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The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) is seeking a graduate assistant.  OUR strives to create a graduate assistantship that will provide professional development and a variety of collaborative experiences, but also flexibility in task assignment so the graduate assistant may utilize personal strengths and develop skills in new areas.

Candidates must be enrolled in a graduate program at the University of South Carolina-Columbia throughout the assistantship.


1) One-on-one advising of students interested in getting involved in undergraduate research.

2) Facilitate outreach experiences that promote undergraduate research to include: new student orientation, admissions events, course presentations, and presentations to specific student populations.

3) Co-supervise the Magellan Ambassadors, a volunteer group of undergraduate researchers that provide outreach for the OUR through presentations, campus events, and socials.

4) Manage the planning, scheduling, and staffing of outreach efforts of the OUR including tabling events, socials, presentations, and communications.

5) Assist with coordinating Discover USC at which over 600 undergraduate students present on their beyond the classroom experiences.

6) Additional opportunities may include assisting with newsletter creation, assessment efforts, managing alumni communications, and involvement in grant processing.

Strong Candidates Will Posess:

  • Experience and willingness to work with students in a variety of settings (including 1:1 and in groups).
  • Presentation and facilitation skills.
  • Attention to detail with written communications and data entry.
  • Knowledge of visual design and graphics creation, including familiarity with Canva.
Time Commitment

The time commitment is 20 hours per week, primarily between 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday-Friday.  This position will require occasional evening and weekend hours.  The start date for this position is August 1, 2023.  The minimum commitment is for the fall 2023 and spring 2024 semesters.


The OUR GA position will be compensated with a stipend of $7500 per semester. In addition to and independent from compensation, a tuition supplement of $2100 per academic semester will be applied to the GA’s tuition bill and is not transferable.

Application Instructions

To apply, please email a cover letter, resume, and list of two references to

Application review will begin March 27, 2023 and applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

- Posted March 20, 2023 -

Do you have a job lined up after graduation? What's next
for you? What if you could work right here and share your
passion for USC with others? University Development
wants to train you, provide you with a Certificate in Fund
Raising Management, and offer a starting salary of
$45,000 with benefits to work with the University Development team as a Development Associate.

The training is a paid six-week program and all applicants are considered.  Trainees will earn a certificate in Fund Raising Management and will  learn fund raising skills to prepare for success at USC.  Learn more about the certificate here.

Application Instructions

Visit the Develop Carolina program online for more information including details and a link to apply.

Application deadline: March 30, 2023

For questions please contact:
Karen Roberts


The USC  Center for Teaching Excellence in partnership with other university offices offers a selection of certificates of completion for faculty, instructors and teaching graduate students. Visit the certificates of completion initiative online to learn more.


Certificates of Completion Programs

Teaching Towards Inclusive Excellence Certificate
The Teaching Towards Inclusive Excellence certificate program is designed to provide an opportunity for faculty, instructors and teaching graduate students to strengthen their diversity leadership capacities both within and outside their classroom and to support USC’s commitment to inclusive excellence. 

Fostering Proactive Learning Environments Certificate
The Fostering Proactive Learning Environments certificate program is designed to assist faculty, instructors and teaching graduate students to understand today’s student and how to structure your class to foster a sense of belonging, develop proactive and reactive strategies for handling academic misconduct and practice how to avoid and address classroom conflicts.

Integrative and Experiential Learning Certificate
The Integrative and Experiential Learning certificate program is designed to bring together faculty, instructors, and graduate students interested in exploring ways to help students connect what they do within and beyond their curriculum, embrace multiple perspectives, and transfer their knowledge to new, complex situations. 

Entering Mentoring Certificate of Completion
The Entering Mentoring training series takes an interactive approach to becoming an effective mentor and is part of the USC CTE certificate of completion initiative.  The training is designed to help participants develop the skills for engaging in productive, culturally responsive mentoring relationships that optimize success for the mentor and the mentee. 

Intercultural Inclusion and Diversity Learning Series
Offered in partnership with the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and the USC sponsored TRIO Program, the goals of the Intercultural Inclusion and Diversity Learning Series are to assist faculty and GTA/IAs to become communicators and facilitators that interlock inclusion and diversity in the experiential process of classroom pedagogy. 

Mental Health and Well-being Competency Program for Faculty
 The Mental Health and Well-being Competency Certificate program is an initiative from University Health Services with the goal of the helping faculty members feel better equipped to respond to the growing mental health needs of students.

- Posted January 12, 2023 -

The USC Office of Distributed Learning  is seeking a Graduate Assistant(GA).


This position will assist the Office of Distributed Learning in generating transcripts and closed captioning for online course video content. The Graduate Assistant serving in this role will be responsible for correcting the automatically generated captioning of lecture videos.

The Graduate Assistant may also perform additional course production duties as needed. Attention to detail and time management are essential components of the position. Excellent keyboarding and grammatical skills are necessary.

Required Training

Training in the use of Youtube Creator Studio and other tools will be provided by the Course Production Manager.

Time Commitment

10-20 hrs per week. The position begins in Spring 2023, with the possibility to renew each semester.


$12 per hour

Application Instructions

Interested graduate students should send a copy of their CV to Rob Grookett at

- Posted December 13, 2022 -

The USC Center for the Education and Equity of African American Students (CEEASS) is seeking a graduate teaching assistant.


The graduate teaching assistant would be responsible for, but not limited to, the following:

  • Conducting literature reviews
  •  Engaging in data mining
  •  Maintaining funding database and help identify state, federal grants, foundation, corporate, private, and other funding sources.
  •  Assisting with administrative duties of the center (e.g., writing reports and publications; helping to plan presentations; ordering supplies; contributing to webpage).
  •  Preparing and maintaining attendance records, materials, and reports for roundtables.
  •  Creating and maintaining listserves and social media platforms
  •  Attending weekly meetings.
  •  Serving as an ambassador for the center.
  •  Other related duties
Time Commitment

20 hours per week for the fall, spring, and summer.


 $7500 stipend and $5000 tuition supplement for the Spring 2023 semester.

Application Instructions

Interested students should contact Dr. Gloria Boutte at

-Posted December 7, 2022-

University Libraries  in collaboration with the Graduate School and Research Computing, will host the SHARPGrads free workshops series for the  spring 2023 semester. The series provides free training in digital scholarship, computing, and library research concepts for students enrolled in graduate-level courses at the Columbia campus. Students completing the program receive a certificate of completion and digital badge.

Visit the SHARPGrads web page for more information about the program and links to register for the spring 2023  required, elective and research computing workshop options.


The graduate school will offer free virtual and in-person Thesis and Dissertation workshops and MS Word Thesis and Dissertation Template wokshops for the Spring 2023 semester.  Visit the Thesis and Dissertaton web page for details, including the full schedule of events and links to register.


The Department of Psychology is recruiting USC undergraduate and graduate students, ages 18 to 29, who are safely able to engage in physical exercise, to participate in a research study. The purpose of the study is to examine the short-term benefits of physical exercise on cognition and mood among college students with and without ADHD. 

Students will complete electronic surveys and attend three lab appointments, during which they will:

  •  Answer questions about their physical and mental health
  • Participate in physical health assessments
  •  Engage in moderate physical exercise by riding a stationary bike
  •  Complete computer tasks

Time Commitment
The time commitment is about 4-6 hours in total.

Complete an eligibility questionnaire to ensure you can safely participate in exercise research. Shortly after you complete the survey, a researcher will contact you to confirm your eligibility. *Students who are pregnant or trying to get pregnant are not eligible.

Participants who meet eligibility criteria, complete all surveys, and attend all three appointments will receive up to $50. 

Participation Instructions
For more information or to sign up, please contact:
Yvette Rother
Text or call (803) 602-4924


The research assistant will join a project that investigates whether online retailers treat consumers fairly. Within this role, you will develop, document, and maintain advanced software for automatic data collection (web-crawling). You will also learn how retailers collect consumer data and gain understanding of algorithm decision making in online retailing. Schedule to be coordinated with supervisor and to work around class schedule. Must be willing to work a flexible schedule to achieve project goals.

  • meeting with the principal investigator to define functional specifications
  • Learning about business practices in online retailing
  • Learning about technology and programming tools
  • designing algorithms and flowcharts
  • developing and optimizing code
  • testing and deploying programs
  • troubleshooting, debugging, maintaining programs
  • developing technical documentation


The successful candidate must:

  • be currently enrolled as a student at USC
  • have good communication skills
  •  be professional, reliable, and of high personal integrity
  •  be able to work independently or as part of a team
  •  maintain confidentiality and respect intellectual property
  •  be able and willing to learn independently and quickly
  •  be proficient in Python and HTML
  •  understand computer networking / internet protocols
  •  understand client-server architectures

Other preferred but not required qualifications:

  • familiarity with java / javascript and linux / unix
  • understanding of computer architecture
  •  experience with academic research
  •  interesting in learning from academic research
  •  experience with formal software development processes
Time Commitment and Compensation

Hours per week: 10 hours
Salary: 15.00/Hour to 20.00/Hour
Desired Start Date: 8/02/2022
Job Close Date: Open until filled

Application Instructions

This position is open until filled.  Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.

Required Documents

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • List of References and Contact Information

Optional Documents

  • Letter of Recommendation 1
  •  Letter of Recommendation 2
  •  Other supporting documents that demonstrate the candidate’s abilities

When writing your cover letter, please answer the following questions.

  • What is your current student status? (e.g., senior, masters of science/arts).
  •  What is (are) your major(s)?
  •  If any, what is (are) your minor(s)?
  •  What is your expected graduation date:
  •  Why are you interested in this position?
  •  Have you worked on-campus before? If so, list the department and supervisor.
  •  What is your current cumulative GPA?
  •  What coursework relevant to this project have you taken and what was your GPA in each course?
  •  What applications have you coded in Python (if any)?
  •  What applications have you coded in computer languages other than Python (if any)?

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University 101 is accepting applications for new instructors for fall 2023. Prospective instructors should submit the new instructor application, along with a cover letter and resume. 

  • master's degree or higher from an accredited institution (official transcript required)
  • status as a full-time university employee, retiree of USC Columbia, or Ph.D. student
  • completion of the Teaching Experience Workshop
  • approval by the instructor's supervisor or department chair
  • approval by the director of University 101 Programs
  • participate in regular professional development opportunities offered by University 101 Programs
Application Process

  Visit the University 101 Programs web page for full application instructions.


The Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) program is a nationally recognized professional development program that provides assistance to graduate students and post-docs who want to become faculty members at the college level. The goals of PFF are to help better prepare participants for all aspects of their faculty careers including teaching, scholarly research, and service, and provide a mechanism and credential recognizing their initiative and gained experience in the areas of faculty roles and teaching. 

More information, including application, requirements, and other details, is provided on the Preparing Future Faculty program page located on the  USC Center for Teaching Excellence website. 


Midlands Technical College has numerous open full-time permanent as well as part-time temporary teaching positions in a large variety of disciplines.  These positions are located at either the Richland or Lexington County branches. 

Full-time positions include:  Philosophy, Engineering, Art, History, English

Part-time positions (including hourly tutor positions) include:  Mathematics, Health Sciences, Nursing, Chemistry, Anatomy/Physiology, Biology, Engineering, IT Services, Languages, Accounting, and numerous trades specialties.

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Individuals can now register to take the TOEFL iBT ®  and the GRE® General Test at home.  ETS  will answer questions about at home testing virtually,  and on demand. Learn more here.


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