Open rank position in Epidemiology.
The successful candidate is expected to have a strong record of epidemiologic research and teaching experience. The successful applicant will be expected to teach core courses in the department's curricula as well as courses in the candidate's substantive research area, to maintain an active program of epidemiologic research, to supervise student thesis and dissertation research, and to contribute to the department's and school's programs through professional service and mentoring of junior faculty.
The Arnold SPH has national prominence in epidemiology and biostatistics, with research funding from NIH, CDC, other federal and state agencies, private foundations, and industry. Our collaborative research involves numerous other entities on and off campus, and we expect significant growth in the faculty over the next several years. There are ample opportunities to collaborate with faculty members in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and across the school who are working in the areas of cancer, diabetes, physical activity and obesity. Other areas of research strengths in the department include maternal and child health, social epidemiology, community-based participatory research methods, environmental and occupational epidemiology and health disparities research.
The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics offers a full range of graduate degrees in epidemiology and biostatistics. A unique aspect of our program is that incoming master's-level epidemiology and biostatistics students are required to take a substantial number of core methods courses jointly in the first semester of the program. Our epidemiology program is home to 50 doctoral students and 30 masters students.
In addition to the core public health departments (Epidemiology and Biostatistics; Environmental Health Sciences; Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior; and Health Services Policy and Management), the Arnold SPH includes a nationally prominent Department of Exercise Science and a Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. There are several research centers at USC focused on prevention, health services and policy, rural health, nutrition and health disparities, and public health preparedness. Also, USC's partnerships with the Greenville Hospital System as well as other health sciences units (Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Social Work) facilitate opportunities to conduct clinical translational research and comparative effectiveness research. Local resources include the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control, a gold star rated Central Cancer Registry, and the Office of Research and Statistics, a statewide, integrated data warehouse that contains Medicaid, hospitalization, and other health data available for research.
Columbia enjoys more than 300 days of sunshine annually and has ready access to both beaches and mountains. It hosts historical and cultural attractions, festivals, performing arts and sporting events, and has parks and outdoor recreation including the Congaree National Park and 50,000 acre Lake Murray.
Additional information about the school and department can be found at www.sph.sc.edu. Review of applications will began in January 2013 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should send a cover letter stating career goals and the relevance of the candidate's training and experience to the position, a current CV, and names and contact information for three references via email to: EPIDSCH@mailbox.sc.edu.
The University of South Carolina is an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.