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The Office of Distributed Learning is seeking a Graduate Assistant (GA).  The position will begin as soon as possible with the possibility to renew each semester.


This position will assist the Office of Distributed Learning in generating transcripts and closed captioning for online course video content. The Graduate Assistant serving in this role will be responsible for making corrections to the automatically generated captioning of lecture videos uploaded to YouTube/Otter.Ai. The Graduate Assistant may also perform additional course production duties as needed. Attention to detail and time management are essential components of the position. Excellent keyboarding and grammatical skills are necessary.

 Required Training:

Training in the use of Youtube Creator Studio and other tools will be provided by the Course Production Manager.

Time Commitment:

10-20 hours per week , $12 per hour. The position begins ASAP with the possibility to renew each semester.

Application Instructions 

Interested graduate students should send a copy of their CV to Rob Grookett at

- Posted August 10, 2022 -

PASOs is seeking a Research Graduate Assistant for a 4-year project partnering with the Consortium for Latino Immigration Studies (CLIS) and SCDHEC on the assessment of tobacco use among Hispanic/Latino populations in South Carolina. The GA will be assisting with survey and database development, collecting data, assisting with the coordination and conduction of focus groups, and working with PASOs/CLIS to evaluate the data for comprehensive reports as mandated by the project.

The results of this project will be used to enable effective future planning of interventions promoting tobacco use prevention and cessation in Latino populations. The ideal candidate for this part-time position will be bilingual with the ability to read, write and speak both English and Spanish proficiently.

Responsibilities (with Percent Time)


  • Assist in creating a tobacco use questionnaire for Spanish and English-speaking adolescents, schedule and coordinate virtual focus groups, coordinate the mailing of questionnaires to data collection sites.
  • Assist with survey database creation, assist with focus group guide creation and participate in data analysis.


  • Check for completeness of surveys once received, coordinate distribution of incentives to study participants, assist with entering collected data and report writing.
  • Bilingual proficiency - ability to read, write and speak both native English and native Spanish.
  • Experience working in research projects preferred, but not required.

$8,000 tuition supplement

Applications Instructions

Interested applicants should email a current resume to Anjell Mitchell, Administrative Coordinator for PASOs in the Arnold School of Public Health at

-Posted August 2, 2022-

The Office of the Vice President for Research is seeking a graduate assistant writer (GA Writer) for the fall 2022 and spring 2023 semesters.  The graduate assistant writer will work with the VPR Communications Manager and other office staff to develop, write, revise, finalize and publish/distribute various communications materials to promote university research excellence and support Office of Research programs and events.


  The primary responsibilities for this GA Writer position include: 

  • Plan and research/gather information for articles (information gathering may include finding and reading background material, drafting interview questions and conducting interviews, contacting university faculty and/or staff to request information, etc.), then draft and finalize articles to appear on the Office of the Vice President for Research website (and other communications vehicles as appropriate).
  • Gather information and draft text for other written materials such as faculty bios, outreach emails, event invitations, newsletters, marketing items like flyers and social media posts, etc.
  • Circulate draft materials to VPR staff for review, and incorporate their feedback to ensure a complete, polished final product.
  • Assist with event promotion and support for Discover UofSC, a major university-wide event showcasing student research, held at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. Discover UofSC-related responsibilities for the GA Writer will include developing and submitting promotional materials for campus digital boards, working collaboratively on the social media campaign, supporting the Discover UofSC app and providing on-site support for set-up and event day.  The GA Writer must be available all day on Friday, April 21, 2023, for Discover UofSC, and available for 3-4 hours on Thursday, April 20, 2023, to help with transport of materials and set-up at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.
  • Assist the Communications Manager with proofreading, editing and updating existing written materials like magazine articles, awards announcements, publications and routine program announcements, etc.
  • Assist with basic graphics and photos to appear in communications materials and help with other research communications as needed.
  •  Make updates to the Office of the VP for Research website through the OmniUpdate Campus Content Management System platform. (Training will be provided, no previous experience with OU Campus required)
Time Commitment and Compensation

This position is a 20-hour per week assistantship. (Some afterhours work will be required.)  In this role, the GA will be provided with opportunities for personal and professional development.  The position is offered for the period of September 15, 2022 – May 15, 2023.  

Stipend: $10,000 for academic year ($5,000 Fall semester, $5,000 Spring semester) 
Tuition Supplement: $2,500 Fall semester and $2,500 Spring semester – will be provided by Office of the Vice President for Research. 

Application Instructions

If you would like to be considered for this position, please submit a letter of interest, a recent writing sample (1-3 pages is plenty) and a current resume to Debbie Gipson, Administrative Manager, in the Office of the Vice President for Research at  

-Posted July 29, 2022-

The Tutor and Academic Coach (TAC) Program at the Dodie Anderson Academic Enrichment Center in the UofSC Athletics Department is currently hiring tutors to work with student athletes for the Fall 2022 semester. The recruitment is  for all content areas. Tutoring is available virtually or in-person at the Dodie Anderson Academic Enrichment Center. 

  • Minimum of 30 college credit hours completed  
  • Minimum of a 3.2 overall GPA 
  • Strong communication skills  
  • Ability to relate to students of diverse academic backgrounds 
Time Commitment 

The center is seeking individuals who are available Monday-Thursday 9 am-9 pm, Fridays 9 am-5 pm and Sundays 5-9 pm (Sundays are virtual only). The center typically has a higher demand Monday-Thursday from 1-4 pm and 6- 9 pm. Candidates should be available a minimum of eight (8) hours per week, and able to work a consistent schedule throughout the semester.   


Undergraduate Pay: $10.00 per hour
Graduate Student Pay:  $12.00 per hour
Certified Teacher Pay: $20.00 per hour

 Application Instructions

Current UofSC students can apply through  Handshake on the Career Center’s website.  Once logged in, search “Academic Tutor” for the complete position description and requirements.  

Any non-UofSC students can apply using the following link:  

For questions please contact:

Jaya Bonner
Tutor and Academic Coach Coordinator

-Updated August 1, 2022-

The Center for Teaching Excellence will hold a four-week online teaching course for graduate students from September 28 - October 25, 2022.  The course will introduce students to online teaching and develop the knowledge and ability to implement and teach online courses at the University of South Carolina.  Course topics will include the following:

  • Recognizing online learning best practices
  • Identifying on-campus learner and faculty support resources
  • Revising a syllabus for an online course
  • Comparing online learning models and theories
  • Creating measurable learning outcomes/objectives
  • Discussing the course design and development process
  • Collaborating and networking with peers

The goal of this course is to support and develop a community of graduate students prepared to develop and teach high-quality, asynchronous online courses. 

Priority will be given to graduate students who teach as instructor of record or primary teacher who are scheduled to teach online for USC in an upcoming semester. This course is offered fully online and asynchronous (does not have any scheduled meeting times).

Participants who successfully complete the course will receive a certificate of completion. There are no fees associated with this course.

Admission to this course is competitive and spaces are limited, so apply early. Applicants will be expected to complete 100 percent of the course activities on the appointed schedule in order to receive the certificate of completion. The application deadline is Wednesday, September 14, 2022 by 5 p.m.

Visit the program online for more information and the online application.

Registration is now open for the fall 2022 SHARPGrads workshop series sponsored by University Libraries, Research Computing and the Graduate School.  The SHARPGrads Skills, Habits, and Research Program is open to all Columbia campus graduate students and offers free training in digital scholarship, computing, and library research concepts.

Visit the SHARPGrads web page for more information including links to register.


The Satellite Student Services GA is a 15-20 hour a week position at the Career Center’s College of Engineering and Computing satellite location. This role supports students with career education, guidance, and preparation. GAs will develop a foundation in career development theories while gaining experience in coaching students, facilitating workshops, mentorship, working with diverse student populations, employer engagement, conducting assessment, and planning events. 


$9,000 first year, $9,500 second year.

Required Qualifications

Anticipated enrollment with University of South Carolina’s Higher Education and Student Affairs program or program of applicable study. 

Training Requirements

Trainings and meetings are a requirement as class schedule permits.
• August 8-16, 2022 – staff training
• January training TBD


Coaching & Facilitation (60%)
• Student Appointments: both in-person and virtually, aid with resumes, cover letters, career decision and preparation, and job search strategies.
• Provide coaching to students within the College of Engineering and Computing, assisting with other populations when needed.
• Handshake platform: verify employers, job postings, internship opportunities, and appointment requests.
• Lead career focused classes with Career Center staff while fostering close relationships with the students and faculty of this college. 
• Develop niche programming for student organizations.

Outreach & Special Projects (20%)
• Present to various departments or student organizations on services provided by the Career Center, may also have specialized programming for various groups.
• Develop and/or assist with marketing and social media and outreach projects; including building relationships and collaborations with campus partners to aid in student success.
• Assist with department initiatives including job fairs, programming, tabling events, and oncampus interview days.


This position will be supervised by Andrea Williams, Assistant Director of Career Services for CEC.

Application Instructions

Contact Andrea Williams at


Mental Health Initiatives is seeking graduate students to assist with facilitating the resiliency workshop, How to Fail, to faculty, staff, and students in the Fall 2022 semester. These workshops are facilitated in person. This position pays $15 an hour and requires up to 10 hours per week.

Strong public speaking experience
Flexible schedule
Ability to engage and connect with an audience
Familiarity with the concept of resilience and emotional well-being

 Students can apply on Handshake or email April Scott at directly.


The Entering Mentoring training program provides an evidence-based, interactive approach to becoming an effective mentor that will help develop the skills for engaging in productive, culturally responsive mentoring relationships that optimize success for the mentor and the mentee.  The free training program is open to faculty, instructors and graduate assistants and is sponsored by the Center for Teaching Excellence.

Participants who successfully complete the training will receive a Certificate of Completion and a digital badge.  

Program Requirements:

Faculty, instructors, and graduate assistants who wish to earn the Certificate of Completion must complete two (2) required workshops and four (4) elective workshops within three (3) major semesters. 

Fall 2022 Entering Mentoring Training Schedule
Required Workshops

Introduction to Mentor Training
Tuesday, August 30, 2022
10:05  - 11:20 AM

Elective Workshops

Maintaining Effective Communication
Tuesday, September 20, 2022
10:05  - 11:20 AM

Addressing Equity and Inclusion
Tuesday, October 11, 2022
10:05  - 11:20 AM

Aligning Expectations
Tuesday, November 15, 2022
10:05  - 11:20 AM

Visit the program web page on the Center for Teaching Excellence website for more information and to register.


The College of Nursing has Graduate Instructional Assistant (GIA) positions available for the fall 2022 semester.


Assisting with Zoom or Blackboard Collaborate broadcast to online students during class time, proctoring exams, grade entry, general assistance with Blackboard course setup and maintenance, and tracking of student attendance and grades. Other administrative or academic support duties as they arise. May occasionally provide some research support such as database searches to find needed articles, and development of annotated bibliographies.

Time Commitment

10 or 20 hours per week.  Hours vary by faculty member. Some individual hours are set based on the faculty member’s teaching schedule – commonly Mondays, Wednesdays and/or Fridays. The rest of the weekly hours are flexible based on the GIA’s schedule. The period of employment matches the academic calendar. The GIA will need to be available through the end of each semester’s exam period.


Must have already attended or be able to attend the required GTA/GIA Workshops hosted by the Center for Teaching Excellence and register for GRAD 701, a  professional development seminar course. These are one-time required trainings for various types of assistantship positions. Information is available on the Center for Teaching Excellence website


This position will qualify the GIA for in-state tuition

Applications Instructions

Please send your 1) Resume; 2) In lieu of sending a class schedule, send availability for each day of the work week (M-F); and 3) If you are interested in 10 or 20 hours per week to:

Sandra Rhyne, M.Ed., GCDF
Academic Coordinator
College of Nursing
(803) 777-0766


The Department of Psychology is recruiting UofSC undergraduate and graduate students, ages 18 to 29, who are safely able to engage in physical exercise, to participate in a research study. The purpose of the study is to examine the short-term benefits of physical exercise on cognition and mood among college students with and without ADHD. 

Students will complete electronic surveys and attend three lab appointments, during which they will:

  •  Answer questions about their physical and mental health
  • Participate in physical health assessments
  •  Engage in moderate physical exercise by riding a stationary bike
  •  Complete computer tasks

Time Commitment
The time commitment is about 4-6 hours in total.

Complete an eligibility questionnaire to ensure you can safely participate in exercise research. Shortly after you complete the survey, a researcher will contact you to confirm your eligibility. *Students who are pregnant or trying to get pregnant are not eligible.

Participants who meet eligibility criteria, complete all surveys, and attend all three appointments will receive up to $50. 

Participation Instructions
For more information or to sign up, please contact:
Yvette Rother
Text or call (803) 602-4924


The College of Nursing, Office of Academic Affairs, is seeking an organized, motivated, and outgoing individual to join their team.

Primary duties
  • Collaborate as needed with administrative and academic departments to assist them in providing programs and services for the undergraduate and graduate student communities.
  • Responsible for large volume of filing to student records.
  • Maintain appropriate forms in student records.
  • Uses various student databases for specific data entry or retrieval.
  • Provides backup receptionist role, answering incoming class to the Office of Academic Affairs using professional telephone etiquette, and referring calls to appropriate staff.
  • Receive, greet, and assist visitors.
  • Copies and collates materials for student recruitment and various orientations.
  • Provides runner and messenger services as requested.
  • Assist in the planning, coordination, and implementation of OAA ceremonies.
  • Assist with composing and disseminating OAA ceremonies' communication.
  • Always upholds confidentiality agreement.
  • Other duties as assigned in support of undergraduate and graduate student affairs.
  • Education or job experience in an office environment is a plus but not required.
  • Education or job experience in fundraising, event planning, hospitality, journalism, communications, organizational development, marketing and/or public relations is a plus but not required.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities required
  • Ability to communicate clearly, effectively, and congenially in spoken and written English.
  • Ability to speak and write in a second language is a plus but not required.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize tasks to meet deadlines.
  • Intermediate or advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office Professional suite.
  • Novice or intermediate proficiency in social media platforms is a plus.
  • Detail-oriented and diligent to follow-up and complete tasks for assigned projects.
  • A positive, pleasant attitude with good problem-solving skills.
  • Neat and well-groomed to represent the Office of Academic
  • Affairs according to calendar of events.
  • Professional attire may be required for donor events on occasion.
  • Ability to lift and transport exhibit, recruitment ceremonial events materials. Physical abilities required to complete essential duties.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Application Instructions

Please send your resume to:

Cheryl Nelson
Assistant Dean for Student Affairs

-Updated July 28, 2022-

The research assistant will join a project that investigates whether online retailers treat consumers fairly. Within this role, you will develop, document, and maintain advanced software for automatic data collection (web-crawling). You will also learn how retailers collect consumer data and gain understanding of algorithm decision making in online retailing. Schedule to be coordinated with supervisor and to work around class schedule. Must be willing to work a flexible schedule to achieve project goals.

  • meeting with the principal investigator to define functional specifications
  • Learning about business practices in online retailing
  • Learning about technology and programming tools
  • designing algorithms and flowcharts
  • developing and optimizing code
  • testing and deploying programs
  • troubleshooting, debugging, maintaining programs
  • developing technical documentation


The successful candidate must:

  • be currently enrolled as a student at USC
  • have good communication skills
  •  be professional, reliable, and of high personal integrity
  •  be able to work independently or as part of a team
  •  maintain confidentiality and respect intellectual property
  •  be able and willing to learn independently and quickly
  •  be proficient in Python and HTML
  •  understand computer networking / internet protocols
  •  understand client-server architectures

Other preferred but not required qualifications:

  • familiarity with java / javascript and linux / unix
  • understanding of computer architecture
  •  experience with academic research
  •  interesting in learning from academic research
  •  experience with formal software development processes
Time Commitment and Compensation

Hours per week: 10 hours
Salary: 15.00/Hour to 20.00/Hour
Desired Start Date: 8/02/2022
Job Close Date: Open until filled

Application Instructions

This position is open until filled.  Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.

Required Documents

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • List of References and Contact Information

Optional Documents

  • Letter of Recommendation 1
  •  Letter of Recommendation 2
  •  Other supporting documents that demonstrate the candidate’s abilities

When writing your cover letter, please answer the following questions.

  • What is your current student status? (e.g., senior, masters of science/arts).
  •  What is (are) your major(s)?
  •  If any, what is (are) your minor(s)?
  •  What is your expected graduation date:
  •  Why are you interested in this position?
  •  Have you worked on-campus before? If so, list the department and supervisor.
  •  What is your current cumulative GPA?
  •  What coursework relevant to this project have you taken and what was your GPA in each course?
  •  What applications have you coded in Python (if any)?
  •  What applications have you coded in computer languages other than Python (if any)?

Apply for this position with Handshake (Job Ad#4803297)


The Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE)  GTA/GIA Orientation web page  is now available with the updated Fall 2022 GTA/IA Orientation schedule.   All graduate teaching and instructional assistants who have any kind of instructional or teaching assistance responsibilities must participate in Graduate TA/IA Orientation.  These workshops provide concise, helpful information, resources and guidance on developing your teaching skills as you prepare to teach or assist your professor of record. 

Visit the updated orientation web page for more details, including links to register and important deadlines.


All USC faculty, instructors, and graduate students are invited to submit abstracts for presentations that demonstrate innovative teaching strategies at the 13th annual Oktoberbest 2022!  Oktoberbest is a free one-day symposium focused on sharing best practices in teaching.  Oktoberbest 2022 will be held at the University Conference Center on Friday, October 21, 2022.

Proposal Content

The Center for Teaching Excellence is seeking engaging and informative presentations that highlight research, practical advice, or exploratory perspectives on effective teaching practices.  Perspectives on innovative assessment methods that speak to academic quality as a driver of student success are highly desired as well.

Proposal Submission Timeline

Submissions Open: Monday, April 18, 2022

  • Submission Deadlines: Friday, September 2, 2022
  • Acceptance Notifications: Monday, September 19, 2022
Session Formats
  • Each Concurrent Session will be 30 minutes in duration
  • Lightning Round Sessions will be 10 minutes in duration.  In this format, presenters take 10 minutes to summarize their teaching best practices, strategies, and/or research. The Lightning Round is similar to an elevator pitch. This presentation format challenges scholars to highlight their work and explain its importance in a very brief span of time.
 Proposal Submission Instructions

For more information and to submit a proposal, visit the 2022 Oktoberbest web page.  Questions? Email, or call 803-777-8322 for more information. Oktoberbest is co-sponsored by the Center for Teaching Excellence, Division of Information Technology and University Libraries.


University 101 is accepting applications for new instructors for fall 2023. Prospective instructors should submit the new instructor application, along with a cover letter and resume. 

  • master's degree or higher from an accredited institution (official transcript required)
  • status as a full-time university employee, retiree of USC Columbia, or Ph.D. student
  • completion of the Teaching Experience Workshop
  • approval by the instructor's supervisor or department chair
  • approval by the director of University 101 Programs
  • participate in regular professional development opportunities offered by University 101 Programs
Application Process

  Visit the University 101 Programs web page for full application instructions.


The Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) program is a nationally recognized professional development program that provides assistance to graduate students and post-docs who want to become faculty members at the college level. The goals of PFF are to help better prepare participants for all aspects of their faculty careers including teaching, scholarly research, and service, and provide a mechanism and credential recognizing their initiative and gained experience in the areas of faculty roles and teaching. 

More information, including application, requirements, and other details, is provided on the Preparing Future Faculty program page located on the  UofSC Center for Teaching Excellence website. 


Midlands Technical College has numerous open full-time permanent as well as part-time temporary teaching positions in a large variety of disciplines.  These positions are located at either the Richland or Lexington County branches. 

Full-time positions include:  Philosophy, Engineering, Art, History, English

Part-time positions (including hourly tutor positions) include:  Mathematics, Health Sciences, Nursing, Chemistry, Anatomy/Physiology, Biology, Engineering, IT Services, Languages, Accounting, and numerous trades specialties.

Visit to view these open job postings:


Students who live on campus have constant opportunities to strengthen their academics, start friendships, take advantage of unique opportunities and become part of the vibrant Carolina community. As graduate students, you will be in the heart of campus and be able to take advantage of all campus and the city of Columbia have to offer.

You will be able to enjoy the freedom of flexible leasing and avoid having to sign a year-long binding contract. YoPro (Young Professional) Housing features apartment living with top notch amenities and community areas paired with the solidarity of a private bedroom. Your utilities and internet will be included with the apartment, so there is no need to worry about which service providers you need to source.

To apply for on-campus housing, please visit your Housing Portal via For more information, please visit or contact the University Housing Office at 803-777-4283. You may also reach University of South Carolina  Housing via email at or LiveChat on the website.


Individuals can now register to take the TOEFL iBT ®  and the GRE® General Test at home.  ETS  will answer questions about at home testing virtually,  and on demand. Learn more here.


The  Integrative and Experiential Learning Certificate (IEL) is an initiative of The Center for Teaching Excellence and the Center for Integrative and Experiential Learning. The program is designed to bring together faculty, instructors, and graduate students interested in exploring ways to help students reflect on and connect what they do within and beyond their curriculum, embrace multiple perspectives, and synthesize and transfer their knowledge to new, complex situations. 

Key outcomes for participants include obtaining a deeper understanding of the ideals of integrative and experiential learning as well as developing a toolbox of simple techniques to engage students in reflection on their within and beyond the classroom experiences.


Faculty, instructors and graduate assistants who participate in six or more Integrative and Experiential Learning workshops approved by the Center for Teaching Excellence will receive a certificate of completion, a letter of commendation, recognition on the Center for Integrative and Experiential Learning website, and will be eligible to apply for a grant to incorporate integrative learning strategies into a class, develop a new experiential learning opportunity for a course, or develop a team-taught interdisciplinary course. Participants will be required to attend the Introduction to Integrative and Experiential Learning and Small Changes, High Impacts workshops and four (4) electives. Participants  will have 2 academic semesters (and the summer) to complete the certificate.

Visit the program website for a schedule of upcoming required and elective workshops.


The Teaching Towards Inclusive Excellence (TTIE) certificate of completion is an initiative of The Center for Teaching Excellence and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. The TTIE program is designed to provide an opportunity for faculty, instructors and teaching graduate students to strengthen their strategic diversity leadership capacities both within and outside their classroom and to support USC’s commitment to inclusive excellence.

Program Description

Teaching Towards Inclusive Excellence addresses teaching philosophies and practices by integrating pedagogical principles aligned with inclusive excellence into the classroom environment, course design and assignments that increase awareness of the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion, as well as cultural competence, civic engagement and civil discourse. Key outcomes for participants include obtaining a deeper understanding of the people, practices and initiatives that support and foster diversity at USC, as well as obtaining ideas, strategies and resources that instructors can use to both build their diversity competencies and identify areas of diversity partnership across the institution.


Faculty, instructors and teaching graduate assistants who participate in eight or more Teaching Towards Inclusive Excellence approved Center for Teaching Excellence workshops will receive a certificate of completion, a letter of commendation and recognition on the Office of Diversity and Inclusion’s website. Participants will be required to attend the Inclusive Excellence at UofSC workshop and seven (7) electives. Participants will have 3 academic semesters (not including summer semesters) to complete the certificate.

Visit the program website for a schedule of upcoming required and elective workshops.


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