Chair of Biomedical Sciences

Job description

Job Summary:
The Chair reports directly to the Dean, works collaboratively with the Dean’s cabinet, and partners with the clinical department chairs and vice-chairs in order to achieve the mission, vision, and guiding principles of the UofSC School of Medicine Greenville (SOMG). The Chair is the individual responsible for leadership and continued academic development of the faculty of the multidisciplinary department of Biomedical Sciences and is charged with ensuring the effective delivery of the content of the biomedical science curriculum.

The UofSC SOMG is accepting applications at the Associate and Professor level; Tenure Track/Non-Tenure Track/Tenure. Rank and track are negotiable.

Key Responsibilities:

• Lead and manage the biomedical science faculty, including talent management (e.g., recruitment, appointments, non-reappointments), coaching, mentorship, annual evaluation, career development, individual recognition, yearly reviews, promotions, tenure and post-tenure review.
• Represent the interests of the biomedical sciences faculty to SOMG Administration.
• Establish, oversee, and co-manage with administration the annual departmental budget, financial activities, the annual resource allocation in a fiscally responsible manner.
• Establish and integrates Department goals, and budget, with administration, including management of faculty funded research awards.
• Maintain and further optimize an environment welcoming of diversity and inclusion in all endeavors.


• Provide instruction in the basic and/or clinical sciences using various teaching methods including lectures, laboratories, demonstrations, interactive computer-based exercises, small group discussions, and team-taught classroom activities, where appropriate.
• Actively participate in ongoing educational program development and continuous quality improvement in support of the school’s innovative curriculum.
• Lead the biomedical science faculty team in the delivery and continuous iterative improvement of the biomedical science curriculum.
• Champion cross-departmental and inter-professional education and scholarship collaboration.
• Assures that the Department and SOMG are in compliance with Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) standards regarding biomedical sciences in medical education, faculty qualifications and scholarship.

• Represent biomedical science faculty in Health Sciences Center activities such as Research Town Hall and Clemson University School of Health Research (CUSHR) events.

• Be engaged in active research.

• Be able to collaborate within areas of research emphasis including but not limited to Community Health and Medical Education.

• Demonstrate professional recognition through selection for service to local, state, and national specialty organizations within their area of expertise.

Institutional Service:
• Participate actively in the education and mentorship of the medical students
• Monitor student satisfaction and performance in order to develop strategies to address any areas of concern and identify opportunities for improvement with respect to faculty and their delivery of the curriculum
• Represent the Department at special events, such as Student Orientation, White Coat Ceremony, Match Day Celebration, Convocation, Commencement, Senior Banquet, AOA Ceremony, etc.

Required Education and Experience

• PhD, MD/PhD or equivalent terminal degree in a biomedical science

• A record of substantial scholarly achievements as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications, grantsmanship/ extramural grant reviews, and/or leadership in professional societies, editorial board and/or other influential disseminated scholarly work.
• Demonstrated expertise in teaching with evidence of favorable evaluations; experience in curriculum design, course or program management.
• Leadership ability in the areas of academic advancement, medical education, applied or translational research.
• Ability to build relationships among constituents and colleagues; a strong record of collaboration
• Knowledgeable about future directions in medical education and their implications for medical students

Preferred Qualifications

• Demonstrated leadership at successive levels of responsibility.

• Experience in the development of grant proposals and the management of extramural funding.

• Individual with a broad range of clinical, educational, sociological, and public health research interests are welcome to apply.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents:


Cover Letter


Curriculum Vitae


List of References and Contact Information


Optional Documents:


Three Letters of Recommendation


Other Supporting Documents


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.

At the University of South Carolina, we strive to cultivate an inclusive environment that is open, welcoming, and supportive of individuals of all backgrounds. We recognize diversity in our workforce is essential to providing academic excellence and critical to our sustainability. The University is committed to eliminating barriers created by institutional discrimination through accountability and continuous process improvement. We celebrate the diverse voices, perspectives, and experiences of our employees.

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




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Posted: 5/2/2021
Application Due: 7/31/2021
Work Type: Full Time