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Bridge to Faculty Program

Postdoctoral Scholar Position in Social Work

The College of Social Work at the University of South Carolina invites applications for a postdoctoral scholar as part of the inaugural cohort of the University’s new Bridge to Faculty program.

We welcome applications from outstanding scholars whose work advances the areas of children, youth and families, marginalized and/or vulnerable populations, social, economic or health disparities, community-engaged, quantitative and qualitative research. Qualified early-career scholars will have successfully defended their dissertation by July 31, 2023 or have completed a PhD in social work or a related discipline from an accredited institution within the last 3 years. The postdoctoral scholar position begins Fall 2023.

College of Social Work Bridge to Faculty Scholars have a unique opportunity to receive professional development preparing a scholar for a full-time faculty position including mentorship, networking with University administration and engagement and practice as an active member of the University of South Carolina community.

The College of Social Work is committed to building and supporting a diverse, inclusive and equitable community of scholars and students and to quality mentorship to advance the research, grantsmanship and other professional development goals of early-career scholars.

Priority will be given to applications and materials submitted by February 28, 2023. For more information, contact College of Social Work Search Committee Chairperson Nikki Wooten, PhD, at




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