Department: ASPH Health Promotion, Education and Behavior
Advertised Job Summary:
The Department of Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior at the University of South Carolina (UofSC) Arnold School of Public Health (Arnold School, www.sph.sc.edu) is seeking to fill two tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. Candidates must have a doctoral degree in public health, health behavior, or a closely-related field by the beginning date of employment, and expertise in teaching and conducting high impact research.
UofSC has been designated by the Carnegie Foundation as a doctoral institution with highest research activity and designated a community engaged institution, making it one of only 40 public universities to earn both the top-tier research classification and the community engagement classification from Carnegie. Successful candidates will have demonstrated potential for high scholarly achievement and grantsmanship. Applicants for the rank of Assistant Professor should demonstrate strong potential for obtaining competitive funding to support a research program and serving as an effective instructor and student mentor. Applicants for the rank of Associate Professor should have a strong record of scholarship and funded research, with at least 5 years of experience as an effective instructor, mentor, and researcher.
The faculty and students in the Department of Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior focus on understanding how policy, environmental, institutional, and individual actions improve the public's health and healthcare delivery, both locally and globally. Topics of departmental research strength include community-engaged interventions, community-based obesity prevention, use of technology for promoting healthy behaviors, health communication, social determinants of health, nutrition for chronic disease prevention, food insecurity, aging, HIV/AIDS, and tobacco control.
The Department has two undergraduate minors, master's programs (MPH, online professional MPH), and a doctoral (PhD) degree program. Department faculty also contribute to teaching for the Arnold School's bachelor's (BA, BS) program. The successful applicants will be expected to contribute to the undergraduate and graduate teaching program (in-person and online courses), as well as supervise graduate students.
UofSC is located in Columbia, South Carolina, the state capital and the center of a metropolitan area that is home to over 800,000 residents. Being in the state capital provides excellent opportunities for policy engagement and sharing of research findings with key public health stakeholders. The low cost of living in the Columbia metropolitan area, coupled with abundant recreational, cultural, and educational opportunities provides the opportunity for an excellent quality of life. Filled with historic homes and charming, diverse neighborhoods, Columbia is a city on the rise, noted by Thrillist website as one of eight cities with the cool appeal of Nashville or Portland. Jogging and walking paths line the downtown and riverfront greenway, with parks scattered throughout the rest of the city. The popularity of downtown living has sparked the growth of independent restaurants, coffee houses, wine bars, breweries, galleries, boutiques, and street fairs. Other Columbia highlights include: the Columbia Museum of Art with continuous high-profile traveling exhibits; the Nickelodeon art house cinema; the South Carolina State Museum with its planetarium, observatory, and 4-D movie theatre; and the nationally recognized Riverbanks Zoo and Garden. Columbia has a lively local music scene as well as national entertainment tours that visit the Colonial Life Arena. Known for its college athletics teams, the city also hosts a minor league baseball team (the Columbia Fireflies). Centrally located, Columbia is two hours from the South Carolina coast and the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Advertised Minimum Qualifications :
Candidates must have a doctoral degree in public health, health behavior, or a closely-related field by the beginning date of employment, and expertise in teaching and conducting high impact research.
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Internal Number: 58753
About The 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.