The Department of Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior at the University of South Carolina (UofSC) Arnold School of Public Health is seeking to fill three tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. Applicants must have a doctoral degree in public health or a closely related field by the start date of employment. We seek individuals who can enhance our strengths, expand upon existing expertise in implementation science, promote health equity through excellent teaching and research, and deepen and expand relationships with the diverse communities with whom we work. Successful candidates will have demonstrated potential for high scholarly achievement and grantsmanship. Applicants for the rank of Assistant Professor must 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 must have a strong record of scholarship and funded research, with at least 5 years of experience as an effective instructor, mentor, and researcher.
The Department of Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior emphasizes both impactful research and meaningful community engagement. The faculty and students examine how policy, environmental, institutional, and individual actions influence and can improve the public’s health and healthcare delivery. We work collaboratively to answer pressing questions to address the public’s health. Many members of our faculty are interested in the policies and programs that encourage engagement in health behaviors that improve population, community, and individual health. These interests include physical activity, healthy eating, and health care use, as well as answering more upstream questions such as, "How do we most effectively implement policies and programs that support and promote public health?" We work in global, national, and local settings, value qualitative and quantitative research methods, and collaborate with many departments, communities, and institutions. HPEB faculty members serve in leadership roles for several school- and campus-wide interdisciplinary research initiatives, including the Global Health Initiative, Nutrition Consortium, Office for the Study of Aging, UofSC Big Data Health Science Center, South Carolina SmartState Center for Healthcare Quality, and SmartState Technology Center to Promote Healthy Lifestyles. UofSC has been designated by the Carnegie Foundation as a "doctoral institution with highest research activity" and a "community-engaged institution."
The Department has two undergraduate minors, master’s programs (MPH, online professional MPH), doctoral (PhD) degree program, and graduate certificates in aging, global health, and health communication. Department faculty members also contribute to teaching for the Arnold School’s bachelor’s (BA, BS) program. The successful applicants will be expected to contribute to teaching of core undergraduate and graduate courses (in-person and online courses) and 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. Abundant recreational, cultural, and educational opportunities provide an excellent quality of life. Columbia is a city on the rise, noted by Thrillist website. The popularity of downtown living has sparked the growth of greenways, independent restaurants, coffee houses, wine bars, breweries, galleries, boutiques, and street fairs. Centrally located, Columbia is also two hours from world-renowned South Carolina beaches and the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.
To apply please submit: 1) a letter of application that includes a description of your commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a research statement; 4) a teaching philosophy statement; and 5) contact information for three references. Submit your application at the following link: https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/99798. If you have questions, please contact Dr. Andrew Kaczynski, Search Committee Chair at ATKACZYN@mailbox.sc.edu. Review of applications will begin on September 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is August 16, 2022.
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. The University of South Carolina and the Department of Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior seek to promote equity, diversity, and inclusivity among our students, faculty, staff, and community. Thus, we strongly encourage applications from candidates whose research, teaching, and/or service align with this commitment. The University of South Carolina has been awarded the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award from Insight into Diversity for eight consecutive years.