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Office of the Provost

Academic Leadership Positions

The University of South Carolina announces the search for the position of Faculty Principal of the Entrepreneurship living – learning residential community of students.  This position is expected to be filled by a full-time tenure-track or non-tenure track faculty member at the UofSC Columbia campus with a starting date in Summer 2020. The position reports to both the Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Studies and the Associate Vice President of Student Housing and Well Being and serves at the pleasure of the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost.

The Faculty Principal for the Entrepreneurship Living-Learning Community will lead an inter-disciplinary program focused on entrepreneurship, innovation and free enterprise with the active support of an assistant faculty principal, business manager, resident mentors, and associates from UofSC Columbia and the community.

Students from all majors and colleges are welcome in this community; students in this community will share a common interest in entrepreneurship and innovation.  The community’s purpose is to enhance, both academically and experientially, the university experience of its residents regardless of major.

The Faculty Principal provides the leadership and vision for the living-learning community and is expected to: act as the community’s chief academic administrator; promote intellectual exchange, leadership development, and experiential learning; promote student engagement and success; promote exchange among faculty and students; and interact with the Executive Director of University Housing, Office of the Provost and other university officials. In addition, the Faculty Principal of the Entrepreneurship Community will also serve as Senior Faculty Associate of the McNair Institute of Entrepreneurism and Free Enterprise at the pleasure of the Faculty Director of the McNair Institute. In this capacity, the Faculty Principal will serve as the key liaison of the living-learning community and the Institute.

 The ideal candidate for the Faculty Principal will have demonstrated:

  • an undergraduate teaching and scholarly record of distinction in any academic area
  • a demonstrated interest in entrepreneurship and innovation, broadly defined
  • a commitment to excellence in undergraduate education and mentoring
  • an appreciation of students from diverse backgrounds and with diverse interests
  • administrative, organizational and supervisory skills

The Faculty Principal for the Entrepreneurship Community is a half-time position with a three-year appointment subject to renewal with agreement of all parties. As compensation, the Faculty Principal will receive an appropriate salary supplement and release from certain teaching duties. These opportunities and others will be negotiated with the Provost.

Application Deadline

Please send a cover letter, vita, brief statement of interest, and names of three references to Lynzie Adams via email to or hand delivery or interoffice mail to Office of the Provost, Osborne 102.

Full consideration will be given to packages received by March 27,2020. The search will continue until the position is filled.

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

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