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Invites Nominations and Applications for:

Vice Provost for Undergraduate 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.

About the Role of Dean of Undergraduate Education and Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs

Applications are invited for the position of Dean of Undergraduate Education and Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs. This position reports to the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost. The position is expected to begin on July 1, 2024. Applicants are expected to be tenured, full-time faculty members at the rank of professor and have previous administrative experience. The primary mission of the University of South Carolina is the education of the state’s citizens through teaching, research, creative activity, and community engagement. University employees are part of one of the state’s most energizing and thriving workplaces. The University invests in offering competitive benefits, personal and professional development, and in creating an academic setting that values diversity, equity and inclusion.

Oversight of the University of South Carolina undergraduate academic experience including:

  • The Carolina Core, the university’s general education program
  • The University Advising Center and the four-year advising initiative
  • Center for Integrated and Experiential Learning (CIEL), including Graduation with Leadership Distinction.
  • Living-learning Communities with faculty principals
  • Graduation and Retention Network (GARNET)
  • SACSCOC and CHE Accreditation and Compliance

Application and Nomination Process

Confidential inquiries are welcomed, and nominations are invited. 


  1. All application packets must include the following:
    • A letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and qualifications of the position 
    • Current curriculum vitae 
    • At least four references with full contact information including e-mail (References will not be contacted without consent from applicant.) 
  2. Submit application packet as PDFs to
  3. Additional information will be requested upon receipt of application. This position is open until filled. Nominations Submit nominations to 
    • with complete contact and e-mail information for the individual being nominated.
    • Consultant Jennifer Barfield, Executive Vice President of Myers McRae Executive Search and Consulting, is the lead consultant for this search. Request a conversation regarding this search at

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