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Assistant/Associate Professor
University of South Carolina

Date Posted Sep. 26, 2019
Title Assistant/Associate Professor
University University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC, United States
Department Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Aug. 16, 2020
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Public Health & Epidemiology

The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics in the Arnold School of Public Health (ASPH) at the University of South Carolina (UofSC) invites applications for a tenure-track position in Epidemiology at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The focus of this recruitment is candidates with advanced proficiency in epidemiologic research methods.

The successful applicant will be expected to maintain an active research program, teach courses in advanced epidemiology research methods and other epidemiology courses, mentor graduate students, and contribute to the department and school through professional service. A qualified candidate for the rank of Assistant Professor will have an earned doctoral degree in epidemiology by the beginning date of employment, demonstrated evidence of high-quality scholarly research, and the potential to successfully compete for external research funding. A qualified candidate for the rank of Associate Professor will have an earned doctoral degree in epidemiology, a successful track record of competitive external funding in support of research, and a teaching record commensurate with experience.

Qualified candidates will be capable of 1) teaching doctoral level courses in the theory and application of epidemiologic research methods that include causal inference, 2) enriching our curriculum in epidemiologic research methods, and 3) having strong potential to develop an independent research program, either in epidemiologic research methods or in an applied area of epidemiologic research. Examples of existing epidemiology faculty expertise are nutrition, obesity, cancer, neurodevelopmental disability, perinatal epidemiology, infectious and parasitic diseases, health disparities, environmental and occupational epidemiology, and cardiometabolic outcomes (e.g., diabetes). Collaborative clinical research opportunities with other medical units at UofSC exist.

UofSC is a comprehensive Carnegie University of High Research Activity and Community Engagement. Located in the capital city of Columbia, UofSC has five Health Science Units in addition to ASPH: 1) School of Medicine in Columbia 2) School of Medicine in Greenville, 3) College of Nursing, 4) College of Pharmacy, and 5) College of Social Work. Founded in 1975, the ASPH is the second largest school of public health nationally among public universities in terms of overall enrollment. ASPH consists of six departments and several research centers that address topics such as disease prevention, nutrition and physical activity, cancer, health services and policy, rural health, aging, and health disparities. The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics is home to 31 faculty members, 20 in the Division of Epidemiology and 11 in the Division of Biostatistics. The faculty’s robust research portfolio includes funding from a broad spectrum of federal agencies (e.g., NIH and CDC) and non-profit organizations. The department has a rich tradition of producing outstanding trainees. Currently 89 students are enrolled in our master’s and doctoral degree programs. The department, school, and university provide a strong collaborative environment for interdisciplinary team science across the public health research continuum. More information about ASPH and the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics can be found at Columbia, SC enjoys more than 300 days of sunshine annually and has ready access to pristine beaches, lakes, rivers and mountains. The city hosts historical and cultural attractions, festivals, performing arts and sporting events, parks and outdoor recreation including Congaree National Park and 50,000-acre Lake Murray.

How to apply: Applications require: 1) letter of application; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) research statement; 4) teaching statement; and 5) contact information for three references. Submit your application at the following link:

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is August 16, 2020.

  • The University of South Carolina is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or decisions for qualified persons on the basis of race, sex, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.
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Contact Information

  • Dr. Anwar Merchant
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
    University of South Carolina
    915 Greene Street
    Columbia, SC 29208


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