Assistant/Associate Professor

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LogoPosting NumberFAC00076PO20Advertised TitleAssistant/Associate ProfessorCampusColumbiaCollege/DivisionArnold School of Public HealthDepartmentASPH Epidemiology and BiostatisticsAdvertised Salary RangeCommensurate with experienceLocation of VacancyPart/Full TimeFull TimeHours per Week37.5Position CategoryFull-time Equivalent (FTE)Basis 9 monthsWork CountyRichlandTenure InformationTenure-Track/TenuredJob Search CategoryFacultyAdvertised Job Summary

The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics in the Arnold School of Public Health (ASPH) at the University of South Carolina (UofSC) invites applications for a tenure-track position in Epidemiology at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The focus of this recruitment is candidates with advanced proficiency in epidemiologic research methods.
The successful applicant will be expected to maintain an active research program, teach courses in advanced epidemiology research methods and other epidemiology courses, mentor graduate students, and contribute to the department and school through professional service. A qualified candidate for the rank of Assistant Professor will have an earned doctoral degree in epidemiology by the beginning date of employment, demonstrated evidence of high-quality scholarly research, and the potential to successfully compete for external research funding. A qualified candidate for the rank of Associate Professor will have an earned doctoral degree in epidemiology, a successful track record of competitive external funding in support of research, and a teaching record commensurate with experience.
Qualified candidates will be capable of 1) teaching doctoral level courses in the theory and application of epidemiologic research methods that include causal inference, 2) enriching our curriculum in epidemiologic research methods, and 3) having strong potential to develop an independent research program, either in epidemiologic research methods or in an applied area of epidemiologic research. Examples of existing epidemiology faculty expertise are nutrition, obesity, cancer, neurodevelopmental disability, perinatal epidemiology, infectious and parasitic diseases, health disparities, environmental and occupational epidemiology, and cardiometabolic outcomes (e.g., diabetes). Collaborative clinical research opportunities with other medical units at UofSC exist.
UofSC is a comprehensive Carnegie University of High Research Activity and Community Engagement. Located in the capital city of Columbia, UofSC 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 the second largest school of public health nationally among public universities in terms of overall enrollment. 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 31 faculty members, 20 in the Division of Epidemiology and 11 in the Division of Biostatistics. The faculty’s robust 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. Currently 89 students are enrolled in our master’s and doctoral degree programs. The department, school, and university provide a strong collaborative environment for interdisciplinary team science across the public health research continuum. More information about ASPH and the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics can be found at www.sph.sc.edu. 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 Congaree National Park and 50,000-acre Lake Murray.

Required Education and Experience

A qualified candidate for the rank of Assistant Professor will have an earned doctoral degree in epidemiology by the beginning date of employment, demonstrated evidence of high-quality scholarly research, and the potential to successfully compete for external research funding. A qualified candidate for the rank of Associate Professor will have an earned doctoral degree in epidemiology, a successful track record of competitive external funding in support of research, and a teaching record commensurate with experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Qualified candidates will be capable of 1) teaching doctoral level courses in the theory and application of epidemiologic research methods that include causal inference, 2) enriching our curriculum in epidemiologic research methods, and 3) having strong potential to develop an independent research program, either in epidemiologic research methods or in an applied area of epidemiologic research.

Desired Start Date08/16/2021Job Open Date09/01/2020Job Close DateOpen Until FilledYesSpecial Instructions to Applicant

This position is open until filled. 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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