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Graduate Instructional Assistant (GIA) positions are available in the College of Nursing for the Spring 2022 semester.

  • Assisting with Zoom or Blackboard Collaborate broadcast to online students during class time.
  • Proctoring exams, grade entry, general assistance with Blackboard course setup and maintenance, and 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.
Time Commitment:
  • 10-20 hours/week, varies by faculty member.
  • Some individual hours are set based on the faculty member’s teaching schedule – commonly Mondays, Wednesdays and/or Fridays.
  • Rest of the weekly hours are flexible based on the GIA’s schedule.
  • period of employment matches the academic calendar.
  • The GIA will need to be available through the end of each semester’s exam period.

Must have already attended or be able to attend the required GTA/GIA 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 various types of assistantship positions.

Information is available on the Center for Teaching Excellence Graduate Teaching and Instructional Assistants web page.

Application Instructions

For the Spring 2022 semester, please send your 1) Resume; 2) In lieu of sending a class schedule, please send availability for each single day of the week (M-F); and  3) If you are interested in 10 or 20 hours per week to:
Dr. Karen Worthy
Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Studies College of Nursing



Applications are open for the  2022 TecHealth Emerging Scholars Program.  The TecHealth Emerging Scholars Program is designed to:

  • Promote early exposure of graduate students to research training in real-time data capturing techniques.
  • Develop research skills in using mobile devices to study health behaviors.
  • Build technical and writing skills, and develop research portfolios in the area of mobile health.

A stipend of $1200 and travel/registration funds up to $1000 are available to eligible students.

Applications are due by January 3, 2022.  For more information about the program, including application procedure and admission criteria,  visit the  2022 TecHealth Emerging Scholars Program page.


The MCH Certificate of Graduate Study provides students an opportunity to expand their knowledge and increase their comprehension of mothers, children, and their families to improve their health and well-being. Through course content and mentorship, you will learn about

  • MCH foundational knowledge, research and practice
  • How theories and evidence translate into policy

You will develop skills necessary to

  • Communicate with all persons from diverse groups
  • be leaders in the MCH workforce

Certificate Requirements

The MCH Certificate of Graduate Study is 18 credit hours. Students are required to take three 3-credit core courses (9 credit hours total), which provide content and assessments for the 6 competencies. The remaining three 3-credit courses (9 credits total) are electives which students choose from the list below depending on their interest. Student concurrently enrolled in a degree program and certificate program may share up to 12 credit hours between both programs. The MCH Program Director and your MCH Certificate mentor will assist you in elective course selection and course sequencing.

Application Process

Applications are accepted from February 15 - March 15, 2022  for Fall 2022 enrollment.

Fall 2022 Deadline for submission: March 15, 2022

Visit the MCH Certificate of Graduate Study page  for details inlcuding admission requirements and an application link.


The UofSC Children’s Law Center has one, possibly two, internship positions available for work with the Joint Citizens and Legislative Committee on Children.  The committee is comprised of legislators, citizens, and state agency directors and is charged with identifying and studying key issues affecting SC’s children and promoting policies to address those issues.  


Duties include work on the Committee’s upcoming fall public hearings, including preparing materials, assisting with arrangements, attending at least one hearing, and transcribing public testimony.  Other responsibilities include researching and drafting issue briefs on children’s issues, attending and taking notes during Committee hearings and meetings, tracking legislative developments, and developing responses to Committee members and other parties.  Students will perform other duties as assigned.

Preferred Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have some knowledge of child-serving agencies, nonprofits, and organizations in SC; effective written and oral communication skills; proficiency with Microsoft Office suite; the ability to perform multiple tasks accurately and efficiently under time constraints; the ability to perform research and draft well-written, clear summaries or briefs about issues of interest; the ability to work independently and cooperatively; and the ability to exercise professional judgment and maintain confidentiality.  The successful candidate will be a self starter and work well with others.  Preference given to MSW students.

Time Commitment and Compensation

Time commitment: 10-15 hours a week
Rate per hour:  $14

Application Instructions

Please send a resume, cover letter, and two references to:
Shealy B. Reibold
Senior Resource Attorney
Joint Citizens and Legislative Committee on Children


University Libraries is pleased to invite University of South Carolina – Columbia affiliated researchers and instructors (faculty, staff and graduate students) to apply for a program to purchase datasets for research or teaching. This program aims to fund several small requests in the $1,000 to $5,000 range. Learn more and apply on the University Libraries website.  Researchers and instructors at other campuses should check their local resources for funding sources. The deadline to apply is Thursday, March 31, 2022.


The Office of the Vice President for Research   held a basic grant-writing workshop for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars on Friday, October 1, 2021.   The  Grant Basics: Strategies for Writing a Competitive Grant Proposal workshop covers  how to identify appropriate research topics, find funding opportunities, understand the characteristics of competitive grant proposals, and avoid common mistakes.

 The workshop is now available to view online.


Travel Grants for graduate students are available for Fiscal Year 2021-2022.  Applications for travel grants are accepted in four cycles each year.  The cycle three Conference Travel Grant Form will be active for submissions from December 1-7, 2021.  

2021 – 2022 Award Cycles
Cycle Application Period Travel Dates
 August 13 - 30, 2021 July 1 - Sept. 30, 2021
2 Sept. 1-7, 2021 Oct. 1 - Dec. 31, 2021
3 Dec. 1-7, 2021 Jan. 1 - March 31, 2022
4 March 1-7, 2022 April 1 - June 30, 2022

Students must:

  • Be enrolled in a degree-seeking doctoral or MFA program when you apply and when you travel. 
  • Present a paper/poster/creative work at a conference or meeting of national or international standing. 
  • Be the first or sole author of the work. 
  • Provide a PDF copy of your invitation to present or your acceptance notification. (If the conference acceptance notification isn’t received before the application deadline, attach a note in that field indicating it will be sent to Robert Sutherland when received.)

Travel Grants cannot be used for:

  • Field or Library Research 
  • Working Conferences
  • Courses
  • Retreats
  • Workshops
  • Attendance at a Professional Meeting
  • Travel Already Started or Completed

Students can receive no more than one travel grant in any fiscal year (July 1- June. 30) and no more than two while here at UofSC.

Award Amounts and Application Process

Visit the Travel Grants web page  on the Graduate School website  for details,  including award amounts, application instructions, and a link to apply.


The University of South Carolina School of Law has an hourly Graduate Data Management position available in the Children's Law Center.  The school is looking for a graduate student to assist with data projects involving children in the child welfare system. 


Duties of the position include data management (e.g., data coding, cleaning, transcribing, organizing), data analysis, assist in report writing, as well as grant-related meetings and training under the guidance and supervision of the Center staff.

Preferred Qualifications

The Center is seeking a graduate student who has a growth mindset and is responsible, motivated, and passionate to work for the safety and well-being of children; who has knowledge and experience on data management and research with the ability to work both independently and cooperatively with keen attention to detail and quality. Preference will be given to candidates with strong MS Excel and MS Word skills and experience with statistical software (e.g., SPSS). 

Time Commitment and Compensation

Time: 10-15 hours per week
Rate Per Hour: $15.00

Application Instructions

Interested graduate students should send a copy of their resume or CV to the Children's Law Center's Court Liaison and Court Improvement Program Director: Cody Lidge at or call 803-777-0807 for more information.


The research assistant will join a project that investigates whether online retailers treat consumers fairly. Within this role, you will develop, document, and maintain advanced software for automatic data collection (web-crawling). You will also learn how retailers collect consumer data and gain understanding of algorithm decision making in online retailing. Schedule to be coordinated with supervisor and to work around class schedule. Must be willing to work a flexible schedule to achieve project goals.

  • meeting with the principal investigator to define functional specifications
  • Learning about business practices in online retailing
  • Learning about technology and programming tools
  • designing algorithms and flowcharts
  • developing and optimizing code
  • testing and deploying programs
  • troubleshooting, debugging, maintaining programs
  • developing technical documentation


The successful candidate must:

  • be currently enrolled as a student at USC
  • have good communication skills
  •  be professional, reliable, and of high personal integrity
  •  be able to work independently or as part of a team
  •  maintain confidentiality and respect intellectual property
  •  be able and willing to learn independently and quickly
  •  be proficient in Python and HTML
  •  understand computer networking / internet protocols
  •  understand client-server architectures

Other preferred but not required qualifications:

  • familiarity with java / javascript and linux / unix
  • understanding of computer architecture
  •  experience with academic research
  •  interesting in learning from academic research
  •  experience with formal software development processes
Time Commitment and Compensation

Hours per week: 10 hours
Salary: 15.00/Hour to 20.00/Hour
Desired Start Date: 8/02/2021
Job Close Date: Open until filled

Application Instructions

This position is open until filled.  Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.

Required Documents

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • List of References and Contact Information

Optional Documents

  • Letter of Recommendation 1
  •  Letter of Recommendation 2
  •  Other supporting documents that demonstrate the candidate’s abilities

When writing your cover letter, please answer the following questions.

  • What is your current student status? (e.g., senior, masters of science/arts).
  •  What is (are) your major(s)?
  •  If any, what is (are) your minor(s)?
  •  What is your expected graduation date:
  •  Why are you interested in this position?
  •  Have you worked on-campus before? If so, list the department and supervisor.
  •  What is your current cumulative GPA?
  •  What coursework relevant to this project have you taken and what was your GPA in each course?
  •  What applications have you coded in Python (if any)?
  •  What applications have you coded in computer languages other than Python (if any)?

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Midlands Technical College has numerous open full-time permanent as well as part-time temporary teaching positions in a large variety of disciplines.  These positions are located at either the Richland or Lexington County branches. 

Full-time positions include:  Philosophy, Engineering, Art, History, English

Part-time positions (including hourly tutor positions) include:  Mathematics, Health Sciences, Nursing, Chemistry, Anatomy/Physiology, Biology, Engineering, IT Services, Languages, Accounting, and numerous trades specialties.

Visit to view these open job postings:


Students who live on campus have constant opportunities to strengthen their academics, start friendships, take advantage of unique opportunities and become part of the vibrant Carolina community. As graduate students, you will be in the heart of campus and be able to take advantage of all campus and the city of Columbia have to offer.

You will be able to enjoy the freedom of flexible leasing and avoid having to sign a year-long binding contract. YoPro (Young Professional) Housing features apartment living with top notch amenities and community areas paired with the solidarity of a private bedroom. Your utilities and internet will be included with the apartment, so there is no need to worry about which service providers you need to source.

To apply for on-campus housing, please visit your Housing Portal via For more information, please visit or contact the University Housing Office at 803-777-4283. You may also reach University of South Carolina  Housing via email at or LiveChat on the website.


Individuals can now register to take the TOEFL iBT ®  and the GRE® General Test at home.  ETS  will answer questions about at home testing virtually,  and on demand. Learn more here.


The  Integrative and Experiential Learning Certificate (IEL) is an initiative of The Center for Teaching Excellence and the Center for Integrative and Experiential Learning. The program is designed to bring together faculty, instructors, and graduate students interested in exploring ways to help students reflect on and connect what they do within and beyond their curriculum, embrace multiple perspectives, and synthesize and transfer their knowledge to new, complex situations. 

Key outcomes for participants include obtaining a deeper understanding of the ideals of integrative and experiential learning as well as developing a toolbox of simple techniques to engage students in reflection on their within and beyond the classroom experiences.


Faculty, instructors and graduate assistants who participate in six or more Integrative and Experiential Learning workshops approved by the Center for Teaching Excellence will receive a certificate of completion, a letter of commendation, recognition on the Center for Integrative and Experiential Learning website, and will be eligible to apply for a grant to incorporate integrative learning strategies into a class, develop a new experiential learning opportunity for a course, or develop a team-taught interdisciplinary course. Participants will be required to attend the Introduction to Integrative and Experiential Learning and Small Changes, High Impacts workshops and four (4) electives. Participants  will have 2 academic semesters (and the summer) to complete the certificate.

Visit the program website for a schedule of upcoming required and elective workshops.


The Teaching Towards Inclusive Excellence (TTIE) certificate of completion is an initiative of The Center for Teaching Excellence and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. The TTIE program is designed to provide an opportunity for faculty, instructors and teaching graduate students to strengthen their strategic diversity leadership capacities both within and outside their classroom and to support USC’s commitment to inclusive excellence.

Program Description

Teaching Towards Inclusive Excellence addresses teaching philosophies and practices by integrating pedagogical principles aligned with inclusive excellence into the classroom environment, course design and assignments that increase awareness of the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion, as well as cultural competence, civic engagement and civil discourse. Key outcomes for participants include obtaining a deeper understanding of the people, practices and initiatives that support and foster diversity at USC, as well as obtaining ideas, strategies and resources that instructors can use to both build their diversity competencies and identify areas of diversity partnership across the institution.


Faculty, instructors and teaching graduate assistants who participate in eight or more Teaching Towards Inclusive Excellence approved Center for Teaching Excellence workshops will receive a certificate of completion, a letter of commendation and recognition on the Office of Diversity and Inclusion’s website. Participants will be required to attend the Inclusive Excellence at UofSC workshop and seven (7) electives. Participants will have 3 academic semesters (not including summer semesters) to complete the certificate.

Visit the program website for a schedule of upcoming required and elective workshops.

About the Program

The Data Incubator is an intensive 8 week fellowship that prepares masters students, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM and social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The program is free for Fellows and supported by sponsorships from hundreds of employers across multiple industries. 

Anyone who has already obtained a masters or PhD degree or who is within one year of graduating with a masters or PhD is welcome to apply. Applications from international students are welcome.

Visit the program website for more information:
The Data Incubator

Job Summary

Looking for Python developer responsible for developing a chatbot for healthcare applications in a team environment.


Must be expert in Python, with knowledge of at least one Python web framework ({such as Django, Flask, Bottle})
• Familiarity with Python data processing packages (such as Pandas)
• Familiarity with REST web services and APIs.
• Able to parse and handle JSON data.
• Experience with Relational Database (SQL) Systems. Familiarity with NoSQL is a plus.
• Good understanding of client-server architecture.
• Basis understanding of frontend technologies such as HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript
• Understanding of design principle behind the scalable system.
• Basic understanding of NLP techniques.
• Familiarity with Android is needed, iOS application development is a big plus.

Time Commitment

Up to 20 hours per week.  Schedule coordinated with AI Institute Director around student class schedule.

Pay Rate

$10/hour-$15/hour depending on experience

Application Instructions

Visit  UofSC Jobs to Apply

About the Program

The Bridge to the Doctorate (BD) Fellowship Program is committed to engaging students from underrepresented populations in graduate study within science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields of study in the College of Arts & Sciences (CAS) or College of Engineering & Computing (CEC).

Bridge to the Doctorate (BD) fellows are committed, mindful learners who are actively engaged in the process to become leaders within the scientific community at the national and global level.

The BD program is awarded by the National Science Foundation Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) program, which assists universities and colleges in diversifying the STEM workforce through the recruitment and development of highly competitive students from groups historically underrepresented in STEM disciplines: African-Americans, Alaska Natives, American Indians, Hispanic Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Native Pacific Islanders.

The goal of the LSAMP BD activity is to increase the quantity and quality of STEM graduate students from underrepresented populations, with emphasis on Ph.D. matriculation and completion.

This fellowship is designed to establish a bridge to the terminal degree — the PhD — by providing 12 underrepresented minority science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) doctoral students with:

  • Tuition and fees paid and enrollment in a health insurance benefit program
  • Student stipends of $34,000 annually for two years
  • Individualized faculty mentoring and coaching
  • Participation in professional conferences and meetings
  • Links to research and professional opportunities
  • Enriched academic services and support by staff dedicated to the promotion of future leadership in the scientific enterprise
Learn more about the program and application process here.


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