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Job Description

McKissick Museum is seeking applications for one Graduate Assistantship for the 2020 calendar year. The position is for an appointment that begins January 2, 2020-December 23, 2020. The student works as a GSA in support of McKissick Museum’s operational mission and educational goals as the University of South Carolina’s largest museum. The candidate will support the Folklife and Traditional Arts Program.

Duties

The Graduate Assistant will work for and with the Folklife & Traditional Arts Program Coordinator. The Graduate Assistant is responsible for assisting in the development and coordination of McKissick Museum’s public folklife programs, including our folklife festival at the SC State Fair, as well as various lectures and other public programs throughout the coming academic year.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, assistance with: preparing and processing artists’ and presenters’ paper work and local accommodations; communication with artists, presenters, McKissick staff and volunteers, vendors, and other event stakeholders; coordinating logistics for events, including staffing and scheduling events; preparing marketing and outreach materials; preparing and organizing supplies; staffing events; and evaluation of and reporting on events for grant management.

Graduate Assistant can expect to work with artists and presenters representing diverse artistic and cultural backgrounds and participate in facilitating innovative and dynamic community-based public programs, both on and off campus.

Time Commitment

Requirements: 20 hours per week

Pay Rate

Stipend: $20,400 for 12 months

Abatement: Up to $12,800 for Spring, Fall, and Summer semesters, depending on enrollment.

 (*The abatement amount is based on students being enrolled for 9-credit hours per term. Students enrolled for 6-credit hours receive 66% of the abatement, and those enrolled for 3-credit hours receive 33% of the abatement.)

Qualifications

Applicants must be a graduate student in the anthropology, art history, art education, public history, music, studio or media arts, sociology, cultural geography or library science programs at USC, and be enrolled full-time in the semester(s) for which they are employed. Familiarity with computers is required, including proficiency in Microsoft Office. Further experience with Adobe Creative Suite software (Photoshop, Premiere Pro, Audition) is helpful but not necessary.

In addition, applicants should be independent-minded self-starters who can remain focused with little supervision. Applicants should be detail-oriented have the capacity to handle many long-term and short-term projects at once and be able to handle new responsibilities as needed. Applicants should have strong written and verbal communication skills and be comfortable working with people of diverse cultural and professional backgrounds.

Application Instructions

A letter of interest and a resume should be emailed to Jane Przybysz, Executive Director at Jprzybys@mailbox.sc.edu and Sherry Morrison, Business Manager at Morisso@mailbox.sc.edu. Application deadline is November 22, 2019.

Job Description (PDF)
Job Description

We invite applications for a Graduate Research Assistant (RA) position in the University of South Carolina department of Physics & Astronomy, working with Prof. Steven Rodney.   The project is for data processing and analysis, using archival imaging from the Hubble Space Telescope (HST).

Duties

The RA will collect data from the HST archive, process the data using existing software, and do some photometric measurements on the processed images.  For a well-prepared and efficient student researcher, the project may extend to include software development and more complex data analysis.  We anticipate this project will lead the RA to join as a co-author on at least one refereed journal article in 2020.  The RA will work under the supervision of Dr. Rodney, and alongside other Graduate Students in the group. 

Time Commitment and Pay Rate

The period of employment begins no later than January, 2020, but an earlier start date may be possible. The RA will be expected to work ~20 hours per week from January through May (exact time commitment is negotiable).  Extension beyond Spring 2020 will be based on satisfactory performance and availability of funds. Stipend will be commensurate with qualifications and experience, comparable with other RA stipends at UofSC. 

Qualifications

We intend to fill this position with a Graduate Student who is currently enrolled or accepted for admission to USC, and is resident in Columbia, SC.  Exceptional applicants who do not fit that description are still welcome to apply and will be considered. 

Minimum qualifications

  •  A B.S. in mathematics, physics, computer science, statistics or a related field.  
  • Facility with the Python programming language
  • Ability to work semi-independently, and communicate effectively in a research group

Additional desirable qualifications

  • Software development experience
  • Experience working with astronomical imaging data
  • Familiarity with astronomical software suites such as IRAF, AstroPy, and DrizzlePac
  • Some background astronomy knowledge, such as from undergraduate or graduate astro courses
  • Past experience with independent research
Application Instructions

To apply, send a complete application by email to Dr. Rodney at srodney@sc.edu and include in the subject line "Applicant for HST RA position."  Inquiries about the position may also be directed to Dr. Rodney at the same email address.

 

Application materials: 

  • Cover letter, explaining your reasons for interest in this position
  • Curriculum Vita, addressing qualifications for the position, and including publications or past research experiences if applicable
  • Name and contact information for up to 3 individuals who may be contacted for letters of recommendation.

The position will remain open until filled.  For full consideration submit your complete application by December 2.

Time and Location

Friday, Nov 8, 11am-12pm 
Jones 105

About

University of South Carolina Graduate Students are invited to apply for a professional development program through the Institute for Scientist and Engineer Educators (ISEE). Encounter the science of learning, expand your teaching credentials, and build the skills to be a leader in STEM education.

Attend this informal Q&A to meet past participants and learn about the program.  Now recruiting participants for Spring 2020. Open to all UofSC Graduate Students. Full funding available. For more info see https://isee.ucsc.edu/ or contact Dr. Steven Rodney at srodney@sc.edu.

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Job Description

The Graduate Assistant experience will include direct responsibilities and active involvement in the development, delivery, and support of programs and services within the OSP program. This assistantship opportunity will offer graduate students outstanding, hands-on experience in staff supervision and advisement, program planning and training implementation, student development, as well as administrative skills.

Time Commitment

20 hours a week (flexible office hours)

Pay Rate

Providing a stipend of $10,200

Duties
  • Staff Supervision and Advisement
  • Program Planning and Training Implementation
  • Student Development
  • Administrative Duties
  • Additional Responsibilities and other duties as assigned (see full job description  for details)
Application Instructions

Please fill out the application via Handshake
(refer to ##2569722 2019)

Job Description
Time Commitment

20 hours per week. Position begins Spring 2020 (January) with a possibility to renew for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Duties

Under supervision of the Assistant Director for the Office of Sustainability, this graduate assistant will manage the Sustainable Carolina Leadership Program, coach 10-15 undergraduate student leaders in the program, and supervise two student-led project teams in advancing sustainability on campus and in the community. The graduate assistant will collaborate with students, faculty, staff, and community members to plan, promote, and evaluate campus-wide sustainability events and initiatives. This role will also collaborate with other Office of Sustainability graduate assistants to plan and facilitate educational, personal and professional development opportunities for a diverse group of 50 undergraduate students in the Sustainable Carolina Leadership Program.

Requirements

No sustainability knowledge is required- only a willingness to learn! Candidates should have strong organizational skills, effective oral and written communication skills, and the ability to work both independently and on a diverse team. Candidate should be a graduate students in Higher Education & Student Affairs, Counseling, Public Health, Earth & Environmental Resource Management, or another related field.

Contact

Interested graduate students should send a copy of their resume and a cover letter to Grace Kazmierski at kazmierg@mailbox.sc.edu.

Job Description
About the program

The IBM PhD Fellowship Award program advances collaboration by recognizing and supporting exceptional PhD students who want to make their mark in promising and disruptive technologies.

 Eligibility

Students must be nominated by a doctoral faculty member and must be enrolled as a full-time student in an academic PhD program. In addition, the student should have three academic years remaining at the time of nomination to benefit the most.

*Nominations for the 2020 IBM PhD Fellowship Award program will be accepted until late October. For more information, and to nominate candidates, visit: https://www.research.ibm.com/university/awards/fellowships.html.

Guidelines

The Duke-DKU Global Fellows Program is designed to offer an international experience to post-doctoral scholars or advanced doctoral students whose records demonstrate excellence in teaching and an interest in pursuing an academic career. Duke-DKU Global Fellows teach at Duke Kunshan University
(DKU) for the Undergraduate Program. Up to five (5) Fellows will be named for 2020-2021.

Most courses at DKU are taught in 7-week terms; a few courses are taught over a semester. Contact hours for all classes are the same; in particular, the number of contact hours for a 7-week course is the same as a 14-week course. Courses might include sections of common courses, distinct elective courses, lab sections or recitations. Assignment of classes will be determined by Fellow specific expertise and by DKU teaching needs.

The Fellowship is contingent upon successful receipt of the appropriate type of Chinese visa. Fellows may teach for a 7-week term up to a full academic year based on DKU teaching needs and the Fellow’s availability and his/her related education and experience required for immigration purposes.

The award carries a $13,000 stipend ($17,000 for fellows who have completed their PhD) for two courses, a $1,500 allowance for costs related to research or course preparation, travel costs to/from China, health insurance, and a housing allowance.

For 2020-21, post-doctoral fellows or advanced doctoral students from all disciplines are invited to apply.

See the attached document  for more information about the program: Duke-DKU Fellows Program Description and Instructions (PDF)

Contact

Noah Pickus
Duke University Associate Provost &
Dean of Curriculum & Faculty Development at DKU
pickus@duke.edu

Time Commitment

8-10 hours per week. Position begins Fall 2019 and is funded through Spring 2020.

Duties

Assist with literature review, data analysis, manuscript writing, and grant writing.

Requirements
  • Enrolled in a doctoral program at UofSC
  • Have strong writing skills
  • Have data management and data analysis experience
  • Proficient in statistical software, including but not limited to STATA, SPSS, SAS, Mplus, R
  • Prefer candidates who are interested in child abuse and neglect, foster care, kinship care, and child mental health
Contact

If you are interested in this position, please send your CV and a writing sample (research paper preferred) to Dr. Yanfeng Xu (yanfeng@mailbox.sc.edu) before September 26th. To further discuss this position, please feel free to reach out to Dr. Xu.

Time Commitment

20 hours per week (Monday-Friday, 1 p.m.-5 p.m.)

Duties

Under the direction of the departments Business Manager the Student Admin. Assistant will provided front office support in the afternoons (answering the main phone line, and signing for packages); maintain outlook calendars for the department Chair and the Graduate Director; assist with coordinating staff meetings; and may be asked to assist with light data entry/ collection.

The individual in this position will also be given the opportunity to learn to provide both pre and post grant support to department faculty, as well as an option to learn how to navigate the University’s procurement policy and system (PeopleSoft). These are valuable skills for anyone interested in a long-term career at the University of SC

Requirements

Preferred knowledge/skills/abilities include the ability to:

  • Communicate effectively
  • Exercise good judgement / professional discretion
  • Competencies in all applications of Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat (Word, Excel, Outlook)
Contact

Elizabeth E. Caulder
MPA Business Manager
Office: 803-77-9289 
ecaulder@mailbox.sc.edu

Job Description
Time Commitment

Flexible schedule, 10 hours per week.

Duties

The Marketing department is looking for two graduate students to help a professor conduct research. The students have to be mature, hardworking individuals with strong interpersonal skills. The students will be responsible for helping code data into Excel and helping run data collection sessions in the behavioral lab. During the data collection sessions, the students have to interact with students, and help collect data on computers. The students have to be willing to learn simple data collection procedures (e.g., open and close survey files on Qualtrics and Media lab). Importantly, the students should have a somewhat flexible schedule and be available on campus to help conduct these research sessions. Full training on data collection procedures will be provided.

Pay Rate

$1,250.00/semester

Requirements

Full training on data collection procedures will be provided.

Contact

Dr. Elise Ince
Elise.ince@moore.sc.edu

Time Commitment

10 hours per week. Position begins Fall 2019 with potential through summer 2020. Research assistants would work at a rate of $10/hour. RAs need to be on campus for a training session and weekly face-to-face meetings in Fall 2019

Duties

Especially interested in continuing to hire Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Woman/Man Transgender identifying students due to the goals of the project.  Research Assistants will be working on classifying self-identifying LGBT social media users into several categories, by following an extensive set of guidelines. Due to the sensitive nature of some content, we ask that all applicants for this research position be at least 18 years of age. 

Requirements

If you are interested in this project and consider yourself Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, or Woman/Man Transgender, please send your CV including your GPA and major to karami@mailbox.sc.edu.

Time Commitment

10-20 hours per week. Position begins Fall of 2019 and is funded through Spring of 2020 with a possibility to renew each academic year.

Duties

This position will assist the Office of Distributed Learning Course Production Coordinator in generating video transcripts from and closed captioning for recorded course lectures.  The Graduate Assistant serving in this role will be responsible for making corrections to the automatically generated captioning of lecture videos uploaded to Youtube then downloading the transcription files for uploading into Vimeo.  The Graduate Assistant may also perform additional course production duties as needed. Attention to detail, and time management are essential components of the position. Good 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 Coordinator.

Contact

Interested Graduate Students should send a copy of their CV to:
Trena Houp
thoup@sc.edu

Time Commitment

10-20 hours per week. Position begins Fall of 2019 (August) and is funded through Spring of 2020 (May), with a possibility to renew each academic year.

Duties

This position will assist the Office of Distributed Learning Test Proctoring Coordinator.  The Graduate Assistant serving in this role will be responsible for providing administrative support to the testing coordinator and proctoring and monitoring face-to-face and online tests being completed by students at USC and other entities. Confidentiality, attention to detail, and time management are essential components of the position. 

Required Training

Training in proper test proctoring procedures will be provided by the Test Proctoring Coordinator.

Contact

Interested graduate students should send a copy of their CV to:
Trena Houp
thoup@sc.edu

Time Commitment

10 hours per week. Position begins Fall of 2019 (August) and is funded through Spring of 2020 (May), with a possibility to renew for an additional year.

Duties

Participant recruitment for a study on pediatric asthma management. Training participants to use a bilingual mobile application, as well as troubleshooting. Data collection, including spirometry measurements. Data entry and database management. Other study-related duties as they arise, including activities associated with study dissemination products.  

Required Training

Spanish fluency is required, as is proficiency with smart phones, mobile applications, and SPSS. Experience with participant recruitment and data management preferred; some travel to the study site will be expected. Background in asthma management would be helpful but not necessary.

Contact

Interested graduate students should send a copy of their CV to: 
Dr. Robin Dawson
robin.dawson@sc.edu

 

Job Description
Time Commitment

10-20 hours/week, varies by faculty member.  Some individual hours are set based on the faculty member’s teaching schedule.  Remainder of weekly hours are flexible based on the GIA’s schedule.  Period of employment matches the academic calendar.  GIA will need to be available through the end of each semester’s exam period. 

Duties include...

Assisting with Adobe Connect broadcast to distance campuses during class time, proctoring exams, editing and copying exams, grade entry, general assistance with Blackboard course setup and maintenance, 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.  Must have already attended or be able to attend the required TA/IA workshops hosted by the Center for Teaching Excellence and register for GRAD 701, a seminar course on TA development.  These are one-time required trainings for all GTA and GIA assistantship positions (http://www.sc.edu/cte/TA_Orientation_Registration_Fall.php).

Graduate Assistantship appointments will qualify the student for in-state tuition.  Graduate assistants will be considered from outside the College of Nursing. 

Contact

Interested graduate students should send a copy of their CV and some available times for interviews to: 
Interim Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Studies, Karen Worthy
kworthy@sc.edu

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