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Clinical Instructor of Professional Development

University of South Carolina - Columbia
South Carolina, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Aug 24, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Other Professional Fields
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management (HRSM) at the University of South Carolina (Columbia,
SC) invites applications for a 9-month full-time professional track (non-tenure) Clinical Instructor to teach the Marnie Pierce Professionalism Seminar. The seminar is taught to a cross section of majors inside the college and focuses on a holistic approach to developing professional skills for the contemporary workplace (e.g., preparing a personal marketing plan, interview skills, professional communication, and other skills needed for success). More information about the seminar is here:

The University of South Carolina (UofSC), founded in 1801, is an eight-campus state system, with a total enrollment of over 52,000 students. The main campus in Columbia has a student population of approximately 35,000, is categorized by the Carnegie Foundation as having "very high research activity" and excellent curricular community engagement. The College of HRSM is one of the largest on UofSC's main campus and has three academic divisions: The Department of Retailing, The School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management, and the Department of Sport and Entertainment Management; it has over 100 full time faculty and staff and 2500 students. Details about the College of Hospitality, Retail, and Sport Management are available on the UofSC website:

Required Qualifications: Earned master's degree in the teaching discipline (business, career counseling, communications, or related) or at least a master's degree with a minimum of 18 graduate semester hours in the teaching discipline; a demonstrated ability to deliver high quality classroom instruction; at least 2 years work experience in career services, career advising, human resources, or related managerial duties aligned with the course curriculum.

Position Responsibilities: Serve as the primary instructor the Professional Development Seminar, teaching the equivalent of 4 courses per academic term (courses are a cross section of academic majors in the college);
develop relationships with industry partners in hospitality, tourism, retail, sport management and entertainment to enhance program offerings and achieve college objectives for the seminar; Provide course-related mentoring and guidance to students in the college; collaborate with other college faculty and staff in support of the college's general mission; Serve on Department, College, or University committees as needed.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Initial review of applicants will commence October 4, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. The required application documents for consideration include: 1) a letter of intent describing how the candidate's professional/academic experiences match the position; and 2) a current curriculum vitae/resume. Questions may be directed to the search committee chairperson, Ms. Karen Edwards ( The appointment start date will be either January 1, 2022 or August 16, 2022. Candidates selected to final round interviews will be required to submit three letters of recommendation on official letterhead with wet signatures. To view the full posting and submit application materials, direct access is provided through the following address:

The University of South Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. The University of South Carolina continues to build a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from underrepresented populations. The University of South Carolina also provides family-friendly policies to provide an academic culture that is supportive of faculty and their families.
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