Employment Opportunities


CLASSIFIED POSITIONS

 

Building and Grounds Specialist III, Minimum Salary $22,182 per year (salary commensurate with education and experience), USCA University Housing

Under the direct supervision of the Housing Maintenance Supervisor, the Building and Grounds Specialist performs and coordinates team of custodians to clean housing facilities including room turnovers. Performs pest control services for housing residents including but not limited to removal of ant, spiders, roaches, bed bugs, etc. Performs “light maintenance” activities including but not limited to: light bulb replacement, painting, etc. Minimum requirement are high school diploma and 1 years directly related experience or equivalent.  Apply on-line at: https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/44671Applications accepted until position is filled.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  USCA is an AA/EOE.


Director of Assessment and Special Projects – Student Life and Services, Student Services Manager I, Minimum Salary $48,572 per year, Student Life and Services

USCA seeks a Director of Assessment and Special Projects – Student Life and Services to create a comprehensive assessment program for the Division of Student Life and Services to provide relevant data for strategic planning for the division. .  Works closely with the Institutional Effectiveness, Research and Compliance Office to complete necessary surveys, assessments, and reports that relate to Student Life and Services.  Assists department chairs and the Vice Chancellor in developing strategic plans for the division.   Serves as the administrator of the Maxient and Presence software programs for the division. Assists the Vice Chancellor of Student Life and Services to create a yearly professional development plan for the division and works on special projects for the division as assigned by the Vice Chancellor.   Master’s degree in Student Personnel Services or related field and 5 years related experience, OR bachelor's degree and 7 years related experience.  Some evening and weekend work required.  Deadline to apply:  November 14, 2018.  Apply online at: https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/44514 For more information, e-mail Ahmed Samaha, Interim Vice Chancellor for Student Life and Services, at ahmeds@usca.edu or call (803) 641-3411.  USCA is an AA/EOE.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.


Administrative Assistant, Minimum Salary $26,988 per year (salary commensurate with education and experience) - Mathematical Sciences Department – Extended Deadline

Primary responsibilities include administrative assistance for the Chairperson and the faculty of the Department of Mathematical Sciences, which includes Math, Computer Science and Engineering.  Requires a Bachelor's degree, or a high school diploma and 4 years of related experience or equivalency.  Additional requirements include a thorough knowledge of a broad spectrum of computer software packages (i.e. Microsoft Office), above average verbal and written communication skills and an ability to work comfortably with students, faculty staff and visitors.  Must be able to organize a daily workload of priorities and have the flexibility to handle changes on the spot in a fast-paced quickly changing environment.  Must have a pro-active approach to problem solving with strong decision-making skills.  Apply online at: 
https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/40266
.   Application deadline:  November 12, 2018.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  USCA is an AA/EOE.


Information Systems/Business Analyst II, Minimum Salary $44,056 per year - Institutional Effectiveness

 Reporting to the Director of Institutional Effectiveness, this position will provide computer programming and information systems analyses to support operational data needs of the campus, to improve operational efficiencies and effectiveness of the campus, and to support institutional research and assessment activities at USCA.  Under general supervision, will conduct needs assessments, work-flow analyses, write and revise computer programs, design, implement and maintain new systems, and offer database expertise as a means of providing essential information to operational end-users, campus decision makers, and other audiences.  Must have a bachelor’s degree in Information Technology Systems or related field and 3 years related experience; or equivalency.  Must be proficient with MS SQL, MySQL, Sybase, Oracle, Access and web programming in HTML and ASP; experience working with large databases; experience with Banner and authoring reports in Cognos using ODS data; minimum level of keyboarding proficiency. Ability to interpret programming and data requests; analyze requirements; and author programs to fulfill campus needs. Must be able to maintain server, using Windows Server 2012, IIS, MS SQL Server platforms.  Other essential skills include: 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/postings/43856Application Deadline:  November 26, 2018.   Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  USCA is an AA/EOE.


Server Administrator (Information Systems/Business Analyst II), Minimum Salary $41,958 per year – USCA Computer Services Division

USC Aiken is seeking an experienced Server Administrator who has expert knowledge and experience in server operations utilizing virtual and physical equipment, network protocols, and Microsoft server technologies.  Requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology Systems or related field and 2 years’ related experience; or equivalency.   Apply online at:   http://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/43359.  Applications accepted until position is filled.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  USCA is an AA/EOE.


Regional Enrollment Counselor – Mid-Atlantic Region (Student Services Program Coordinator I), $28,337 per year, Office of Admissions

The Office of Admissions at the University of South Carolina Aiken (USC Aiken) invites applications for a Regional Enrollment Counselor to represent the university to prospective out-of-state students, as well as their parents, and high school guidance counselors while operating within assigned region. This position will cover recruitment for the Mid-Atlantic region from New York to Virginia. It is a requirement that the person in this role must currently live in one of the territory states (NY, NJ, PA, DE, MD, VA).

The Regional Enrollment Counselor plays a key role in helping the Office of Admissions to recruit, admit, and enroll prospective students to increase university enrollment and profile. The Regional Enrollment Counselor extensively uses technology (CRM, Enterprise, and Microsoft products) to maximize admissions applications and enrollment. Additionally, this position is responsible to build relations with students, families, school counselors, and others who may become part of the USC Aiken community. This position contributes as part of a results-driven team of enrollment management officers and maintains and extensive travel schedule and works evenings and weekends, as required.

The selected candidate must be a self-starter, able to work independently from remote office location while also functioning as part of the larger USC Aiken Admissions team. Must provide exemplary customer service and display enthusiasm about the University.

Requires a Bachelor’s degree and one year related experience in a student services field. Also requires excellent written and oral communication skills, working knowledge of various Microsoft Office suite software (Word, Outlook, Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher), ability to work with a diverse group of individuals, and ability to balance priorities. Preferred requirements include: Experience with CRM and student information systems, enrollment related recruitment, and management of technology. Public presentations skills, experience in university enrollment/admissions, ability to work with performance data/metrics and goal setting. Apply online at: https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/39739Applications will be accepted until position is filled.  Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply. USCA is an AA/EOE.


Administrative Specialist I (Switchboard Operator), Minimum Salary $18,229/yr, Computer Services

High school diploma and 1 year related experience, or equivalency. Will serve as a switchboard operator for the USC Aiken campus. Must be able to operate an Avaya console or compatible; must possess a pleasant speaking voice and have excellent verbal communication skills; must be able to follow oral and written instructions; and must be able to use a computer and assorted software packages (i.e. Microsoft Office). Higher Education experience is desirable.  Must be dependable and punctual.   Additional duties will include data entry, filing and other clerical duties assigned by supervisor. Apply online at: https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/19450Applications accepted until position is filled.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  USCA is an AA/EOE.

TEMPORARY POSITIONS

 

Adjunct Faculty – USCA School of Business Administration 

The University of South Carolina Aiken School of Business Administration is seeking adjunct faculty qualified to teach in any of the following areas: accounting, economics, finance, management, statistics/analytics/information systems.  Please note:  This is for an on-campus teaching position.  

Minimum Qualifications

•PhD in Business, DBA, doctorate or master’s degree in field related to the assigned course. 

•If teaching economics, applicant should possess a minimum of a Master’s Degree in Economics.
•Able to qualify as having both the appropriate academic degree and a sustained level of either professional experience or scholarly activity.

Preferred Qualifications

A doctoral degree in the field related to one’s teaching is preferred, but not required. Professional experience is preferred, but not required in all cases.

Pay Rate:

$2500 per course for doctoral degree holders ($2000 if teaching 200-level Economics or $2,000 if teaching with a Master’s degree)

Apply online at:  https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/42717Review of application materials will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.  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 - Communication

The Department of Communication 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.


 

UNCLASSIFIED POSITIONS

 

Assistant Professor of Computer Science (with emphasis in Cybersecurity)

The Department of Mathematical Sciences at University of South Carolina Aiken invites applications for a tenure track assistant professorship in computer science to begin August 16, 2019. Ph.D. in computer science with extensive knowledge and experience in cybersecurity, demonstrated effective teaching and evidence of productive scholarship are required. Successful candidates have the qualifications and interests in teaching a wide range of cybersecurity related courses such as secure software development, hacking techniques, cyber defense & digital forensics, information security, operating systems, and cryptography.  The department has a new degree program in applied computer science and cybersecurity concentration. Faculty member in this position will take a key role in shaping the curriculum, developing faculty-student research projects, strengthening relationship with local companies. Faculty normally teach 12 hours per semester. Salary commensurate with qualifications and teaching experience.

To apply, please complete online application at: https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/42560 and upload a) cover letter ; b) current curriculum vitae ; c) statement of teaching philosophy and teaching interest; d) research statement; e)unofficial graduate transcripts; f) full contact information for at least three professional references. Finalist will be required to submit official hard copy transcripts.

Applications received by November 30, 2018, will receive full consideration. For more information, please contact Dr. Yilian Zhang (search committee chair) at yilianz@usca.edu or Dr. Mohammad Hailat (department chair) at MohammadH@usca.edu.

The University of South Carolina Aiken (USC Aiken) is a comprehensive university within the University of South Carolina system, located just 20 minutes from Augusta, GA, offers undergraduate and master’s degrees to more than 3,500 students in 50 programs of study.  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. USCA has consistently ranked among top 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.

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. University of South Carolina Aiken is an AA/EOE. 


Assistant Professor of Management – School of Business

The University of South Carolina Aiken (USCA) invites qualified candidates to apply for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor of Management position (starting date: January 2, 2019).  Candidates must be willing and qualified to teach upper level undergraduate and MBA courses in strategic management, management, and business-related fields in both traditional and online settings. This is a 9-month full-time teaching, research and service position.  Candidates must possess a doctorate in business or a related field from an AACSB accredited institution; ABD candidates meeting the same qualifications will be considered.

Courses are taught on the USC Aiken campus located in Aiken, South Carolina.  Other courses are taught online in support of the USC Aiken Palmetto College concentration in Management and the USC Aiken MBA.  The standard teaching load is 12 credit hours (four courses) per semester when teaching undergraduate courses, and 9 credit hours when teaching one or more graduate courses.  Evidence of teaching effectiveness is preferred.  Online teaching experience is preferred, but not required.  USCA School of Business online teaching faculty must complete an online teaching certification course, unless the faculty member already possesses similar credentials.

Candidates must be willing to serve, as assigned, on both USC Aiken committees and USC Aiken School of Business Administration (SOBA) committees.  Service engagements in the local community related to the faculty member’s professional area of expertise are expected in accordance with AACSB engagement and impact guidelines.  The position requires the academic advising of USC Aiken students. 

Candidates must demonstrate the potential or ability to conduct scholarly research of sufficient quality and quantity to satisfy SOBA guidelines for AACSB Scholarly Academic (SA) qualification.  

A senior institution of the University of South Carolina System, USC Aiken ranks as the number one comprehensive, public institution in the South by U.S. News and World Report for 2018.  This distinction has been achieved in 13 of the past 17 years.  USCA was also recognized in the Chronicle of Higher Education’s annual list of Great Colleges to Work For in 2013, 2014 and 2016. Situated on 450 acres, with an enrollment of 3,500 students, 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.  Aiken is located within three hours of Charleston, SC and coastal beaches, and the Appalachian Mountains.  Learn more about USCA at www.usca.edu.

The School of Business Administration at USC Aiken is AACSB accredited, employs 16 full-time faculty members, and maintains five endowed faculty positions.  The School enrolls over 650 students and offers undergraduate business concentrations in accounting, finance, management, and marketing, as well as an MBA.  Learn more about the School of Business at www.usca.edu/soba.

The initial screening of applicants will begin immediately and continue until filled.  In order to be considered for this position, applicants must complete an online application and submit the items listed below online at https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/42553

  • Employment Application
  • Cover letter discussing qualifications and interest in the position
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Unofficial copies of all graduate transcripts

Candidates invited to interview must also provide the following prior to a campus visit:

  • Three current letters of recommendation
  • Names and contact information for three professional references
  • Official copies of graduate and undergraduate transcripts

Please direct questions to Mick Fekula, Dean, School of Business Administration, mickf@usca.edu, 803-641-3340.

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


Assistant Professor of Music (Music Education & Voice)

The University of South Carolina Aiken invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Music (tenure-track) beginning August 2019. Ph.D. or D.M.A. required by time of appointment. Primary responsibilities include administration of the music education degree, coordination and supervision of student teachers, teaching elementary/general music methods, and private voice instruction. Secondary teaching responsibilities may be assigned in related areas of expertise.  The ideal candidate is an artist and teacher with significant training in elementary music pedagogies.

Review of applications begins December 1, 2018, and continues until the position is filled.  Applicants must apply online at https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/42210  and submit the following documents:  1) curriculum vitae; 2) statement of teaching philosophy; 3) an unofficial copy of undergraduate and graduate transcripts; 4) and three current letters of reference.  Reference letters may be sent to Dr. Joel Scraper at joels@usca.edu, or mailed to the chair at:  USCA Etherredge Center for the Fine & Performing Arts, 471 University Parkway, Aiken, South Carolina 29801. Do not send audio or video recordings or other supporting materials at this time. 

The University of South Carolina Aiken has been ranked in the top three public baccalaureate colleges in the South for 20 consecutive years 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 2012 and 2013 “Best Place to Work” designation, with top honors for collaborative governance.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  USCA is an AA/EOE.


STEM and Emerging Technologies Librarian (Tenure Track)

The Gregg-Graniteville Library at the University of South Carolina Aiken invites applicants to be the STEM and Emerging Technologies Librarian, a tenure track position at the rank of assistant professor, to begin January 2019.  The successful candidate will be the librarian liaison to the STEM programs at USCA and participate in reference desk staffing, library instruction, and collection development.

Responsibilities include providing library instruction to classes, including one-time instruction, with special emphasis on classes in the STEM programs; consulting with the STEM programs to select and recommend library resources for the STEM areas as well as deselection in those areas of the collection based on curricular needs; participating in reference services; and creating and maintaining online reference guides (LibGuides).  This position is also responsible for leading the Library Technology Team; investigating and keeping abreast of new technologies; making recommendations, including selecting and planning integration of new technologies for the benefit of students, faculty, and staff; supporting the rest of the library in terms of new technologies, which may include providing training and guidance on best practices for implementation; and creating and maintaining an area in the library for exploration of new technologies by students, faculty, and staff.  As this is a tenure track position, the successful candidate will also be involved in research and scholarship and will be an active participant in service to the library, the campus, the profession, and the community.  This is a 12 month, 37.5 week appointment with accrued sick and annual leave; salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The successful candidate must have an MLS or equivalent from an institution accredited by the American Library Association with a background in at least one STEM field.  Applications received by November 30, 2018, will receive full consideration. For more information, please contact Ms. Brandy Horne (search committee chair) at BrandyH@usca.edu

The University of South Carolina Aiken (USC Aiken) is a comprehensive university within the University of South Carolina system, located just 20 minutes from Augusta, GA, offers undergraduate and master’s degrees to more than 3,500 students in 50 programs of study.  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. USCA has consistently ranked among top 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.

Apply online at: https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/42211 and upload a) cover letter; b) current curriculum vitae; c) statement of teaching philosophy and philosophy of librarianship; d) unofficial transcripts; e) full contact information for at least three professional references. Finalist will be required to submit official hard copy transcripts. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. USCA is an AA/EOE. 


Assistant Professor of Spanish (Tenure-track) 

The University of South Carolina, Aiken, a senior institution in the University of South Carolina system, seeks candidates for Assistant Professor of Spanish (Tenure-track), beginning August 16, 2019.  Required: minimum earned Ph.D. in Spanish with a specialization in Latin American Literature in hand by August 16, 2019. The ability to teach Basic Italian Courses is desired and as well, preference will be given to applicants who have knowledge of and experience in teaching Spanish to English and English to Spanish translation studies.   The successful candidate will be expected to teach a 3/3 load of undergraduate courses in Spanish which can include specialized courses in Spanish such as Spanish for Medical Personnel and/or Spanish for Business. The candidate must demonstrate strong evidence of excellence in teaching, scholarly potential and native or near-native fluency in both Spanish and English. 

The University of South Carolina Aiken, a public comprehensive university in the University of South Carolina system, located just 20 minutes from Augusta, GA, offers undergraduate and master’s degrees to more than 3,500 students in 50 programs of study. USC Aiken is ranked the #1 public regional college in the South by U.S. News & World Report’s guide "America’s Best Colleges." The 2019 distinction marks USC Aiken’s 21st consecutive ranking among the top three in this category and its 14th time in first place. USC Aiken pumps $281 million into the local economy every year, and was listed among the 2016 Great Colleges to Work For. We boast students from 35 states and 32 countries.  USC Aiken has eleven NCAA Division II Athletic programs.  The City of Aiken is best noted as a cultural and horse community. Visit:  www.usca.edu.

Review of applications will begin November 17, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.  Apply online at:  https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/41790.  Also, please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts and documented evidence of teaching excellence and scholarship online.  Please have three recent letters of recommendation sent to: MS Adrienne Banko, Chair-Spanish Search Committee, Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, USC Aiken, 471 University Parkway, Aiken, SC 29801. Questions may be directed to MS Banko at Adrienneb@usca.edu.  Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.  USCA is an AA/EOE.


Vice Chancellor for Student Life and Services 

The University of South Carolina Aiken (USC Aiken), a public regional comprehensive university in the USC system, invites applications and nominations for the position of Vice Chancellor for Student Life and Services. The University seeks an individual who has the personal and intellectual qualities to lead and work closely with students, faculty, staff, and the Chancellor to provide a supportive, safe, engaging learning environment where students thrive and attain their educational and personal goals.

The Vice Chancellor for Student Life and Services is responsible for providing excellence in all areas related to student life and services. This position manages the finances of a complex student affairs operation, works across the institution to achieve goals, and provides reliable and effective management of initiatives that positively affect the quality of campus life and the collegiate experience for students.

The Vice Chancellor exercises supervisory authority over an array of areas, including:  

  • Counseling Center and Disability Services
  • Student Health Center
  • Housing
  • Judicial Affairs
  • International Student Life and Multicultural Engagement
  • Student involvement and leadership (e.g., Pacer Union Board, Greek Life, Club Sports)
  • Campus Recreation and Wellness
  • Diversity Initiatives

The Vice Chancellor reports directly to USC Aiken’s Chancellor and serves as the University’s Title IX Coordinator. The Vice Chancellor is a member of the Chancellor’s Cabinet.

The successful candidate will possess the following qualities and skills: innovative, ability to inspire others, energetic and collaborative leadership skills, and a demonstrable, robust work ethic. Furthermore, the individual must be capable of working in collaboration with institutional leaders to meet the missions of the university and the Division of Student Life and Services.

Core Duties:

  • Plan, execute and assess programs and services that support our student population
  • Create a campus environment that reinforces institutional values; and encourages individual development, responsibility, persistence, and success.
  • Work effectively with University Advancement to coordinate communication with students, parents, and the campus that not only shares information but reinforces USC Aiken’s core values.
  • Promote awareness of, and compliance with, federal and state policies, and relevant emergent issues, which includes leadership in the aftermath of emergencies and crisis.
  • Work closely with external relations, marketing and communication, and admissions to advance the image of USC Aiken to students, prospective students, and families.
  • Represent the University on local, state and University system committees and boards.
  • Oversee the planning and execution of new student orientation and programming that enhances student engagement including, but not limited to, campus-wide events, residential hall focused activities, the game environment at NCAA DII athletic events, community service events, and leadership development.
  • Supervise the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Life, the Director of Counseling, Student Health Center and Disability Services, the Director of Housing, the Director of Campus Recreation and Wellness, as well as an administrative assistant. Sets the tone among employees that reflects the “student first” campus ethos.
  • Collaborate with HR Director to take a leadership role in campus efforts to educate all constituent groups and visitors of Title IX guidelines and works to ensure compliance, serving as the University’s Title IX Coordinator for Students.
  • Act as the executive university staff supporting the work of the University’s Behavioral Intervention Team; regularly assess the composition and effectiveness of the group, and offer recommendations for improvement as necessary.
  • Work effectively with students, faculty, and staff to deliver responsive and innovative co-curricular programs and services that strengthen the connection between academic and student affairs.
  • Manage fiscal affairs of the division ethically and practically.
  • Maintain currency in emerging issues and trends in student affairs to make innovative and timely improvements.
  • Work closely with university leaders and members of the Chancellor’s Cabinet to advance the institution’s mission.
  • Work autonomously and maintain a high level of personal integrity and initiative.

A Master’s in Student Services or a related field is required (Ph.D. in Student Services or related field preferred), six (6) years of experience in a college or university setting, demonstrable ability to manage increasing levels of responsibility over the course of the career, a minimum of four (4) years of supervisory experience, and work experience at a University with student housing.

Applications and nominations will be accepted until the position is filled.  For optimal consideration, interested parties are encouraged to submit their application materials to the address below by December 15, 2018.  Interested parties can apply online at http://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/41094.  Application materials include a current resume or academic vita, a list of five references with contact information, and a letter of interest that addresses the qualifications. Nominations and inquiries should be directed to Mr. Randy Duckett, Search Committee Chair (RandyD@usca.edu). Additional information is available online at http://www.usca.edu/vcstudentlifesearch

The search will be managed confidentially until the last stage when finalists are invited to the campus.   Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. USCA is an AA/EOE. 


Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs 

The University of South Carolina Aiken (USC Aiken), a public regional comprehensive university, invites applications and nominations for the position of Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. The University seeks an individual who has the personal and intellectual qualities to lead the University, work closely with faculty, staff, and the Chancellor to provide a supportive learning environment in which innovation and excellence thrive.

The Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs is the chief academic officer of the University, reporting directly to the Chancellor of the University. The Provost shall advance the mission of the USC Aiken in concert with the Chancellor, administrators, faculty, staff, and students. The Provost will assume a leadership role in championing and furthering the goals outlined in the University’s strategic plan. The Provost is an essential partner in continuing efforts that enhance the University's academic reputation as an engaged public university that prepares students to begin successful careers, enter graduate programs or assume leadership roles.

Reporting to the Provost are the deans of the colleges and schools and directors of academic offices.

The Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor’s extensive portfolio of responsibilities include:

  • Providing leadership to the following offices: Student Support, Office of Veteran and Military Student Support, Enrollment Management, the Gregg Graniteville Library, Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness, the Registrar, Financial Aid, and Continuing Education.
  • Delivering leadership and executive oversight of research and academic planning; assessment and curriculum review, faculty hiring, development, recruitment and evaluation; accreditation; honors and bridge programs; and continuing education.
  • Supervising the academic and budgetary activities of the university. The Provost serves on the Chancellor’s Cabinet and leads the Academic Council and Deans’ Council. The Provost interfaces effectively with the USC System offices and the USC Board of Regents.
  • Serving as the principal administrative liaison with an engaged faculty, and staff.
  • Acting as the chief executive officer directing academic and internal affairs of the University in the Chancellor's absence.
  • Serving as the University’s representative to the Council of Chief Academic Officers for the USC System.
  • Assuming other responsibilities as directed by the Chancellor.

Qualifications

  • An earned Doctorate from an accredited institution, or appropriate terminal degree
  • A record of effective full-time teaching, service and scholarly activities to qualify as a tenured professor in one of our departments
  • Evidence of progressively responsible and successful academic leadership at the dean’s level or above
  • Experience in fiscal and personnel management at a high level
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, work transparently and ethically and initiate and facilitate change
  • Superior interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively in a shared-governance environment and within a university system
  • Demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching, research and service
  • Commitment to enhancing the quality of student life and learning
  • Achievements in increasing campus diversity
  • Proven leadership experience in the design of new degree programs, and expansion of research
  • Ability to travel and work internationally to expand global educational opportunities
  • Commitment to innovation, entrepreneurship, and the ability to solve problems creatively

USC Aiken is a comprehensive university within the University of South Carolina system. As a comprehensive institution with a focus on the liberal arts and sciences, it offers undergraduate and master’s degrees in 47 programs of study. With a 15:1 student/faculty ratio, USC Aiken is committed to active learning through excellence in teaching, undergraduate research, scholarship, and civic engagement. As a result, USC Aiken is ranked the #1 public regional college in the South by U.S. News & World Report’s guide “America’s Best Colleges.” 2018 marks USC Aiken’s 20th consecutive ranking among the top three colleges in this category and its 13th time in first place. USC Aiken is also a recipient of The Chronicle of Higher Education “Great College to Work For” recognition, with special recognition for collaborative governance, and has also been designated a Military-Friendly School by Victory Media, Best for Vets by the Military Times, and a Top School in Military Advanced Education & Transition's 2016 Guide to Colleges & Universities. A “2018 College of Distinction,” USC Aiken is a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC).

Founded in 1961, USC Aiken enrolls approximately 3,500 students from 29 states and 23 countries. The campus, situated on 453 acres, is located one hour from Columbia (SC), thirty minutes from Augusta (GA) and within three hours of Charleston (SC), Atlanta (GA), Charlotte (NC), Hilton Head (SC), and the Appalachian Mountains. Learn more about USC Aiken at www.usca.edu.

Applications and nominations will be accepted until a successful candidate is identified and the position is filled. For optimal consideration, interested parties are encouraged to send their application materials to the address below by December 15, 2018. Interested parties can apply online at https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/40860. Application materials include a current resume or academic vita, a list of five references with contact information, and a letter of interest that addresses the qualifications. Direct nominations and inquiries to Dr. Ed Callen, Search Committee Chair, at EdC@usca.edu. Additional information is available online at www.usca.edu/provostsearch.

The search will remain confidential until finalists are invited to the campus. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. USC Aiken is an AA/EOE. 


Head Cross Country Coach / Head Strength and Conditioning Coach

The University of South Carolina Aiken, an NCAA Division II Institution and member of the Peach Belt Conference, is seeking a Head Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Coach who will also serve as the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for a 12-sport department. Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree plus two years of experience in assigned work areas required. Master’s degree preferred.  Collegiate coaching experience and CSCS certification also preferred. The successful candidate will possess the ability to organize and administer a competitive intercollegiate program; recruit student-athletes who have the ability to succeed academically and athletically; promote, develop, and maintain positive relationships with the faculty, staff, students, parents, community and media; and conduct a program in compliance with USC Aiken, Peach Belt Conference and NCAA rules and regulations. This is a 12.0 month full-time position. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Applicants must apply online at: 
https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/40263
.  Consideration of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  USCA is an AA/EOE.


Instructor of English (Non tenure-track) 

The University of South Carolina, Aiken, a senior institution in the University of South Carolina system, seeks candidates for Instructor of English, beginning August 16, 2019.  Required: minimum earned M.A. in English/Composition & Rhetoric with primary expertise, teaching experience, and scholarly record in the teaching of writing.  Specialization open, but experience teaching composition required and additional experience teaching writing online strongly preferred.  ESOL certification required by date of appointment.  Teaching responsibilities will include a 4-course load per semester (including up to two online sections), combining first-year composition and Writing in the University. The Department of English offers the B.A. in English as well as minors in professional and creative writing; there are currently fourteen full-time faculty members.

The University of South Carolina Aiken, a public comprehensive university in the University of South Carolina system, located just 20 minutes from Augusta, GA, offers undergraduate and master’s degrees to more than 3,500 students in 50 programs of study. USC Aiken is ranked the #1 public regional college in the South by U.S. News & World Report’s guide "America’s Best Colleges." The 2017 distinction marks USC Aiken’s 19th consecutive ranking among the top three in this category and its 12th time in first place.

USC Aiken pumps $281 million into the local economy every year, and was listed among the 2016 Great Colleges to Work For. We boast students from 35 states and 32 countries.  USC Aiken has eleven NCAA Division II Athletic programs.  The City of Aiken is best noted as a cultural and horse community. Visit:  www.usca.edu.

Deadline for receipt of completed applications is November 17, 2018.  Apply online at:  https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/40265.  Only finalists will be contacted regarding their candidacy. Finalists will be required to submit official hard copy 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 reference to:  Professor David Bruzina, Chair, Search Committee, Department of English, USC Aiken, 471 University Parkway, Aiken, SC 29801. Questions may be directed to Professor Bruzina at davidb@usca.edu .  Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.  USCA is an AA/EOE.


Assistant Professor of Teacher Education (Tenure-track) - (with emphasis in Science and/or Math Education, or Educational Foundations) –  School of Education

Doctorate in education with at least three years PK-12 teaching experience required.  Demonstrated effective teaching with diverse populations, collaborative and applied research in school settings, grant writing skills, and demonstrated or emerging record of professional publication preferred.  Responsibilities include teaching a variety of courses (based on candidate background) to include: science and/or math methods, assessment, classroom management, educational foundations, and/or educational technology; field based supervision; academic advisement; ongoing university and community service; pursuit of grant opportunities; and sustained scholarly activity.  Experience working in a PDS setting and/or with technology integration desirable. Main responsibilities will be at the Aiken campus with potential for teaching on the Salkehatchie campus.

The University of South Carolina Aiken, a public comprehensive university in the University of South Carolina system, located just 20 minutes from Augusta, GA, offers undergraduate and master’s degrees to more than 3,500 students in 50 programs of study. USC Aiken is ranked the #1 public regional college in the South by U.S. News & World Report’s guide "America’s Best Colleges." The 2017 distinction marks USC Aiken’s 19th consecutive ranking among the top three in this category and its 12th time in first place.

USC Aiken pumps $281 million into the local economy every year, and was listed among the 2016 Great Colleges to Work For. We host students from 35 states and 32 countries.  USC Aiken has eleven NCAA Division II Athletic programs.  The City of Aiken is best noted as a cultural and horse community. Visit:  www.usca.edu.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.  Apply online at:  https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/34784.  Finalists will be required to submit official hard copy transcripts and letters of reference to:  Dr. Judy Beck, Dean, School of Education, USC Aiken, 471 University Parkway, Aiken, SC 29801. Questions may be directed to Dr. Beck at judyb@usca.edu. Minorities and women 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.