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Associate Vice President and Vice Provost for Global Affairs

Established in 1801, the University of South Carolina (USC) Columbia is a globally recognized, high-impact research university dedicated to providing a superior student experience. One of the fastest-growing flagship universities in the nation, USC offers abundant opportunities for its 35,000 students to succeed, from cutting-edge research initiatives to highly personal student services, from top-ranked academic programs to top-ranked athletics teams.

Ranked #1 by U.S News & World Report for its international business undergraduate and MBA programs, the University of South Carolina’s flagship campus has 56 nationally ranked programs — in areas such as the health sciences, engineering, sports and entertainment, social psychology, nursing and the arts — according to U.S. News & World Report, as well as the nation’s best public honors college, and is known for world-class research, a committed faculty and exciting athletic and cultural events.

The Associate Vice President and Vice Provost for Global Affairs position oversees the activities of Global Carolina. At the University of South Carolina, Global Carolina enhances the university's global dimensions through our work with students, faculty and staff. It coordinates and supports the University’s international-focused entities including Walker Institute, Rule of Law Collaboration Initiative, Maxcy House, CIBER, Global Leadership Distinction, and others.  Global Carolina develops initiatives with other institutions around the world, facilitates international collaboration and exchange agreements, and supports the international activities of colleges and departments across campus. The mission of Global Carolina is to maximize the university’s capacity to engage students in global learning, achieve and maintain a globally diverse student body and support international scholarly endeavors.

About the Role of Associate Vice President and Vice Provost for Global Affairs

The Associate Vice President and Vice Provost for Global Affairs is the University’s biggest champion for internationalization. Reporting directly to the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost and indirectly to the President, the Vice Provost has 5 direct reports, and oversees an approximate total 27 faculty and staff.

This is a full-time position that will be performed on site in South Carolina. The University of South Carolina seeks to provide this twelve-month position with a competitive level of compensation that reflects their contribution to the university’s mission of instruction, research and service. This position is an unclassified FTE position and there is not a pay band associated with it. Within unclassified, this position falls under academic personnel and the following statement comes from the regulations:

“Agencies may determine hiring salaries for unclassified employees in the category of academic personnel. Agencies should consider comparable positions and market data for the occupational area when setting initial hiring salaries for employees in this category”. Section 19-706.04 C


Applications should include a letter of interest, a current curriculum vitae, and statement addressing your commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence.  Please direct applications, nominations and inquiries to: 

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