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Assistant Professor of Epidemiology

Clemson University
Department of Public Health Sciences

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Assistant Professor of Epidemiology

Department of Public Health Sciences
Open Date:
Sep 19, 2022
Close Date:
Sep 29, 2023

The Department of Public Health Sciences (DPHS) seeks applicants to apply for one full-time, tenure-track/tenured positions to start in summer 2023. The new faculty will join a dynamic group of 23 full time departmental faculty who are dedicated to a team science approach and collaboration with other Clemson University researchers, clinician-researchers at the PRISMA Health System (Greenville and Columbia, SC), Clemson Rural Health and the new DPHS Center for Public Health Modeling, Preparedness and Response. The new faculty will contribute to strengthening and leading statewide initiatives to improve the state’s population health, reduce health disparities, and increase efficiency of healthcare systems. DPHS faculty members integrate research (spanning clinics to communities), education and service, employing innovative approaches, leveraging enabling technologies, and embracing unique partnerships with communities and clinicians.

For this position, we seek applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level in epidemiology. Research topics are open including chronic disease, cancer, environmental health, infectious disease, maternal and child health, mental health, healthcare access and health disparities. The incumbent will teach a negotiated load of graduate and/or undergraduate courses in one (or more) of our degree programs including MS/PhD in Applied Health Research & Evaluation degree program, Master of Public Health program, Graduate Certificate in Clinical and Translational Research, and BS in Health Science degree program.

Candidates must have a strong interest in building a funded research portfolio, working collaboratively with interdisciplinary teams, and obtaining research grants. Competitive applicants will be those with a doctorate degree, strong theoretical training, quantitative and/or qualitative research skills, and excellent oral and written communication. We are looking for faculty members who will shape the next generation of innovation in health research. The incumbent will provide service to the department/college/university through committee membership, mentoring students, and other opportunities to help advance the academic environment.

About Clemson University:
Clemson University is a doctoral granting R1 research, land-grant institution for the State of South Carolina enrolling approximately 21,650 undergraduates and 5,688 graduate students with 24% representing racial/ethnic minorities. Seven interdisciplinary colleges house strong programs in health science, architecture, engineering, science, agriculture, business, social sciences, arts and education. A faculty of 1,400 and staff of 3,500 support 80 undergraduate degree offerings, 74 master’s degree programs and 48 Ph.D. programs. An annual budget of approximately $1.3 billion, and an endowment of $1.007 billion fund programs and operations. The University has competitive research expenditures of over $114 million per year. Research and economic development activities are enhanced by public-private partnerships at 3 innovation campuses and 6 research and education centers located throughout South Carolina. Clemson University is ranked 30th among national public universities by U.S. News & World Report. 


Successful candidates for the position will meet the following requirements:

  • Hold an earned doctorate in epidemiology or related field. A clinical doctorate with relevant research and training in epidemiological research will also be considered
  • Maintain an active research agenda with projects that seek to prevent diseases and improve population health
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Additional preferred qualifications:

  • Previous research and working relationships with healthcare systems
  • Previous exposure and/or current interest in working in a team-science environment

Application Instructions:

Interested individuals may apply via the Faculty Job Board at An overview of our department is available here. Questions and further information about the position may be directed to: Kathleen Cartmell, PhD, MPH, Chair,

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.


Working at Clemson University

Clemson is a dynamic research university located in Upstate South Carolina at the center of the booming I-85 corridor between Charlotte, N.C., and Atlanta, Ga. One of the nation’s most selective public research universities according to U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review, Clemson University is the school of choice among top students in South Carolina and is increasingly competitive for the best students in the region and the nation. More than 17,100 students select from 70 undergraduate and 100 graduate degree programs through five academic colleges: Agriculture, Forestry and Life SciencesArchitecture, Arts and HumanitiesBusiness and Behavioral ScienceEngineering and Science; and Health, Education and Human Development.

Clemson’s transformation into a leading research institution — currently attracting in excess of $140 million in externally funded research and sponsored program awards per year — is based upon an academic plan that identifies eight emphasis areas in which the University has opportunities to increase education and research, to align with South Carolina’s economic development needs and to draw upon faculty strengths. Emphasis areas include automotive and transportation technology, advanced materials, biotechnology and biomedical sciences, leadership and entrepreneurship, sustainable environment, information and communication technology, family and community living, and general education.

Major economic development initiatives that have emerged from the academic plan include the Clemson International Center for Automotive Research — a 250-acre campus in Greenville, which has generated more than $225 million in public and private commitments in just four years; an advanced materials initiative at the Clemson Research Park, which includes a new LEED Silver-certified facility; and the South Carolina Health Sciences Collaborative — an initiative of the state’s three research universities and major health-care systems.

As the state’s land-grant university, Clemson reaches out to citizens, communities and businesses all over South Carolina. The Public Service Activities division includes the county-based Cooperative Extension Service, five off-campus research and education centers through the Clemson University Experiment Station and critical regulatory responsibilities for plant and animal health.

The University boasts a 1,400-acre campus on the shores of Lake Hartwell within view of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Surrounding the campus are 18,000 acres of University farms and woodlands devoted to research. A warm campus environment, great weather and recreational activities offered by proximity to both the natural surroundings and large cities are part of the Clemson Experience.


Points of interest at Clemson include the following:

The Clemson Conference Center and Inn is a state-of-the-art facility for symposia, meetings, seminars and special events. The complex includes the Madren Continuing Education and Conference Center, the Walker Golf Course and the Martin Inn.

The South Carolina Botanical Garden, a 295-acre public garden, features several thousand varieties of ornamental plants and a unique collection of nature-based sculptures.

The Robert Howell Brooks Center for the Performing Arts brings an exciting array of concert, theater, dance, comedy and other live performances to the community.

The Robert Campbell Geology Museum at the Botanical Garden displays meteorites, minerals, dinosaur fossils and the largest faceted-stone collection in the Southeast.

The T. Ed Garrison Livestock Arena is a showplace for livestock activities in the state and has hosted horse and livestock shows, rodeos, sales, 4-H activities, educational programs, and industrial and agricultural exhibitions.

Fort Hill, the home of John C. Calhoun and later of his son-in-law, University founder Thomas Green Clemson, is a registered National Historic Landmark located in the center of campus.

The Class of 1944 Visitors Center is the front door to Clemson — a friendly place to get tours, information, assistance and an introduction to this beautiful, historic university and community.

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