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Assistant/Associate Professor of Epidemiology

University of South Carolina
Columbia, South Carolina
Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Sep 16, 2022

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Faculty Positions
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Tenured/Tenured Track
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Full Time
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The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics in the Arnold School of Public Health (ASPH) at the University of South Carolina (UofSC) invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions in Epidemiology at the rank of either Assistant or Associate Professor. Candidates from all areas of epidemiology will be considered.  Particularly encouraged to apply are those with research expertise in infectious disease epidemiology; spatial epidemiology; environmental epidemiology; genetic epidemiology; epidemiology of aging; perinatal, pediatric and reproductive epidemiology; social epidemiology; epidemiology of cardiometabolic outcomes; or epidemiologic research into health inequities. 


The successful applicant will be expected to maintain an active research program, teach courses in epidemiologic 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: expertise in epidemiology; an earned doctoral degree in epidemiology or a related field by the beginning date of employment; the potential for excellence in teaching and for external research funding; and demonstrated evidence of high-quality scholarly research. A qualified candidate for the rank of Associate Professor will have: expertise in epidemiology; an earned doctoral degree in epidemiology or a related field; plus at least 5 years of experience as a faculty member by the beginning date of employment; a successful track record of competitive external funding in support of research; and a teaching record commensurate with academic rank.


Qualified candidates will be capable of: 1) teaching masters or doctoral-level courses in epidemiology; 2) enriching our curriculum in substantive and methodologic applications of epidemiology; and 3) developing an independent research program.  Examples of existing epidemiology faculty expertise are nutrition, cancer, perinatal epidemiology, infectious and parasitic diseases, health disparities, genetic epidemiology, social epidemiology, and cardiometabolic outcomes (e.g., diabetes). Abundant collaborative opportunities exist for community-based and clinical research.


UofSC is a comprehensive university and has received the top ranking by the Carnegie Foundation as an institution with “Highest Research Activity and Community Engagement.” Located in South Carolina’s 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. ASPH, founded in 1975, has the second largest overall enrollment nationally among schools of public health at public universities. 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, HIV/AIDS, aging, and health disparities.


The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics seeks to promote a diverse and inclusive campus climate and aims to identify suitable candidates with a breadth of scholarly and lived experiences.  Home to 30 faculty members, 20 in the Division of Epidemiology and 10 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 more than 120 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; 5) diversity statement that describes how your approach to research, teaching, and service activities contribute to enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion, and 6) contact information for three references. Submit your application, referring to Posting Number FAC00190PO22, at the following link:


For additional information please contact Emily Writer,, Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, 915 Greene St., Columbia, SC 29208, Telephone: (803) 777-7353, Fax: (803) 777-2524.


Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. The anticipated start date is August 16, 2023.


The University of South Carolina is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The University of South Carolina and ASPH condemn racism and injustice in all its forms and actions.  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 offers a robust benefits package described at:


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