Employment Opportunities


CLASSIFIED POSITIONS

 

VMSS Coordinator-VA School Certifying Official (Student Service Program Coordinator I), minimum salary $26,988/year - USC Aiken Office of Veteran and Military Student Success

The Office of Veteran and Military Student Success (VMSS) is seeking a dynamic, people first, experienced higher education program coordinator able to fulfill a key position on the VMSS team. This position is critical in ensuring veteran and military students, their family members and spouses receive the highest quality support and resources available as they pursue their educational goals. USC Aiken is the leading “Best for Vet’s” University in South Carolina as rated by Military Times. Our vision is to best position veteran and military students to achieve their education, career, life goals.   

A successful candidate will have team building skills, excellent written and oral communication skills, budgets, coordination skills, and computer proficiency in a Windows-based environment.  A bachelor's degree and a minimum of one-year related experience in student services field. One year of experience working with VA/DoD/State Education and Training benefits preferred, but not required.  A VA School Certifying Official Certification is also required or must obtain within (3) months of starting the position. Military experience (Service Member, Veteran, or Spouse/family member of Service Member), Excel and Adobe power user preferred.  Apply online at: https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/53155.  Application Deadline:  May 30, 2019.  USC Aiken, with a student population of 3400, is located in Aiken, SC, and is 20 miles from Augusta, GA and an hour from Columbia, the state capital.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  USCA is an AA/EOE.


 

Enrollment Counselor (Student Services Program Coordinator I), $26,988 per year, USCA Office of Admissions – Re-Advertised


The Enrollment Counselor maintains primary responsibility for the recruitment, admission, and enrollment growth. Represents USC Aiken in order to increase enrollment by recruiting new students by utilizing CRM, student information system, territory management, and all available resources. Increases prospects and family visits to campus and creates additional student applications for admission. Counsels prospective students/parents as well as high school guidance counselors and administrators. Contributes as part of a results driven team of enrollment management officers. Manages various social media platforms for the Office of Admissions.

Bachelor's degree required. Excellent written and oral communication skills required. Must have working knowledge of various Microsoft Office suite software (Word, Outlook, Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher), the ability to work with a diverse group of individuals, and the ability to balance priorities are necessary.  Preferred qualifications include experience with CRM and student information systems, enrollment related recruitment, and management of technology. Experience in giving public presentations, involvement in university student organizations is highly valued.  Extensive domestic travel along with night and weekend hours are an essential part of this position.  Apply online at: https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/52782.  Application deadline:  May 5, 2019.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  USC Aiken is an AA/EOE.


Business Manager (Account/Fiscal Analyst II), Min. Salary $36,204 per year, USCA Housing Office

Manage and provides support for the administrative function of the office including handling visits, mail, purchasing, correspondence, files, maintain websites, maintain the Housing Management System, and prepare reports as needed.  Responsible for billing students and outside groups and receiving monies totaling over 4 million dollars annual.  Required:  Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field with 2 years of professional accounting experience, or equivalent education and experience.  Knowledge of the principles, practices, theories and terminology of all accounting, auditing, budgeting, and financial management. Ability to proficiently apply mathematical concepts. Ability to interpret and analyze financial data, records and reports. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.  Ability to communicate effectively.  The ability to work in a high-energy environment with frequent interruptions and distractions; and to maintain confidentially.  Occasional nights and weekends required. Apply on-line at: https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/54937.  Application deadline: April 26, 2019.   Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  USCA is an AA/EOE.


Human Resources Specialist, Minimum Salary - $29,754 per year, USCA Human Resources Office

The HR Specialist serves as the primary contact person in the USCA Human Resources Office for all Payroll transactions, including faculty, staff and student employment. Also, handles routine personnel business and processing of all new hires (full-time and part-time Faculty and Staff).  Requirements: A Bachelor’s degree and two years related human resources experience. Considerable knowledge of basic payroll and new hire procedures. General knowledge of principles and practices of human resources management. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, etc.) and competent in spreadsheet and data base management software packages as well. Excellent written and verbal communications skills are required. Occasionally, overtime may also be required. Must be able to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment while providing excellent customer service. Apply online at: https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/54882.  Application deadline:  April 21, 2019.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  USCA is an AA/EOE. 


Law Enforcement Officer I, Minimum Salary - $29,687 Per Year/Salary commensurate with experience/education, USCA 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/52869.  Applications accepted until position is filled. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  USCA is an AA/EOE.


Law Enforcement Officer I, Minimum Salary - $29,687 Per Year/Salary commensurate with experience/education, USCA 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/52659.  Applications 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 $39,960 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 1 year related experience; or equivalency.   Apply online at: https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/51995.

Application deadline: May 20, 2019.  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 – Re-Advertised


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 May 5, 2019.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  USC Aiken is an AA/


Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology 

The Department of Psychology at the University of South Carolina Aiken invites applications for a one-year, nine-month position to begin August 16, 2019. A Ph.D. in clinical, counseling or educational psychology is required by the start date. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses depending on area of expertise. USC Aiken is a senior institution of the University of South Carolina with modern laboratory, teaching, clinic, and computer facilities. The Psychology Department is MPCAC accredited and offers a Master of Science in clinical psychology degree. USC Aiken is consistently ranked as one of the top public comprehensive colleges in the South by US News and World Reports. To learn more about our department and university, visit:  http://www.usca.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Apply online at https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/55178 and also upload your CV and a separate cover letter. Please also send letters of recommendation to Dr. Jane Stafford, Psychology Department, USC Aiken, 471 University Parkway, Aiken, SC, 29801. USCA 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. 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. Email: MohammadH@usca.edu. Ph: 803-641-3446. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  USC Aiken is an AA/EOE.


Part-Time (Adjunct) Faculty – USC Aiken Department of Communication

The Department of Communication seeks qualified individuals interested in teaching on a part-time temporary basis. We seek individuals qualified to teach public speaking and/or interpersonal communication. This is for face-to-face instruction.

Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree, including at least 18 graduate credit hours in communication, is required, but a related degree and sustained professional experience will be considered.

Pay is per course, and is $2,000 for those teaching with a Master’s degree.

Please submit a cover letter, vitae, names and contact information for three references, and unofficial transcripts to Dr. Charmaine Wilson, Chair, Department of Communication, 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 with a focus on cybersecurity to begin August 16, 2019.

USC Aiken maintains a close working relationship with Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL), and the university’s new B.S. degree program in applied computer science with a concentration in cybersecurity is the result of collaboration with SRNL and other companies in the region. The faculty member in this position will take a key role in shaping the curriculum and growing our relationship with SRNL. 

Requirements: (1) Ph.D. (by August 16, 2019) in computer science with expertise in cybersecurity; (2) potential for effective teaching at the undergraduate level; and (3) evidence of productive scholarship. Successful candidates will have the qualifications for 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 successful candidate will also be able to develop faculty-student research projects and strengthen relationships with local industries (e.g. SRNL, US Army Cyber Center of Excellence (located 30 miles away at Fort Gordon), EDTS, Unisys). 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/54017 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.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For more information, please contact Dr. Yilian Zhang (search committee co-chair) at yilianz@usca.edu or Dr. Thomas Reid (search committee co-chair) at ThomasR@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.

University of South Carolina Aiken is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.


Instruction and Reference Librarian with emphasis in Emerging Technologies (Tenure Track) – Deadline Extended

 

The Gregg-Graniteville Library at the University of South Carolina Aiken invites applicants to be the Instruction and Reference Librarian with emphasis in Emerging Technologies, a tenure track position at the rank of assistant professor, to begin July or August 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 and reference services as part of the instruction and reference team

·         Serving as liaison to USC Aiken STEM programs

·         Leading the technology team, investigating, recommending, and implementing new technologies.

·         Serving as the administrator for the library website and Springshare products, such as LibGuides, LibChat, and LibCal.

·         Meeting campus guidelines for promotion and tenure, including the areas of teaching/librarianship (including the potential for teaching for-credit courses); research and scholarship; and service to the library, the campus, the profession, and the community

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

·         Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills

·         Ability to work collaboratively with diverse constituencies

·         Strong commitment to public service

·         Excellent organizational skills

·         Knowledge of trends and best practices in academic libraries

 

Minimum Qualifications

·         MLIS/MLS from an institution accredited by the American Library Association or equivalent by the start date

·         Experience or coursework in emerging technologies

·         Demonstrated Interest in STEM

 

Preferred Qualifications

·         Experience or degree in a STEM field

·         Instruction experience

·         Reference experience

·         Liaison experience

·         Familiarity with STEM-specific resources

·         Project management experience

·         Evidence of original research/scholarship

 

Other Information

·         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 MLIS/MLS from an institution accredited by the American Library Association or equivalent by the start date, experience or coursework in emerging technologies, and a demonstrated interest in STEM.  Completed applications received by April 8th will receive full consideration. For more information, please contact Ms. Brandy Horne (search committee chair) atBrandyH@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/53229 and upload a) cover letter; b) current curriculum vitae; c) statement of philosophy of librarianship; d) unofficial transcripts; e) three letters of recommendation. 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 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 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 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.