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Postdoctoral Fellow
University of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina
Date Posted 02/09/2022
Admin-Other Administrative Positions
Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Posting Number STA00178PO22
Classification Title Post Doctoral Fellow
Internal Title Postdoctoral Fellow
Campus Columbia
Work County Richland
College/Division College of Arts and Sciences
Department CAS Geography
Band Unclassified
Advertised Minimum Salary Salary commensurate with qualifications.
Advertised Salary Range $55,000
Location of Vacancy
Part/Full Time Full Time
Hours per Week 37.5
Work Schedule
Standard working schedule: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Must be willing to work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the department.
Type of Staff Position Research Grant (RGP)
Basis 12 months
Job Search Category Post-doctoral

About University of South Carolina
The University of South Carolina is a globally recognized, high-impact research university committed to a superior student experience and dedicated to innovation in learning, research and community engagement. Founded in 1801, the university offers more than 300 degree programs and is a top-tier Carnegie Foundation research institution. More than 50,000 students are enrolled at one of 20 locations throughout the state, including the research campus in Columbia. With 60 nationally ranked academic programs including top-ranked programs in international business, the nation’s best honors college and distinguished programs in engineering, law, medicine, public health and the arts, the university is helping to build healthier, more educated communities in South Carolina and around the world.
Diversity Statement
At the University of South Carolina, we strive to cultivate an inclusive environment that is open, welcoming, and supportive of individuals of all backgrounds. We recognize diversity in our workforce is essential to providing academic excellence and critical to our sustainability. The University is committed to eliminating barriers created by institutional discrimination through accountability and continuous process improvement. We celebrate the diverse voices, perspectives, and experiences of our employees.

Benefit Eligibility Type Research Grant (RGP)
South Carolina Retirement No
State Insurance Programs Yes
Annual Leave No
Sick Leave No

Advertised Job Summary
Grant-funded position that will direct and conduct research on energy vulnerability and energy transitions in South Carolina and Tennessee. The interdisciplinary project aims to understand what a ‘just transition’ means for local communities, labor movements, and energy vulnerable populations. The research will include focus groups and interviews with energy vulnerable communities as well as landscape reviews of existing conditions in the two states. 
Primary duties will include conducting landscape reviews on energy vulnerability and energy labor conditions in SC and TN; establishing and maintaining relationships with community partners; coordinating with research assistants; conducting coding, and analyzing focus groups and in-depth interviews; and leading and contributing to peer-reviewed papers. 
Minimum Qualifications (Classified and Unclassified positions)
Doctoral degree from accredited college or university in Geography, Sociology, Anthropology, Environmental Policy, or related field by start date of employment.
Preferred Qualifications
Doctoral degree from accredited college or university in Geography, Sociology, Anthropology, Environmental Policy, or related field by start date of employment. Experience working with marginalized communities in the US South and excellent written and verbal communication skills. Candidate should also have the ability and willingness to travel within South Carolina and Tennessee, including occasional overnight trips. 
Candidate should have experience using qualitative research methods (interviews and focus groups) and analytical tools (NVivo, AtlasTi, Dedoose). Candidate should also have experience writing peer reviewed scholarly articles. 

Safety Sensitive or Security Sensitive No
Hazardous weather category Non-Essential

Number of Vacancies 1
Desired Start Date 08/01/2022
If Research Grant/Time Limited, give end date 07/31/2024
Job Open Date 02/07/2022
Job Close Date 03/24/2022
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions to Applicant
Please include transcript(s) with application. 
Positions are advertised for a minimum of five (5) business days on our job website. After five (5) business days, positions can be closed at the discretion of the department at any time. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.
We are only accepting applications submitted by March 24, 2022
Quicklink for Posting https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/114782
EEO Statement
The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, gender identity, transgender status, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.

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