Assistant Professor

Columbia, SC
Jun 06, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Title Assistant Professor

Internal Title


Band Unclassified

Requisition Number 007282

Minimum Salary Salary commensurate with qualifications.

Salary Range

Pay Basis 9 months

Department Environmental Health Sciences

Campus USC Columbia

Expected Fill Date

Job Posting Date 03-19-2014

Reopen Date

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

Job Description
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.

Minimum Qualifications
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.

Preferred Qualifications

Documents which must be associated with this posting
Cover Letter
Statement of Teaching & Research Interests
List of References

Special Instructions to Applicants

SOC Code 21-1010


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