Fundamental Outdoor Leadership Instructor

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Fundamental Outdoor Leadership Instructor




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CED Physical Education



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Part Time

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The course meets on Wednesday’s from 2:20 pm – 3:35 pm and various weekends, time is TBA.

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About UofSC:

The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state’s flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 “Best Colleges” according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state’s educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.

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At the University of South Carolina, we strive to cultivate an inclusive environment that is open, welcoming, and supportive of individuals of all backgrounds. We recognize diversity in our workforce is essential to providing academic excellence and critical to our sustainability. The University is committed to eliminating barriers created by institutional discrimination through accountability and continuous process improvement. We celebrate the diverse voices, perspectives, and experiences of our employees.

Advertised Job Summary:

This course is designed as an introduction to basic wilderness living skills, environmental stewardship practices, sound safety, practices, outdoor leadership theory and practical application as related to a college outdoor recreation and education program. The course is specifically designed for students pursuing trip leading with USC Outdoor Adventures and students with a sincere interest in developing outdoor leadership skills


A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in an outdoor education or related field is necessary along with appropriate proficiency, knowledge and experience teaching in outdoor recreational fields as well as memberships in the American Qualifications Mountain. Guides Association and the Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education. Must be certified by the American Red Cross or American Heart Association in CPR. Prior teaching experience at the college or university level is preferred. Background check is required.

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Applicants must submit 3 references

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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.

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Job No:
Posted: 4/13/2021
Application Due: 6/12/2021
Work Type: Part Time