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McKissick Museum is seeking applications for one graduate assistantship for the summer and fall 2022 semesters. The position is for an appointment that begins immediately and ends December 16, 2022.

The student will work as a graduate student assistant in support of McKissick Museum’s operational mission and educational goals as the University of South Carolina’s largest museum. The student will also support the Folklife and Traditional Arts Program and, specifically, will assist in coordinating FolkFabulous@theFair, a twelve-day folklife festival at the South Carolina State Fair.

Job Location

McKissick Museum, University of South Carolina, Columbia campus


The graduate assistant works for and with the Curator of Cultural Heritage and Community Engagement, Kate Hughes.  The graduate assistant is responsible for assisting in the development and coordination of McKissick Museum’s public folklife programs, including the folklife festival at the SC State Fair, and various lectures and public programs throughout the coming fall semester.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, assistance with:

  • Preparing and processing artists’ and presenters’ paper work and local accommodations
  • Communication with artists, presenters, McKissick staff and volunteers, vendors, and other event stakeholders
  • Coordinating logistics for events, including staffing and scheduling events
  • Preparing marketing and outreach materials
  • Preparing and organizing supplies
  • Staffing events
  • Evaluation of and reporting on events for grant management

The assistant will work with artists and presenters representing diverse artistic and cultural backgrounds, and will participate in facilitating innovative and dynamic community-based public programs, both on and off campus.


Be registered for a minimum of six credit hours during the tenure of the assistantship.

Time Commitment

20 hours per week


Stipend: $8,632 for seven months; up to $8,531 abatement for the fall 2022 semester

Application Instructions

A letter of interest and a resume should be emailed to Jane Przybysz, Executive Director, McKissick Museum ( ), by June 10, 2022, at 11:59 pm.


The marketing department at the Moore School of Business is looking for a Behavioral Lab Manager for Fall 2022 and Spring 2023. The lab manager will organize and manage data collection activities in the Moore Behavioral Lab in collaboration with Moore faculty and Ph.D. students.


The specific responsibilities of the Moore Behavioral Lab manager are in two areas:

  • Manage data collection activities in the Moore Behavioral Lab.
    1. Attend meetings with faculty and PhD student experimenters.
    2. Organize the logistics of upcoming studies.
    3. Manage study sessions in collaboration with PhD students and faculty.
    4. Assign credits after participants have completed studies.
    5. Correspond and interact with student participants, address their concerns and improve lab experience for them.
    6. Might be also asked to help with other administrative tasks.
  • Serve as an expert on Moore Behavioral Lab hardware and software.
    1. Use Qualtrics survey tool to be able to provide help to faculty and PhD students programming experiments.
    2. Use Sona Systems software to post sessions, update attendance records and create reports.
    3. Work with Moore IT to maintain Behavioral Lab hardware and software.

The student must be a graduate student. In addition, the student has to be a mature, hardworking individual with strong interpersonal skills. The student has to be willing to learn simple data collection procedures (e.g., open and close survey files on Qualtrics and Media lab, programming in Qualtrics).

Importantly, the student should have a very flexible schedule and be available on campus 20 hrs per week to help conduct these research sessions.  Full training on data collection procedures will be provided.


The lab manager’s stipend is $5,000 per semester for 20 hrs/week.

Application Instructions

Please send your resume and your schedule for the Fall/Spring semester to:

Dr.  Elise Ince
Associate Professor of Marketing
Marketing Department
Darla Moore School of Business


The marketing department at the Moore School of Business is seeking a graduate student to help a professor conduct research.
Duties and Qualifications
The student has to be a mature, hardworking individual with strong interpersonal skills. The student will be responsible for helping run data collection sessions in the behavioral lab. During the data collection sessions, the student has to interact with students, and help collect data on computers.
The student has to be willing to learn simple data collection procedures (e.g., open and close survey files on Qualtrics). Importantly, the student should have a somewhat flexible schedule and be available on campus to help conduct these research sessions. Full training on data collection procedures will be provided.
Schedule Requirements
Flexible schedule, 10 hours per week
Application Instructions
Interested students should contact:
Dr. Elise Ince

The UofSC Graduate Student Association (GSA)  invites applicants for an open President's Cabinet position.  Graduate students interested in serving in the  GSA and advocating on behalf of all graduate and professional students are encouraged to apply. The deadline to apply is Friday, May 27, 2022.

Application Instructions

Interested graduates students may apply via:

Garnet Gate : LINK


Online Form: LINK

Learn more about the GSA here.


The College of Nursing is seeking a part-time Graduate Staff Assistant for the summer 2022 semester.


Duties include, but are not limited to, administrative assistance with:

  • Filing
  • File retention
  • Preparation of documents
  • Printing and organizing
Time Comittment

8-10 hours a week (2 days a week).


High school diploma

Application Instructions

Students who wish to apply should send their resume to Dr. J. Deupree at for consideration.


The SC Center for Rural and Primary Healthcare department within the UofSC School of Medicine is seeking a Graduate Staff Assistant to coordinate and facilitate the communications and public relations plan for the center. Candidates should be able to demonstrate attention to detail with strong collaboration and organizations skills as well as have effective oral, written, and human relations skills.

  • Under the guidance of the Center’s Executive Team, the student will assist in the development, refinement, and implementation of the Center’s marketing materials (i.e. infographics, one-pagers, videos, et al), communications plan, and other materials
  • Communicate and distribute information to stakeholders and partners regarding current and upcoming events, meeting recordings, and presentations through the Center’s social media platforms; support updates to Center’s website
  • Coordinate scheduling of speakers for Growing Rural podcast; assist with recording, editing, and disseminating podcast content
  • Assist with preparation of materials, reports and communications to legislative stakeholders, and other duties/tasks as assigned
Application Instructions

Students who wish to apply will need to email their resume and cover letter to Samantha Smith (, with the subject line “Communications GA Application”. 


The Tutor and Academic Coach (TAC) Program at the Dodie Anderson Academic Enrichment Center in the UofSC Athletics Department is currently hiring tutors to work with their student athletes for the Fall 2022 semester. The recruitment is  for all content areas. Tutoring is available virtually or in-person at the Dodie Anderson Academic Enrichment Center. 


Provides one on one guidance mentoring and/or tutoring to  academically critical student-athletes. Assists with study and organizational skills, time management, and goal setting. Works in one on one setting.

  • Ideal candidates will possess an Undergraduate or Master’s Degree and/or teacher’s professional certification.
  • Minimum of 30 college credit hours completed  
  • Minimum of a 3.2 overall GPA 
  • Strong communication skills  
  • Ability to relate to students of diverse academic backgrounds 
Time Commitment 

Hours per week: 29


Undergraduate Pay: $10.00 per hour
Graduate Student Pay:  $12.00 per hour
Certified Teacher Pay: $20.00 per hour

 Application Instructions

Current students pursuing a degree at UofSC must use Handshake  to apply.  Students can access  Handshake, on the Career Center’s website.  Once logged into Handshake, search “Academic Tutor” for the complete position description and requirements.  

All non-UofSC students can apply using the following link:  

For questions please contact:

Alex Stevens
Tutor Coordinator


The Office of Distributed Learning invites applicants for a Graduate Assistant (GA) position.  The position will begin in Summer 2022 with the possibility to renew each semester.


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 making corrections to the automatically generated captioning of lecture videos uploaded to YouTube/Otter.Ai. 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 and Compensation

10 hours per week ($10.25 per hour). The position begins in Summer 2022 with the possibility to renew each semester.

Application Process

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


The Center for Teaching Excellence, with support from the Office of the Provost, invites Graduate Teaching and Instructional Assistants (GTA/IAs) to submit proposals for the development of instructional materials, modules, cross-curriculum assessments, online learning innovations, or other resources that will enhance the quality and depth of undergraduate student learning at the University of South Carolina. 

This goal will be accomplished by providing the Grantee pedagogical assistance in the development of instructional materials and resources, application and implementation of appropriate pedagogical theory, and guidance in usage of innovative teaching and/or assessment techniques whether in face-to-face or online modality.  The resource(s) to be developed will be chosen by the Grantee, designed to be incorporated into a specific course or curriculum, capable of application and transformation into an array of disciplines and/or student learning levels, and shared with CTE for broad distribution


The proposal’s objective may serve a particular program, department, or college, or a particular course or curriculum learning outcome. The final deliverable or product is expected to be broadly applicable and/or capable of integrating cross-curricula, usable by CTE for distribution as a pedagogically sound resource for implementation in multiple university units for enhancing student learning.

 Examples of instructional materials or assessments that integrate pedagogically sound and innovative resources applicable to a broad array of disciplines might include but are not limited to: 

  • Development of individual assessments, units, or modules that help students learn broader applications of discipline content or skill development
  • Development of online modules for student learning and application of critical thinking skills, metacognition development, etc.
  • An assessment series or framework that provides instructor guidance and resources in assessing student cognitive development or other cross-curriculum learning outcome
  • Experiential learning project/assessment design that can be used in other disciplines
  • Diversity / inclusivity learning unit applicable to a broad array of disciplines
  •  Effective use of interactive online peer-to-peer activities or cross-section discussion tools for multi-section courses
  • Lesson plan, online module, resource packet, or other deliverable of broad usage and application
Eligibility Requirements
  •  Must be a graduate student in good standing with the University.
  • Must have successfully completed the university’s TA Training Program through CTE and/or departmental pedagogy courses.
  • Have taught at least one semester as a Graduate Teaching or Instructional Assistant
  • Are scheduled to teach the associated course in either Summer or Fall of 2022, or Spring of 2023
  • Have permission of Department Chair, Graduate Director, and/or Instructor of Record (if applicable) for associated course, to develop and implement proposed project/resources into curriculum.

A stipend supplement of up to $1000 will be disbursed to grantees by the end of June 2022 for use in Summer and Fall 2022 for project development. In addition to funding, grantees will receive instructional design and pedagogical support from CTE staff and Instructional Design team. If a proposal includes more than one author, disbursement of funds will be divided equally.

 Application Instructions

For more information on the proposal and to apply, visit the grant web page.   Completed applications should be submitted online by Friday, May 13, 2022, by 5:00 p.m. EST.  Awards will be announced by Friday, June 3, 2020.

 This grant opportunity is sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the Center for Teaching Excellence. For more information, contact the CTE at 803-777-8322 or 


Pre-University Programs in the Office of Continuing Education and Conferences at UofSC is accepting applications for the summer 2022 Residential Program Director, Residential Counseler and Day Counselor. These  positions will serve as university ambassadors and mentors to middle and high school students participating in academic summer programs, including the Carolina Master Scholars Adventure Series, Summer Program for  Research Interns from the Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics, SAT/ACT Summer Institutes, and others. Dates of employment for counselor positions will be May 9 - July 16 2022. 

Job Responsibilities, Requirements, and Compensation

The residential program director is responsible for coordinating and planning the on-site needs of all academic summer groups.

Duties include:

  • Responsible for and plans each group’s activities to include programming, academic and social learning
  • Responsible for all correspondence associated with these groups
  • Coordinates and works with faculty, professionals, and counselors to facilitate events
  • Responsible for staff scheduling and conducting weekly and nightly meetings with staff and with SPRI residential participants
  • Serve as customer service representative for event and program participants
  • Assist in hiring, training and directly supervising residential and day counselor staff
  • Responsible for adhering to budgets and following procurement procedures for each program
  • Responsible for keeping emergency information, health records and other important records for scholars and counselors
  • Responsible for programming, development and discipline of scholars and counselors
  • Creates and carries out mid-summer and end-of-the-summer evaluations of all programs and staff under their direction
  • Attends management meetings and assists the Pre-University Programs coordinator and other professional staff of Continuing Education and Conferences with other duties as assigned
  • Observes counselors and scholars during classes and activities
  • Must be willing to work a flexible schedule including filling in for counselors on duty or in class when needed
  • Assists with weekly housing room assignments and reports
  • Assists with all other projects and duties as assigned


  • Applicant must be at least 21 years of age by May 1, 2022
  • The residential program director is required to live on campus in summer housing with the rest of the staff and program participants
  • Leadership and supervisory experience
  • Experience working in student development and/or residence life preferred
  • Willing to work flexible hours, including weekends and evenings and be on call
  • Must have good oral and written communication skills
  • Must have excellent organizational and administrative skills
  • Must be responsible, dependable and punctual
  • Must have the ability to interact with people from all sectors of the university and community


  • $9/hr during spring office hours for training and preparation
  • $15/hr during the summer; 40 hours/week
  • On-campus housing included in exchange for on-duty hours
  • Includes meals (breakfast, lunch and/or dinner) at selected conference-dining facilities when monitoring scholars/scheduled to work a shift
  • Uniform consisting of a T-shirt for each day of the week and a nametag. All staff must provide their own khaki pants or shorts and closed-toe shoes, preferably sneakers.

Residential counselors are responsible for monitoring, advising, and counseling middle and high school students during flexible shifts that include day, evening, after-hours and weekends. Residential counselors are required to work during camp check-in on Sunday. Schedules vary depending on the program. 


  • Residential counselors are required to live on campus in summer housing with the rest of the staff and camp participants. 
  • Must be willing to work flexible hours including day, evening and some weekend shifts, and to be on duty to cover 24 hours/day.


  • $11.25/hr; 40 hours/week.
  • On-campus housing included in exchange for on-duty hours
  • Includes meals (breakfast, lunch and/or dinner) at selected conference-dining facilities when monitoring scholars/scheduled to work a shift
  • Uniform consisting of a T-shirt for each day of the week and a nametag. All staff must provide their own khaki pants or shorts and closed-toe shoes, preferably sneakers.

Day counselors are responsible for monitoring, advising, and counseling middle and high school students Monday through Friday. Day counselors are also required to work Sunday afternoons from for check-in and orientation. Schedules vary depending on the program.


  • Day counselors are not required to live on campus. 


  • Compensation is $9/hr; 40 hours/week.
  • Includes meals (breakfast and lunch) at selected conference-dining facilities when monitoring scholars/scheduled to work a shift
  • Uniform consisting of a T-shirt for each day of the week and a nametag. All staff must provide their own khaki pants or shorts and closed-toe shoes, preferably sneakers.
  • Serve as a counselor and mentor for middle school and high school academically talented students, in grades 6-12
  • Be responsible for the care of program participants to include supervising meals, transportation, coordinating academic schedules, bed-checks and waking up scholars (residential staff only)
  • Work alongside faculty, attending classes with participants. Supervise scholars during all activities, assist with disciplinary actions, coordinate emergency care and attention, and be a mentor academically, socially and personally.
  • Help prepare welcome packets, welcome signs, name badges, check-in and check-outs. Update bulletin boards with staff and camp information.
  • Carry a university issued mobile phone 24-hours a day to respond to scholar emergency needs.
  • Provide the utmost respect at all times to scholars, counselors, clients, instructors and CEC professional staff.
  • Follow confidentiality guidelines when handling scholar, counselor and CEC professional staff medical information.
  • Assist scholars and instructors during instructional time. Lounging, talking, texting or work that is not related to the program is prohibited during class. You must be alert and attentive at all times.
  • Be responsible for the care of scholars on any field trips to include making sure all UofSC risk management policies are followed.
  • Present a positive image of UofSC by means of a tidy appearance, a pleasant and helpful disposition, a positive attitude and responsive action.
  • Maintain an accurate and up-to-date listing of personnel, location of personnel, services available on campus, and Columbia telephone numbers. Greet and receive inquires in a polite and courteous manner.
  • Conduct orientations for summer academic programs. Interact with parents/family members and respond to parental and group leader concerns.
  • Follow UofSC purchasing guidelines when buying supplies, program materials, paying activity fees and other expenditures for the summer programs.
  • Operate a lost and found department in accordance with university policies and procedures.
  • Submit reports as required and provide necessary follow-up.
  • Maintain office hours. Conduct daily inventories and reports.
  • Operate a computer database and update new information immediately upon check-in of camp/program participants. Assist with meeting room set-ups and work special events as needed.
  • Assist the Pre-University Programs coordinator, the residential program director, and CEC professional staff with other projects and duties as assigned.
Application Requirements
  • You must be enrolled at UofSC-Columbia and be a rising sophomore or above. UofSC Columbia graduate students are also encouraged to apply.
  • You must have at least at 3.25 GPA (cumulative)
  • You must be able to get along with others, possess positive time management skills, and work well under pressure. You should enjoy working with middle and high school students, be self motivated, and have a positive attitude.
  • You must be willing to work a very flexible schedule.
  • You must have a valid driver’s license by the employment start date without significant points or safety violations. Employment is contingent upon review of driving record and a background check. A driving record will be requested of final candidates.
  • You must wear a standard uniform and adhere to personal conduct and hygiene standards.
  • Due to the nature of the programs and the work schedule it is discouraged to take a class during either summer school session or have a second job or internship.
Application Instructions

Apply here.  Visit the Pre-University Programs Summer Positions web page to learn more about these opportunities and more.

If you have additional questions about the positions or Pre-University Programs, email or call 803-777-9447.


The College of Nursing, Office of Academic Affairs, is seeking a Graduate Instructional Assistant for the Fall 2022 semester.


Assisting with NURS 718, an asynchronous online course. Responsibilities include grading of weekly assignments including case study learning activities and graded discussion board posts and assisting with exam proctoring. May also include other administrative or academic support duties as they arise

Time Commitment

10 hours/week. Hours are flexible based on GIA’s schedule. Period of employment matches the academic calendar. GIA will need to be available through the end of each semester’s exam period.


Must have already attended or be able to attend the required GTA/GIA workshops hosted by the Center for Teaching Excellence and register for GRAD 701, a seminar course on TA development. These are one-time required trainings for various types of assistantship positions. Information is available on the Center for Teaching Excellence at the following link: LINK

Prefer applicant with a background in nursing, medicine, or public health.

Applications Instructions

For the Fall 2022 semester, please send your Resume if you are interested to: Dr. Maggie Selph at  for consideration.


The College of Nursing, Office of Academic Affairs, is seeking an organized, motivated, and outgoing individual to join their team.

Primary duties
  • Collaborate as needed with administrative and academic departments to assist them in providing programs and services for the undergraduate and graduate student communities.
  • Responsible for large volume of filing to student records.
  • Maintain appropriate forms in student records.
  • Uses various student databases for specific data entry or retrieval.
  • Provides backup receptionist role, answering incoming class to the Office of Academic Affairs using professional telephone etiquette, and referring calls to appropriate staff.
  • Receive, greet, and assist visitors.
  • Copies and collates materials for student recruitment and various orientations.
  • Provides runner and messenger services as requested.
  • Assist in the planning, coordination, and implementation of OAA ceremonies.
  • Assist with composing and disseminating OAA ceremonies' communication.
  • Always upholds confidentiality agreement.
  • Other duties as assigned in support of undergraduate and graduate student affairs.
  • Education or job experience in an office environment is a plus but not required.
  • Education or job experience in fundraising, event planning, hospitality, journalism, communications, organizational development, marketing and/or public relations is a plus but not required.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities required
  • Ability to communicate clearly, effectively, and congenially in spoken and written English.
  • Ability to speak and write in a second language is a plus but not required.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize tasks to meet deadlines.
  • Intermediate or advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office Professional suite.
  • Novice or intermediate proficiency in social media platforms is a plus.
  • Detail-oriented and diligent to follow-up and complete tasks for assigned projects.
  • A positive, pleasant attitude with good problem-solving skills.
  • Neat and well-groomed to represent the Office of Academic
  • Affairs according to calendar of events.
  • Professional attire may be required for donor events on occasion.
  • Ability to lift and transport exhibit, recruitment ceremonial events materials. Physical abilities required to complete essential duties.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Application Instructions

Please send your resume to:

Cheryl Nelson
Assistant Dean for Student Affairs


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: 8/02/2021
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)?

Apply for this position with Handshake (Job Ad#4803297)


The Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE)  GTA/GIA Orientation web page  is now available with the updated Fall 2022 GTA/IA Orientation schedule.   All graduate teaching and instructional assistants who have any kind of instructional or teaching assistance responsibilities must participate in Graduate TA/IA Orientation.  These workshops provide concise, helpful information, resources and guidance on developing your teaching skills as you prepare to teach or assist your professor of record. 

Visit the updated orientation web page for more details, including links to register and important deadlines.


All USC faculty, instructors, and graduate students are invited to submit abstracts for presentations that demonstrate innovative teaching strategies at the 13th annual Oktoberbest 2022!  Oktoberbest is a free one-day symposium focused on sharing best practices in teaching.  Oktoberbest 2022 will be held at the University Conference Center on Friday, October 21, 2022.

Proposal Content

The Center for Teaching Excellence is seeking engaging and informative presentations that highlight research, practical advice, or exploratory perspectives on effective teaching practices.  Perspectives on innovative assessment methods that speak to academic quality as a driver of student success are highly desired as well.

Proposal Submission Timeline

Submissions Open: Monday, April 18, 2022

  • Submission Deadlines: Friday, September 2, 2022
  • Acceptance Notifications: Monday, September 19, 2022
Session Formats
  • Each Concurrent Session will be 30 minutes in duration
  • Lightning Round Sessions will be 10 minutes in duration.  In this format, presenters take 10 minutes to summarize their teaching best practices, strategies, and/or research. The Lightning Round is similar to an elevator pitch. This presentation format challenges scholars to highlight their work and explain its importance in a very brief span of time.
 Proposal Submission Instructions

For more information and to submit a proposal, visit the 2022 Oktoberbest web page.  Questions? Email, or call 803-777-8322 for more information. Oktoberbest is co-sponsored by the Center for Teaching Excellence, Division of Information Technology and University Libraries.


The Graduate Student Resources Hub will offer free professional development workshops for graduate students during the spring 2022 semester.  Visit the Grad Hub Workshops and Events page  for more information.

Visit the Grad Hub online here.


University 101 is accepting applications for new instructors for fall 2022. 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

Applications are considered on a rolling basis.  Visit the University 101 Programs web page for full application instructions including a link to the application.


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  UofSC Center for Teaching Excellence website. 


The Office of the Vice President for Research   held a basic grant-writing workshop for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars on Friday, October 1, 2021.   The  Grant Basics: Strategies for Writing a Competitive Grant Proposal workshop covers  how to identify appropriate research topics, find funding opportunities, understand the characteristics of competitive grant proposals, and avoid common mistakes.

 The workshop is now available to view online.


Travel Grants for graduate students are available for Fiscal Year 2021-2022.  Applications for travel grants are accepted in four cycles each year.  The cycle four Conference Travel Grant Form will be active for submissions from June 1-7, 2022.  

2022 – 2023 Award Cycles
Cycle Application Period Travel Dates
 June 1 - 7, 2022 July 1 - Sept. 30, 2022
2 Sept. 1-7, 2022 Oct. 1 - Dec. 31, 2022
3 Dec. 1-7, 2022 Jan. 1 - March 31, 2023
4 March 1-7, 2023 April 1 - June 30, 2023

Students must:

  • Be enrolled in a degree-seeking doctoral or MFA program when you apply and when you travel. 
  • Present a paper/poster/creative work at a conference or meeting of national or international standing. 
  • Be the first or sole author of the work. 
  • Provide a PDF copy of your invitation to present or your acceptance notification. (If the conference acceptance notification isn’t received before the application deadline, attach a note in that field indicating it will be sent to Robert Sutherland when received.)

Travel Grants cannot be used for:

  • Field or Library Research 
  • Working Conferences
  • Courses
  • Retreats
  • Workshops
  • Attendance at a Professional Meeting
  • Travel Already Started or Completed

Students can receive no more than one travel grant in any fiscal year (July 1- June. 30) and no more than two while here at UofSC.

Award Amounts and Application Process

Visit the Travel Grants web page  on the Graduate School website  for details,  including award amounts, application instructions, and a link to apply.


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.

Visit to view these open job postings:


Students who live on campus have constant opportunities to strengthen their academics, start friendships, take advantage of unique opportunities and become part of the vibrant Carolina community. As graduate students, you will be in the heart of campus and be able to take advantage of all campus and the city of Columbia have to offer.

You will be able to enjoy the freedom of flexible leasing and avoid having to sign a year-long binding contract. YoPro (Young Professional) Housing features apartment living with top notch amenities and community areas paired with the solidarity of a private bedroom. Your utilities and internet will be included with the apartment, so there is no need to worry about which service providers you need to source.

To apply for on-campus housing, please visit your Housing Portal via For more information, please visit or contact the University Housing Office at 803-777-4283. You may also reach University of South Carolina  Housing via email at or LiveChat on the website.


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.


The  Integrative and Experiential Learning Certificate (IEL) is an initiative of The Center for Teaching Excellence and the Center for Integrative and Experiential Learning. The program is designed to bring together faculty, instructors, and graduate students interested in exploring ways to help students reflect on and connect what they do within and beyond their curriculum, embrace multiple perspectives, and synthesize and transfer their knowledge to new, complex situations. 

Key outcomes for participants include obtaining a deeper understanding of the ideals of integrative and experiential learning as well as developing a toolbox of simple techniques to engage students in reflection on their within and beyond the classroom experiences.


Faculty, instructors and graduate assistants who participate in six or more Integrative and Experiential Learning workshops approved by the Center for Teaching Excellence will receive a certificate of completion, a letter of commendation, recognition on the Center for Integrative and Experiential Learning website, and will be eligible to apply for a grant to incorporate integrative learning strategies into a class, develop a new experiential learning opportunity for a course, or develop a team-taught interdisciplinary course. Participants will be required to attend the Introduction to Integrative and Experiential Learning and Small Changes, High Impacts workshops and four (4) electives. Participants  will have 2 academic semesters (and the summer) to complete the certificate.

Visit the program website for a schedule of upcoming required and elective workshops.


The Teaching Towards Inclusive Excellence (TTIE) certificate of completion is an initiative of The Center for Teaching Excellence and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. The TTIE program is designed to provide an opportunity for faculty, instructors and teaching graduate students to strengthen their strategic diversity leadership capacities both within and outside their classroom and to support USC’s commitment to inclusive excellence.

Program Description

Teaching Towards Inclusive Excellence addresses teaching philosophies and practices by integrating pedagogical principles aligned with inclusive excellence into the classroom environment, course design and assignments that increase awareness of the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion, as well as cultural competence, civic engagement and civil discourse. Key outcomes for participants include obtaining a deeper understanding of the people, practices and initiatives that support and foster diversity at USC, as well as obtaining ideas, strategies and resources that instructors can use to both build their diversity competencies and identify areas of diversity partnership across the institution.


Faculty, instructors and teaching graduate assistants who participate in eight or more Teaching Towards Inclusive Excellence approved Center for Teaching Excellence workshops will receive a certificate of completion, a letter of commendation and recognition on the Office of Diversity and Inclusion’s website. Participants will be required to attend the Inclusive Excellence at UofSC workshop and seven (7) electives. Participants will have 3 academic semesters (not including summer semesters) to complete the certificate.

Visit the program website for a schedule of upcoming required and elective workshops.

About the Program

The Data Incubator is an intensive 8 week fellowship that prepares masters students, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM and social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The program is free for Fellows and supported by sponsorships from hundreds of employers across multiple industries. 

Anyone who has already obtained a masters or PhD degree or who is within one year of graduating with a masters or PhD is welcome to apply. Applications from international students are welcome.

Visit the program website for more information:
The Data Incubator


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