Job Title Assistant Professor
Requisition Number 007282
Minimum Salary Salary commensurate with qualifications.
Pay Basis 9 months
Department Environmental Health Sciences
Campus USC Columbia
Expected Fill Date
Job Posting Date 03-19-2014
Minimum Posting Period Ends 03-25-2014
Job Close Date
Type of Position
Job Type Full-Time
Job Category Faculty
If Research Grant/Time Limited, indicate the benefits provided
The Department of Environmental Health Sciences (ENHS) at the University of South Carolina invites applications for a tenure-track faculty member at the Assistant Professor level in the area of environmental nanoscience and nanotechnology. This position will require this individual with expertise and research interests in nanomaterial fate and behavior in the environment, novel nano-applications within the environment (including "green" and/or environmentally friendly developments in nanotechnology) and a broadly defined environmental nanobiology (bioavailability, toxicology, etc.). This position is a 9-month academic year appointment.
We are looking for an individual with research/teaching interests in at least one of the following areas: nanoscience in relation to the environment including 1) fate, behavior and environmental transformations, 2) biouptake and toxicity and 3) novel applications of nanotechnology for environmental benefit (e.g. green chemistry, remediation).
A Ph.D. in closely related fields is required with a strong and relevant stream of scholarly research and publications in internationally recognized peer-reviewed journals.
Ideally, this individual will have the abilities and experience in at least one of the following areas: 1) synthesis of nanoparticles and characterization of their physico-chemistry 2) interpretation physico-chemical processes such as agglomeration, dissolution and surface modifications in environmentally and biologically relevant situations; 3) understanding biological interactions including bioavailability and toxicity. The individual will work within the newly established Center for Environmental Nanoscience and Risk in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Arnold School of Public Health. In addition, we are looking for an individual who will collaborate with faculty, complementing existing strengths in environmental nanoscience, toxicology and microbiology in ENHS and with staff within the Arnold School of Public Health and the wider university. Ability to develop specialty graduate/undergraduate courses in the area of expertise is expected. Successful applicants will have a strong and relevant stream of research publications in the area of nanoscience in relation to the environment, a talent of teaching evidence of the ability to develop a funded research program.
Documents which must be associated with this posting
Statement of Teaching & Research Interests
List of References
Special Instructions to Applicants
SOC Code 21-1010