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Academic Leadership Positions

The University of South Carolina announces the search for the position of Faculty Principal of the Capstone Scholars 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 USC 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 Capstone Scholars will lead an inter-disciplinary community program with the active support of associate faculty principals, graduate students, student residents, resident mentors, faculty associates, and associates from the community. Students in this community will come from a broad range of majors and are high-performing students who have received a USC scholarship. The community’s purpose is to enhance, both academically and experientially, the university experience of its residents.

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, cultural fluency, and experiential learning; promote student engagement and success; promote exchange among faculty and students; and interact with the Director of Housing, Office of the Provost and other university officials. In addition, the Capstone Faculty Principal plays an important role in recruitment activities such as open houses, Admitted Students Days, meeting with prospective students and their parents, etc.  

The ideal candidate for the Faculty Principal will have demonstrated:

  • an undergraduate teaching and scholarly record of distinction in any academic area
  • 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 Capstone Scholar program 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.

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 September 23, 2019. 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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