Post-Doctoral Fellow – University of South Carolina – Columbia, SC

Posting Number


Classification Title

Post Doctoral Fellow

Internal Title

Post-Doctoral Fellow



Work County



College of Engineering and Computing


CEC Computer Science and Engineering



Advertised Minimum Salary

Salary commensurate with qualifications.

Advertised Salary Range

Salary commensurate with qualifications.

Location of Vacancy

Part/Full Time

Full Time

Hours per Week


Work Schedule

Must be willing to work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the department.

Type of Staff Position

Research Grant (RGP)


12 months

Job Search Category


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.

Diversity Statement

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.

Benefit Eligibility Type

Research Grant (RGP)

South Carolina Retirement


State Insurance Programs


Annual Leave


Sick Leave


Advertised Job Summary

The Post-Doctoral Fellow will conduct research and support AI Institute faculty supervisors in the tasks of student mentoring, publications, technical activities and grant management on the topics of: Research in development and applications of Knowledge Graphs (semantic networks) utilizing machine/deep learning and natural language processing/understanding; advance the research on contextual, personalized, dynamic and causal knowledge graphs.

Minimum Qualifications (Classified and Unclassified positions)

PhD in Computer Science (proof of completion of all PhD requirements before the start of the position)

Preferred Qualifications


Demonstrated success in high-quality publications in the field(s) of candidate’s expertise.

Expertise in two or more fields of interest to the AI Institute at UofSC, especially Knowledge Representation, Machine Learning/Deep Learning and Natural Language Processing, Learning algorithms, Data management, and/or Explanation methods

Expertise in literature review, experimental research, evaluation, data collection, and analysis with scientific thinking with strong technical writing skills.

Expertise in programming and systems, including competency in one key language (e.g., Python), deep learning frameworks (TensorFlow, PyTorch, etc.), and data management methods for handling large data.

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Hazardous weather category


Number of Vacancies


Desired Start Date


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Job Open Date


Job Close Date


Open Until Filled


Special Instructions to Applicant

Positions are advertised for a minimum of five (5) business days on our job website. After five (5) business days, positions can be closed at the discretion of the department at any time. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.

We are only accepting applications submitted by November 27, 2021

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EEO Statement

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.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).


Do you have or will have PhD in Computer Science (proof of completion of all PhD requirements) before the start of the position?



Applicant Documents

Required Documents

Cover Letter


List of References and Contact Information

Research Statement

Optional Documents

Curriculum Vitae

Other Supporting Documents

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