Department Chair/Associate or Full Professor

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LogoPosting NumberFAC00115PO18Advertised TitleDepartment Chair/Associate or Full ProfessorCampusColumbiaCollege/DivisionArnold School of Public HealthDepartmentASPH Exercise ScienceAdvertised Salary RangeCommensurate with experienceLocation of VacancyPart/Full TimeFull TimeHours per WeekPosition CategoryFull-time Equivalent (FTE)Basis 10.5 monthsWork CountyRichlandTenure InformationTenure-Track/TenuredJob Search CategoryFaculty 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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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.

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The Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina is seeking a visionary leader to serve as Chair of its top-ranked Department of Exercise Science. The Department offers academic programs at the doctoral (PhD and DPT), masters (MS and MPH), and undergraduate (BS) levels. The PhD program was ranked No. 1 in the USA in 2015 by the National Association of Kinesiology, and the undergraduate program is one of the largest with 1150 majors. The Department is home to 30 faculty members whose research and outreach programs are funded by a broad range of federal agencies, private entities, and philanthropic organizations. Several faculty members are nationally and internationally recognized for their research acumen and professional accomplishments.

The University of South Carolina has been designated by the Carnegie Foundation as a “very high research activity” institution. The Department of Exercise Science is a central contributor to the Arnold School of Public Health’s research mission, and the School is a University leader in scholarship with over $30 million in annual research funding. The Arnold School of Public Health’s leadership is committed to providing the new Department Chair with the resources necessary to enhance the Department’s research and academic activities. More information about the Arnold School of Public Health and the Department of Exercise Science can be found at

The University of South Carolina is located in Columbia, the state capital and the center of a metropolitan area that is home to over 800,000 residents. Columbia is situated in the center of the state, approximately 100 miles from both the Atlantic coast and foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The Columbia area offers a wide range of cultural and recreational resources including Lake Murray, Riverbanks Zoo, Congaree National Monument, Koger Center for the Performing Arts, the SC State Museum, and the EdVenture Children’s Museum. The climate is sub-tropical featuring long, temperate falls and springs; warm and humid summers; and short, mild winters.

The position will remain open until filled. Application review will begin September 15, 2018. Interested candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, list of three professional references with contact information, and a letter of application describing their qualifications and leadership experience.

Required Education and Experience

The successful candidate will have demonstrated a high level of scholarly achievement, an established record of research funding, teaching excellence, and professional leadership commensurate with a tenured academic appointment at full rank. In addition, the individual will be an established academic leader who can facilitate faculty, staff, and student development and build collaborations with intramural and extramural partners. Qualifications include an earned doctorate in exercise science, kinesiology, physical therapy, athletic training, or related discipline

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Desired Start Date07/01/2019Job Open Date07/25/2018Job Close DateOpen Until FilledYesSpecial 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.

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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, protected veteran status or genetics.

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    2. Curriculum Vitae
    3. List of References and Contact Information
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      Posted: 4/17/2019
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