Assistant Professor

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Logo Posting Number FAC00042PO17 Advertised Title Assistant Professor Campus School of Medicine Columbia College/Division School of Medicine Columbia Department SOMC Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience Advertised Salary Range $90,000 - $95,000 Location of Vacancy Part/Full Time Full Time Hours per Week Position Category Full-time Equivalent (FTE) Basis 12 months Work County Richland Tenure Information Tenure-Track/Tenured Job Search Category Faculty-Tenured Track/Tenured 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.

Benefits for FTE Positions

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 Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience at the University of South Carolina (USC) School of Medicine in Columbia, SC invites applications for a faculty position at the Assistant Professor level. New faculty members will join a collegial and collaborative department at a university in the midst of an ambitious program to achieve national prominence in research and education. Candidates with research interests that complement the departmental research programs that focus on studying the molecular or cellular mechanisms underlying physiological processes, complex behaviors, or drug action are desirable, with priority given to USC’s expanding neuroscience-based research focus. Successful candidates will be expected to participate in medical and graduate teaching, with an emphasis on neuroanatomical and pharmacological topics.

Candidates with research programs focused on novel molecular or cellular targets that play a key role in neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders may be eligible for appointment as target faculty in the NIH-funded COBRE Center in Targeted Therapeutics ( Applicants must have a doctoral degree and postdoctoral experience. Preference will be given to individuals with experience in medical education, funding success and potential, and research interests that enhance departmental programs targeting neurobiological disorders. Substantial start-up funds and laboratory facilities will be provided. Applicants with necessary credentials will be considered for appointment on the tenure-track at the Assistant or, for exceptional candidates, Associate Professor level.

Qualified applicants may apply by completing the application and submitting a single electronic file (PDF or Word) that includes a cover letter summarizing qualifications, curriculum vitae and publication list, a statement of research plans and professional goals, and contact information for four references. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. For more information about the department including our research programs please visit:

There are two(2) faculty positions available.

The University of South Carolina is an AA/EOE.

Required Education and Experience

Applicant must have a doctoral degree and postdoctoral experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to individuals with experience in medical educaton, funding success and potential, and research interest that enhances departmental programs targeting neurobiological disorders.

Posting Detail Information

Desired Start Date Job Open Date 08/04/2017 Job Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicant

Candidates should include in their cover letter a summary of their qualifications, submit a curriculum vitae and publication list, a statement of experience and professional goals and contact information for four(4) references.

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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, veteran status or genetics.

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Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Writing Sample(s)/Sample Publications
  4. List of References and Contact Information
Optional Documents
  1. Other Supporting Documents
  2. Research Portfolio




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Posted: 4/17/2019
Application Due: 5/24/2019
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