search Chair, Department of Communication and Emerging Media, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Additional documentation will be solicited as needed. 

The Communication and Emerging Media department offers two B.A. degrees (Communication B.A. and Emerging Media B.A.) along with a minor in Communication. The Department also offers the two B.A. degree program online through Palmetto College. We serve approximately 140 majors. Our curriculum for each B.A. degree includes nine core courses 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 and are committed to the personal and professional growth of our students. 

The University of South Carolina Aiken, a public comprehensive university in the University of South Carolina system, offers undergraduate and master’s degrees to more than 3,900 students in 50 programs of study. USC Aiken, newly recognized as a master’s-granting university, has long been ranked as a top public regional college in the South by U.S. News & World Report’s guide "America’s Best Colleges" with 23 consecutive years ranking among the top three and 15 times as #1. Additionally, USC Aiken was recognized for being a Best College for Veterans and a Top Performer in Social Mobility. USC Aiken is South Carolina’s COPLAC institution providing a unique and strong liberal arts core within our degree offerings. We boast students from 35 states and 32 countries. USC Aiken has ten NCAA Division II Athletic programs. Learn more about the Department of Communication and Emerging Media and USC Aiken at www.usca.edu.

Situated on 450 acres, USC Aiken is located thirty minutes from Augusta, GA (home of the Masters Tournament and Fort Gordon, new home of US Army Cyber Command), one hour from Columbia, SC, and within three hours of Charleston, SC, coastal beaches, and the Appalachian Mountains. Aiken is noted for its famous thoroughbred horses, numerous parks and golf courses, wonderful weather, spacious avenues, and historic homes.

Assistant Professor of Psychology (Tenure-Track)

The Department of Psychology at the University of South Carolina Aiken invites applications for a Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Psychology, area of specialization is open. This position will begin August 16, 2023. Requirement: PhD in psychology by the time of appointment. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.  The Psychology Department at USC Aiken consists of nine full-time faculty members, approximately 200 undergraduate majors, and 30 graduate students. USC Aiken offers the Bachelor of Science degree in psychology both in-person and online (in-person options in neuroscience, social/developmental, and clinical/applied), as well as a Master of Science degree in clinical/counseling psychology (MPCAC accredited). Candidates should be committed to promoting a liberal arts education through undergraduate and graduate instruction, using engaged learning strategies appropriate for the discipline and level, and to developing a program of research to support master’s-level theses. To learn more about our department and university, visit: https://www.usca.edu/psychology.

USC Aiken continues to diversify its faculty ranks to resemble our student population more closely, approximately 40% of whom are from underrepresented racial or ethnic groups. USC Aiken is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or decisions for qualified persons on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, transgender status, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions. 

Review of applications will begin December 1st, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. Apply online at https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/134260 and upload the following with your completed application: a current CV, cover letter, teaching philosophy, research proposal, unofficial graduate and undergraduate transcripts, and full contact information for 3 professional references.  Finalists will be required to submit official hard copy transcripts and three signed recommendation letters.  Please direct additional questions to Dr. Alexandra Roach at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or (803) 641-3217.

The University of South Carolina Aiken, a public comprehensive university in the University of South Carolina system, offers undergraduate and master’s degrees to more than 3,900 students in 50 programs of study. USC Aiken, newly recognized as a master’s-granting university, is consistently ranked a top public regional college in the South by U.S. News & World Report’s guide “America’s Best Colleges,” earning 15 first place rankings. Additionally, USC Aiken was recognized for being a Best College for Veterans and a Top Performer in Social Mobility. USC Aiken currently draws students from 35 states and 32 countries and has ten NCAA Division II athletic programs.

Situated on 450 acres, USC Aiken is located thirty minutes from Augusta, GA (home of the Masters Tournament and Fort Gordon, new home of the US Army Cyber Command), one hour from Columbia, SC, and within three hours of Atlanta, Charleston, and Charlotte, coastal beaches, and the Appalachian Mountains. Aiken is noted for its famous thoroughbred horses, numerous parks and golf courses, wonderful weather, spacious avenues, and historic homes.

Assistant Professor of Analytical Chemistry (Tenure-Track) – USC Aiken

The Department of Chemistry and Physics at USC Aiken seeks a full-time, assistant professor, tenure-track faculty member in analytical chemistry (broadly defined) to begin August 16, 2023. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching. Course responsibilities include quantitative analysis, instrumental analysis, and general chemistry. The teaching load for the position is 12 contact hours per semester, with a 9-month contract period. An earned doctorate in chemistry or an equivalent field by the start date is required. ABD candidates will be considered. Salary is commensurate with qualifications.  

The faculty member in this position will establish a productive research program within their area of expertise that involves undergraduate researchers. Start-up funding will be provided. State-of-the-art instrumentation is available through a combination of departmental equipment and easily-accessible UofSC System facilities. The department has partnerships with local industry and the Savannah River National Lab, allowing for collaborative research opportunities. Our departmental guidelines place chemical education research on an equal footing with research in traditional chemistry disciplines.

The faculty member will also advise chemistry majors, maintain departmental instrumentation, participate in faculty self-governance, and engage in service activities for the department, the University, their professional community, and/or the public. A full description of the responsibilities and requirements of faculty at USC Aiken can be found in the USC Aiken Faculty Manual.

USC Aiken continues to diversify its faculty ranks to resemble our student population more closely, approximately 40% of whom are from underrepresented racial or ethnic groups. USC Aiken is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or decisions for qualified persons on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, transgender status, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions.

The initial screening of applicants will begin October 24, 2022 and continue until filled. To be considered for this position, applicants must apply online at https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/129874 and upload the following documents: a current CV, cover letter, teaching philosophy, research proposal, unofficial graduate and undergraduate transcripts, and full contact information for 3 professional references. Please direct additional questions to Dr. Gerard Rowe, Department Chair of Chemistry and Physics at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 803-641-3429.

The University of South Carolina Aiken, a public comprehensive university in the University of South Carolina system, offers undergraduate and master’s degrees to more than 3,900 students in 50 programs of study. USC Aiken is consistently ranked a top public regional college in the South by U.S. News & World Report’s guide “America’s Best Colleges”, earning 15 first place rankings. Additionally, USC Aiken was recognized for being a Best College for Veterans and a Top Performer in Social Mobility. USC Aiken currently draws students from 35 states and 32 countries and has ten NCAA Division II athletic programs.

Situated on 450 acres, USC Aiken is located thirty minutes from Augusta, GA (home of the Masters Tournament and Fort Gordon, new home of the US Army Cyber Command), one hour from Columbia, SC, and within three hours of Atlanta, Charleston, and Charlotte, coastal beaches, and the Appalachian Mountains. Aiken is noted for its famous thoroughbred horses, numerous parks and golf courses, wonderful weather, spacious avenues, and historic homes.

Assistant Professor of Music, USC Aiken

The Department Visual & Performing Arts at the University of South Carolina Aiken (USC Aiken) invites applications for an Assistant Professor in Music (Director of Instrumental Studies) beginning August 16, 2023.

Requirements
Earned doctorate in music required for rank of Assistant Professor (tenure track). Candidates currently ABD will be considered but degree must be awarded prior to August 16, 2023. Salary is commensurate with qualifications. 

Position Description
Primary responsibilities include administrating instrumental studies, directing the Wind Ensemble, and co-teaching conducting.  Other instructional responsibilities are based on qualifications and needs of the department and may include jazz ensemble, athletic band, music technology, marching band techniques, instrumental pedagogy, applied lessons, humanities courses in music, or supervision of student teachers.  The successful candidate will be expected to engage in scholarship or creative activity, be active in service, and advise students.

Minimum Qualifications
Candidate must have evidence of successful ensemble conducting and classroom teaching.

Preferred Qualifications & Attributes

  • Applicants with K-12 or university teaching experience.
  • Dedication to recruitment and increase participation in music.
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching and performing.
  • Commitment to the personal and professional growth of students.
  • Ability to cultivate professional relationships with area music teachers.
  • Ability to encourage and inspire a diverse student body.

The screening of applications will begin November 15, 2022, and continue until the position is filled. To be considered for this position, applicants must apply online at https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/129331 and upload the following with their online application: a current CV; a cover letter that addresses qualifications for the position, includes statements addressing teaching philosophy and performance/research interests, unofficial graduate and undergraduate transcripts, and contact information for three professional references. Direct questions to Dr. Keely Rhodes, Search Chair, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Additional documentation will be solicited as needed. 

USC Aiken continues to diversify its faculty ranks to resemble our student population more closely, approximately 40% of whom are from underrepresented racial or ethnic groups. USC Aiken is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or decisions for qualified persons on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, transgender status, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions. 

The Department of Visual & Performing Arts incorporates the areas of art, music, and theatre, offering Bachelor of Arts degrees in each of the three areas. The Bachelor of Arts in Music includes five degree options, including instrumental, piano, or vocal studies, and teacher certification in choral and instrumental music (music education). Music course offerings include humanities courses in music, music foundations, ensembles, applied instruction, and music pedagogy and education.

The University of South Carolina Aiken, a public comprehensive university in the University of South Carolina system, offers undergraduate and master’s degrees to more than 3,900 students in 50 programs of study. USC Aiken is consistently ranked a top public regional college in the South by U.S. News & World Report’s guide “America’s Best Colleges”, earning 15 first place rankings. Additionally, USC Aiken was recognized for being a Best College for Veterans and a Top Performer in Social Mobility. USC Aiken currently draws students from 35 states and 32 countries and has ten NCAA Division II athletic programs.

Situated on 450 acres, USC Aiken is located thirty minutes from Augusta, GA (home of the Masters Tournament and Fort Gordon, new home of the US Army Cyber Command), one hour from Columbia, SC, and within three hours of Atlanta, Charleston, and Charlotte, coastal beaches, and the Appalachian Mountains. Aiken is noted for its famous thoroughbred horses, numerous parks and golf courses, wonderful weather, spacious avenues, and historic homes.