Faculty Cluster Hire: Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor in Social Determinants of HealthCampus:
College of Arts and SciencesDepartment:
CAS College of Arts and SciencesAdvertised Salary Range:
We offer a competitive salary and benefits package.Part/Full Time:
Full TimeHours per Week:
Full-time Equivalent (FTE)Basis :
9 monthsWork County:
Tenure-Track/TenuredJob 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 College of Arts and Sciences at the University of South Carolina announces a faculty cluster hire in the multidisciplinary area of Social Determinants of Health. We invite applications from scholars with expertise at the intersections of health and social positionalities such as race and ethnicity, gender, class, and/or sexualities. The aims of this initiative are to advance the College’s expertise in these areas and to contribute to high-impact, interdisciplinary scholarship, instruction and innovation within the university. We are seeking scholars who will push the frontiers of conceptual and methodological advances in addressing the social determinants of health and health justice. This inaugural cohort will play a crucial role in establishing a faculty collective on the social determinants of health. Resources and infrastructure to support the collective’s success and impact will be identified, including, but not limited to, interdisciplinary pilot funding.Required Education and Experience:
With a start date of August 16, 2024, the College seeks to hire four full-time faculty positions on a 9-month pay basis, two at the tenure-track Assistant Professor rank and two additional open-rank positions at the tenured/tenure-track Assistant, Associate or Professor rank. The positions require a Ph.D. by the appointment start date in one of the following key disciplines or closely related fields: African American Studies, Biological Sciences, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Geography, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, or Women’s and Gender Studies, plus a demonstrated record of or promise of scholarly and instructional excellence aligned with the academic unit where they would expect to be tenured. Applicants for the rank of Associate or Full Professor must also have years of relevant academic experience commensurate with USC academic policy by the appointment start date. Successful candidates are expected to teach courses appropriate to their area of expertise at the undergraduate and graduate levels and contribute to departmental and university service.
The positions require a Ph.D. by the appointment start date in one of the following key disciplines or closely related fields: African American Studies, Biological Sciences, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Geography, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, or Women’s and Gender Studies, plus a demonstrated record of or promise of scholarly and instructional excellence aligned with the academic unit where they would expect to be tenured. Applicants for the rank of Associate or Full Professor must also have years of relevant academic experience commensurate with USC academic policy by the appointment start date.Preferred Qualifications:
N/ADesired Start Date:
08/16/2024Job Open Date:
10/10/2023Open Until Filled:
YesSpecial Instructions to Applicant:
Review of applications will begin November 15, 2023, and continue until the positions are filled. Qualified individuals must submit a CV, cover letter that identifies preferred academic unit for tenure within the College of Arts and Sciences that describes how they will complement and extend existing areas of expertise within that unit, a research statement that identifies how their scholarship aligns with the priorities of the Social Determinants of Health initiative, a teaching/mentoring statement, and the names, phone numbers, and email addresses of at least three references.Quicklink for Posting:
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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