Assistant/Associate Professor - Epidemiology

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Logo Posting Number FAC00113PO17 Classification Title Assistant Professor Internal Title Assistant/Associate Professor - Epidemiology Campus Columbia 01 College/Division Arnold School of Public Health Department Epidemiology and Biostatistics Advertised Salary Range Commensurate with experience Location of Vacancy Part/Full Time Full Time Hours per week 37.5 Hours per year 1560 Position Category Full-time Equivalent (FTE) Basis 9 months Work County Richland 40 Tenure Information Tenure-Track/Tenured Job Search Category Other Professional

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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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The University of South Carolina (UofSC), through the State of SC and Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA), offers state employees a valuable benefits package, including health and life insurance, generous paid leave and retirement programs. To learn more about UofSC benefits, access the benefits section on the Applicant Portal.

Position Description

Advertised Job Summary

The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics in the Arnold School of Public Health (ASPH) at the University of South Carolina (USC) invites applications for a tenure-track position in Epidemiology at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. Candidates should have substantive expertise in defined research area(s) with strong potential to develop an independent research program at the ASPH. Candidates with research expertise in cardiovascular disease, physical activity, or environmental factors in health and disease are particularly encouraged to apply. The successful applicant will have an earned doctoral degree or equivalent training in epidemiology, demonstrated evidence of high-quality scholarly research, and the potential to successfully compete for external research funding. For the rank of Associate Professor, applicants must have successful track record of competitive external funding in support of research and appropriate teaching experience. The successful applicant will be expected to maintain an active research program, teach courses in epidemiologic methods and his/her area of research expertise, mentor graduate students, and contribute to the department and school through professional service.
USC is a comprehensive Carnegie University of High Research Activity and Community Engagement. Located in the capitol city of Columbia, USC has five Health Science Units in addition to ASPH: 1) School of Medicine in Columbia 2) School of Medicine in Greenville, 3) College of Nursing, 4) College of Pharmacy, and 5) College of Social Work. Founded in 1975, the ASPH is now the fourth largest school of public health nationally among public universities. ASPH consists of six departments and several research centers that address topics such as disease prevention, nutrition and physical activity, cancer, health services and policy, rural health, aging, and health disparities.
The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics is home to 26 faculty members, 17 in the Division of Epidemiology and 9 in the Division of Biostatistics. The faculty's research portfolio includes funding from a broad spectrum of federal agencies (e.g., NIH and CDC) and non-profit organizations. The department has a rich tradition of producing outstanding trainees, with a current total of 80 students enrolled in our master's and doctoral degree programs in both epidemiology and biostatistics. The department, school, and university provide a strong collaborative environment for interdisciplinary team science across the public health research continuum. Examples of epidemiology faculty expertise are nutrition, obesity, cancer, diabetes, neurodevelopmental disability, maternal and child health, medical geography, and environmental and occupational epidemiology. More information about ASPH and the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics can be found at
Columbia, SC enjoys more than 300 days of sunshine annually and has ready access to pristine beaches, lakes, rivers and mountains. The city hosts historical and cultural attractions, festivals, performing arts and sporting events, parks and outdoor recreation including the Congaree National Park and 50,000-acre Lake Murray.
All applications received by December 1st will receive full consideration, but the search will continue until the position is filled.

Required Education and Experience

The successful applicant will have an earned doctoral degree or equivalent training in epidemiology, demonstrated evidence of high-quality scholarly research, and the potential to successfully compete for external research funding.

Preferred Qualifications

Posting Detail Information

Desired Start Date 08/16/2018 Job Open Date 10/09/2017 Job Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicant Quicklink for Posting EEO Statement

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, veteran status or genetics.

Position Attributes

Safety Sensitive or Security Sensitive No

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have an earned doctoral degree, or equivalent training, in epidemiology from an accredited program in epidemiology (e.g., a PhD in a biomedical or public health discipline and a Masters degree in epidemiology)?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * How many first-author papers have you published in the peer-reviewed epidemiologic literature?
    • None
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4 or more
  3. * Can you provide evidence of your potential to successfully compete for external research funding?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Are you able to teach courses in epidemiologic methods and in your area of research expertise?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Have you mentored graduate students?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Research Portfolio
  4. Teaching Portfolio
  5. List of References and Contact Information
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    Posted: 2/28/2018
    Application Due: 4/29/2018
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