Employment Opportunities


CLASSIFIED POSITIONS

Media Resources Consultant, Minimum salary $32,838 per year,  Instructional Services

Requires hands-on and detailed working knowledge of a professional broadcast studio, video design principles, digital media design software and hardware. Skilled in the operation of photographic, lighting, media streaming and video equipment. Requires expert-level knowledge and understanding of related video hardware (DSLR & Digital camcorders) and software. Substantial experience in digital video and animation (2d & 3d) development. Ability to communicate orally, visually and in writing. Must have the ability to form productive, collaborate relationships with colleagues and clients and communicate effectively with faculty, staff and students. In-depth knowledge of MacIntosh OS X along with production software including Adobe Premiere Pro CC, After EffectsCC, PhotoshopCC, AuditionCC, Maya, Apple Keynote, Sonic Fire Pro, and Microsoft Office Suite is required.   Bachelor’s degree and three years related experience or high school diploma and 7 years related experience required. Candidates will be required to submit broadcast quality production samples they have personally produced.  Deadline to apply:  October 8, 2018.  Apply on-line at:  https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/41139. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  USCA is an AA/EOE.


Coordinator of Academic Advising (Student Program Coordinator II), Minimum Salary $32,838/year, Center for Student Achievement

USCA seeks a Coordinator of Academic Advisement to oversee all aspects of academic advising.  Reporting to the Director of the Library and Center for Student Achievement, the Coordinator of Academic Advising will train faculty and staff advisors to provide individual and group academic, career, and personal counseling to students in a manner that demonstrates commitment to the USCA mission and its diverse student population.  The Coordinator will empower students in their ability to explore their educational opportunities, set and establish goals and achieve academic success through a comprehensive, student centered approach.

Responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to, assigning advisors to students upon entry to the University and as needed thereafter, coordinating the process of students changing majors, creating and maintaining academic advising manual; developing a program for undeclared majors, maintaining a current, and relevant knowledge of academic advising innovations and best practices; creating, coordinating, and leading training of new and current academic advisors.  The successful candidate will also be involved in the campus community participating on committees where appropriate.

Minimum requirements are a Master’s degree in Student Services or related field, or a Bachelor’s degree and two years of related experience.  Experience in academic programming is also required.  All qualified applicants must possess excellent oral, written, and organization skills; work collaboratively with students, faculty, and staff; and work in a team environment and individually.  Familiarity with software systems such as Banner, DegreeWorks, and TutorTrac preferred.  Apply online at:   https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/41128Application Deadline:  October 7, 2018.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  USCA is an AA/EOE.


Program Director for Americorps, (Student Services Program Coordinator I), Minimum Salary $26,988 per year, USCA Student Life

The University of South Carolina Aiken seeks a Program Director to oversee the operation of and provide oversight for the University of South Carolina Aiken AmeriCorps Program, Aiken Safe Haven.  Recruit and support AmeriCorps Members in their efforts to improve the academic engagement attitudes of economically-disadvantaged middle school youth in the City of Aiken through the implementation of an evidence-based after-school program model in partnership with the Aiken Department of Public Safety, Aiken County Public School District, and Aiken Middle School.  Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree in education, social work, or related field preferred.  Two years of management experience, preferably in a youth serving non-profit organization preferred.   Some evening and weekend work required.  Application Deadline:  September 26, 2018.  Apply online at:  https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/40849.  For more information, e-mail Kevin Nolan, Assistant Director of Student Life, at kevinn@usca.edu or call (803) 641-3611.  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.


HVAC Technician, (Trade Specialist IV), Minimum Salary $38,460 per year (salary commensurate with education and experience), University Housing

Under the direct supervision of the Housing Maintenance Supervisor, HVAC Technician performs preventive and corrective maintenance on all mechanical, electrical & HVAC equipment at the USC Aiken Housing residences. Performs general maintenance as required to include, but not limited to, electrical, plumbing, HVAC and general maintenance. Position will be placed on a rotational “on-call” (after hours) work.  Requires high school diploma and 3 years directly related trades experience.  Apply on-line at:  https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/37089Applications accepted until position is filled. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  USCA is an AA/EOE.


Assistant Director of Student Life - International Programs (Student Services Program Coordinator II), Minimum Salary $36,204 per year

USCA seeks an Assistant Director of Student Life - International Programs to create a comprehensive international student services model for the campus community. This position will advise and provide immigration support services to international students once they have matriculated.  Services include, but not limited to, providing information and support pertaining to immigration eligibility, processing documents, and maintaining SEVIS records; collaborate with faculty to develop international exchange and study abroad experiences for students; foster greater understanding and appreciation of diversity by collaborating with faculty and staff to develop and implement educational and experiential programs, including Fulbright recommendations and implementation of international MOUs; and includes the supervision of an office manager and student employees.  Master’s degree in Student Personnel Services or related field and 2 years related experience, OR a Bachelor’s degree and 4 years related experience is required.  Some evening and weekend work required.  Salary is negotiable based on experience.  Review of applications will begin on August 15th and will continue until filled. Apply online at: http://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/36685.  For more information, e-mail Ahmed Samaha, Interim Vice Chancellor for Student Life and Services, at ahmeds@usca.edu or call (803) 641-3588.  USCA is an AA/EOE.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.


Law Enforcement Officer I, Minimum Salary - $29,687 Per Year/Salary commensurate with experience/education, 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.   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 be a current resident of SC and have a valid 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/26526.  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

Part-time, Temporary (Subject to Annual Review), Licensed Adult or Family Nurse Practitioner, 30 hrs/week, Minimum salary $43/hr - Student Health Center (SHC)

Will assess, diagnose & treat illnesses and injuries in the SHC and provide health education to the campus community. Must be able to work independently and at a fast pace and have knowledge of community resources.  Knowledge of immunizations needed. Current S.C. Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) license with prescriptive authority and current S.C. and U.S. DEA numbers; Must be eligible to apply for SC Nurse Practitioner license and have prescriptive authority.  Requires direct patient care experience with young adults; 2+ yrs experience as an NP strongly preferred. Current CPR certification required. Salary $43 per hour. SHC is open M-F 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.  Weekends, summers, and holidays off.  Apply online at:  https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/33766Applications accepted until position is filled.  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

 

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. 


Assistant Professor of Political Science (Political Theory), Political Science  

The Department of History, Political Science, and Philosophy at University of South Carolina Aiken invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in political theory, beginning August 2019. Responsibilities include teaching ten to twelve credit hours a semester (typically two or three sections of an undergraduate introductory American government survey and one or two undergraduate upper level courses per semester), research and productive scholarship, and after the first year, student advisement, as well as service to the department, university, profession, and community. While subfield specialization is open within political theory, we would particularly welcome candidates who could teach courses in African-American political theory, gender and political theory and/or constitutional law. Ph.D. in Political Science is required; advanced ABD will be considered with evidence of degree completion by start date. Evidence of productive scholarship or research potential is necessary. Successful candidates will demonstrate teaching excellence as instructor of record. Experience teaching an introductory American Government survey will be preferred.

The University of South Carolina Aiken (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. USCA is also a recipient of The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Best Place to Work” designation, 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. 

Founded in 1961, USC Aiken is situated on 453 acres, with an enrollment of approximately 3,500 students from 29 states and 23 countries. The campus 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.

Applicants must complete the online application at: https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/33802, and upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, unofficial graduate transcripts, and a statement of teaching philosophy.  Applicants will also be asked to provide contact information for three professional references. 

Please direct questions to Matthew Thornburg or David Dillard-Wright, search committee co-chairs, at matthewth@usca.edu or davidd@usca.edu . Additional materials may be sought from some candidates as the search progresses. Application deadline: September 30, 2018.  Women and minorities are strongly 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.