Arnold School of Public HealthDepartment:
ASPH Exercise ScienceAdvertised Salary Range:
Commensurate with experiencePart/Full Time:
Full TimeHours per Week:
Full-time Equivalent (FTE)Basis :
9 monthsWork County:
Tenure-Track/TenuredJob Search Category:
FacultyAbout University of South Carolina:
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.Diversity Statement:
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.Advertised Job Summary:
The Department of Exercise Science at the University of South Carolina (UofSC) Arnold School of Public Health (ASPH; www.sph.sc.edu) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 2022. Highly qualified applicants may be considered for Associate Professor. The successful candidates will have, or be able to develop, collaborative multi-disciplinary, translational research programs with a focus on applied physiology, exercise, and health which complement or enhance research within the department and across the ASPH. Required Education and Experience:
Exercise and Brain Health. Research programs of particular interest will be focused on exercise neuroscience, including, but not limited to, traumatic brain injury, exercise and cognition, performance psychology, nutritional/nutraceutical interventions, and/or autonomic regulation.
The Department offers degrees at the undergraduate, masters, and doctoral level with programs in exercise science, athletic training, and physical therapy. The PhD program is currently the top ranked program in the US and among the top ranked in the world. The department currently serves approximately 1100 undergraduates and over 250 graduate students across all programs. The successful applicants will be expected to contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching and research, as well as supervise graduate students.
The Department and Arnold School of Public Health have numerous brain and behavioral health researchers with faculty focusing on traumatic brain injury, stroke, neuromotor disorders, human and cognitive performance, and health psychology. Faculty members in the Department have established relationships with University Athletics, Prisma Health, the Columbia VA Medical Center, and US Special Operations Command. The larger University has a vibrant brain and behavioral science community spread across multiple departments and schools; and faculty members benefit from organizations such as the Institute for Mind and Brain and Network for Neurocultures. The Department, School, and University also have excellent facilities to conduct neuroscientific research and faculty members have access to high-density EEG and fNIRS systems, and 3-Tesla Magnet at the McCausland Center for Neuroimaging.
The successful candidates will have an earned doctoral degree at the time of appointment in exercise science, kinesiology, nutrition, neuroscience, or related fields, and demonstrated potential for an outstanding record of research accomplishments, publications, and extramural funding to support a research program and for serving as an effective instructor and mentor. Applicants wishing to be considered for the rank of Associate Professor must have a strong record of scholarship and funded research, with at least 5 years of experience as an effective instructor, student mentor, and researcher by the beginning date of employment. Preferred Qualifications:
The successful candidates will have an earned doctoral degree at the time of appointment in exercise science, kinesiology, nutrition, neuroscience, or related fields, and demonstrated potential for an outstanding record of research accomplishments, publications, and extramural funding to support a research program and for serving as an effective instructor and mentor. Applicants wishing to be considered for the rank of Associate Professor must have a strong record of scholarship and funded research, with at least 5 years of experience as an effective instructor, student mentor, and researcher by the beginning date of employment. Desired Start Date:
08/16/2022Job Open Date:
10/14/2021Open Until Filled:
YesSpecial Instructions to Applicant:
Complete applications will include: 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) concise teaching philosophy, 4) statement on research focus, 5) a statement on your philosophy on Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, and 6) contact information for three professional references.Quicklink for Posting:
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