Postdoctoral Scholar (B2F)

Job Description

Posting Summary

Posting Number STA00118PO23
Job Family Research
Job Function Research
USC Market Title Post Doctoral Fellow
Job Level R2 - Research
Internal Title Postdoctoral Scholar (B2F)
Campus Columbia
Work County Richland
College/Division College of Engineering and Computing
Department CEC Civil and Environmental Engineering
State Pay Band Unclassified
Advertised Minimum Salary Salary commensurate with qualifications.
Advertised Salary Range Salary commensurate with qualifications.
Location of Vacancy
Part/Full Time Full Time
Hours per Week 37.5
Work Schedule
The standard hours the employee is expected to work are 37.50 hours; Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 p.m. with one (1) hour for lunch
Must be willing to work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the department.
Type of Staff Position Full-time Equivalent (FTE)
Basis 12 months
Job Search Category Post-doctoral

About UofSC

About University of South Carolina
From the Upstate to the Lowcountry, the University of South Carolina system is transforming the lives of South Carolinians through the impact of our eight institutions and 20 locations throughout the state. More than 50,000 students are enrolled at one of eight institutions, including the research campus in Columbia and comprehensive four-year universities in Aiken, Upstate and Beaufort. In addition, our Palmetto College campuses in Salkehatchie, Union, Lancaster and Sumter enable students to earn associate or bachelor’s degrees through a combination of in-person, online or blended learning. All of our system institutions place strong emphasis on service — helping to build healthier, more educated communities in South Carolina and beyond.
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.

Benefits for FTE, Research Grant or Time-Limited Positions Are Indicated Below

The University of South Carolina (UofSC), through the State of SC and Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA), offers employees a valuable benefits package, including health and life insurance, generous paid leave and retirement programs. To learn more about UofSC benefits, access the About Benefits section on the Applicant Portal at uscjobs.sc.edu. Research Grant or Time-limited positions may be eligible for all, some, or no benefits, based on the grant or project funding.

Benefit Eligibility Type Full-Time Equivalent (FTE)
South Carolina Retirement Yes
State Insurance Programs Yes
Annual Leave Yes
Sick Leave Yes

Position Description

Advertised Job Summary
The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, in the College of Engineering and Computing, welcomes applications from outstanding scholars who contribute to advances, or expands the boundaries of Intelligent and Sustainable Infrastructure. The position Postdoctoral Scholar (BF2) is part an inaugural cohort of the University’s Bridge to Faculty Program that enables Scholars to deepen their research expertise, expand their scholarly profiles, undertake academic work in the Civil and Environmental Engineering department, and strengthen the College’s and University’s research community through their diverse perspectives. The Bridge to Faculty scholar in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering will join eleven other scholars from across the university who will form a dynamic and supportive community of scholars.
The Postdoctoral Scholar (BF2) will: (1) design and conduct physical or numerical experiments. Analyze and summarize the results of these experiments. Engages in scholarly activities, and meets regularly with mentors to develop a robust and innovative research program; (2) participate in the preparation of research proposals; (3) prepare and submit manuscripts, prepare presentations, and communicate effectively in local, national, or international venues with limited supervision from mentors; (4) develop mentoring skills and apply these skills to the supervision of graduate and undergraduate research assistants; and (5) participate in Bridge to Faculty and other professional development activities and outreach. Establish research collaboration within the College and within the University as appropriate
Minimum Qualifications
Terminal degree in preferred or related field must be awarded between July 1, 2019 and August 15, 2023.
Preferred Qualifications
Must have PhD in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, or a closely related field from an accredited institution.
Expertise in one or more of the following areas: environmental, geotechnical, railway, structural, transportation, and water resources engineering.

Position Attributes

Employees in Safety-Sensitive or Security-Sensitive positions will be subject to pre-employment and post-employment drug testing in accordance with University policy HR 1.95 Drug and Alcohol Testing.

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

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 1
Desired Start Date 08/16/2023
If Research Grant/Time Limited, give end date
Job Open Date 02/07/2023
Job Close Date 03/24/2023
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions to Applicant
A resume will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.
Make certain to provide the following information on the application:
  • Your Legal Name
  • Valid Email Address that you can be access for at least six (6) months after the hire date
  • Provide Start and End Dates for All Inactive Jobs for which you are not actively employed
    • All information entered on your application is taken into consideration when reviewing your qualifications, etc. No assumptions are made for employment end-dates based on the next or previous job listed on the application.

  • Applicants should be prepared to provide/upload:
    • Cover letter
    • Resume/CV
    • Statement of research and teaching philosophy
    • Statement sharing how your experiences related to diversity, equity, and inclusion can help advance the University’s goal of “cultivating a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive campus”.
    • If you have not defended their dissertation, letter from the dissertation supervisor confirming that the PhD will be completed by August 15, 2023 (optional)
    • Valid names and contact information for reference providers

    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, 2023.

    Quicklink for Posting https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/139880
    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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