Postdoctoral Scholar (B2F)

Job Description

Posting Summary

Posting Number STA00112PO23
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 Arts and Sciences
Department CAS Psychology
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
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 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
Designed to attract, support, and retain scholars from groups historically underrepresented in their departments or fields, this “Bridge to Faculty” postdoctoral position in the Department of Psychology is part of a new and exciting initiative at the University of South Carolina (USC). The purpose of the Bridge to Faculty Program is to recruit early-career scholars who, if successful during the post-doctoral period, may have the opportunity to transition to tenure track faculty at USC starting in the 2025-2026 academic year.
The Bridge to Faculty Program enables Scholars to deepen their research expertise, expand their scholarly profiles, undertake academic work in neuroscience and/or health equity in the department, and strengthen the university’s research community through their diverse perspectives. The Bridge to Faculty scholar in the Psychology Department will join eleven other scholars from across the university who will form a dynamic and supportive community of scholars.
Situated in USC’s Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Bridge to Faculty Scholars have a unique opportunity to receive:
• Professional development preparing the fellow for a full-time faculty position
• Training and development in research, pedagogy, and strategic engagement
• Additional mentorship from senior professors and university administrators
• Networking and connection-building with university administration
• Opportunities to engage and practice as an active member of the USC community
Minimum Qualifications
Terminal degree in preferred or related field prior to start.
Preferred Qualifications
Applicants must have a PhD in Psychology, Psychological Sciences, Neuroscience, or a related field from an accredited institution.
The successful candidate will have a PhD in Psychology, Psychological Sciences, Neuroscience, or an area relevant to neuroscience or psychological sciences. We anticipate that the candidate will work closely with 1-2 primary research mentor/s to accelerate transdisciplinary efforts in basic, clinical, and/or intervention research in neuroscience and/or health equity and will meet regularly with other advisors and mentors within the department and across the university to gain professional development skills. This individual should aspire to become an independent researcher and productive faculty member at an R1-level university. The successful candidate must be committed to teaching and mentoring diverse students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The selection committee welcomes applications from candidates who contribute to increasing diversity in their fields, as historically underrepresented persons in higher education, and/or by pursing scholarship that contributes to understanding issues of diversity, equity, inclusion, past or present.

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 02/03/2023
Job Close Date 03/20/2023
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions to Applicant
The following are required documents:
  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Up to two (2) writing samples
  • Statement on diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts (two-page limit). We also encourage applicants to describe past, current, and future contributions to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice within their research and teaching/mentoring statements, as appropriate. (Please add this to the other supporting documents section)

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 20, 2023.

Quicklink for Posting https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/139843
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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