Clinical Assistant/Associate/Professor of Microbiology
- University of South Carolina
- School of Medicine Greenville
- Faculty Jobs
- Health & Medical, Medical Research, Medicine, Science & Technology, Chemistry & Biochemistry
- Position Type
- Assistant Professor
- Employment Type
- Full Time
- Institution Type
- Four-Year Institution
Clinical Assistant/Associate/Professor of MicrobiologyCampus:
School of Medicine GreenvilleCollege/Division:
School of Medicine GreenvilleDepartment:
SOMG Biomedical SciencesAdvertised Salary Range:
Full TimeHours per Week:
Full-time Equivalent (FTE)Basis :
12 monthsWork County:
Professional TrackJob Search Category:
FacultyAbout University of South Carolina:
From the Upstate to the Lowcountry, the University of South Carolina system is transforming the lives of South Carolinians through the impact of our eight institutions and 20 locations throughout the state. More than 50,000 students are enrolled at one of eight institutions, including the research campus in Columbia and comprehensive four-year universities in Aiken, Upstate and Beaufort. In addition, our Palmetto College campuses in Salkehatchie, Union, Lancaster and Sumter enable students to earn associate or bachelor’s degrees through a combination of in-person, online or blended learning. All of our system institutions place strong emphasis on service — helping to build healthier, more educated communities in South Carolina and beyond.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 Biomedical Sciences at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville (USC-SOMG) is seeking applications for faculty with discipline-specific expertise in microbiology to enhance the diversity of our teaching team.
The position is open at the assistant professor, associate professor, or professor level within the professional track, depending on experience and qualifications. Our learners study foundational science in an integrated curriculum that incorporates asynchronous and synchronous learning through didactic lectures, active learning, and laboratory experiences with a special focus on lifestyle medicine. We seek engaging, team-oriented medical educators to share in our mission of providing innovative and meaningful experiences that prepare our learners for success in their clinical endeavors. Candidates are also expected to participate in scholarly activities and research programs that will provide opportunities to mentor our students for future success. Engaging oral and written communication, as well as inclusive interpersonal skills, are essential for success in this role. Candidates with broad teaching and research experience in areas such as molecular microbiology, bacteriology, parasitology, medical mycology, antimicrobial resistance, vector-borne disease, or health disparities in infectious disease are encouraged to apply.
Teaching – 50%
- Serve as content expert in developing specific module content in the discipline of microbiology; deliver content using a variety of teaching modalities; serve as content expert in case development; facilitate development of educational materials, including assessment items, as needed by other teaching faculty.
- Work with all module directors to ensure integration and continuity of content across the curriculum; review all assessment items for format, accuracy, and appropriateness of content, and map to objectives.
- Attend learning activities to ensure integration and appropriate delivery of content; review curriculum feedback and progress to identify strengths and weaknesses and provide feedback to all appropriate individuals.
Research – 30%
- Develop and conduct scholarly activities which may include educational, comparative effectiveness, translational, and/or other forms of collaborative research; submit findings for publication, for regional and national presentations, and for extramural funding support as appropriate.
- Areas for collaborative research with existing faculty may include respiratory infections, innate immunology, clinical infectious disease, cancer biology, reproductive or developmental biology, and medical education.
Service – 20%
- Serve as a representative of UofSC SOMG through selection for service to local, state, and national specialty organizations within the area of expertise of the faculty member, or through the research areas of medical education, comparative effectiveness, translational research, or lifestyle medicine.
- Provide educational support for at-risk or underachieving students, as well as service on medical school committees as assigned.
- Other duties as assigned.
Required Education and Experience:
- Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree in microbiology or a related discipline.
- Clinical Professor: An individual appointed as a Clinical Professor must have a record of outstanding professional performance, and have at least nine years of effective, relevant experience. This rank is reserved for individuals with proven stature as an educator.
- Clinical Associate Professor: An individual appointed as a Clinical Associate Professor must have a record of effective professional performance and have strong potential for further development as an educator.
- Clinical Assistant Professor: An individual appointed as a Clinical Assistant Professor must have strong potential for development as an educator.
- Recognized experience and expertise with the design, delivery, and evaluation of an integrated foundational science course at an LCME-accredited medical school.
- Experience in a learner-centered environment with innovative teaching methods including Team- Based Learning, problem-based learning, or case-based learning.
- Candidates must demonstrate the ability to translate health systems topics to clinically relevant application for medical students, and show how these issues impact patient care, drive change within the healthcare system, and become a platform for patient advocacy.
- Proven record of dissemination in scholarship related to foundational sciences/translational research (e.g., implementation science, population health and patient-centered outcomes research), curriculum and medical education research, and/or collaborative research within a patient care clinical delivery system.
01/01/2023Job Open Date:
11/02/2022Open Until Filled:
YesSpecial Instructions to Applicant:
Positions are advertised for a minimum of five (5) business days on our job website. After five (5) business days, positions can be closed at the discretion of the department at any time. 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.
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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With more than 200 years of history and tradition, the University of South Carolina is redefining itself for decades to come. There's never been a better time to be at South Carolina, the state's flagship university and one of only 62 public universities to receive the Carnegie Foundation's highest designation for research.
The University is located in the heart of South Carolina in the capital city of Columbia, which is the nexus of government, a thriving arts and culture center, a venue for big-time Southeastern Conference intercollegiate athletics, and a community that is reinventing itself with redevelopment projects citywide. Much of the development is tied to land along the scenic, slow-moving Congaree River. Working with government, business, and community leaders, Carolina has developed a unified plan that will allow the University to expand from its origins on the historic Horseshoe to its future-Innovista, a research and innovation district that will stretch to the banks of the Congaree.
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South Carolina's student body is diverse. In fact, Carolina was recently recognized as the state flagship university with the highest percentage of African-American student enrollment in the nation. Research by the Journal of Blacks in Higher Education shows African-American students made up 14.7 percent of enrollment in 2004, the latest year available. The JBHE also ranks Carolina eighth in the nation in percentage of African-American faculty at a state flagship university with 4.3 percent.
The University's faculty garnered a record $173.3 million in federal, state, and private funding for research, outreach, and training programs in 2005-06, and several key hiring plans will introduce more talent and expertise to the faculty ranks. An aggressive campus building master plan and the faculty recruiting initiatives will change the collective face of the University and the faces of many of its key teachers and researchers.
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