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The Position

The University of South Carolina announces the search for a Faculty Principal for the living – learning residential community of students interested in the Information and Computing Arena, to be formed in the Fall of 2018.  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 Spring 2018.

The Faculty Principal for the Information and Computing Arena will lead an inter-disciplinary community program with the active support of student residents, resident mentors, faculty associates, and associates from the community. Students in this community will come from a broad range of majors including, for example, Media Arts, Studio Art, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Integrated Information Technology, Advertising, Visual Communications and Management. The community will be designed to enhance, both academically and experientially, the university experience of its residents who have expressed an interest in information and computing broadly defined.

The Faculty Principal provides the leadership and vision for the creation of this innovative 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 exchange among faculty and students; and interact with the Director of Housing, Office of the Provost and other university officials.

The ideal candidate for the Faculty Principal will have:

  • an undergraduate teaching and scholarly record of distinction in an area within information and computing broadly defined
  • demonstrated commitment to excellence in undergraduate education and mentoring
  • administrative, organizational and supervisory skills

The Faculty Principal for Information and Computing will be appointed for a three-year term. 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.