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Job Description (20 hours/week)

The University of South Carolina’s Patient Engagement Studio (PES) is seeking a dedicated and detail-oriented Graduate Assistant (GA) for the academic year 2024-2025. The GA will support various academic and administrative tasks and research projects.

Location: Greenville, SC or Columbia, SC (including potential for virtual/hybrid modality)

  • Assist PES faculty and staff with research projects, including data collection, analysis, and literature reviews.
  • Provide administrative support for events, meetings, and activities.
  • Assist in the coordination and management of PES’s social media and communication channels.
  • Organizing, maintaining, and updating work-related documents on assigned research projects.
  • Preparing other articles, reports, and presentations
  • Assistance with the editing and preparation of manuscripts
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
Minimum Requirements:
  • Must be a current graduate student enrolled in a relevant program at USC OR a prospective graduate student to be enrolled in Fall 2024.
Desired qualifications:
  • Previous experience in research or academic support roles is preferred but not required.
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and relevant research software (e.g. SPSS or RefWorks) and/or design software (e.g. Adobe InDesign, Canva, etc.).
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Competitive stipend based on experience.
  • Health insurance coverage.
  • Professional development opportunities, including workshops and conferences.
  • Opportunities for authorship on PES academic publications.
  • One-on-one mentorship with PES faculty and staff.
About the Patient Engagement Studio:

The Patient Engagement Studio (PES) at the University of South Carolina revolutionizes science by ensuring it serves patients. PES fosters collaboration among patients, caregivers, community stakeholders, physicians, and academic researchers to plan, conduct, and disseminate research projects and health system innovations. Recent projects have focused on Long COVID, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, and breast cancer, engaging patients from urban and rural backgrounds. The studio provides structured opportunities for meaningful patient involvement at all stages of research, enhancing the relevance and quality of projects to advance healthcare outcomes.

Application Process:

Interested candidates should submit the following documents (as a single PDF) via email to and CC Katie Parris ( Include in the Subject Header: “PES GA Application 2024-25

  • A current resume or CV
  • An unofficial transcript (can be from the USC Self-Service portal)
  • A cover letter. In your cover letter, please include:
    • Your academic background and current program of study.
    • Relevant experience in research, academic support, or related fields.
    • Your interest in the GA position and how it aligns with your career goals.
    • Specific skills and attributes that make you a good fit for this role.
    • Any previous experience with patient engagement or community-based research (if applicable).
  • Writing sample(s) as sole or primary author (optional but welcome)
  • Letters of recommendation (optional but welcome)

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the position will remain open until filled. For full consideration, please apply by June 17th, 2024. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted to schedule a 30-minute, virtual interview.

For more information, please contact:

Katie Parris, MPH
Patient Engagement Studio Program Manager

The University of South Carolina is an equal-opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals. We encourage candidates who meet many but not all the qualifications to still apply, as we value diverse perspectives and experiences that can contribute to the richness of our team and the quality of our work.

For more details about the Patient Engagement Studio, visit the PES Website.

Posted 5/28/2024
Job Description

The Graduate School is seeking a highly motivated and skilled Graduate Assistant to join our team, focusing on data cleaning, analysis, and visualization across a variety of data projects. This position will play a crucial role in supporting the Graduate School's efforts to make data-driven decisions and to communicate complex data in an accessible way to a broad audience. Projects will include but are not limited to analysis of funding, career outcomes, and admissions data.

Key Responsibilities

Data Cleaning and Preparation: Clean and prepare large datasets for analysis. Identify and correct errors or inconsistencies, deal with missing values, and ensure data integrity.

Data Analysis: Perform statistical analyses to uncover trends, correlations, and patterns in data related to graduate funding, career outcomes, admissions, and other relevant areas. Preferred: ability to use advanced statistical techniques and models to predict trends and outcomes.

Data Visualization: Create compelling and informative visualizations of data findings for both technical and non-technical audiences utilizing tools such as Tableau to develop dashboards, graphs, and charts that effectively communicate complex data insights.

 Collaboration: Work closely with The Graduate School recruiters, program coordinators, and other staff members to ensure data needs are met and findings are integrated into decision-making processes. Participate in meetings and provide data support as needed.

Data Governance and Ethics: Ensure all data management practices comply with university policies and ethical standards, including data privacy and security guidelines.

Project Management: Assist in the planning and execution of data-related projects. Ensure projects are completed on time and within scope, coordinating efforts across different departments when necessary.


- PhD student currently enrolled in a graduate program with a strong academic standing.

- Demonstrated experience with data cleaning, and analysis tools and techniques.

- Strong analytical skills with the ability to interpret complex data and translate findings into actionable insights.

- Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to present data in   a clear and compelling manner.

- Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment.

- Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.

- Preference for proficiency in statistical software (e.g., R, Python) and visualization tools (e.g., Tableau, Power BI).


This position provides tuition, $20,000 stipend, and health insurance.


Interested graduate students should send a copy of their resume to Angelina Sylvain,

Posted 5/9/2024

The University of South Carolina is seeking a dedicated and highly motivated Graduate Assistant to join the Student Health and Well-Being unit as a valuable member of the team. This position will focus on supporting strategic initiatives aimed at enhancing student health and well-being. The Graduate Assistant will play a pivotal role in researching, developing, and implementing programs to promote a healthy and thriving student community.

Employment Type: Part-time, hourly
Pay Rate: $18.00/hour

Required Qualifications
  • Full-time enrollment in a graduate program at the University of South Carolina-Columbia.
  • Strong interest in and commitment to promoting student health and well-being.
  • Excellent research, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team-oriented environment.
  • Organized and detail-oriented with strong project management abilities.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite and data analysis tools is preferred.
  • Familiarity with university policies and procedures is a plus.
Position Duties and Responsibilities
  •  Research and Analysis: Conduct comprehensive research on best practices in student health and well-being, including mental health, physical health, and holistic well-being. Analyze data and trends to inform strategic decision-making.
  • Program Development: Collaborate with university staff and student organizations to design and implement innovative programs and initiatives that address the diverse health and wellbeing needs of the student population.
  • Student Engagement: Engage with students through surveys, focus groups, and one-on-one
    meetings to gather feedback and input on health and well-being initiatives. Foster a sense of
    community and inclusivity. Manage undergraduate communication.
  • Collaboration: Work closely with campus partners, including health services, counseling
    services, academic departments, and student organizations, to coordinate and integrate efforts in support of student well-being.
  • Professional Development: Participate in training and development opportunities to enhance knowledge and skills related to student health and well-being, program development, and strategic planning.
  • Administrative Support: Provide administrative support as needed, including scheduling
    meetings, booking rooms, managing purchase orders/invoices, maintaining records, and
    managing budgets for initiatives.
  • Create graphic design deliverables on an as needed basis

This position will be supervised by Shaun Coleman,, Associate Director of Strategic Initiatives for Student Health and Well-Being.


Link to application can be found here

EEO Statement

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational, or employment opportunities based on race, sex, gender, gender identity, transgender status, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical condition.

Posted 4/19/2024

SC-DREAM focuses on the recruitment, preparation, development, and retention of effective elementary educators to serve high-needs schools in South Carolina. Through a Grow Your Own model, SC-DREAM embodies an equity-centered approach to guide our model teaching residency program for individuals with strong academic and professional backgrounds who are without teaching experience or teaching certification. SC-DREAM aims to uplift the assets individuals and communities possess through a strengths-based approach and create a more diverse teaching workforce to better reflect the students served within our South Carolina elementary classrooms. In collaboration with partner districts and schools, SC-DREAM seeks to increase knowledge around research-informed and evidence-based practices to support the social, emotional, behavioral, and academic needs of students through our collective efforts of equity-centered multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS).

Position Description

We are currently seeking a motivated and dedicated graduate-level assistant with expertise that can support our work. SC-DREAM faculty also seek to collaborate with, and support, the Graduate Assistant in conducting research in this area.

Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. SC-DREAM prefers that the Graduate Assistant start in the Summer of 2024. However, applicants who seek to start in the Fall of 2024 will also be considered.

It is expected the Graduate Assistant will work an average of 20 hours per week for an entire year (with holidays generally following the university calendar, and specific work periods to be negotiated). This is a twelve (12) month appointment. Salary for the Graduate Assistantship will be $35,000 annually ($15,000 per academic calendar semester, with up to. $5,000 towards summer months). No tuition support or medical benefits are provided.

Assistantship responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:

  • Collaborate with faculty and staff to develop and implement project initiatives and goals,including those that promote equity and social justice in education.
  • Provide support, supervision, and coaching to teacher residents, helping them integrateresearch-based, effective teaching practices that are immersed in principles of equity and socialjustice.
  • Regularly monitor program participant performance data.
  • Develop and provide support for teacher residents taking the Elementary Education PraxisExams required for teacher licensure in South Carolina.
  • Provide general support as needed to create and implement project components.
  • Research best practices in equity and social justice education and contribute to scholarlypublications and presentations.

Desired qualifications include:

  • Graduate student status and enrollment in, or admission to, a University of South Carolina PhDor EdD program.
  • Minimum of 3 years of elementary classroom teaching experience.
  • Knowledge of South Carolina elementary school contexts, both urban and rural.
  • Knowledge of implementing equity-centered multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS)
  • Capacity to support high-quality instructional practices in elementary schools supportingculturally, linguistically, and neuro-diverse communities.

A complete application consists of:

  • Statement of Interest (no more than 2 pages) describing your interest in the following topics(although not limited to): teacher preparation, teacher residency models, principles of equity andsocial justice, MTSS, serving rural or urban students. The candidate should provide theirresearch and practitioner work experience using an equity-centered approach, and how thisassistantship will contribute to their long-term goals.
  • Curriculum vitae or Resume.
  • Transcripts from previous institutions.

Send application materials to Dr. Stephen Thompson,


If you have questions about this position, please contact:
Dr. Eliza Braden,
Dr. Stephen Thompson


The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, gender identity, transgender status, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.

Members of under-represented groups, including persons of color, persons of all gender identities and sexual orientations, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

The University embraces family-friendly policies that provide a work environment and an academic culture supportive of faculty members and their families.

Posted 2/27/2024

The Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) provides professional development, pedagogical, and instructional design support for all who teach at USC. CTE seeks a part-time graduate student to provide instructional design support for the University’s transition from Blackboard Learn Original Course View to Blackboard Learn Ultra Course View (UCV). This is a 20 hour per week temporary hire position, $15/hr, from March 2024 – May 2025. No tuition assistance or benefits will be provided.

The Instructional Design Assistant will:
  1. Collaborate with the instructional design team and eLearning consultants (the Blackboard UCV transition team) to assist in the creation of resources for the UCV transition website.
  2. Contribute to the development of multimedia content, tutorials, and documentation to facilitate faculty understanding of UCV features.
  3. Support the UCV transition team in providing assistance to individual faculty members and groups during the UCV transition.
  4. Assist in conducting one-on-one consultation sessions (in person and virtual) with faculty members to address questions and concerns related to UCV.
  5. Attend Blackboard Days (training sessions) to provide on-site support and assistance to faculty during the open lab sessions.
  6. Assist with guidance and troubleshooting to ensure a smooth transition to UCV for Blackboard Day attendees.
  7. Assist in the organization and facilitation of professional development sessions on UCV.
  8. Assist in customizing training sessions based on faculty needs and levels of familiarity with the UCV platform.
  9. Attend UCV implementation team meetings and contribute insights from a student perspective.
  10. Collaborate with team members to provide support in instructional design aspects of the UCV implementation process.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Current enrollment in a graduate program related to Instructional Design, Educational Technology, or a similar field.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills for effective collaboration.
  • Familiarity with instructional design principles and an interest in educational technology.
  • Basic understanding of Blackboard Learn Ultra Course View (UCV).

To apply, please submit the following information no later than February 28, via email to Aisha Haynes (

  1. Letter of Interest
  2. Résumé or Curriculum Vitae
  3.  Names and contact information for two references

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Questions and Contact Information

Aisha Haynes, EdD | Assistant Director
Center for Teaching Excellence | University of South Carolina

Posted  2/15/2024

University 101 is accepting applications for new instructors for fall 2024. Prospective instructors should submit the new instructor application, along with a cover letter and resume. 

  • master's degree or higher from an accredited institution (official transcript required)
  • status as a full-time university employee, retiree of USC Columbia, or Ph.D. student
  • completion of the Teaching Experience Workshop
  • approval by the instructor's supervisor or department chair
  • approval by the director of University 101 Programs
  • participate in regular professional development opportunities offered by University 101 Programs
Application Process

  Visit the University 101 Programs web page for full application instructions.


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