Assistant Professor Psychology (Developmental Psychology) - USC Aiken

Posting Details

Posting Summary

Posting Number FAC00076PO17
Classification Title Assistant Professor
Internal Title Assistant Professor Psychology (Developmental Psychology) - USC Aiken
Campus Aiken 02
College/Division USC Aiken College/Division Level
Department USC Aiken Psychology
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 Psychology at the University of South Carolina Aiken invites applications for a Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Psychology, area of specialization in developmental psychology, position to begin August 16, 2018. The Psychology Department at USC Aiken consists of nine full-time faculty members, approximately 175 undergraduate majors, and 30 graduate students. Psychology degrees at USC Aiken include the Bachelor of Science degree as well as a Master of Science degree in clinical/counseling psychology (MPCAC accreditation). Candidates should be committed to promoting a liberal arts education through undergraduate and graduate instruction, and to developing a program of research to support master’s-level theses. To learn more about our department and university, visit:

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 among the 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:
Review of applications will begin October 15 and continue until the position is filled. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. USCA is an AA/EOE.

Required Education and Experience

Requirement: Ph.D. in psychology by the time of appointment.

Preferred Qualifications

Posting Detail Information

Desired Start Date
Job Open Date 09/14/2017
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. Also, for consideration, three letters of recommendation and unofficial copies of transcripts must be mailed or emailed to Dr. Meredith Elzy (, Psychology Department, USC Aiken, 471 University Parkway, Aiken, SC 29801. Finalists will be required to submit official hard copy transcripts.

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