Employment Opportunities


CLASSIFIED POSITIONS

 

Administrative Assistant, Minimum Salary $26,988 per year, USC Aiken University Police

The Administrative Assistant will manage the administrative support activities of the University Police Department.  Duties include (but are not limited to) managing the administrative functions of the department; maintaining campus ID and decal databases; drafting correspondence; preparing daily shift reports; completing monthly and annual reports; dispatching of officers to both calls for service and emergency calls and other duties as assigned.  Requires a Bachelor’s degree, or high school diploma and 4 years work experience that is directly related to the area of employment; or equivalency.  Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management or related field preferred. Proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access is preferred. Prior experience of managing employees and dealing with difficult and demanding situation also preferred. Knowledge of general office procedures, practices, protocol and equipment required. Excellent interpersonal communication and organizational skills required. Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite, especially in word-processing and database management required. Must be proficient in both oral and written communication.  Apply on-line at:https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/50624.  Deadline for applying is February 3, 2019.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  USCA is an AA/EOE. 

 

Assistant Director of Student Life – Diversity Initiatives, Student Services Program Coordinator II, Minimum Salary $ 32,838 per year 

USCA seeks an Assistant Director of Student Life – Diversity Initiatives to create a comprehensive multicultural program for the campus community.  Initiates and coordinates special cultural activities and programs with various campus constituencies throughout the year to increase awareness of multicultural perspectives throughout the university community.  Provides assistance to students on a variety of personal, academic, vocational, and related issues. Directs a peer diversity education program including hiring, training and supervising student educators. Serves as advisor/resource to several annual traditional events student planning groups and serves on campus-wide planning committees.  Includes the supervision of student employees.  Master’s degree in Student Services or related field, OR bachelor's degree and 2 years related experience.is required.  Some evening and weekend work required.  Apply online at: https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/50074.  Application Deadline:  February 8, 2019.  For more information, e-mail Kevin Nolan, Interim Associate Director of Student Life, at kevinn@usca.edu or call (803) 641-3611.  USCA is an AA/EOE.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. 


Coordinator for Database Management and Gift Processing (Accountant/Fiscal Analyst II), $32,838 per year, University Advancement Office – Extended Deadline
The Accountant/Fiscal Analyst II is responsible for departmental operating budgets, gift processing, accounting and gift records information for the Office of University Advancement at USC Aiken. Requires knowledge and experience with accounting, auditing, budgeting and financial management; experience with database systems and computer programs such as Microsoft Excel and Access to complete reports; the ability to analyze and interpret related data and communicate this information effectively; to plan ahead and be an effective supervisor.  Responsible for management level reports regarding revenue and expenditures for the Aiken Partnership Board, and is the primary accounting liaison with the USC Foundation. Requires a Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field, or equivalent education and experience. Experience with PeopleSoft, Financial Edge, and Visual Analyzer software packages preferred.  Apply on-line at:  https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/47459.  Deadline for applying is January 21, 2019.  USCA is an AA/EOE.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. 


 

Director of Housing and Residence Life, Student Services Manager I, Salary Range: $48,572 to $56,947 (salary commensurate with experience)

USCA seeks a Director of Housing and Residence Life to provide overall leadership for the housing and residence life program including the supervision of one Associate Director of Housing and Residence Life, three Assistant Directors of Housing and Residence Life, the Business Manager of Housing and Residence Life, as well as over 50 student employees. Supervises program development and evaluation; recommends and implements policies and procedures; and works with staff to ensure a living/learning environment that enhances student growth and development is provided to residents.  The Director will work with the Associate Director of Housing and Residence Life to ensure the recruitment and retention of USC Aiken students in our residence life program through marketing as well as creative housing options such as theme housing, Greek housing, etc., and will also work with the Admissions Office to coordinate housing services for incoming students.  The Director will be responsible for developing a summer occupancy plan for the facility.  The Director will provide overall fiscal management of three different self-supporting facilities which house 968 residents totaling 280,206 square feet, parking lots, pool, and grounds. In conjunction with the Senior University Facilities Director, the Director of Housing and Residence Life will develop and implement long and short range facilities upgrade and development plans, as well as any housekeeping or maintenance issues.  The Director will prepare and maintain operating budgets totaling over $4 million for the Department of Housing and Residential Life.  In conjunction with the offices of Business Services, Financial Aid, and Purchasing, the Director will develop appropriate financial accounting systems, manage a self-supporting budget, and determine the needs for major and minor renovations to the existing facility.   The Director will work closely with the Chief Non-Academic Student Conduct Officer to administer discipline as well as work closely with University Police to ensure the appropriate safety and security of all residents.  The Director will serve on the Behavioral Intervention Team as well as be a senior member of the Vice Chancellor for Student Life and Services staff.  Application Requirement: Master’s degree in Student Personnel Services or related field and 5 years housing/residence life experience, OR bachelor's degree and 7 years housing/residence life experience.  Some evening and weekend work required.  Deadline to apply:  January 31, 2019.  Apply online at: https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/45903
For more information, e-mail Hope Smith Dunbar, Chair of the Search Committee/Associate Director of Housing and Residence Life, at hopes@usca.edu or call (803) 641-3786.  USCA is an AA/EOE.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.


Assistant Director of Admissions (Student Services Program Coordinator II), Minimum Salary $36,204 per year, Office of Admissions

The assistant director of admissions will serve as a member of the leadership team for the USC Aiken Office of Admissions.  Manages technological aspects of Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system utilization and training, communication flow (electronic/print) development, and inbound/outbound call center.  The person in this position is personally responsible for freshmen and transfer recruitment activities as well as territory management and will also supervise enrollment counselors with those same recruitment and territory management responsibilities performing those same recruitment tasks.  Counsels prospective students/parents as well as high school guidance counselors/administrators.

This position, reporting to the director of admissions, is critical in the efforts to develop innovative ideas/programs/services to grow university enrollment.  A minimum of a Master’s degree in Student Services or related field and 2 years related experience, or bachelor’s degree and 4 years related experience is required.  Preferred qualifications include a Master’s degree, professional experience in university admissions office, recruiting students, utilizing/managing CRM systems, supervision of professional admissions staff, coordinating of communication plans, and in giving public presentations.  Apply online at:  https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/44901Applications will be accepted until position is filled. 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.


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

 

Temporary, Full-time Applications Processing Analyst (Document Imaging), $12.50/hour – Office of Admissions – Extended Deadline

This position is a key member of the Admissions and Enrollment Management teams, serving as one of three staff members focused on processing applications for undergraduate admission.  Specifically, this position is responsible for the receipt and review of applications for admission and all affiliated paperwork and electronic files.  The position focuses on managing all document imaging activities, including the scanning and indexing of documents into the Ellucian Banner Document Management Suite (BDMS), coordination of electronic transcript database, and monitoring effectiveness of office procedures to include making recommendations for necessary changes and updates.  The successful candidate must be team-oriented but able to work independently and coordinate activities with other administrative staff. Must provide exemplary customer-focused service to all clients of the university.  Occasional evening and weekend hours may be necessary.  Reporting to the Director of Admissions, this position is critical in helping to execute innovative ideas/programs/services to grow university enrollment.  Bachelor’s degree or high school diploma and four years’ related experience, or equivalency required. Must be detail-oriented with excellent interpersonal and communication skills; demonstrated proficiency in Word, Access, Excel and PowerPoint; well organized with the ability to multi-task constantly in a shared workspace.  Must have own transportation.  Must pass criminal background check.  Prior experience in an educational setting, prior experience with or awareness of Ellucian Banner, EMAS Pro, or similar student information/document imaging/recruitment software preferred. Apply on-line at: https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/47985.  Deadline for applying is January 25, 2019.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  USC Aiken is an AA/EOE.

 


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 Communication - University of South Carolina Aiken

The Department of Communication at the University of South Carolina Aiken (USC Aiken) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor to start August 16, 2019. 

We seek an individual with

  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching undergraduate communication courses.
  • Ability to teach, create, and/or redesign classes in small group communication and/or organizational communication.
  • Interest in small group and/or organizational communication theory and research.
  • Ability, as needed, to support general education courses in public speaking and/or interpersonal communication.
  • Ability, as needed, to support core communication courses for the major, as well as, our minor in Leadership Communication.
  • Experience in service-learning, community-based learning or other high impact pedagogies.
  • Commitment to personal and professional growth of students, including communication competence, written and oral skills, and problem solving abilities.
  • Ability to provide conscientious academic advisement, work well with colleagues and community members, engage in scholarly activity, and provide service to the university, community and/or profession.
  • Experience in teaching or research related to the department’s new program focus on Communication and Digital Arts is of interest.

Ph.D. required by time of appointment. Preference given to candidates with communication degrees.

The Department of Communication offers the B.A. degree along with two minors. We serve approximately 150 majors. Our curriculum includes eight 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.

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

Apply on-line at https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/48340 and submit via the job portal a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, full contact information for at least three references, and evidence of effective teaching (statement of teaching philosophy, peer observation, student evaluations, syllabi, etc.). Please direct questions to Ms. Elizabeth Webb, search chair, Department of Communication, USCA, 471 University Parkway, Aiken, SC 29801, elizabethw@usca.edu. Additional documentation will be solicited as needed. Review of applications will begin February 1 and continue until the position is filled.  

The University of South Carolina is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.  Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or decision for qualified persons on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender or protected veteran status. 


Assistant Professor of Southern U.S. History

The Department of History, Political Science, and Philosophy at the University of South Carolina Aiken invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in Southern US History, with an ability to teach and pursue scholarship in the history of South Carolina, beginning August 16, 2019. Experience or interest in African-American history, public history, and/or digital humanities will be preferred.

The successful candidate will teach US History survey courses, upper-level courses in Southern and South Carolina history, upper-level courses in the candidate’s areas of expertise, and rotating core history courses, with a 4/4 load (typically 2 preps per semester). Other responsibilities include research and productive scholarship; student advisement; and department, university, professional, and community service. After tenure and promotion, may apply for the June Rainsford Henderson Chair in History.

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.

Candidate must demonstrate excellence in teaching and the potential for productive scholarship. By the time of application, candidates must have PhD in History or evidence of completion of all requirements; degree must be conferred by August 16, 2019. Complete applications received by February 1, 2019 will receive full consideration.Apply online at: https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/47002. Completed applications must include: CV, cover letter, unofficial graduate transcripts, syllabi for a US History Survey course and a Southern History course, and contact information for three references. Please direct questions to Elizabeth Georgian or Meaghan Dwyer-Ryan, search committee co-chairs, at SouthernHistSearch@usca.edu.

The University of South Carolina is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.  Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or decision for qualified persons on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender or protected veteran status. 


Assistant Professor of Spanish - Spanish Peninsular Literatures and Cultures

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 Spanish Peninsular Literatures and Cultures 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 January 14, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. Apply online at: https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/46459 and also send complete dossier including letter of application, current CV, three recent letters of recommendation, unofficial transcripts and documented evidence of teaching excellence and scholarship to Dr. Timothy Ashton, Chair-Spanish Search Committee, Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, USC Aiken, 471 University Parkway, Aiken, SC 29801. Questions may be directed to Dr. Ashton at Timothya@usca.edu.   

The University of South Carolina is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.  Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or decision for qualified persons on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender or protected veteran status. 


 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 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.


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. 



 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.