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Post-Doctoral Position
University of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina
Date Posted 05/20/2022
Admin-Other Administrative Positions
Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Posting Summary

Posting Number TMP00373PO22
Classification Title Instructor
Advertised Title Post-Doctoral Position
Campus Columbia
College/Division College of Education
Department CED Instruction and Teacher Education
Salary $50,000
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.
Job Search Category Other Professional

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 Temporary Positions

The University of South Carolina (UofSC), through the State of SC and Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA), offers temporary employees expected to work at least 30 hours per week health and life insurance, flexible spending accounts and retirement programs. To learn more about UofSC benefits, access the benefits section on the Applicant Portal. 

Position Description

Advertised Job Summary
We seek applications for a non-tenure track 9-month Post-Doctoral Fellow appointment to begin Fall 2022. Equity, inclusiveness and diversity are integral to the Department of Instruction and Teacher Education’s commitment to excellence in research, instruction, and engagement. We encourage applications from candidates who identify with groups that are historically underrepresented and underserved in the STEM disciplines, and we are interested in candidates who have demonstrated a commitment to building equitable and diverse scholarly environments. The successful candidate will join a department dedicated to the use of curriculum that is culturally responsive to all students it serves.
Responsibilities of the successful candidate include: 1) teaching graduate courses in the Educational Practice and Innovation online EdD degree program with a concentration in STEM Education; 2) delivering course content including integrated STEM Curriculum/Theory/Leadership/Change, Equity Pedagogies, and Research Methods; 3) advising and directing doctoral dissertations; 4) engaging in curriculum development and research for the STEM program; and 5) supporting the service needs of the STEM program, the Instruction and Teacher Education department, and the College of Education.
Required Qualifications: Candidates must have an earned PhD or EdD in Teaching and Learning with a STEM area focus, Curriculum and Instruction, Foundations, or a related field. Experience with online teaching/learning formats (e.g., Blackboard, Microsoft Teams, Zoom) with an ability to incorporate innovative pedagogies around school/community-based learning and professional development is required. Must have excellent teaching skills, evidence of a record of scholarly productivity, and the ability to work cooperatively with doctoral candidates and colleagues.
Preferred Qualifications: Evidence of or interest in working with and mentoring students from underrepresented and underserved groups in the STEM fields is preferred. Candidates with expertise in action and improvement science research, paradigms of social justice in education, and STEM area preparation for P-12 and higher education will be given strong consideration. Evidence of academic scholarship including publications and research presentations is desirable.

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies
Desired Start Date 08/16/2022
Proposed End Date
Job Open Date 04/20/2022
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicant
The College of Education application process is conducted through electronic communication. Application materials accepted online include a: (1) letter of application (2) current curriculum vitae, (3) list of at least three professional references to include e-mail addresses and phone numbers, and (4) copy of unofficial academic transcript(s) (PLEASE NOTE-official copies will be required of finalists).
PLEASE NOTE: The submission of three (3) letters of recommendation will be required for all finalists. When requested, official letters should be uploaded by references listed.
Review of completed applications will begin immediately.
Inquiries should be addressed to Dr. Bridget Miller, btmiller@mailbox.sc.edu ).
This position is open until filled. 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.

Quicklink for Posting https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/115846
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.

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/Security Sensitive or Requires a CDL No
Hazardous weather category Non-Essential

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