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Assistant Professor of Biology (Microbiology) - USC Aiken

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

In addition to the online application, please attach a copy of your curriculum vitae and a separate cover letter. Send copies of your unofficial transcripts of undergraduate and graduate study, and three letters of recommendation to Dr. April DeLaurier, Search Committee Chair, Department of Biology and Geology, USC Aiken, 471 University Parkway, Aiken, SC 29801. Questions may be directed to Dr. DeLaurier at AprilD@usca.edu. Finalists will be required to submit official hard copy transcripts.

Posting Details

Posting Summary

Posting Number FAC00075PO17
Classification Title Assistant Professor
Internal Title Assistant Professor of Biology (Microbiology) - USC Aiken
Campus Aiken 02
College/Division USC Aiken College/Division Level
Department USC Aiken Sciences
Advertised Salary Range Salary commensurate with education and experience.
Location of Vacancy
Part/Full Time Full Time
Hours per week 37.5
Hours per year 2080
Position Category Full-time Equivalent (FTE)
Basis 9 months
Work County Aiken 02
Tenure Information Tenure-Track/Tenured
Job Search Category Other

About UofSC

The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state's flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 "Best Colleges" according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state's educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.

Benefits for FTE Positions

The University of South Carolina (UofSC), through the State of SC and Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA), offers state employees a valuable benefits package, including health and life insurance, generous paid leave and retirement programs. To learn more about UofSC benefits, access the benefits section on the Applicant Portal.

Position Description

Advertised Job Summary

The Department of Biology and Geology at the University of South Carolina Aiken (web.usca.edu/biology) seeks applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Biology. Start date: August 16, 2018. Primary teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate courses in microbiology and a specialty area within the biology major, as well as microbiology for Allied Health majors. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an active research program that includes mentoring of undergraduate research projects. The department has a history of funded research and places a high value on undergraduate research.

The University of South Carolina Aiken, a public comprehensive university in the University of South Carolina system, located just 20 minutes from Augusta, GA, offers undergraduate and master’s degrees to more than 3,500 students in 50 programs of study. USC Aiken is ranked the #1 public regional college in the South by U.S. News & World Report’s guide “America’s Best Colleges.” The 2017 distinction marks USC Aiken’s 19th consecutive ranking among the top three in this category and its 12th time in first place.

USC Aiken pumps $281 million into the local economy every year, and was listed as a 2016 Great Colleges to Work For. We boast students from 35 states and 32 countries. USC Aiken has eleven NCAA Division II Athletic programs. The City of Aiken is best noted as a cultural and horse community. Visit: www.usca.edu.
Review of applications will begin November 1, 2017 and continue until position is filled.
Send copies of your unofficial transcripts of undergraduate and graduate study, and three letters of recommendation to Dr. April DeLaurier, Search Committee Chair, Department of Biology and Geology, USC Aiken, 471 University Parkway, Aiken, SC 29801. Questions may be directed to Dr. DeLaurier at AprilD@usca.edu. Finalists will be required to submit official hard copy transcripts. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. USCA is an AA/EOE.

Required Education and Experience

Required: Ph.D. in microbiology or related field, commitment to excellence in teaching, proven research and publication record commensurate with career level, ability to develop a laboratory-based research program that includes mentoring undergraduate research.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred: Postdoctoral experience, teaching experience at undergraduate level, record of continuous scholarly activity, strong interest in teaching and research at a small comprehensive liberal arts institution.

Posting Detail Information

Desired Start Date 08/16/2018
Job Open Date 09/10/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicant

In addition to the online application, please attach a copy of your curriculum vitae and a separate cover letter.

Send copies of your unofficial transcripts of undergraduate and graduate study, and three letters of recommendation to Dr. April DeLaurier, Search Committee Chair, Department of Biology and Geology, USC Aiken, 471 University Parkway, Aiken, SC 29801. Questions may be directed to Dr. DeLaurier at AprilD@usca.edu. Finalists will be required to submit official hard copy transcripts.

Quicklink for Posting http://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/19071
EEO Statement

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, veteran status or genetics.

Funding Information

Position Attributes

Safety Sensitive or Security Sensitive No

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents
  1. Other Supporting Documents