Magazine article The Nation's Health

Open Rank Position in Epidemiology

Magazine article The Nation's Health

Open Rank Position in Epidemiology

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The University of South Carolina's (USC) Arnold School of Public Health (SPH) is seeking applicants for a 9-month tenure-track faculty position in Epidemiology in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. The position is open rank, with preference for candidates who would be qualified for appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Full Professor.

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. …

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