The Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position to begin in August 2018. Candidates are sought who will develop collaborative, multidisciplinary research programs using digital health technologies (e.g., eHealth, mHealth, social media, wearables) to promote healthy lifestyles and reduce risk of disease. Scholars with an established research portfolio investigating applications of technology in behavioral interventions, as well as those who consider the policy or economic implications of such interventions are encouraged to apply. Emphasis areas within the Technology Center to Promote Healthy Lifestyles (TecHealth Center) include obesity prevention and treatment, and physical activity promotion; however we have an interest in expanding the scope of our activities to include technology-assisted interventions for other lifestyle behaviors. More information about the TecHealth Center can be found at www.TecHealth.sc.edu.
Located in the capital city of Columbia, the University of South Carolina system is classified in the highest tier of US research institutions by the Carnegie Foundation, as well as listed as a community-engaged institution by Carnegie. The Arnold School is composed of six departments (Communication Sciences and Disorders; Epidemiology and Biostatistics; Environmental Health Sciences; Exercise Science; Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior; and Health Services Policy and Management) and a number of Institutes and Centers focused on specific areas of research and social impact, including the Prevention Research Center, the Cancer Prevention and Control Program, the Center for Research in Nutrition and Health Disparities and the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center. The TecHealth Center is a South Carolina SmartState Center of Economic Excellence. The Arnold School of Public Health is recognized as a campus leader in community outreach and interdisciplinary scholarship and has ongoing collaborations with many other colleges and schools at the University. More information about the Arnold School can be found at www.sph.sc.edu.
The successful candidate will have an earned doctoral degree in a field relevant to the position and evidence of scholarly research, the ability to obtain competitive funding to support a research program and to serve as an effective instructor and mentor. Although not required, completion of a postdoctoral research fellowship is strongly recommended. The successful candidate will have an academic appointment in the department within the Arnold School most closely affiliated with training and expertise. The candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses and to mentor students in that department, as well as within the TecHealth Center.
To Apply: Applications require: 1) letter of application; 2) curriculum vita; 3) research statement; 4) teaching statement; and 5) contact information for three references. Submit your application at the following link http://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/18344.
For more information about the position, please contact Delia West, PhD, Discovery Building, Suite 403, 915 Greene St, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, Telephone: (803) 777-8826 or E-mail: WestDS@mailbox.sc.edu. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and the search will continue until the position is filled.
The University of South Carolina is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or decisions for qualified persons on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status.